Sparkling Bonfire Night resources

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23rd October 2019
Picture of Fireworks on post about Bonfire Night resources for EYFS and primary pupils

Remember, remember the fifth of November with these EYFS and primary activities  

It's almost that time of year again; bonfire night is nearly upon us. Children all around the country will be getting wrapped up warm to go to a bonfire and see some fireworks. With many pupils having first-hand experience, it's a popular topic to engage children with their learning. Here we have selected a range of resources to help you make the most of this cross-curricular topic and create a buzz for learners.

Bonfire Night resources

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

Two information texts on Bonfire Night and the history of the Gunpowder Plot - perfect for the literacy lesson. One for ages 5 to 7, the other for ages 7 to 11.
By TLChelen

Bonfire Night Creative Pack

Suitable for 3- 11 year-olds. Includes create your own blow painting fireworks, making breadstick sparklers, chocolate-dipped apple recipe, making a bonfire collage, colouring pages, bonfire night and firework themed story and poetry writing sheets.
By YoungWriters

The Gunpowder Plot ppt

A powerpoint presentation about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot.
By ehazelden

Bonfire Night Writing Activity Cards

This Bonfire Night freebie is the perfect starting point for writing activities based on Guy Fawkes Night, the 5th November.

Included are 16 task cards, four per page. Simply print, laminate for durability and cut out and they will be ready to inspire your students! Writing tasks include poetry, instructions, persuasion, recount and much more!
By HollyRachel

EYFS resources

Firework / bonfire Night song

Simple song suitable for Early years movement lesson on bonfirenight /fireworks

By siwsi

Bonfire Night Big And Small Maths Activities

The Bonfire Night Maths activities are ideal for young learners and SEN pupils. The activities are
seasonal and fun and can be used to consolidate what they know about big and small.
Includes 9 pages colour and black and white
By janedonlan1

Bonfire Night Counting Activities

Bonfire Night Counting Activities: 4 themed counting activities where children count up to 5 and up to 10 items and write the number of items or choose the corresponding number card to label them. Contains child-friendly ‘I can…’ statements linked to the Early Years Outcomes.

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By Helen Rachel Crossley

Bonfire night Outdoor reading activity

Bonfire night Diwali fireworks Print, laminate and put these words around your outdoor area for the children to find and read. You could print a second version in handout form for them to tick off as they find them. Could also just be used as an interactive whiteboard reading/phonics activity
By Heather Newbury

KS1 resources

Bonfire night word mats

Brightly coloured cards with clear illustrations. First version is in a plain printed font, version 2 uses Sassoon Font throughout.
By bevevans22

Bonfire Night

This is a sample word search taken from a Bonfire Night puzzle pack containing a set of 13 differentiated wordsearches, anagrams, crosswords and cryptograms. See below for details.

Set of 13 Differentiated Bonfire Themed Word Searches, Anagrams, Crosswords and Cryptograms

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50 Question Bonfire Night and Firework Safety PowerPoint Quiz

This is a fully editable, 50-question PowerPoint quiz on Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes and Fireworks. It is ideal for use with a tutor group or for an assembly during around Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night. There are 3 multiple choice answers. It can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is provided to record answers.

Sample questions:

What did Guy Fawkes change his Christian name to?

What religion was Guy Fawkes?

Which monarch was reigning at the time of the Gunpowder Plot?

How many barrels of gunpowder are said to have been hidden under the House of Lords?

Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot PowerPoint Presentation

This is a fully editable, 45-slide PowerPoint on Guy Fawkes and his role in the Gunpowder Plot and how this has resulted in Bonfire Night. The PowerPoint ends with questions for discussion. There are hyperlinks to two videos about Guy Fawkes and Gunpowder Plot.

Bonfire Night and Firework Safety PowerPoint Presentation

This is a 70-slide presentation on fireworks and firework safety. It includes a history of fireworks, firework records, interesting facts, the law and fireworks, the firework code and how to stay safe on Bonfire Night. It also contains links to firework Guinness World Records, Handel’s firework music, three firework safety videos - one for very young children, one for primary aged pupils and one for secondary pupils.

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By Krazikas

Guy Fawkes Flashcard Story, Bonfire Night

This download includes a 12 page mini story book of the Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot.

Each mini page, is half an actual page size, meaning you cut each page in half. I recommend laminating each page individually and then binding together to make a book - it'll also make it stronger and longer lasting for you.

It has been simplified into a short story, with bright, eye-catching graphics.

This download comes in colour/color or black and white option.

Perfect for a special needs/autistic class or pre-k/k.
By TeachingAutism

Year 2 Comprehension - Bonfire Night Food

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2. There are three differentiated booklets on Bonfire Night food, which covers hot food, cold food and how to make hot chocolate.

The booklets are based on the year 2 SATs comprehension paper and contain a range of ‘what,’ ‘who’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page.

PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By Blossoming Minds

KS2 resources

Guy Fawkes - For kids!

A very simple presentation on why we celebrate Nov 5th and the story of Guy Fawkes (basic storyline). I couldn't find one anywhere that was suitable for young children so I made this one. Hope you find it useful! :) For updates on my new resources, simply &'like&'; on facebook: For more free resources:
By oceanic-dolphin

Bonfire Night - 3D Fire Poetry

This popular 3D bonfire poetry lesson makes a fun literacy activity that is perfect in the run up to bonfire night or to go alongside fire topics.

This download includes all the resources you need, including a powerpoint presentation, a teacher guide and a pupil template pack.

Pupils will create a bonfire poem following the lesson Powerpoint, using similes and sensory descriptions to imagine a bonfire scene. Then they can use the templates to turn their poems into a fabulous 3D effect bonfire, making an excellent classroom display for bonfire night!

This resource includes:
- A full lesson powerpoint including discussion points and a writing activity.
- A teacher instruction pack
- A template pack for making the 3D bonfire.

This is an easy, fun activity perfect for primary classrooms and one that can be adapted for KS1 or KS2.

Please note that due to terms of use in the images used, the Powerpoint file is not editable.

By KS2History

Bonfire Night Reading Comprehension

With a text included, this comprehension resource has questions and answers about Bonfire Night.

Suitable for children working towards/at the expected standard in Y5/6, the questions are closely linked to the National Curriculum and therefore adequately develop their comprehension skills. It can be used as a guided reading text, an assessment piece or as an introduction to the festival in general.

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By Steph Caswell

Bonfire Night Treats Year 4 Whole Class Guided Reading Comprehension

This Year 4 whole class guided reading pack includes an original text, a teacher guide, differentiated comprehension questions and a challenge activity to further practise reading skills. The text is a set of recipes to make treats for bonfire night.

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By ClassroomSecrets

Bonfire Night Multiplication Mosaics

Bonfire Night Multiplication Mosaics: 4 differentiated Bonfire Night hidden picture mosaics including 2 to 12 times tables. Solve the multiplication and colour in the squares to reveal a hidden picture. A fun method of practising multiplication facts.

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By Helen Rachel Crossley

Bonfire Night

There is a crossword, a wordsearch and two texts that students have to complete.
By evaszucs

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