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Fun at home

There are so many great things you can do at home! Whilst we want you to keep going with your learning, this is a great opportunity to learn new skills, try something different, pursue hobbies and enjoy having fun as a family. Here are just a few ideas to help:

 

Ideas for nature play

Play England have put together a variety of activities to help children engage with nature and the natural environment through play. Have a look at the link here:

http://www.playengland.org.uk/resource/nature-play-activity-recipes/

 

Virtual Tours

Some places to 'visit' from the comfort of your own home!

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/

https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/webcams

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/iss-tour-with-tim-peake/

 

The Great Indoors

A variety of activities recommended by Scouts. Although they are designed to count towards Cubs and Scouts awards, they are fun for anyone!

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

Orienteering at South Hill Park

If you would like to try some orienteering activities at South Hill Park, there are printable sheets available here: https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside/outdoor-activities/orienteering/orienteering-south-hill-park

 

Minecraft

For Minecraft fans, there are some new free resources and games that are creative and fun!

https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace-

https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/marketplace/education

 

Harry Potter

If you love Harry Potter, why not try this Hogwarts mystery challenge?

https://wizardsunitehub.info/general/quarantine-with-hogwarts-mystery/

 

Mindfulness Activities

CBeebies have launched a new Mindfulness section on their Go Explore app (available for free) that provides three daily activities to encourage focus, calm and creativity. The voice is provided by Stephen Fry.

Activities to print

Fancy completing a COVID-19 time capsule or doing some colouring to thank our NHS and key workers? You can print from the links below:

Pen and paper games

Have a look at some of these traditional pen and paper games - perfect for a day inside!

https://www.playworks.org/resource/fun-paper-and-pencil-games-to-play/

 

100 things to do indoors

How about trying some of these and then send a photo to Learning@thepinesschool.org.uk to show us what you have achieved!

Lego Challenge

Love Lego? Why not try one of these challenges - or perhaps all 30?! We'd love to see photos of what you make!

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