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Fun and Creative Home Learning Ideas

Fun and Creative Home Learning Ideas

  • Rock painting: grab some small rocks or pebbles next time you go out for a walk and paint them as animals to create pet rocks!
  • Photo cut-outs: Print off any picture and cut it in half using zigzag lines. Stick onto a plain sheet of paper and challenge your child to complete the picture.
  • Copy the masters: Challenge children to replicate the art of artists. Check out the art of Piet Mondrian or Kandinsky for younger artists.
  • Still life: plop an apple, a vase, a glass or a flower in front of them and challenge children to draw what they see. As an extra challenge, ask them to paint it using just one colour, such as using different shades of red.
  • Squiggle art: draw a small squiggle on a sheet of paper using curvy or straight lines. Challenge your child to then turn the squiggle into a drawing. You might be surprised at the masterpieces that can be developed from these simple squiggles!
  • Treasure hunts: Hide a variety of challenges or calculations around the house. Children have to find and solve each one to get a prize.
  • Make a board game: Challenge your child to make their own board game, such as their own version of snakes and ladders, or a quiz game using a subject they are very familiar with.
  • Create puzzles: Ask your child to create a Maths puzzle or secret code to email to a friend. Can they crack the code?
  • Turn the tables: Invite your child to be the teacher and teach you something you don’t know!
  • Bug hotel: Create a bug hotel in your garden.
  • Obstacle course: Create a obstacle course in your garden and time yourself - repeat to try and beat your time. Challenge your family members to beat your personal best (PB) time!
  • Planting: Plant a flower and observe this over time (document the changes week by week)
  • Postcard: Send a postcard to a grandparent or someone you have missed during this time.
  • Keeping active: Go on daily walks around your area or cycle!
  • Film time: Watch a film, pick your favorite character, sketch them and write up a character study of them.
  • Novel time: discuss which book you would like to be made into a film and why?
  • Play dough: Make your own play dough and make a model of an animal/creature (plain flour, vegetable oil, salt, warm water and food coloring – optional.
  • Shoelaces: Learn to tie shoelaces.
  • Time: Learn to tell the time.
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