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Fun activities that you can do in your spare time. Another way to collect Passport credits!

Downloadable learning activities

We've put together some great learning activities for you to download and do in your spare time with your family and friends, as an extra way to help you collect credits for your Passport.

We'll be adding new activities to this page all the time, so watch this space!

Summer Activity Challenge 2019

It's almost the summer holidays! Fancy trying some FREE activities at home, that can help you improve your skills, learn lots, help others and have fun along the way? Download our FREE Summer Challenge now!

This challenge is all about getting curious, being a knowledge detective and learning in a way that you find fun!

Try our 15 fun, FREE activities and earn up to 15 credits and lots of skills points while you do!

Remember, you can take part in our seasonal challenges in the holidays and need to worry if you don't manage to do all the activities in the holidays!

You can keep going with the activities when you head back to school in April, on weekends, lunchtimes and after school. The challenge will be available on Aspire and the ePassport until the Summer challenge comes out in June.


Collecting your credits

Search 'Summer Challenge' in Aspire or the ePassport to find the full list of activities.

Collect a credit for each activity you complete. Why not gather some evidence as you go to remind yourself of all the amazing learning you've been doing?

Are you up for the challenge? Click to download our Spring Challenge now!



Glasgow CU members who are using the ePassport can find a copy of the challenge sheet with ePassport information here.



Glasgow Summer Challenge

The wonderful team at Glasgow CU have put together a fabulous Summer Activity Challenge for all the Glasgow schools!

Download this activity to get involved with five fun, free activities. You can do these activities at home over the holidays, and write them down in your Passport.

Once your teacher has signed your Passport at the start of next school year (they might ask for some evidence that you took part), you can add the activities onto Aspire or the e-Passport to collect your credits.

There are five credits up for grabs for anyone who completes all five activities!

And a bonus - there's a great wordsearch thrown in at the end too. Good luck!

(PS Don't attend a school in Glasgow? Feel free to take part anyway!)


Digital Learning Challenge

Did you know it's Digital Learning Week from 13th - 17th May 2019!

Try our digital learning challenge activities outside lesson time - this could be at break times, weekends, holidays, before or after school.
Check off the challenges as you go.




Music Challenge

We have a challenge for all you musical maestros! Whether you love playing an instrument in lessons or learning at home, if you're a singer or a movie music fan - there's an activity for you in our Music Challenge!


There are 9 music-themed activities to choose from - you can collect a credit on Aspire for each activity you complete! Try your hand at learning a piece of music off by heart, re-writing the soundtrack to your favourite film or proudly perform your musical piece. 


Want to show off what you've been working on for the music challenge? We'd love to hear about which activities you've enjoyed - you can share with us on social media or email. We might even make you famous on our website and social media channels - where your story might inspire other CU members who love music just as much as you!


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Children's University Music Diary

Do you love to play music? Are you learning to play an instrument at weekly lessons or using videos at home? You can collect Children's University Scotland credits for practising at home with our Children's University Music Diary!

How to use the diary

First, click 'Download' or the picture to download a copy of the diary, and print off the diary. Each week, pick two of the starter questions from page 1 to answer. If you're stuck or aren't sure what to write - you can always speak to your music teacher or someone at home about your practice. Fill in a goal at the start of each week, and check off at the end of the week if you've achieved it (or not yet). We've made an example diary to help you if you're not sure what to do, download it here.

Collecting your credit

You can collect a credit each week you fill in the diary. So, once you've filled in a week in the diary, log onto and search for 'Children's University Music Diary'. Omce you've completed all the weeks in a diary, you can print another one and start again from week 1.

Get in touch

We'd love to hear about how you're enjoying the music diary - why not email us at and let us know? You can also share with us on Facebook (search: Children's University Scotland), or Twitter (@ChildrenUniScot).



International Women's Day 2019 Challenge

Celebrate International Women's Day 2019 with our FREE downloadable challenge!

We challenge you to write a letter to a woman or girl who is a strong role model in your life.

It could be someone who's famous, someone you know like a teacher, friend or family member, or even a fictional character.

We want you to think about your aspirations and goals and share these with your inspirational woman in the letter. If she's someone you know, why not share your letter with her and let her know she inspires you!

This activity is open to all - and we'd love to see your letters! Share your letter with us by email at, Twiteer: @ChildrenUniScot or Facebook: /ChildrensUniversityScotland.

You can also post them to Children's University Scotland, 21 Castle Street (2nd Floor), Edinburgh, EH2 3DN. We might even make you famous on our website and social media channels!

Click the picture to download your challenge now - and don't forget to log your credit on Aspire once you've finished your letter! 

Happy International Women's Day!


Free worksheet: Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

Collect a credit for doing 3 Random Acts of Kindness!

Lots of you took part in our Random Acts of Kindness activity in our Autumn and Spring activity challenges, we were so impressed with your stories of kindness we decided to make it an activity of its own.

All you need to do is do 3 acts of kindness and tell us about them in the spaces in the worksheet, then show your teacher your completed sheet to get your Passport signed or stamped. Once you've completed three acts of kindness, collect a credit on Aspire or the E-Passport

Not sure what to do? There are some ideas on the worksheet, and you can find lots more at:

Did you know - doing kind acts can help you get healthier and happier? Be sure to check out page 2 of the worksheet where you can find out all about the benefits of kindness.

