Activities to inspire

Explore YSP's downloadable activities archive

Explore our thoughtful activities, packed full of creativity, talking points and ideas to get everybody thinking. These are for schools, families, and anyone who wants to explore YSP as part of a visit or from home.

These activities are inspired by past and present exhibitions and projects.

Current exhibitions

Light Organ

Download the Light Organ Talking Together Card

Jonathan Baldock

Download the Jonathan Baldock Family Activity card

Erwin Wurm

Download the Erwin Wurm Talking Together activity

Download the Erwin Wurm Drawing Together activity

Download the Erwin Wurm Teachers' Resources

Andy Goldsworthy

Download the Andy Goldsworthy Talking and Drawing Together card

A giant orange hot water bottle with legs.

Past exhibitions

Lindsey Mendick

Download the Lindsey Mendick Talk, Listen and Question Together Activity Card

Robert Indiana

Download the Robert Indiana Teachers' resources

Download the Robert Indiana Drawing Together card

Download the Robert Indiana Talking Together card

Lakwena Maciver

Download the Lakwena Talking Together Card

David Nash

Download the David Nash Teachers' resources

Download the David Nash Family activities

Annie Morris

Download the Annie Morris Drawing Together Card

Joana Vasconcelos

Download the Joana Vasconcelos Teachers Notes
the Joana Vasconcelos Talking Together Card
the Joana Vasconcelos Drawing Together Card

Joan Miró

Download the Joan Miró Drawing Together Card

David Smith

Download the David Smith Talking Together Card
the David Smith Drawing Together Card


Download the Kimsooja Talking Together Card

Giuseppe Penone

Download the Giuseppe Penone Talking Together Card
the Giuseppe Penone Drawing Together Card

Common Ground

Download the Common Ground Newspaper
the Common Ground 'Make Your Own Map' for kids
Watch the Common Ground Films

Revolt and Revolutions

Download the Revolt and Revolutions Talking Together Card
the Revolt and Revolutions Drawing Together Card

Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil 

Download Alfredo Jaar Write a Poem Card 
Alfredo Jaar What Makes You Happy? Card

Occasional Geometries: Rana Begum Curates the Arts Council Collection

Download the Occasional Geometries Talking Together Card
the Occasional Geometries Drawing Together Card

Tread Softly

Download the Tread Softly Talking Together Card
the Tread Softly Matching Game
the Tread Softly Exhibition Leaflet

Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects

Download the Tony Cragg Talking Together Card
the Tony Cragg Family Activity Card
the Tony Cragg Family Activity Leaflet

Not Vital

Download the Not Vital Teachers' Resource Pack


Download the KAWS Teachers' Resource Pack
the KAWS Exhibition Leaflet 
the KAWS Family Activity Pack

Outdoor Art Sparks

Download creative learning ideas for teachers out in the Park, producted by Barnsley Museums and YSP

Leonardo Drew

Download the Leonardo Drew Talking Together Card

Download Leonardo Drew Teachers' Resources