Activities and Downloads

This autumn the team have created a range of fun, downloadable activities for you to enjoy at home. This is a special season for Dylan as he was born on 27 October, and often wrote about this time of year in his poetry. Look out for writing prompts, poetry games, wordsearches and a special colouring sheet.

Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for more details and scroll down for downloadable activities.

Autumn Birds Wordsearch

Dylan includes lots of birds in his autumn poems. Can you spot them?

Download wordsearch


Birthday Wordsearch

When Dylan was 21 he received a lot of presents for his birthday. Can you find all the words below related to his special day?

Download birthday wordsearch


Design a birthday cake for Dylan!

Can you design a birthday cake for him to enjoy on his special day?

Download birthday cake template


Birthday Colouring Sheet

It’s Dylan’s birthday on 27 October! 🎈 Why not help him celebrate by colouring in our specially designed sheet?

Download birthday colouring sheet


Autumn Acrostic

Autumn was a special season for Dylan as he was born on 27 October, and often wrote about this time of year in his poetry. Why not have a go yourself – use the template below to write an acrostic poem, with each line starting with the letters which spell out the word ‘autumn’.

Download autumn acrostic template


‘With his stick that picked up leaves’: How to make an autumn mobile

Decorations aren’t just for Christmas! Why not decorate your house with the beautiful autumn leaves that are helpfully falling from the trees? 

Make your own autumn mobile


Swansea Marina Dylan Thomas Trail

If you live locally to Swansea Marina, why not combine your daily exercise with some
culture, and enjoy a Dylan Thomas-themed wander through part of the Maritime Quarter? This gentle, flat stroll is around 1 kilometre in length, and can take 20 – 25 minutes.

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