OKIDO for schools

OKIDO’s mission is to communicate science to young children in a highly visual and creative way whilst also supporting their literacy. We provide an introduction to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) learning which encourages collaboration, curiosity, exploration, creativity and critical thinking - all essential to learning about the world in which we live.

Through fun and creative comic strip stories, illustrations, songs, poems, recipes, experiments, doodles, games and a wide range of other activities, OKIDO magazine promotes, develops and supports the key EYFS and KS1 learning outcomes.

OKIDO is published monthly and each issue is centred around a different and fascinating theme. OKIDO is beautifully hand illustrated and printed using vegetable inks on FSC paper.

What we can offer

We love to share our passion for science and the arts and we can bring some of our Messy Monster magic right into your schools. We can do this in a few different ways:

  • First - You can subscribe to OKIDO magazine for which special school rates are available (see below).

  • Secondly - Better still, we can come to your school with our fantastic after-school clubs or in-school, hands-on workshops.

  • Finally - Very soon we will even be able to travel to you virtually with our OKIDO arts and science lesson plans (register your interest).

Schools Subscriptions

If you order more than one subscription for your classroom or library we'll give you a big 'thank you' discount.

Annual subscription - £45. Or if you take multiple subscriptions; 5 issues £185 and 10 issues £360. You can pay by cheque, credit card or bank transfer.

Or if you would like to pay by direct debit:

Annual subscription - £40. Then for multiple subscriptions; 5 issues £180 and 10 issues £340.

These offers apply to orders posted to same UK school address.

OKIDO in school

  • After-school clubs for Nursery & KS1 children

Each OKIDO after-school session focusses on a different theme, for example, Space, Colour, Who am I, Breathing or Weather. We kick off with a screening of an episode of the BBC's Messy Goes to Okido introducing the topic and then we get busy with OKIDO practicals using science and crafts to understand and explore the scientific topics. The children explore different scientific roles each week, such as a lab technician, physicist, doctor or astronaut and always have an exciting artefact to take home with them.

  • School Workshops & Visits

For the past 10 years, OKIDO has developed a strong track record for facilitating workshops within schools, galleries and many major cultural institutions such as The Tate, The Design Museum and The Museum of Imagination. We also participate in family festivals nationwide such as Latitude, Green Man and Camp Bestival. Our aim is always to ignite children’s interest in science, to encourage them to question everything around them and gain an understanding of the world in which they live. The workshops cover a huge range of topics and can be designed to meet any specific educational requirements you may have.

For prices and more information or to discuss your school’s requirements please email

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