- Learn how to knit – watch an online video, find lots of free knitting patterns on craft sites and yarn suppliers sites, try lovecrafts or hobbycraft for inspiration.
- Delve into the dressing up box and charity bag to make a Scarecrow for your front garden so that people on their daily walk can admire it. Change its clothes every few days, make it a celebrity or a character from a book. Keep it fun!
- Let the kids set up a Master Chef contest at meal time, let them do some adventurous cooking and then present it in an artistic way as a Master Chef and then serve it to parents like a very posh restaurant. They can design their own menu cards too.
- Design some revolting recipes, see the Roald Dahl Revolting Recipes website here
- Create your own television show! Use props from around the house and get parents to film it, maybe devise a new game show with Mum or Dad as the contestant.
- Make a self-portrait instead of a selfie! Use paints, felt tips, collage or paper mache.
- Use up food don’t let it go to waste, budding chefs can think up some new recipes, try out new food tastes and let the family guess what the ingredients are and give you marks out of ten.
- Make a paper mache mask with torn up bits of magazine paper or any junk mail that arrives, use old wallpaper past and use an old plastic milk bottle as a support mould. Check out online video instructions, just enter ‘paper mache mask’.
- Dig out the old playing cards for a game of rummy or try learning new ones at https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/card-games
- Send pictures of your artwork to The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire and get them published on the online gallery at https://hepworthwakefield.org/your-gallery/
- Take The Hepworth Gallery Art Challenges at https://hepworthwakefield.org/thwcreates-challenge/
- Learn some new drawing techniques such as perspective, figures, movement, faces, cartoons. Try this online video for starters
- Devise a game for younger siblings and let younger siblings devise a game for teens
- Use up food don’t let it go to waste, budding chefs can think up some new recipes, try out new food tastes and let the family guess what the ingrediets are and give you marks out of ten.
- Make a sundial out of cardboard. Take it into the garden and see how the shadow changes position.
- Learn to play chess, if you haven ‘t got a set try the online games at https://www.chesskid.com
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