Boredom Busting Activity Pack
Acorns, our local Children's Hospice, has created a boredom busting pack to help keep everyone entertained at home. It's full of fun ideas for the whole family to get involved in. Whether you’re looking for activities for kids, virtual lunch break ideas with friends and colleagues or ways to pass the time, there's something for everyone. You can download the pack here.
Raring2go! Summer magazine
To support our local schools and families, Raring2go! have produced a digital version of the Summer magazine Raring2go! Hereford and Worcester. It has lots of craft activities, a kids zone, recipes, and local information about events, activities and places to go. You can view it here or just go on their website and localise to Hereford or Worcester. The link is also on the school website here.
The content supports learning, education and fun. For example, they are promoting our libraries summer reading challenge (see page 12) and encouraging children’s writing with their Roving Reporters section (see page 14).
Drowning Prevention Week 12th - 19th June 2020
The Canals and Rivers Trust has produced a fantastic set of Water Safety resources full of information, posters, video and games designed to actively engage children in learning about water safety. The bundle can be used to deliver messages about enjoying water safely during Drowning Prevention Week (12-19 June), throughout the summer, or all-year-round. You can access the home learning resources by clicking here.
Worcestershire Digital Library online resources
30th April 2020 #FaithAtHome
The Church of England has launched #FaithAtHome. It offers people of all ages and faith backgrounds a chance to pause, think and reflect, and to rebuild lost habits of prayer and faithful reflection in the home. The first videos can be accessed at www.churchofengland.org/faithathome
Yesterday saw the first assembly from the new Oak National Academy featuring The Archbishop of Canterbury talking about 'hope'. The video can be viewed here.
Family Learning (Libraries & Learning, Worcestershire County Council)
Family Learning have designed some ONLINE short courses for families to do together that are all FREE for every single parent.
- The link to book onto each course is under each description – please click on the link to book your place.
- Each course will email you a 30 minute fun video each day for you to watch with your children and do the activities in your own time.
- A tutor will email you throughout the course to support you, help you with the activities and look at your end results.
Book and Cook Family Activity Week Online starts Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May
otivational Monday - Making a rainbow from any ingredients you have at home from tomatoes to cherries to peas! Ring an isolated relative and read them a book and make a rainbow in your house or garden. Tech Tuesday - Harry Potter chocolate melting (using up your left over Easter Eggs) and some Harry Potter activities. Work it out Wednesday - Making Pizza (bread roll, slice of bread, pizza base and using up beans, tins of tomatoes, sweetcorn, etc) and then writing your own Pizza cook book. Theory Thursday - Where's Wally book and making your own biscuits (flour, sugar and butter) and anything red and white to decorate them. Hiding your Wally Biscuits around the house for family to find. Feedback Friday - Making a book of all the different cooking things you tried this week to take back into school to show your teacher and class.
5 days of Family Fun online starts Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May
Motivation Monday - Flower Pressing and card making using flowers from your garden or local walk and books as the press and turning them into cards or pictures to show or post to people. Tech Tuesday - Sock puppets from old socks at home and anything you can find at home to decorate. Working it out Wednesday - garden pots using recycled drink bottles and yoghurt pots and painting with water in your garden. Theory Thursday - using cereal, pasta or dried fruit etc to thread into necklaces or jewellery. Feedback Friday - Stick food using cocktail sticks or kebab sticks or similar make your own kebabs from fruit and veg in your home or any sweets you can find.
High School Family Crafts Online starts Monday 18th – Friday 22nd May
This is a 5 session online course for parents and teenagers to learn new crafts together. This course will be given to you to complete in your own time over the course of a week with 5 activities including: 1) Friendship Bracelets with wool or string 2) Flower braided bracelets using wool or string 3) Painted salt dough earrings 4) painted salt dough necklace and 5) Safety Pin Jewellery.