SOME FUN EASTER ACTIVITIES THAT STUDENTS MIGHT WELL ENJOY
During the Easter holidays, we know that people will not want to necessarily focus on school work and academic study. However, we also know that with the current situation, some of you might like a little help or inspiration with things that you could do to keep you occupied.
To try and help with this we have put together a list of ideas for things that you could do, or websites and resources that you could access. We’ve tried to include a mixture of activities, some that use the internet, many that do not; some that are linked to subjects, others that are purely for fun.
Why not have a look, see what you think? It would be great to hear about some of the things you get up to.
Have fun, relax and try to enjoy the couple of weeks off.
A FAMILY RECORD
Each member of the family could write a little paragraph, or draw a little picture, that summarises each day of an Easter which is being effected by the Corona Virus. This could be something to reflect on when it is all over, as well as a good way of getting your thoughts out and discussing how you are feeling.
BOREDOM-BUSTING ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME, NOT SPECIFICALLY LINKED TO ANY SUBJECT!
Keep a journal – Each day spend 6 minutes writing a response to the following points:
- I’m grateful for… (make 3 points)
- This is how I’ll make today great…
- My good deed today…
- How I’ll improve…
- Great things I experienced today… (make 3 points )
Stay fit – maybe even keep a journal of how you feel each day after completing the workout. Joe Wicks 7 days of sweat. Hit link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXmdXilQaqA
Photography challenge – Document your time in self isolation in photographs (your mood, what you did, how you felt).
Cookery challenge – Look in the cupboards. What do you have? Can you come up with a meal idea from it? Get an adult to help you . Extra marks for putting together a totally original/mad/weird recipe OR for inspiration on using up things you have left over, use https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/
Learn a skill from the internet –
- Learn to juggle/ play the guitar/ learn a dance. Hit the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZmmOdnljG4
- Learn a magic trick from the internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWw_1-gEdLA
- Learn a dance step (for example “How to moonwalk”). Hit the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYT48mu-TIc
- Pick a type of food that you like and grow it. Get the seeds from the fruit or veg and actually grow your food in a pot. Great way to get some fresh air.
- Make an origami crane – hit the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfnyopxdJXQQ
- Learn some basic sign language – hit the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU8XdJgK3aY
- Learn some new words in a foreign language. You can use Duolingo for a range of languages.
- Read a book that you haven’t read before. Challenge yourself! Audible are offering free books for the period we are isolating https://stories.audible.com/start-listen/?source_code=M2MOR13703242002HB
- Pick a household chore and take it over – want to know how to iron? Hit the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnkHbDKnSJ4
Learn how to recycle Visit “Terracycle”. Hit the link: https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/
- Calculate the value of pi (3.14) to as many decimal points as you can (it goes on forever!)
- Go online and find a World Record that you can try and break at home. Hit the link: https://kids.guinnessworldrecords.com/act…/try-this-at-home/ PLEASE be very careful & discuss with your parent / carer first!
- Take a virtual tour of a museum: https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.
- Explore National Parks around the world: https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service
- Ride on a virtual rollercoaster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz_c6WTyxwo
- Watch live footage of animals in zoos all around the world: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams
WHO CAN FIND EVERYTHING FIRST?
The Guardian has also collated some websites that offer virtual museum tours! You can find them here: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours
SOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS THAT COULD BE FUN TO DO TOGETHER
SOME CREATIVE MATHS IDEAS
Audible are offering a lot of free books to listen to. Follow the link to their site: https://stories.audible.com/discovery
Some family literacy activities can be found here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/