Dadu Public Programmes

Welcome to the vibrant world of discovery at Dadu! Our public events and programmes are designed to captivate young minds.

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Join us in fostering creativity, learning, and endless smiles as we invite children under 12, their families, and the public community to embark on unforgettable journeys of exploration and fun.

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Activity Booklets

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Moon Tracker

We all like the bright moon but not many know the different phases of the moon. Did you know the shape of the moon marks the start of Ramadan for Muslims across the world? The sighting on the crescent moon shows which day Muslim begin fasting from. Download “Moon Tracker” developed by Dadu team, and help your children learn how the moon changes over time.


My Ramadan Calendar

Ramadan is a time where families gather and bond together. Celebrate with your little ones and congratulate them on their fasting achievements no matter how small – be proud and let them see it. Download “My Ramadan Calendar” and invite your child to track their progress.
A photograph of children taking part in a Qatar Museums workshop



People use storyboards to outline their stories in a simple linear sequence. Storyboards are used in filmmaking, animations, theatre, books and more to allow the creator to organise the plot and present them in an orderly manner. This technique merges both creative and imaginative thinking with organisational and communication skills. Use the storyboards in the activity booklet to kick off your own storytelling adventure!
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Create your own Super Character

Characters are people who do the things in a story. The ‘Who’ of a story. So how do we create interesting and memorable characters? Good storytellers put in a lot of thinking into developing backgrounds for their characters that explain why they act the way they do in a story. Use this worksheet to conceptualise and describe your unique super characters.
Children and their parents at story time


Flipbook Animation

Animations create an illusion of movement by quickly flipping through a series of similar images that change ever so slightly from one page to the next. Because the pictures flash through so quickly, your brain fills in the gaps and blends the pictures together to interpret motion. Make your own flipbook using the templates here to explore different tricks animators use to create your own animations too.
A child does arts and crafts


Bird Feeder and Spotting Guide

In this activity we are going to care for nature by using biodegradable food waste to make a bird feeder and fill it with seeds for birds. Caring for animals strengthens our bond with nature and helps to build empathy, a key skill of emotional intelligence.
A girl sketches out geometric shapes on a white piece of paper for her kufic calligraphy


How do plants absorb water?

In this activity we will be putting on our lab coats and setting up an experiment to learn how plants absorb water. Using different coloured water, we will be able to visibly see how plants ‘drink’ water. Use the activity sheets provided in the booklet to record your hypothesis and track changes in the experiment.
A group of children circled around a table, sketching out geometric shapes


Rocky Desert in a Box

In this activity, we will be making a desert in a box, but not just any desert. We will be making our own “Rocky Desert,” and learning about this ecosystem type that is specific to Qatar. Use the cut-outs in this booklet to compose your desert landscape whilst exploring the different plant and animal life unique to the rocky desert.
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Garangao Workshop: Palm Weaving

We are going to create a small medal using a natural material, the palm frond. This material was used by people in the gulf for a long time to create many items. For example dinner tables, wicker hand fans, baskets, and many more useful household items. Learning traditional crafting skills are a fun hands-on way of exploring and learning a country’s history and heritage. Craft is about connection – to nature, to place and to culture. Introducing such skills to future generations plays an important part in cultural preservation.
Children listening to their teacher talk in a classroom


Kindness Rocks

In this activity we will be making Kindness Rocks. Kindness is something all of us are capable of, whatever age, whatever situation we are in. Sometimes it is easier to be kind than other times. Practicing kindness when it is easy, makes it a habit and prepares you to still be kind when it’s difficult to. We hope that it may lift someone’s spirits and make a positive difference to their day, no matter how big or small.
A group of children at a drawing workshop with scattered crayons and papers on the table


How To Make Your Own Fossil

Be a palaeontologist for the day and uncover the fossils hidden beneath Qatar’s surface!


Animals in Residence

Develop the ability to observe and identify various animal species that can survive in the Qatari habitat.
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Qatar National Day Activity Journal

Join in creating an engaging Qatar National day activity journal with your family and friends, where you get to experience the Qatari heritage together. Not only will you become more connected to the Qatari culture, but you will also explore how people around the world share similar traditions. This is an incredible chance to embrace our global community and learn to appreciate the beautiful diversity that makes our world so wonderful.
A man wearing a traditional Qatari dress reads a book to his son.


Book Fair Scavenger Hunt

Help your child discover their next favourite book with this activity sheet designed for the Book Fair. This activity helps children identify the themes and topics they enjoy reading about and introduces them to the authors and illustrators behind their favourite stories.