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Shakespeare for kids

It’s never too early to discover Shakespeare! Check out our resources for kids and for Shakespeare beginners.

Shakespeare for kids

Shakespearean insults, compliments, and quotations

Help kids to have fun as they connect with Shakespeare’s language. Click each link to download the PDF.

Lines of Love and Friendship

Shakespeare Insults for Kids

Shakespeare Compliments

Try Your Hand at Shakespeare


Short Shakespeare play scripts for kids

Perform one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays using one of our short scripts listed below. Click to download the PDF.


The Merry Wives of Windsor

Much Ado About Nothing

The Tempest (Act 1, Scene 1)  |   (Act 2, Scene 2)

The Winter’s Tale


A young girl with long dark hair holds up her portrait of Shakespeare, created with crayons.

We’ve reimagined the Folger collection as coloring pages. Pick a coloring book filled with images of Shakespeare’s plays and poems or choose animals, flowers, and more from Shakespeare’s world. For artists of all ages!

Color our collections!

Shakespeare’s Plays and Poems   |  Shakespeare’s World

David Tennant and Bart Simpson as Hamlet