Shorts Activity Pack


25 October 2021

Try some fun activities inspired by Discovery Film Festival’s Shorts for Wee Ones and Shorts for Middle Ones!

We searched high and low, in filmmakers’ studios around the world, and found two fantastic collections of short animated films for young audiences. You can see our Shorts for Wee Ones and Shorts for Middle Ones collections in DCA Cinema or find them on DCA at Home for the duration of the festival.

This year's Activity Pack includes activities to accompany short films Kiki la plume and Mido et les instrumeaux, put together by Vikki Armstrong from Art at the Start, and creative makes inspired by The Little Hedgehog, Slug, InkSur la colline and Dinosaurs: The True Story (which is part of our Shorts for Middle Ones), designed by DCA's Learning team.

These seven activities have been made with ages 0-5 in mind (with the help of an adult), but can also be enjoyed by older children. Create your own Kiki, make art inspired by music, give a hedgehog quills, make a slug that's full of emotions, draw an underwater world, bring spring to a winter tree, and become a T-Rex! You can download the Activity Pack below or come along to our Discovery Art Cart Adventures to try them all.

Download the Shorts Activity Pack here

We’d love to see what you make - share it with us online using #DCAmakes or email your photos to

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