As with science, many middle schoolers begin to shy away from language challenges, like those offered by Shakespeare. Through the lens of Shakespeare fun, there are so many fun activities and lessons to be learned, beyond simply reading the books. Here are a few:
- Shakespearean Phrases: It goes beyond “All’s well that ends well,” and “To be or not to be.” Check out these others Shakespearean sayings, where you can click on any and be directed to its meaning, the play it is from, and the surrounding verse it is from.
- No Fear Shakespeare: Side-by-side versions of many of Shakespeare’s most famous works, online and free!
- Shakespearean Insults: Who knew insults could sound so cerebral?
- Insulting Vocabulary: Expand your vocabulary while you learn new Shakespearean insults.
- The Mystery of Shakespeare: Who exactly was William Shakespeare? Join the discussion.
- Virtual tour of the stage, yard, upper and middle gallery.
- Shakespeare for Kids: Cool facts, games, puzzles, and more!
- Jewel Treasure Quiz: Can you use the context cues and hints to figure out what jewel Shakespeare used in these quotes?
- Which Are Will’s Words?: See if you can figure out which are real and which are fake!
- Graphic Novels of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth.
- Create your own Globe Theater model
- Romeo Game: Can you rescue Juliet from the balcony?
- Shakespeare writer game
- Modern Library Shakespeare games: Four interactive and fun Shakespeare games created specially to help you apply your knowledge of the Bard and his plays.
- The Shakespeare Stealer: Guess the words that are associated with the plays.
- Shakespeare Can Be Fun series by Lois Burnett is an easy way to get started with the actual storylines.