You will need:
2 x paper plates (or you could cut circles from a cardboard box)
4 x lolly sticks or similar
1 x balloon
Felt tips / Sharpies / Paint
I like the idea of a relatively safe (just watch the ornaments) indoor tennis game. I also like the fact you can be as creative as you like with your rackets. You also might need to eat a few lollies before tackling this project.
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I have such fond memories of kite building and then flying kites with my dad. Why don’t you give it a try over the Easter holidays. Beware Dads can be quite competitive!
There are lots of ideas online for how to make a kite from using paper to bin bags.
The kite made from drinking straws looks fun. I have quite a few straws at home (left over from before I switched to reusable straws) this would be a fun way to use some of them up. And I have tissue paper on the way to me for creating and Elmer.
The pasta kites look fun too if you have any pasta to spare.
Have fun, please be very careful about where you choose to fly your kite, check for cables overhead before you launch your creation! And don’t forget to send photographs.
Perhaps (with Mr Langford’s consent) we can have a kite flying afternoon when we are back at school to show off our creations.
I asked Mrs Rowe what would be the first thing she would do when the lockdown ends and she told me about a great idea.
You will need a jar and paper and a pen(cil)
It’s likely that during this period of isolation we will have lots of moments thinking of things that we would love to be doing right now but for obvious reasons it would not be safe or sensible (or legal) to do so. However, every time you think of something all you do is write it down on your piece of paper and pop it in the jar. Then when the restrictions are lifted you can work your way through all your wishes.
It might be:
- Your birthday party (postponed due to isolation)
- A walk to the sweet shop
- A visit to Grandma
- A day at the seaside
- A trip to the cinema
- A walk in the park
- A get together with friends
- A picnic
Top of my list (after seeing all my family again) will be a visit to Llandudno – goat spotting 🙂
Thank you Mrs Rowe, what a lovely idea and positive planning for when life returns to normal – which it will!
Now this looks fun, I think I’m going to try this myself (just need to find myself a superhero if all else fails I shall try floating farm animals – of the toy kind!)
There are loads of great Easter inspired experiments under the Holiday Science section too. I’m definitely having a go at this one and my reward when complete will be a Creme Egg!
I would love to see your Elmers made from milk cartons. I spotted these pictures this morning, do send photographs of your own. If you don’t have tissue paper you could mix PVA glue with paint which would allow you to paint straight on to the milk carton.
They are then asking to be used in a game of Elmer Croquet!
A virtual ‘hands on’ experience with one of the best!Some of our older pupils will remember visits from Mo (Animals in Hands) the ex zookeeper, well here he is introducing his animals via YouTube. Why not subscribe to his page and find out lots of interesting facts about his animals? Starting with Charlie (click the link to find out what Charlie is). Hopefully it won’t be too long before Mo visits us again!
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Are you a little bit worried your children will eat everything in the house on day one?
i love this idea, however might be tempted to put the prices up (unless you are not feeding your children meals)
Are your children constantly asking for a snack? Why not set up a tuck shop and give your child a daily allowance (suggested £1) to spend. The children have to go to the tuck shop with their real money and pay for it. Get them to check their change too, a great way to sneak in some maths and learn life skills.
All credit for this to a lovely lady on Facebook!