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Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy to assassinate King James I of England and VI of Scotland and replace him with a Catholic head of state. Guy Fawkes was caught guarding a cache of explosives placed beneath the House of Lords and arrested. The Council allowed the public to celebrate the King’s survival with bonfires, so long as they were. This made 1605 the first year the plot’s failure was celebrated!

Activity Ideas:

  • Make your own milk fireworks with our activity  – here
  • Instead of apple bobbing, try sensory chocolate apples – here
  • Make fireworks jars with our activity – here
  • Design your own rocket firework with our template in our activity book…
  • Print off and use our Guy Fawkes activity book – here
  • Watch some incredible Japanese fireworks with this display – here
  • Play Bonfire Night Bingo – here
  • Explore memories with A penny for the Guy Reminiscence  – here
  • Create a Colourful Firework Display – here