Three cheers for Alfie Atkins!

This toolkit material will not be available after 15 December 2022.

Now it’s time to celebrate 50 years with Alfie Atkins! Alfie (Alfons Åberg) is one of Sweden’s most beloved children’s book characters, attracting millions of readers all over the world.

Gunilla Bergström’s books about Alfie’s everyday life and adventure are as popular now as when they were first released decades ago. Many who grew up reading Alfie Atkins books have gotten to experience the stories anew by sharing them with their children and even grandchildren. Alfie is not a superhero or a fairy tale figure – he is ordinary kid, just like his readers. And perhaps that’s why he has become such a cherished part of our childhoods.

The toolkit contains an exhibition, seminar topics, workshops, a play and reading environment, instructions to throw an Alfie party and to build a helicopter and much more!

The collaboration between the Swedish Institute, Bok-Makaren AB and the publishing house Rabén Sjögren will allow you to celebrate Alfie with children locally. For children up to 8-9 years and their grown ups.

This toolkit is available in the following languages: English, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Polish. Coming soon: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Finnish, Greek.

Here are some photos from the exhibition in Mediaflow.

 

Instructions

Building blocks

Exhibition material

  • Exhibition (1) (English, pdf)
  • Exhibition overview (2) (English, pdf)
  • Exhibition for modules (3)  (English, pdf)
  • Invitation poster for Alfie Atkins birthday party (4) (English, pdf)
  • Video: Molly and Viggo – to loop on screen at the exhibition (5)  (mp4)
  • Sign with QR-code to the Molly and Viggo video (6) (English, pdf)
  • Video: Interview with author Gunilla Bergström for exhibition (7) (English, mp4)
  • Sign to the video with Gunilla Bergström’s interview (8)

View and download all above material from MediaFlow.

(The number above is the same as you can find on the files in Mediaflow.)

To obtain high resolution print files email Sylvia Augustinsson.

Kindly note that you need to apply separately for financial support to produce the SI exhibition modules.

Film

The film Good Night Alfie Atkins is based on the book with the same name. The book has been translated into many languages. Maybe it is available in the language in your country. You will have this book in English sent to you  in the box from SI. One idea may be to translate the book into the local language, but the book may then only be read within the framework of this film screening.

Contact Sylvia Augustinsson to obtain the film.

Create a playful Alfie space

  • Standee (1) (English pdf)
  • Manual standee (2-4) (English, pdf)
  • Cut-out figures (5-8)
  • Manual cut-out figures (9) (English, pdf)
  • Posters to hang by the local built helicopter (10-14) (English, pdf)
  • Inspiration for creating Alfies scenes and settings (15) (English, PDF)
  • Manual for the local built helicopter (16) (English, pdf) To obtain the drawings to the helicopter contact Sylvia Augustinsson.
  • Spotify list with Alfie Atkins music: Alfie Atkins soundtrack
  • Have a look at the material list and contact Sylvia Augustinsson to order a shipment.

View and download all above material from MediaFlow.

(The number above is the same as you can find on the files in Mediaflow.)

For children to write, draw and colorize

  • Get to know Alfie Atkins (1) – for children to fill in and colorize (English, pdf)
  • Quiz material (2-3) – for a “quiz walk” (English, pdf)

View and download all above material from MediaFlow.

(The number above is the same as you can find on the files in Mediaflow.)

Event suggestions

  • Manual for how to throw your own Alfie Atkins Party (1) (English, pdf)
  • Ideas for different types of workshops for children (2) Collage workshop, helicopter workshop, knot-tying workshop and/or ghost workshop. (English, pdf)
  • Group discussions for professionals about Alfie Atkins books (3) Suggested topics: Education, emotions, friendship and fatherhood. (English, pdf)
  • “Who is daddy Atkins?” – an article by Gunilla Bergström from the Center for children’s culture at Stockholm University (4)

View and download from MediaFlow.

(The number above is the same as you can find on the files in Mediaflow.)

Communication material

  • Social media posts – suggested text (1-2) and images (3-7) (English, Media Flow)

View and download from MediaFlow.

(The number above is the same as you can find on the files in Mediaflow.)

Material for translations

Download all word files for translations for the toolkit from MediaFlow.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Sylvia Augustinsson.