THESE intrepid toddlers are rolling their sleeves up and taking on a challenge with a difference.

Glasgow Museums has thrown down the gauntlet to pre-schoolers by asking them to complete 25 creative tasks - before they turn five.

A new resource has been created especially for their youngest visitors, entitled 25 Things To Do In Glasgow Museums Before You're 5.

The booklet follows a furry friend, Museum Mouse, around Glasgow's nine museums.

As he goes, he suggests fun things to see and do in each free museum.

Children have been set a challenge - can they visit all nine museums, and complete the things listed, before they turn five?

Chairman of Glasgow Life, Archie Graham, said: "Visitors continue to flock to all nine Glasgow Museums, with over 3 million attendances recorded last year alone.

"A huge number of these are by families with small children.

"When you look at the incredible objects on display it is easy to see how with a little imagination and explanation the city's museums can open up a whole new world to even the youngest of visitors.

"I know that if parents can spare a little time to help them enjoy the many adventures detailed in this new booklet, they could give their child a lifelong love of exploring, investigating and enjoying arts and culture.

"And I think that is a truly wonderful gift to give the next generation."

Youngsters are encouraged to go on a dragon hunt at the Burrell, visit the peephole in GoMA inspired by the inside of a whale or dress up as characters from Sleeping Beauty at Kelvingrove Museum.

Parents can help under fives count the animals carved on the Doulton Fountain outside the People's Palace, or copy the funny expressions on the heads in St Nicholas Garden outside Provand's Lordship.

Meanwhile at Riverside Museum, children can show off their firefighting skills with the interactive fire engine game.

The 25 Things To Do In Glasgow Museums Before You're 5 booklet can be picked up from any of Glasgow's museums.