OKIDO x British Science Association

British Science Week (BSW) is a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

OKIDO is delighted to be working with the British Science Association for British Science Week 2020. This year British Science Week is all about ‘OUR DIVERSE PLANET‘ and OKIDO has produced masses of fun products, activities and events for young children, with which they can learn, explore, develop and engage.

Click here and download your Early Years Activity Pack 2020

You can also watch a special selection of Messy Goes to OKIDO on the BBC iPlayer  to coincide with this year’s theme for British Science Week.

Don’t forget to check out our British Science Week blog – just click here


OKIDO Magazine

Issue #80 of OKIDO magazine is all about BIODIVERSITY.  The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all rely on biodiversity.

To celebrate this year’s British Science Week, you can get this issue for FREE if you sign up to the monthly subscription today.




Primary school children are encouraged to take part in British Science Week’s CREST STAR Award scheme. STAR Awards are a great introduction to problem-solving in STEM. They offer children the opportunity to learn through hands-on challenges that focus on their everyday lives.

OKIDO has worked with BSA to ensure that every activity within the magazine or at an OKIDO live event fits their criteria for scientific discovery.

One STAR activity inside OKIDO magazine, attending an OKIDO Art and Science session or after-school club session all count as one STAR challenge. The children must complete eight STAR challenges in order to complete the level and gain the award. Each one takes around an hour and involves solving a real-world problem.

The children gain an appreciation of investigative work, develop key skills and have a whole lot of fun.  After completing all eight challenges, each child receives a CREST Star certificate and iron-on badge.  You can download the CREST Star Passport from the Resources tab once you are signed in to your account.  The fee is £1 per child.

“We are really excited to be partnering with OKIDO magazine for CREST Star Awards. We want to encourage creativity and independence, giving all children opportunities to behave like scientists without leaning to stereotypes. OKIDO magazine is helping to engage more young children and families in science through art, play and storytelling.”

– Jane Dowden, Education Innovations Manager, British Science Association.


BSA website

Visit the British Science Week website to download the early years resource pack including activities by OKIDO.