Member Benefits:

Members get access to videos, printables, and activity kits designed to help you learn something new about the bard. Our activity kits coordinate with the podcast and with Shakespeare's plays (with helpful history guides that outline where to find them!) so that you can easily take the history you learn about on the show into your home or classroom with hands on learning activities and printable lesson plans.

  • Complete history guide including primary document references, archival images, source links, and more. Everything you need for a complete lesson plan.

  • Video Tutorial that walks you through how the activity works, and what you can expect. The tutorial includes printable instructions and a complete supply list.

  • Beginner level kits are designed to be completed at home or in a classroom without needing any specialty equipment beyond what's available in your home or from your local market.

  • Unlimited download access to worksheets, lesson plans, history guides, maps, diagrams, and illustrations that coordinate with Shakespeare's plays and with our podcast, That Shakespeare Life.

  • Exclusive members-only access to documentaries, animated plays, virtual tours, bonus interviews, and video versions of the podcast.

AND you also get these subscriber-only BONUSES

  • Video Streaming Library

    Documentaries, animated plays, video versions of the podcast, bonus interviews, and more! All playable from your desktop, tablet, or phone.

  • History Resources

    Each kit comes packed with archival images, recommended reading, links to peer-reviewed articles, and more to help you find the resources you need when you want to learn more.

  • Coordinated Podcast Episodes

    Coordinating episodes of That Shakespeare Life are linked right into the activity so you can hear from a real Shakespeare expert all about the activity you are working on as you complete it.

  • Lesson Plans

    As a member, you get unlimited access to our collection of printable lesson plans, worksheets, illustrated maps, and other classroom resources that let you take what you learn on the show and bring it right into your home or classroom.

  • Special Offers

    History vendors, tour guides, book authors, and makers of authentic gear have partnered with us to extend you exclusive offers to their merchandise or experiences not available anywhere else!

  • Bonus Artwork

    Each kit comes with a surprise history diagram, quote, or map to help you learn something new about the life of William Shakespeare.

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Download the instructions for Noddy, a 16th century card game.

These instructions come inside the full digital history activity kit called "How to Play Noddy." In addition to printable instructions, you also get a complete history guide, step by step instructions, a full video tutorial, and bonus artwork.