Shakespeare for kids
It’s never too early to discover Shakespeare! Check out our resources for kids and for Shakespeare beginners.
Tips for seeing your first Shakespeare play
What’s the best way to share your love of Shakespeare with someone seeing the plays for the first time? We asked our theater partners across the country for tips on taking someone to their first Shakespeare performance.
Shakespearean insults, compliments, and quotations
Help kids to have fun as they connect with Shakespeare’s language. Click each link to download the PDF.
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 Tempest (Act 1, Scene 1) | (Act 2, Scene 2)
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
Pop culture representations of Shakespeare’s plays aren’t just fun: they can help us take ownership of Shakespeare’s language, critically examine his plots, and connect to his themes. On this Shakespeare Unlimited podcast episode, a high school English teacher shares pop culture Shakespeare resources that are popular in her classroom for deepening understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare.