Below are some other fun ideas for you to get involved in. We will keep an eye out for other fun activities that have been shared and include them too…

Colouring in alphabet sheets

Alan Birch who does a lot of the charity’s illustrations thought as he had time to spare at the moment he would put together some of his illustrations. He has kindly donated these alphabet sheets for the children to colour in.

All images are copyrighted to Alan Birch Studios.

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Dragon colouring in sheets

Alan has also kindly donated these dragon illustrations for the children to colour in.

All images are copyrighted to Alan Birch Studios.

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Toilet roll knitting

Toilet Roll Knitting, also known as french knitting, is a fun and easy activity and great way to learn the basics of knitting. In the link below, you’ll learn how to make a cardboard knitting loom from a toilet roll, how to knit on the loom and how to cast off your stitches to finish your project.

Happy Hooligans toilet roll knitting

Cloud dough

Cloud dough is the perfect dough for good, messy, sensory fun! It’s easy to make, moldable, and has a wonderful texture to it that kids cannot resist. And it uses only two ingredients!

Babble Dabble Do cloud dough

DIY dinosaur fossils

This easy dinosaur craft lets kids make dinosaur “fossils” from a simple salt dough recipe with a little twist to make them look old. 

Make Life Lovely – DIY dinosaur fossils

Half and half gardens

Activity idea for everyone to get outside more (or for a balcony/window ledge) buy seeds now and start growing ‘Half and Half Gardens’ – half flowers, half veg. Doesn’t matter what size it is but then the children need to look after it daily. They can share their progress/photos and hopefully there will be some lovely blooms/produce. There’s some easier veg which doesn’t take much expertise. Will teach them key skills, nurturing and maybe even contribute to what they eat later on.

Caterpillar kit

This one isn’t free and it takes a few weeks but you see the whole life cycle, and then when you eventually get butterflies you can set them free.  The children will love it!

The can be purchased online from various places – just type in ‘Caterpillar kit’ in your search engine.

Cosmic Kids yoga

Cosmic Kids feature loads of free guided kids yoga sessions. They’re generally themed and they have all sorts – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Frozen, Minecraft!

Cosmic Kids Yoga

 

David Walliams free audio books

David Walliams is releasing free audio books every day for the next month!

World of David Walliams

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