REME Museum Challenge
The Learning Team at the REME Museum know how difficult it is at the moment looking after family at home and coping with the Covid-19 emergency. To help you keep small people busy we are creating downloadable worksheets, activities and videos covering REME history, World War Two and STEM topics.
We will post new resources here, on our Facebook page and on our Youtube channel every Friday. If you take part take a quick photo and share it with us on social media with the tag #rememuseumchallenge.
Stay tuned and stay safe!
DIY Light Circuit
Make a kitchen foil light circuit at home with foil, a battery, cardboard, paper clips and a bit of sticky tape! Our Education Officer shows you how to make a working electrical circuit in REME Museum’s Trades Gallery. It’s a great way to learn about electricity and circuits using simple craft and household materials.
This week’s challenge is all about camouflage. Animals use it and soldiers do too. Have a read of our fact sheet then get stuck into our art activities.
On 6 June we celebrate 76 years since D-Day. Learn about the Normandy Landings, a unique painting in our collection and the signs and symbols used by soldiers on the beaches.
DIY Elastic Band Pistol
Siblings getting annoying? Put together our elastic band pistol and keep them out of your room.
Wondering how to keep fit at home? Our Director is used to keeping soldiers fighting fit and has put together a workout for you. Watch our video or download the worksheet here.
Missing the game? Why not plan a table top match at home using things you have around the house.
Codes and Communications
Watch our video and learn how to use semaphore flags to send messages. Then check out our worksheets to find out about the other ways REME soldiers communicate.
Paper Cup Telephone
Create your own communication device with two paper cups and a piece of string with our guide.
Recycled Winch Experiments
Make a model recovery vehicle and experiment with forces in this week’s #rememseumchallenge.
Make a Model Recovery Vehicle
When our doors are open again you’ll be able to play our video game which challenges you to rescue a Jackal stuck in a river using a virtual SVR (that stands for Support Vehicle Recovery). In the mean time you can make this SVR paper model. Print the worksheets below and grab a glue-stick!
SVR ‘Hook a Vehicle’ Recovery Game
Create your very own recovery game. Watch our video to find out how to tackle this #rememuseumchallenge.
Recycled Helicopter Models
Have a go at making a model helicopter from things in your recycling bin!
Some scrap paper and paint are all you need to make this origami tank! Watch our demonstration then follow the simple instructions in the second video to simple instructions and create your own for #rememuseumchallenge. Give it a go today!
Indoor Treasure Hunt
Have fun making a homemade compass with a fridge magnet and a needle then create a treasure hunt inside your house!
What are sweetheart brooches? Learn all about them and then make your own by downloading our free resources!