COVID-19 Easter Activities for the children
As it is the Easter holidays, we thought you might like to choose some of the activities below to have a go at. These are not compulsary but hopefully you may find something that you would like to try...
Art and Craft
- On www.twinkl.co.uk there are many Easter activities that children can be involved in:
- Easter themed Maths Activity book
- LKS2 Maths: The Mystery of the Easter Bunny Costume
- Make Easter baskets and Easter chicks
- Easter crossword
- Design an Easter egg (template provided)
- As a family, boil hard boiled eggs and decorate them. Have an egg and spoon race in the garden.
- Time Capsule Creation (see document below)
- Make an Easter card for someone you love, you could even post it to someone that you haven't seen for a while;
- Hold an Easter egg hunt around the house or in the garden. The children could hide the eggs for parents/siblings to find.
- Polystyrene eggs painted and stuck together to create a centre piece
- Cut out large egg templates from card stock. Then provide the children with the template, tape, scissors, chalk and some water. The children can use the tape and scissors to make a design on their egg template.
Cooking / Baking
Our friends at Impact have created some activity packs for the children to engage with based on Palm Sunday and the Easter week. Please find the packs below which are differentiated for the different age groups.
These 100 ‘shorts’ are divided into 3 playlists: Age 4-7, 8-11, and 11-16. They provides a perfect introduction to philosophy for younger and older children alike, modelling discussion and argument through colourful, fun characters and irresistible questions.
Use at home…
To use with children at home, simply press play. Afterwards, ask them for their opinion. Do they agree with Spot or Stripe and why? Do they have another angle on the question? Fun conversation can be enjoyed as a family, or with two more siblings talking together. It can be fun for parents to take the opposite point of view for the sake of argument.
Real PE at home – online learning resources
real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily real PE at home guidance
The daily and weekly activity timetable is now live and the first
thing you see when you log in to real PE at home. This offers guidance
and suggestions on how families might like to arrange their activities
each day. Of course, they can choose to explore and go on their own
Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5 years old) / Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old)
Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old)
Top tips for families
> Keep watching the main guidance video that appears on the dashboard when you log in. We will change this weekly. Coming soon...daily introduction videos.
> View the daily activity timetable for guidance on what activities and games you could do each day. Simply click on the activity to take you straight there.
> Go on your own adventure and revisit your favourite themes and activities!
> Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest developments.
> Join the community and follow our Facebook group for more advice: real PE at home - tips & ideas.
> Enter the weekly competitions for your chance to win great prizes.
Families can now enter our first weekly real PE at home competition
for their chance to win fun family prizes. Here are this week's
3 - 7 year olds
Post a photograph or short video (60 seconds max) showing a game
you've played where you've been brave on your Pirate or Space
adventure. Perhaps you found something difficult but kept trying?
7 - 11 year olds
Post a photograph or short video (60 seconds max) showing how you've
developed your personal skills in the Matching Pairs or Rock, Paper,
Scissors game. Maybe you deliberately challenged yourself?
1st prize: real play Home Pack
2nd prize: Physical Activity Board Game
3rd prize: Set of 12 Active Story Books
Closing date: Thursday 2nd April 2020
The 3 winners will be chosen by a guest school and the winning family
names will be posted on Friday 3rd April 2020.