Click the image to download the challenge sheet now!



Become a Link to the Wild Champion

Calling all budding conservationists: we need your help!  

Blair Drummond Safari Park's Link to the Wild programme supports hands-on conservation projects around the globe, from the UK to Uganda, and helps to protect some of the world's most threatened wildlife.

One of the most important parts of conservation is to raise awareness about the threats faced by animals, and that’s where you come in. We need you to make a special poster to spread the word about Link to the Wild and the important projects involved. By letting others know what threatens these animals, and what we can do to help, you can be part of important work that aims to ensure that precious species like Chimpanzee, Rhino, and Red Squirrel will be around for years to come.

Are you ready to become a Link to the Wild Champion?


Children's University Reading Challenge

The First Minister's Reading Challenge is an exciting new initiative for P4 - P7 children. The challenge aims to help children across Scotland catch the reading bug for life!

Here at Children's University Scotland, we have been working with the First Minister's Reading Challenge and the Scottish Book Trust to make our very own Children's University Reading Challenge!

Passport Holders can collect a total of 9 credits - one for each challenge. Each reading-themed activity will help bring your favourite books to life: from reading aloud to your friends, to writing your alternative ending, and delving into your next book in weird and wonderful places.

If you complete all 9 challenges you will win a special CU prize! And why not bring all of your entries together to enter the Pupil Reading Journey Challenge? (Ask your teacher for more info.)

Click 'Download' to find out more and get started on your very own reading journey!


Count Me In Activity Challenge

We challenge you to have fun with maths!

Who thought maths couldn’t be fun? We’ve partnered with Clydesdale Bank’s Count Me In programme to show you that it really can be.

You’ll get involved in fun games, activity sheets and stories whilst you learn and develop your maths skills. You can get involved in two ways: be a learner yourself as you practise and boost your confidence, or be a helper by spending time with your younger siblings or friends and helping them improve their skills. Whichever way you take part, you can collect one credit in your Passport to Learning!

Whilst having fun, you’ll learn about numbers, counting, shapes and measurements. Number chums, Monkey’s birthday and the activity sheets are waiting for you to download them.

To get started, Download our Count Me In Challenge and head to Clydesdale Bank’s website to the Count Me In web pages. To collect your CU credit, show the completed sheet to your teacher, or ask them to stamp your Passport.


Our Future Energy

Are you a STEM whiz looking for a science themed challenge? Do you care about the environment and doing all we can to protect it? Have you ever wondered how we overcome challenges to meet our energy needs?

Our Future Energy has teamed up with Children's University Scotland to make an activity just for you. Using Our Future Energy's amazing website, you can complete fun activities that will help you understand the challenges we face, and what scientists and engineers are doing to overcome them. Once you have completed your activities, show the completed sheet to your teacher and ask them to stamp or sign your Passport, and you can collect a CU credit.

OurFuture.Energy gives you a place to find unbiased, relevant and fascinating information about the energy industry. Through games, quizzes, animations, videos, and a whole bunch of stories, you’ll be able to understand energy in a way that makes sense to you.

Download our activity and head to the OurFuture.Energy website to get started!

(Teachers: click here to find guidance and answers.)


Quiz-a-Whiz with the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Quiz a Whiz and collect a credit with this downloadable YouTube activity! 

Ever wondered what jobs robots will perform in the future? Which one of our daily habits is most dangerous for our health? What can we do to create a world without poverty? How long did it take Stampy Cat to build the 'Pick A Pet' pet shop? All these questions, and more, are answered in the Quiz-a-Whiz YouTube clips.

Quiz-a-Whiz is the Royal Society of Edinburgh's exciting YouTube series. The idea is really simple: children across Scotland submit questions to an expert (the 'whiz'), the whiz films their answer, and the RSE uploads both the questions and the answers onto YouTube. The RSE whizzes include Nobel Laureates, bestselling authors, famous painters, TV personalities and world-leading scientists.

Watch four Quiz-a-Whiz video clips and complete our Quiz-a-Whiz activity sheet to take part. Bring your completed sheet into school to collect a credit in your Passport.

Download our activity sheet and head to the Quiz-a-Whiz YouTube channel to get started!


Young Reporters Scotland

Fancy having a go at being a photographer, film-maker or journalist? Do you care about the environment? Become a Young Reporter for Scotland and make your voice heard!

Young Reporters Scotland is your chance to raise awareness of the environmental issues that matter to you. Whether highlighting a problem or celebrating a success, have your say on what’s happening in your area. Write an article, take photographs or make a video to share your views with others.

When you send in your report to Young reporters Scotland, don't forget to mention that you are a CU Passport Holder so we can make sure you receive your Passport stamp.

Need some inspiration or have some questions? There's loads of helpful info on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.


Bigfoot Creative Arts Explorer Pack

Bigfoot is the UK's biggest arts education company, providing opportunities for young people, like you, to learn more about the creative arts!

This exciting activity pack has been designed to help you think about a variety of roles that are important in relation to the creation of an arts event, performance or film. 


RoosterMoney - Rookie Money Matters

Whether you are The Queen, a butcher, rock star or football player, everyone has to manage money on a daily basis. Having some money know how, understanding the importance of saving and being smart with your cash is really important. Find out more about Rooster Money here.

This brand new work sheet is designed to help you prove you know about Money Matters.