Fun Challenges to do at Home
Have a look at this mental well-being leaflet with links to useful activity websites that you can use. There is more information for children and adults on their website http://peelinstitute.org.uk/free-mind-health-resources
Some other activities that you could try out:
- Make an instrument
- Make slime
- Find an object for each letter of the alphabet
- Help to write the shopping list
- Tell stories to your toys- or put on a play with them
- Learn to fold your clothes
- Help to organise the cupboards
- Play 'Kim's Game' (memory game)
- Go onto the 'Gonoodle' website and try out an active video
- Watch a live video of David Walliams
- Watch Michel Rosen reading his poems and books
- or another author reading their books
- Have a paper aeroplane competition. Compare different designs and see how well they fly and land.
- Create a family tree together, to explore the different branches of your family and their generations. Print out photos of each person and stick them on.
- Make a set of bookmarks to encourage reading.
- Use insulating or masking tape to create a road map on your floor. Drive toy cars around your imaginary town and use other toys as landmarks and local characters.
- Challenge your child to create an artistic collage – cut out from magazines and catalogues, use stickers and paint to bring it to life. If you have an empty picture frame it can go on their wall.
- Raid the garden or park for decent sized stones and do some rock paintings.
- Choose a song for a choreography challenge. Work together to create a funky dance and see if you can remember it all!
- The floor is lava. Even older children are obsessed with this game. Put cushions and tea towels on the floor to help you make your way around the room without touching the floor.
- Musical bumps or statues. The perfect opportunity to revive these favourite party games.
- Fun circuit training. Draw pictures of different activities and place them around the room – or all over the house. The children need to visit each picture and do the activity – e.g. hop on one leg 10 times, do 10 star jumps, 10 squats, 2 roly-polies etc. See how many circuits they can manage.
- Make natural art- Collect fallen leaves, petals and sticks and use them to make a picture or sculpture.
- Have a picnic- it can be outdoors in a garden or indoors on the living room floor instead!
- Make potato stamps.
- Make salt dough decorations
- Make play dough
- Make a rain stick
Make giant bubbles and a homemade bubble wand
We also asked the Year 1 children what they would like to do to show kindness at home, below is the list they made
Help with housework
Play football in the garden
Make a big picture together
Play a game- puzzles, board games, Lego, blocks
Help with shopping
Do nice things for your parents