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Easter Holiday Activities

All of the staff at Eastern Green hope that you enjoy having a go at the following tasks during the Easter Holidays. You can complete as many as you like. Have fun! 

 

Build a Den

Find some thick, long sticks and challenge yourself to create your own shelter, either by leaning them up against a tree, or by lashing them together with string at the top for a tipi-style den. You could take an old sheet out with you to give your den building cover.

 

Flower Painting

During your daily exercise outside, take a photograph of a flower that you come across. When you get home, paint a picture of your flower. Think carefully about the colours, size, and detail that you can include. You may want to challenge yourself to paint your flower from different viewpoints too! If you have no paint, create a drawing of it using pencil and crayons instead.

 

Board Game

Using bits and pieces from around the house, use your imagination to create a new board game that you can then play with your family. Be as creative as you can! You may want to create a new version of ‘Monopoly’ or perhaps a twist on the game ‘Snakes and Ladders’. 

 

Easter Baking

Get creative in the kitchen and create some Easter goodies for you and your family to enjoy.

Follow the link below to give you some ideas: 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/fun-easter-projects-kids

 

Easter Egg Design

Design your own Easter Egg using a sheet of paper! Design its packaging using vibrant colours and write a description of the flavour of your egg for example, My egg is filled with pink marshmallows and toffee sauce. The chocolate egg is white chocolate that contains biscuit pieces.

 

Design and complete an Easter egg / treasure hunt

Make up clues and write these on individual pieces of paper/card, for example, I keep things cold and when open I light up (fridge), I am soft and help to keep you comfortable while you watch tv (sofa). Then place your clues in the correct hiding places. Each clue will take the player onto the next clue and ultimately to an Easter egg or prize at the end.  If you’re feeling generous you could leave a mini Easter egg or treat with each clue along the way.

 

Take a virtual trip to the British Museum in London

Use this link to explore historical artefacts stored in the British Museum:  https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Use your chronological knowledge to find artefacts in a specific period of History or explore artefacts in different continents over different periods of time. You could create a fact file about your favourite one and what you have found out about it. 

 

Birdwatch

Spend some time in your garden and see which birds you can spot. There are several birds that can be seen either in your garden or in sky. Below is a link that could help you identify the birds that are most seen:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/birds-to-look-out-for/

If you see any birds which you cannot identify, this link may help you:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/

 

Weather Station

Build your own weather station using the instructions at the bottom. Place it in your garden and record the weather over the next week. You can record the wind direction, amount of rain, temperature and what the weather was like.

TOP TIP: most smart phones have a compass on to help you make your wind vane.

 

Body Beats

Complete a 'Body Beats' online tutorial via YouTube. Follow the video to allow your body to become percussion. Work with other people in your house - can you make your own musical piece and record it? There are many tutorials online but here is the first one to get you started:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4mZhv9HS-g&list=UU-iOnF1dIM8eagPO05SMnRQ&index=8

 

Make your own skittles game

Collect some plastic drinks bottles and fill them with different amounts of water. They can all be the same size or different, it's up to you! If you wish you can paint your skittles, or stick a number on the front to allow you to score your game. Line them up, grab a ball and have fun trying to see who can score the most points in every go. 

 

Photography

Using whatever technology you have available, have a go at taking portraits of people in your family or landscape images from your garden. Play around with filters, including black and white. Zoom in on different features to see what effects you can create. Select your favourite image and have a go at recreating it in another way. Can you create your own version using just a pencil and paper, a collage, felt tips...? 

 

Create a time capsule

Create your own time capsule - this could be something simple which you hide away. You can decide how long you want to hide it for, who should open it and what to include. 

Here are some ideas to help you:  

-an information sheet including the date, your height, your friends, your favourite things, hobbies...

-trace around your hand on a blank page, decorate it and write the date

-take some photos of your house, room, garden, pet etc

-write a letter to your future self 

 

2020 isolation memory task

Write a letter to yourself about how different life is at the moment. Explain why you are at home so much, why you don’t have a proper Easter holidays, how it is making you feel, what you are missing and who you are missing. Give it to a grown up to keep safe. They could hold onto it and then one day in the future, maybe when you turn 18 or in 10 years time, they could give it back to you and you will look back on this strange time. 

 

Create a quiz

You could create a quiz about a topic of your choice or even about your own family. You can make up a set of questions and then you could decide how to challenge your family members. You could ask them all to complete the questions and the best score wins, or you could do a point for the first person to answer. It’s up to you! Maybe you could even use some technology to quiz a family member you can’t see at the moment?

 

Scavenger hunt

Organise a scavenger hunt for the whole family to take part in. You could complete it together, work in teams or all against each other. This could be inside or outside depending on the weather. There are lots of ideas online and on Pinterest or you could create your own. Here are some ideas:

  • Find items for every letter of the alphabet (inside or outside)
  • An Easter scavenger hunt: items that spell out the word Easter or yellow objects or a scavenger hunt to find your Easter eggs.
  • A garden scavenger hunt: Find 3 different leaves, a rock, a bird etc
  • Indoor scavenger hunt: A red sock, a fork, a safety pin, a candle etc
  • A toy scavenger hunt: A toy that makes a noise, a plastic toy, a toy you could build something with etc
  • A number scavenger hunt: 1 jumper, 2 socks, 3 biscuits, 4 pillows/cushions etc
  • A rainbow scavenger hunt- Find an object for every colour of the rainbow

https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/scavenger-hunts-for-kids

https://buggyandbuddy.com/outdoor-scavenger-hunt-kids-free-printable

https://www.thriftynorthwestmom.com/indoor-scavenger-hunt-for-kids-free-printable/

 

Andy Goldsworthy art

Collect natural objects either from your garden or whilst your out on a walk and work together to create some art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Take some photos and share theses with your teachers. The good thing about this art is when you take it apart you can make another piece using all of the items you found. There are lots of examples of his work online.

             

A wish jar/container

Collect a jar or container and spend some time writing down things that you wish you could be doing right now. You could decorate them with pictures and research them for extra information on the Internet. Collect them all in the container together and then when you have finished seal it up until this is all over. Then you have a lots of lots of things to look forward to. You could pick them out one by one. 

 

Family tree

Get in touch with your family, talk to them about their relatives and see how much you can find out. Who had interesting jobs? Who had lots of children? Who lived in the most interesting place? The create a family tree.

 

Heart Design

Make a heart to show your love for the NHS and Key Workers. This could be made from salt dough, pebbles form the garden, bread or anything else you can think of.

 

Rainbow Design

Rainbows are a sign of hope. Draw or paint a rainbow and display it in your window. Already have a rainbow? Get inventive and find a different way to produce this colourful symbol. Could you make a rainbow out of materials/objects? 

 

NHS Interview

Interview somebody who has used the NHS. This could be somebody in your household or you could call a family member. What do they want to thank our NHS for?


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