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Family Activities: Playful Portraits

Family Activities: Playful Portraits

Family Activities: Playful Portraits

This free activity book is for children and families and features portraits of rebels, believers and dreamers; people who pushed against boundaries and got amazing things done. You can download the whole activity book here, or you can explore by sitter (person) below. You will find things to do, draw and make, as well as links to extra resources. Discover more about the Gallery’s Collection and these brilliant people whilst having fun!

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

Harold Moody

Brontë Sisters

Brontë sisters

Olivia Hill

Noor Khan

Noor Khan

David Weir

David Weir

William Blake

William Blake

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

Nick Park

Playful Portraits © National Portrait Gallery, London, 2019
Illustrations and design by Quinton Winter

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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

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Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

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Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

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