Inspired By You
Want more ideas?
Your children are all so amazingly creative and have never failed to astound us with their ingenuity this year so I’m sure they’ll have lots of ideas for things to do. However, we all need some inspiration from time-to-time. There are loads of great and free ideas and opportunities on the internet at the moment so we’ve curated a few of our favourites that we thought your children would enjoy.
These websites are intended to be viewed together as a family as many of them require accessing social media channels or video sharing. Remember your child should not be left on the internet unsupervised. If you would like support on keeping your child safe online please see: http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/keeping-young-children-safe-online and www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Mud Pie Arts have launched 'Cloud Tales.' on their website: www.mudpiearts.co.uk/cloud-tales
Every Monday and Thursday they record a story inspired by a cloud that has floated over York that morning. Only, each tale will be missing an ending (clouds do have a habit of drifting off!) Can you decide how the story ends? You can draw, make, say or write their story endings. Why not send them to us using Evidence.Me or our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
They have chosen to post voice recordings as they think this encourages the imagination to create more vivid pictures!
Cosmic Kid’s Yoga runs sessions themed around your favourite things, such as Frozen, Moana and Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
PE with Mr P is sharing 5-10 minute PE style games to play as a family on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgNTIPdxikGiJRU0ASrIY5Q Daily at 12noon.
Joe Wicks is doing daily PE sessions on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing is doing dance classes for kids. They are live every day at 11.30am on her Facebook Page. She’s also got a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape
MamaTribe, on Facebook, have a range of free live classes including Monday at 11am Kid’s Yoga, Tuesday at 2pm Kid’s Ballet, Thursday at 2pm Kid’s Musical Dots and Saturday at 4pm Froggle Kid’s House Party.
Why not make up your own games.
A bit of fun
Spread the Happiness YouTube Channel
Shonette is the inspiration behind the Dough Disco. She’s live at 9.30am to ‘Go to the Dough Disco’ and 1pm for a play based story challenge. She’s larger than life… you have been warned!
Have you drawn a rainbow for your window yet? Why not make a ‘thank you’ poster for the postmen and waste disposal teams?
Make your own playdough: https://theimaginationtree.com/play-dough/
Or why not try salt dough: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-salt-dough-recipe
Bake or cook together. The Kid’s Kitchen are offering a free cook-a-long session on Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday at 10am.
Get in Role
Why not set up a shop… a toy shop, food shop, playdough cake stall?
Act out your favourite story.
Get Relaxed - Storytime
Read along with these stories: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
Read them yourself stories: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page#
https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks (Phase 2: pink; phase 3: red; phase 4: yellow)
Sit back and enjoy stories:
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?fbclid=IwAR27QmFPo03zcqzJYk-kNWHC46HcGeq9QmYYHN3RmRJnrcFJasJ3i6BEnZM