Did you know that April 23rd is Talk Like Shakespeare Day?

As a former theatre major, I adore all things Bard of Avon. In fact, I was once in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that was set to music from the Beatles and entitled, A Midsummer Night’s Magical Mystery Dream. When I discovered this obscure holiday, I just had to take advantage of it and compile a list of Shakespearean themed resources that are great for introducing children to his works.


Since my own children are rather young, most of these will be geared for students under the age of ten.


Tales from Shakespeare by Marcia Williams
More Tales from Shakespeare by Marcia Williams
Shakespeare Stories by Andrew Matthews
More Shakespeare Stories by Andrew Matthews
Usborne Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times by by Colleen Aagesen
Who Was William Shakespeare? by Celeste Mannis
Shakespeare Can Be Fun Series by Lois Burdett
William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki
Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Children by E. Nesbit
Ten Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare by David Scott Kasten
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley



A Shakespeare Coloring Book
Great Characters from Shakespeare Paper Dolls

Twelve Shakespeare Bookmarks
Shakespeare Insults Playing Cards
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Stained Glass Coloring Book
Great Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays Coloring Book
Shakespeare Themed Online Games, Coloring Pages, Mazes, and More
Learn to Draw William Shakespeare
Globe Theatre Coloring Page
Shakespeare’s Globe Playground


Shakespeare for Children
Tales from Shakespeare

Shakespeare Animated Tales
Free Shakespeare PowerPoints
60 Second Shakespeare Plays
Horrible Histories Shakespeare Song


Free Printable Resources

Shakespeare Quizzes and Activities
William Shakespeare Coloring Page
Globe Theatre Paper Model
Kid Friendly Shakespeare Sonnets for Memorization
Simple Shakespeare Timeline
Shakespeare Notebooking Pages
William Shakespeare Mini Booklet
Common Shakespeare Phrases Worksheets
Shakespeare Mask
Study Guides for Shakespeare’s Plays
Shakespeare Quotations Copywork

 Do you have a favorite Shakespeare play?