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Mid Sussex Play Days at Home
Mid Sussex District Council will be running a FREE online programme "Play Days at Home" available each day Monday to Friday from 11am for under 10s. This will run for 6 weeks throughout the school summer holidays starting on Monday 20th July and finishing on Friday 28th August.
Children are invited to join the "Play Days at Home Club" where there will be a mixture of activities and entertainers available online. This programme will be introduced every day by Tomfoolery and will include circus skills and shows, puppet shows, songs and activities, recycled art, recycling challenges and quizzes, sports and keep fit activities and outdoor activities.
We would also like to receive photos of artwork, activities etc. which will be shared online by Tomfoolery during the weeks. Each week Tomfoolery will choose his favourite and a £10 voucher will go to them.
And for the over 10s there will also be once a week a 1-hour programme which will include DJ-ing, Karaoke, online party, Urban art workshops and street dance. Again, please register to receive details of what is happening when.
- Use Plastic bottles as planters!
- Fabric Scraps and Bottle Top Art
- Make Heart Decorations From a Cereal Box
- Make a Colourful Bracelet
- Eco Art is FREE art
- Garden Mobile from Waste
- Make a Recycled Hanging Plant Holder from a Plastic Litre Bottle
- Make your own Jigsaw Puzzle
- Newspaper and Toilet Roll Seed Pots
- How to make the Re TAG
- Drawing of origami book mark
Activities can be found in the Facebook group 'Family lockdown tips and ideas'
Indoor activities from scouts
Work towards your blue peter badges
Some of these activities for children are more environmentally conscious
Crafty activities for children
Early years activities that support children in their different stages of development
Help get children to think about water pollution with this activity. The first activity requires glasses/ jars, water from various sources and filter paper. The second requires tap water, food colouring and a glass. Suitable for an adult and a child to work on together.
The RSPB have put together some crafty activities that can encourage the flora and fauna in your garden at home
The Sussex Wildlife Trust have activity sheets for you to download and print off
Recipes, gardening and upcycling activities from Greenpeace
Instead of buying bottled drinks, make your own at home with these healthy water based ‘cocktail’ recipes from Refill, a scheme committed to reducing the use of single-use plastics. https://refill.org.uk/tappy-hour/
SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Resources
Activities designed for interactive whiteboards but can be completed on a computer at home
Educational resources for kids from National Geographic
Free printable worksheets and activities
Free resources for Primary School Aged Children
Get moving while you learn with BBC Supermovers
An interactive combination of science and history suitable for secondary school aged children
Printable guide where you can make notes and understand how to support your child’s development in their early years
For parents and carers: Play in crisis – helps with how to manage the impact of coronavirus
A treasure hunt you can take part in from anywhere, and it’s free! You need to download the app to join in https://www.geocaching.com/play
Workouts for kids from Jumpstart Jonny https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
Get Kids Moving - https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness/videos links to workouts that involve superhero themes that can be done indoors
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation from Cosmic Kids Yoga - designed specially for kids aged three and above. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Partnering with Disney, This Girl Can has captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/
Change4Life has created some Disney-themed indoor games and activities that are ‘bundles of fun and will get the kids moving’.
It also has lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active indoors, including a seated version of a classic obstacle race.
Active Sussex have put together a table of resources ‘Primary School Active at Home Resources ‘ with links to curriculum linked activities
Community Engagement and Events Officer