10 Creative Activities for Kids and Families This Week
- 08 June 2020
Welcome to Fantastic for Families! We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed by virtual events and activities on offer at the moment. That's why we've put together a hand-picked list of online events, activities and creative opportunities for the whole family! We'll be picking our top 10 every Monday, so head to our homepage to stay up-to-date.
1. Watch Beauty and the Beast
Especially suitable for family audiences from ages 7 up, the Chichester Festival Youth Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast (adapted by Anna Ledwich, music and lyrics by Richard Taylor) is available to stream online from Chichester Festival Theatre until 19 June.
2. The National Maritime Museum helps you get creative with your under 5s
Tuesday 9th June (all day). FREE. Recommended for ages: 0 - 5 and their grown ups.
Bring your under-5s on a different adventure every week with the National Maritime Museum's Online Play Tuesdays. Join the discussion for stories with song and movement, for sensory storytelling, and for immersive play online!
3. Storytelling, puppetry and wellbeing
Thursday 11th June, 10.00am - 10.45am. FREE. Recommended for ages: 3 - 7 and grown ups.
Conversations with Colin is a COVID-19 digital response project for younger children and their families. The event is designed for parents and children to watch together, helping younger children express any anxieties or feelings they might have about returning to school.
4. Take a trip to the Jewish Museum
Sunday 14th June, 11.30am - 12.00pm. FREE. Recommended for ages: 3 - 12 years and family members.
Join the Jewish Museum's weekly family session, streamed live on Facebook, where they will share stories about special objects in the collection and lead a fun activity inspired by these objects.
The event will be streamed live on the Jewish Museum London Facebook page.
5. Create your very own Stop-motion Animation
FREE. Recommended for ages: 3 - 16 years and family members.
Follow The Lightbox's step by step guide to creating your own stop-motion animations. Stop-motion animation is when photography is used to capture each frame, before moving the subjects for the next shot. This technique is used in some of the most popular animations of all time: Wallace and Gromit, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and The LEGO Movie to name a few.
6. Learn to sing a series of songs and musical challenges
FREE. Recommended for ages: 3 - 12 years and grown ups.
Sing with Sarah is a step-by-step series of songs and musical challenges, taught in short, manageable chunks so you can join in from home.
From folk songs to tongue twisters, join Sarah for new videos every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning over on the Chetham's Outreach website.
7. Watch a Teddy Bears' Picnic ballet
FREE. Recommended for ages: 0 - 8 years and grown ups.
A fun and fresh ballet show for young children and families. This fun ballet show is great for children up to 8, including those with special needs. Children can dance and clap along, and set up an indoor picnic for their own teddies while they watch!
Join in on the picnic by clicking the link at the top of this page.
8. Take part in The Great Storybook Quiz
Friday 12th June, 2.30pm - 3.00pm. FREE. Suitable for all ages.
Join Rainbow Factory Kids every Friday for some family fun! Gather round and take a quiz on some of the most popular children's story books of all time!
The quizzes are fun and educational, the perfect combination for you to include in your homeschooling schedule!
The quiz will go live on the Rainbow Factory Kids Facebook page.
9. Get moving with drama and dance
£5 for the whole family. Recommended for ages: 0 - 8 years.
This session is designed to help your child get moving and release some energy whilst being stuck at home! Sara uses drama and dance to get everyone on their feet in this highly interactive and engaging class. Let's get ready to move fast and slow, stretch big and small, slither like a snake and groove to the music!
10. Explore Shakespeare's much loved comedy
Saturday 13th June, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. 'Pay the price that works for you'. Recommended for ages: 9 - 12 years.
An interactive online family workshop exploring Shakespeare's much loved comedy. Bring A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life for your 9-12 year olds as you play and learn together as a family. Families will engage in a range of activities and games to draw out elements of the play's language, character and theme, encouraging you to explore and enjoy one of Shakespeare's most magical tales together.