Bonfire Night with Purple Mash

Oct. 30, 2020

"Remember, remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot..." Bonfire Night is celebrated on 5th November and marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks, however, this year is going to be different, but it is still important to stay safe. Here at 2Simple, we have a range of activities you can use on Purple Mash to create your own firework displays.

Writing Projects:

You can use our writing templates in many ways this Bonfire Night. Use our Firework Poem to write a poem about fireworks. Try to include onomatopoeic words and alliteration. You can also write about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. It’s really important to stay safe on Bonfire Night as fireworks and bonfires can be dangerous. Use our Firework Safety Poster (KS1) or Leaflet (KS2) to show how you can stay safe.

Project Packs:

You can also use one of our brand-new project packs this Bonfire Night and complete the activities that we have started. These include a Guy Fawkes Quiz where you can add more questions about Guy Fawkes when you have completed some research.

Finish building our Hide the Gunpowder Plot game on 2DIY 3D and remember to add your titles and instructions. What does parliament look like? Use our 2Design and Make model template of parliament to show us! Add all your research to our 2Connect Guy Fawkes template to show your knowledge.

Paint Projects:

It’s not Bonfire Night without pretty colours filling the sky, but this year several displays have been cancelled. But don’t worry as you can use our Firework template to paint your very own Firework Display.


We have several 2Code programmes that you can use from Exploring Firework Safety, to a beautiful Catherine Wheel, alongside Rockets and Sparklers! Here you will practice coding with timers, clicks and variables to make beautiful firework displays.


Do you want to have a conversation with Guy Fawkes and find out why they planned the Gunpowder Plot? Share with him all the information you know and see what he says about why we are celebrating.

However you spend Bonfire Night, please stay safe. Share with us your work via Twitter or Facebook and have fun Purple Mash-ing!