The Handmaid's Tale Fun Activities

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Travel Guide

Create a travel guide for Gilead, marketed at “Westerners”.


Make your own Wikipedia page for the Colonies. What do they look like? What kind of Colonies are there?


Recreate one of the ‘relics’ from Gilead that the professor mentions in the notes at the end of the novel.

Job Descriptions

Write job postings for the positions of Handmaid, Martha, and Wife.

Rule Book

Create a Gilead rule book for Handmaids. What must they do? What is forbidden?


Make a timeline for Gilead’s society, from the events preceding its creation to its fall, as the professor describes it.


Make a diorama that depicts Offred’s room. Pick out the most important features from the text and illustrate them using this diorama.

Time Capsule

Create a time capsule containing items from Gilead. What would we find? How would we explain what we found...

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