Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Minimus Family Stick Puppets


Print out the PDF and follow the instructions to make your own set of Minimus lolly stick puppets. The theatre is made from a cardboard box with three long slots cut in the bottom side to allow the puppets to be pushed through and slid along. We'd love to see photos of your versions!

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Printable bookmarks and bookplates

Here's a set of Minimus bookmarks and bookplates to print out and colour. 
Download them here:

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

30 Days Wild 2020

Minimus is joining in on Twitter with this year's #30DaysWild - posting a wildlife picture for every day in June, with Latin captions. 
Of course, Minimus and Minima are locked down at the moment, so some of the photos were taken a while ago!

Day 1:    Minimus ranunculos in stagno invenit; mox in ranas vertent.
(Minimus finds tadpoles in the pond; soon they will turn into frogs)


Day 2: Minimus folia bellidis carpit. “me amat, me non amat”.
(Minimus picks daisy petals. “She loves me she loves me not”)


Day 3: amenta salicis pellicia sunt!
(The catkins of the willow are furry!)

Follow Minimus' outdoor discoveries on Twitter throughout June




Saturday, May 16, 2020

Toy mouse found at Vindolanda!

So excited by today's unveiling of the little leather mouse from Vindolanda! One good thing to come out of lockdown, at least, even if everything else is pants (subligaria, as Minimus would say)