10 Creative Activities for Kids and Families At Home This Week
- 15 June 2020
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.
2. Learn dishes from around the world
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.
3. Learn the foundations of acting and 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.
4. Donkey Dots with the Musical Balloon Band
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.
5. Take part in Saturday Art Club at Home
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.
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!
7. Join a shared reading session
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.
8. Learn to 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!
9. Take part in a 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.
10. Craft colourful flowers and plants from paper
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!