Below are a range of activities that you can choose to complete at any time.
- Fun experiments to do at home – https://www.businessinsider.com/8-awesomely-simple-science-experiments-you-can-do-at-home-2016-7?r=US&IR=T
- More experiments that can be completed at home - https://sites.google.com/view/carolekenrick/science-at-home
- Collect leaves from the garden. Use the internet to find out what kind of leaves these are.
- Put a flower into some diluted food colouring and write about what happens.
- Measure rainfall using a jug. Create a bar chart to show rainfall over the week.
- Plant leftover fruit or vegetables, water them daily and see how they grow.
- Minibeast hunt in your garden. (Twinkl have checklists available for minibeasts)
- Press flowers and make a piece of art from them.
- Look at reversible and irreversible changes (eg. ice, candles, cooking eggs, match burning).
- Learn to bake or cook simple meals with limited ingredients.
- 10 minute photo challenge – Take as many interesting pictures as you can within the house. Make a collage from them on the computer.
- Make a den within the house.
- Pebble painting – find pebbles in the garden to paint (you could use paint leftover from DIY jobs)
- Draw using different materials (eg. chalk on outdoor stone)
- 10 minute Lego challenge – use Lego to build the best thing you can in 10 minutes. Siblings could challenge each other or parents vs children.
- Pictionary – draw something in 60 seconds. Other people must guess what you have drawn.
- 3 marker challenge – choose 3 different pens/pencils/chalks/crayons with a blind fold on. Draw the best thing you can think of with these colours.
- Tie dye t-shirts using old or charity clothes
- Make a playlist of a specific type of music on Spotify, amazon music, Youtube or iTunes
- Compare music from 2020, 2010 and 2000. Find your favourite song from each decade and write about the artist who performed it.
- Use Garageband to create your own song.
- Tapping rhythms to different songs. Use different things in the house to create sounds (eg. ripping velcro, bubble wrap, clapping)
- Practice and perform a dance for your family
- If you have an instrument at home, use a Youtube video to help you learn a new song on it.
- Apps such as simply piano can help you to learn a new instrument.
- Dig through Dad’s record collection! Create a leaflet about the artist from another decade.
- Practice different types of jumps on a trampoline
- Twist it/ just dance games on Youtube
- Kids yoga on Youtube – this can be done as a family and will allow children the opportunity for mindfulness
- Football/outdoor games in the back garden
- Mini sports day for family (egg and spoon, sack race, 3 legged race)
- Keepy up practice using Youtube
- Cricket in the back garden
- Carry out a research project for a time period. (Eg. Stone age) Create a powerpoint/folder/poster/leaflet. Collect as much information as you can.
- Create a wordsearch for a historical topic
- Make your own time capsule – collect things from around the house which relate to a period of time.
- Create a travel brochure for a country of your choice. Persuade people to book to go there.
Mental heath and well-being
- Mindfulness – Go Noodle, yoga (Cosmic Yoga) , mindfulness on Youtube
- Reading for pleasure
- Reflect on your day using a diary
- Go for a walk in the local area and find a nice spot for some reflection.
- Eat healthily and exercise regularly