10 Creative Activities for Kids and Families At Home This Week

6/17/2020 10:54:02 AM
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10 Creative Activities for Kids and Families At Home This Week
Fantasic For Families

Don't miss our round up of creative activities for kids and families at home this week. We've hand-picked a list of online events, activities and creative opportunities for the whole family! 

1. Sing with your little ones 

Tuesday 16th June, 10am – 11.30am. FREE. Recommended for ages: 0 – 5 and their grown-ups

Join music therapist Rachel Swanick each Tuesday morning for Muso Baby Virtual! A live chat, offering emotional support and suggestions for family wellbeing activities followed by music and singing for you and your little ones.

Find out more.

2. Learn dishes from around the world

Global Kitchen

Thursday 18th June, 6.00pm – 7.00pm. FREE. Recommended for ages:  5 – 16 years and their grown ups.

Join the Global Kitchen project’s live cook-along event with Zimbabwean chef, Linton Magume, to learn how to cook a tasty kidney bean stew and coconut rice, and have your own global dinner party at home. 

Find out more and download the Dinner Party Pack.

3. Learn the foundations of acting and theatre

Park Theatre

Tuesday 16th June, 6.00pm – 7.00pm. £7.00. Recommended for ages: 12 – 14 years

Learning the foundations of acting and theatre need not be delayed during lockdown – join the Park Theatre’s Younger Company classes for a fun, creative class brought to you at home. 

Book onto this week’s class.

4. Donkey Dots with the Musical Balloon Band

Donkey Dots Balloon BandThursday 18th June, 10.30am – 11.15am. FREE / Name Your Price. Recommended for ages: 0 – 13 years and the whole family!

Donkey Dots with the Musical Balloon Band - Live Music With A Twist! Suitable for ALL family members to enjoy with tuneful original and family friendly song arrangements influenced by jazz, classical and pop favourites, accompanied by balloon models and starring Cecil 'The Balloon' Donkey.

Get your ticket before it’s full!

5. Take part in Saturday Art Club at Home

Saturday Art Club

Saturday 20th June, All Day. FREE. Recommended for 4 – 11 years and the whole family.

Join in Saturday Art Club at Home led by Platform in Glasgow. These weekly activities have been made with our Saturday Art clubbers in mind, who are aged from 4 – 11 years old. However they are available for everyone to access and for all ages to get involved. It’s definitely more fun that way.

Everyone can join in – you don’t just have to be a kid to get crafty.

6. Practice your colouring

 

FREE. Recommended for ages: 1 – 12 years.

Colouring pencils at the ready! Discover a range of Tower Bridge and River Thames themed dot-to-dot and colouring sheets. Completing dot to dot pictures and colouring sheets are a great way for people of all ages to relax, and for younger children to practice their counting and pencils skills!

Download your sheet.

7. Join a shared reading session

Great Get Together

Friday 19th June, All Day. FREE. Recommended for ages: 8 – 12 years and adults.

The Great Get Together are hosting WellRead Digital Reading Rooms. Join in online and take part in a shared reading session listening to stories and having a chat together. 

Book your session.

8. Learn to breakdance!

Breakdance

Thursday 18th June, 11.00am – 12.30pm. FREE.

Join Arts Connection for a 90 minute online breakdance workshop for intermediates.

Explore and experiment with the foundation of this art form. Deconstruct and reassemble Top Rocks, Get Downs, Foot Works, Swan Dives, Worm, the Backspin and Freezes!

Sign up for the class.

9. Take part in a Family Fitness Session

Family Fitness Session

Every Thursday and Friday. £7.00 – £10.00. Recommended for the whole family!

FTM Dance Family Fitness sessions are available for children, young people and adults with disabilities, medical needs and/or additional needs and their families. The sessions will include cardio warm-ups, fun Zumba and soca routines as well as fun family activities and tasks. Bringing families and communities together for an hour of family fitness fun.

Sign up and get the whole family moving!

10. Craft colourful flowers and plants from paper


Plants and flowers

FREE. Recommended for ages: 2 - 14 and adults. From CAST.

Lucy Grant from CAST Cornwall invites you to take a look in your garden or out in the wild, what different shaped leaves and petals can you see? What interesting different materials could you find around the house to make a plant or flower? Can you think of some other ways of making a plant? How much variety can you get into your homemade garden?!

There are no strict instructions and there is no right or wrong – just ideas, materials and imagination – and hopefully new skills and patience learned along the way.

For inspiration you can watch her animated example and try it out for yourself!

Check out our activity library and online-event listings for even more ways to get creative at home.

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