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Box of Delights


Animated African dancing, flying cars, battered bicycles and river-dancing - just some of the things you can expect to find in the BFI's Box of Delights, a free resource for the Primary classroom.

Box of Delights has been developed to support all Primary teachers in using short films and extracts in the classroom. The nine titles in this collection have been chosen for their breadth and diversity and can be used to support literacy as well as Art and Design, Citizenship, History, Music, Drama, Science and cross-curricular projects.

Follow the links below to access the films and extracts in full as well as a range of teaching ideas, key questions, lesson plans and downloadable resources linked to the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Teaching Techniques is a broader introduction to ways of thinking about and using short films in the classroom. You can also visit the dedicated Primary web pages on the BFI website.

Still from You're Human Like the Rest of Them


Dance Lexie DanceDance Lexie Dance
Soho SquareSoho Square
Feet of SongFeet of Song
One Potato Two PotatoOne Potato Two Potato
The Ballad of the Battered BicycleThe Ballad of the Battered Bicycle
The Five-Inch BatherThe Five-Inch Bather
Quite Unfit for FemalesQuite Unfit for Females
Birth of a FlowerBirth of a Flower
The '?' MotoristThe '?' Motorist
Teaching TechniquesTeaching Techniques