School Holiday Arts and Crafts
Enjoy these fun printables from our friends at Cleverpatch. Fold this Exercise Chatterbox(PDF, 46KB) to keep fit and healthy; make a Holiday Bucket List(PDF, 154KB) and enjoy some fun Winter Activities(PDF, 103KB).
General Craft Ideas
Make a pom pom from following this You Tube video. Younger children may need help with scissors. Suitable for kids aged 5 plus.
This easy to follow video from makes and takes shows you how to make a dream-catcher with items most people would have at home. Suitable for kids aged 10 plus.
Turn those spare toilet rolls into an art project! Build these Bluey & Bingo Tube Toys(PDF, 3MB) at home.
Bring life back to an old pair of socks by making your own animal sock puppet using simple craft materials. No sewing required! Put on a puppet show or share a picture of your creation on Facebook or Instagram with the tag #createexploreplay.
Colouring and Drawing
Picture book author Mo Willems, encourages kids to draw along with him with these daily You Tube videos.
Use those autumn leaves in your garden to make a pretty autumn leaf picture(PDF, 478KB).
Kids Art Hub
Crafty ideas that will inspire you to cut, paste and design your way to your own piece of art at home. Watch our Kids Art Hub videos on Facebook.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
We have put together step-by-step instructions for a few projects that will provide you with a basic overview of the Scratch coding program, show you some basics, and most importantly make a cool thing to show off!
Lego® Builders at HOME
Each week we will post a Lego® Challenge for you to complete at home. Post your coolest design to our social media and add #createexploreplay or email it to us at email@example.com.
Challenge week beginning 29 June - Sports(PDF, 619KB)
Challenge week beginning 6 July - Art(PDF, 999KB)
Enjoy some simple recipe ideas(PDF, 287KB) for getting the kids into the kitchen and engaged with healthy food eating.