Creative activities for learning and fun at home
Outdoor & Active Activities...
Make up a routine to your favourite song and then perform/ video it afterwards! We also like the console game 'Just Dance', the Go Noodle website, Kidz Bop Dance Tutorials on YouTube and for younger children, check out Boogie Beebies!
Write and hide clues for your child to follow, where one clue leads to another. Try out the excellent game from Gotrovo or write the clues with magic pens/ invisible ink so they need to be revealed first! Children like to make their own treasure hunts too!
Hopscotch/ Chalk Fun
Draw a hopscotch. Roll a stone onto one of the squares. Hop through the squares, skipping the stone. Stop to pick it up as you hopscotch back. Watch our Hopscotch demo and find other ideas on our 'Chalk Games' video.
Like circuit training for kids! Ask them to come up with their own fitness exercises to do in rotation. Indicate when they should move to the next station. (You could ring a bell or stop music that you are playing for them.) See our 'Top Ten Ideas' video.
Learn to juggle, spin a plate or use a diabolo. Visit our resource page to find all of the items you need. Start by juggling with two balls before moving to three. Juggling with scarves is often easier! Play circus music to get in the mood!
Hide and Seek Objects
Like an Easter egg hunt but not necessarily with eggs. Choose a toy, a selection of objects/ laminated characters/ letters that make a word. Hide the chosen item(s) & then find them. Use a bag/ basket to collect in. This is a great activity indoors or outdoors.
Messy & Craft Activities...
Write out an easy family recipe or print a recipe from the Internet. Let children help shop for ingredients & follow the step by step instructions.
Use a large sheet of wrapping paper (e.g. leftover from birthdays/ Christmas). Lie on it and draw round outline. Paint & colour to make a life-size buddy!
Use a lego base plate and a range of lego pieces to create ‘lego art’. Can you create a face or write your name with lego?
Enriching & Learning Activities...
Pitch a Tent
Pitch a tent indoors or in the garden and have a home camping experience. Teach kids how to assemble it and then challenge them to put up the tent themselves!
Play or Sing a Song
Choose a song you love and challenge yourself to learn the lyrics. Or write your own lyrics (maybe to a tune you know already). Use an instrument/ App to learn how to play or create a piece of music!
Discuss ways you could help others. Plan to do an event or task that will raise money or awareness or provide help. Make posters, write emails, plan finances and prepare resources. Then, take action!
Learn about constellations - Sketch the patterns with a white coloured pencil on black paper and use metallic star stickers or try another constellation craft. Keep a journal to record the ones you spot.