Aliens Love Underpants!

Age Range: 5 - 11

"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise-" You probably thought aliens came down to Earth with a view to taking over the planet - but, no, they simply want to steal your pants!

Book Author: Claire Freedman

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Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Investigate the rhyming in the story? look at the spelling patterns for each pair of rhyming words.
  • Do other things go missing in your house? Could you write a story which explains how they get lost?
  • Add speech bubbles to the illustrations in the book to explain what the aliens are saying to each other.


  • Make your own symmetrical underpants!
  • Can you draw a picture of underpants which have right angles or repeating patterns on them?


  • Learn about the solar system. Which planet might the aliens have come from?
  • Think about the materials that underpants are made from? Which materials would be the most comfortable?
  • The aliens like stretching the elastic in the pants. Can you think of other materials that stretch? Why do pants need stretchy elastic in them?
  • People hang their underwear on washing lines to dry. Why do clothes dry when they are hung outside? Use this to think about evaporation and the water cycle.


  • Use art software to decorate a pair of pants (see Resources below).

Design Technology

  • Design and make a new spacecraft for the aliens to travel to Earth in.
  • Design a security device to protect your pants from pesky aliens!


  • Design an amazing set of underpants that the aliens would love (see Resources below).
  • Design a new sticker to go on the aliens' spacecraft.

Physical education

  • The aliens have Upside-Down-Pant Races. Could you plan another sporting competition for them?


  • The aliens like to take people's underpants. Can you think of a way of explaining to them that taking other people's property isn't right. Could you make a sign to stop them from doing this any more?


Underpants Template

Underpants Template

Print and decorate this template using art materials.

Underpants Template

Underpants Template

Download this file and use it to decorate pants using art software!


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