Top 10 creative activities to do at home…
With most schools now closed and many parents facing the prospect of keeping their children entertained at home, our fantastic Education team have put together this list of fun, creative activities that families can do at home!
RECREATE A SCENE FROM YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE
Whether you choose the classic ‘E.T phone home’ scene or maybe you are feeling similar to Tom Hanks in Cast Away and want to recreate a moment with your very own Wilson, we would love to see them!
PLAY A GAME OF CHARADES!
A classic game of acting, miming and guessing that everyone loves to play! Choose a player to start the game, they then think of a book title, a famous person, a saying, a film, a TV show or a song title to mime to the rest of the players who will then guess what it is. You can choose specific categories, like sports or hobbies, and you can make it competitive by playing in teams!
This is a great game that is guaranteed to give you a laugh. Can be played with a minimum of 2 people and no maximum! While facing each other or seated in a circle, the first player says a single word to begin the story. Taking it in turns, the person on the left of Player One says the next word, and so on. The aim is to tell a full story through only one word exchanges.
CREATE YOUR OWN NEWS REPORT
At a time where the news is being filled with a lot of negativity why not make your own news report?! Take your favourite book or play, and create your very own report using an aspect of that story.
For example you could use Romeo & Juliet and report on the murders of Mercutio and Tybalt. There could be a reporter on the scene interviewing witnesses, or maybe you have gone live to where Prince Escalus is announcing that Romeo has been banished? Or you could choose a Roald Dahl story, maybe James and the Giant Peach and the news has just broken that a giant peach has been seen rolling towards the cliffs of Dover, with what looks like a group of giant insects inside?? It would be interesting to see what Aunt Spiker and Sponge are like in an interview!
WRITE A POEM
Sometimes putting pen to paper is a really good way of relaxing, it can allow you to express feelings that could otherwise be difficult to talk about and will help keep that creativity flowing! The great thing with poems is they can be about ANYTHING! You might want to write a poem about being stuck at home, about how you are feeling about what is happening or you could just write one about what you had for breakfast! We would love to hear your poems so once you have written one, why not record it and send it to us?
SING A SONG FROM YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICAL
We all know how good it feels to sing, so why not belt out one of your favourite show tunes?! Getting your whole household involved will give everyone a positive boost!
CHOREOGRAPH A DANCE ROUTINE
Get up and get moving while getting creative. Pick your favourite song and choreograph your very own routine. Maybe there is someone else in the house that can do it with you or you could teach it to?
DESIGN A COSTUME FOR YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER
You might want to design a dress fit for a Disney princess or a cloak for your favourite superhero, you could get super crafty and create a collage with materials from around the house.
THINK OF A DIFFERENT ENDING TO A WELL KNOWN FILM
There are films that we all know the ending to, even if we haven’t watched them. Why not think of a new ending and act it out?
WRITE A SCRIPT
With lots of time on your hands, now is the perfect opportunity to write your very own script.
If this is the first time you have given script writing a go, start by taking a chapter from your favourite book and turning it into a scripted scene. There may be character lines already that can use and then think about what extra lines you can add in. Or maybe you have an idea for a play, tv show or radio soap opera?