Welcome to our Fun Friday Challenges!
You have worked so hard this half term that we all thought you would enjoy doing some fun things for the last day before our half term holidays. Some will be the same as other classes so that siblings can do them together if you wish. I have included some others and some you may have done before. You can choose what you and your family would like to do and do it whenever you want. I hope you enjoy!!
I have an extra activity for you on our
*** Google Classroom meet this morning at 9.30am ***
Friday Fun Challenges
Make some noise!!!
At 11.45am we will be gathering outside to make some noise to gather our school community together. So go outside and take something to make a noise. We will be doing it in school and hopefully you will join in too.
- Lego Challenge:
If your house is anything like mine, you’ll have thousands of bits of Lego not in their sets anymore. Your Lego Challenge is to build some amazing Lego creations using your random pieces. The website below has instructions for some amazing things. I’m really sorry about the name of the website – it’s certainly not just for boys. However, the ideas are great. You can choose from things like: Lego Marble Run; Lego Spinning Tops; Rubber Band powered Lego Car; Lego Catapult and Lego Lock and Key Safe. Remember to send me a picture of your creations!
- Snuggle up with a Book:
Take some time to relax with some reading material. Get comfy and snuggly and spend some time reading your own book. If you’ve not got one on the go, try and start one and challenge yourself to read some each day over the half term break. Remember to record your daily reading in your planner.
Check what ingredients you’ve got at home and have a go at baking something that you and your family can enjoy over the weekend. Here’s my favourite Millie’s Cookies recipe that I make a lot.
You could try these or choose anything else that takes your fancy and that you’ve got the right ingredients for. Here’s another link to a really simple fairy cake recipe:
Good luck and remember to share your baking creations with me!
- Let’s Get Physical:
Make some time today for some physical exercise – we all know how important it is for our bodies and minds. I know you all enjoy different things so here are some ideas for you to choose from (alternatively, choose an idea of your own):
- Go for a walk, jog or bike ride (make sure you’re safe by going with someone else and remember your road safety)
- Do a Joe Wicks PE lesson or HIIT workout
- Find a relaxing Yoga tutorial like this one on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBu-pQG6sTY&list=RDCMUCFKE7WVJfvaHW5q283SxchA&index=5&safe=active
- Join in with Fitness Marshall doing some of the dances you love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek3BH94tBcU&safe=active
- Access and do some of your favourite PE challenges from Mr Garvey on the blog
- Chill out with a film:
Take some time to relax and watch your favourite film or maybe something new that you’ve been wanting to watch. We all need some down time! Enjoy! Let me know any good film recommendations.
Join the world’s largest treasure hunt! Access the website below to find out more about Geocaching. It’s a really fun activity to do when you’re out walking. You can download the free app which will show you plenty of caches in your local area that you can search for. If you and your family really enjoy it, then you might choose to pay for the annual subscription but there’s plenty to be getting on with that are totally free. Remember to keep safe by going Geocaching with someone else and take your hand gel with you so you can sanitise after handling the caches. Let me know how you get on!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day so for a RAOK (Randon Act of Kindness), enjoy getting crafty and making a Valentine’s card. This does not have to be for a romantic reason. Think about someone in your local area who is perhaps feeling isolated or lonely at the moment. Once your card is finished you could post it through their door as a really lovely surprise that will brighten up their day!
- Get Arty:
Spend some time doing something arty today. I’ve shared a few ideas below. The first one is to make a salt dough creation – the video is one that I filmed for Willow Class during last year’s lockdown but it gives you the general idea of what you can make with salt dough. There’s also a link to the salt dough instructions
- Decoupageor découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto it. Commonly, an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from other types of paper such as napkins but you can decoupage onto almost any surface (make sure you ask permission before you decoupage onto anything from home. For todays, project, perhaps you could decoupage onto a shoe box.
Here’s a link to a really clear decoupage tutorial:
Don’t worry if you’ve not got the right sort of glue at home. Here’s another link to show you how to make a simple, home-made glue using four and water:
I love to decoupage. These are some of my more recent creations:
- Finger Knitting – Now this we tried last week on our regular Friday challenge slot. If you didn’t get chance to try it then why not give it a go now? I have included some links to youtube video tutorials for you. Try and encourage your family members to join in too. Start simple and before you know it you’ll be creating all sorts. Why not try this finger knitted snake!!
- Origami – Why not have a go at origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.
Here are a few tutuorials for making different things such as
Mini envelopes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ERT6LXSQVI
Butterflies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZdO2e8K29o
Lotus Flower – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWsL-_pgmTc
There are many other animals/objects on Youtube to try.
- Make a picnic for your family. I know we can’t all get out and about but how about trying to make a picnic up for you, your siblings or even your whole family. You can decide the menu and then make it all yourself. Then you get to sit with the people you love and enjoy your little feast!
- Play a board game. Gather the family to play a board or card game. In our house a good game of monopoly, boggle, trivial pursuit or scrabble usually ensures we have lots of fun. Get everyone involved.
- Make a picture. Why not create a picture using only items found outside in nature. You could recreate a book cover of your choice or maybe a self portrait! You could use leaves, sticks, pebbles or anything you have found in nature. Please don’t pick any flowers or leaves from trees, it’s only what has already fallen.
Here are a couple of ideas
I hope you enjoy doing some of these either today, tomorrow or over the half term holidays.
Here are the above activities on a document if you wish to print it out. Friday Fun Challenges
Remember to share your creations with me!
Love, Mrs Graham. 🥰🌈🌷🦉🤸♀️🎵🍫🧁