Horrible Histories Camp | 1

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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a massive History geek – it is my degree after all – and I can’t quite believe it’s taken me so long to make a Horrible Histories camp become a reality.

IF you don’t know what I’m talking about, Horrible Histories was originally a UK  book series that fall under the category of “Educational Enternatinment”, begun in 1993 with ‘The Terrible Tudors‘. Yes, they do all have equally catchy titles. There’s boat loads of information tied together with brilliant illustrations and all sorts of juicy trivia. As the tagline says: “It’s history with the nasty bits left in.”

THERE have been audiobooks, magazines and 2 TV shows (one animated, one live action – twice) over the years, but the books themselves are timeless.

THIS is the first of two posts. Here I’ll show you the general run-down of the camp, the vocabulary & activity book I’ve made, and the instagram frame, if that’s your thing!

2018 Camp Outline



This camp’s instagram frame.

IF you’re a long time reader, you may remember this post from the Alice in Wonderland Camp. That post will tell you all you need to make about the construction of the frame. I’ve included the new printable PDF below!


A lot of love went into this booklet. There was a fair bit of trial and error. I’m really please with how it finally turned out. Find it here shortly.

THE idea behind this was that it can be used for any camp, of any level – a one time download will give you endless opportunities. Built around a 5 day camp, there’s a two-page spread for the “Best Facts” of the camp, 5 blank word searches – the same concept as the Build Your Own Word Search post – and one page for every letter of the alphabet, including handwriting guides. Handwriting practice of any sort never goes amiss.

THERE’S also a title page. Here is where you can specify what camp, activity or even textbook the booklet is being used in conjunction with. There’s no reason that it has to be limited to camp-use only!

OF course, being in Korea, the second column on the alphabet pages is “Korean”, but the PDF download soon to be avaliable over on etsy is editable, so you can change the language to suit your needs.


Horrible Histories Instagram Frame

Horrible Histories Title Banner

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