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)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Interactive Garden Game

I've been trying
to work out how to redo the Garden Game, a little drag and drop preposition exercise I made, since it doesn't work properly on modern browsers. Here's a Google Slide version of it - you'll be directed to make a copy.

Prepositions in Minimus' Garden

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Virtual Vindolanda tablet

I've been trying for ages to make an interactive Vindolanda tablet, and this is the latest iteration! It's a Google slides file, and the link should let you make a copy and save it to your own Google Drive. Run the slideshow (f5) and you can drag the Roman cursive letters onto the virtual tablet to make your own message. There are three copies of each letter stacked up on the left, but you can easily copy and paste more. 

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Free Minimus resources, part 3

Over on our sister site, The Primary Latin Project (, you can download the whole of Workbook 1, which goes with the first Minimus book. It's full of exercises and activities for each chapter!
Download it here

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Free Minimus resources, part 2

Here's another free download to keep Minimus' friends busy. Print out the comic template, colour in the drawings, cut them out and use them to make your own story.

Download template here

Free Minimus resources part 1

We've made the Minimus 1 Workbook available to download free - we hope this helps during school closures!
The audio versions of the myths might be useful, too: find them here.