Home and Hospital

 

Please visit my Archive Page to try any activities I have put up in the past. 

Monday 19th October - Adorable Handprint/Footprint Halloween Crafts

Handprint or Footprint Frankenstein Craft – Paint palms green and fingers black or turn feet green to make Frankie!

Thumkin Patch– Turn thumbprints into little pumpkins!

Handprint Vampires– Using tan and black paint you can make your own spooky vampire!

Handprint or Footprint Ghost– You could even hang them from strings!

Handprint Pumpkin– Paint the fingers green and the palm orange then add a face when it dries.

Handprint Witch– Make a wicked witch using paint and paper!

Handprint Spider– Use two black hand prints to make a cute little spider then paint a white web in the corner!

More ideas can be found here: https://www.craftymorning.com/adorable-handprint-footprint-halloween-crafts/

Wednesday 14th October - Food Therapy - Exploring Icing Sugar

Make marks using dry then wet icing sugar - encourage the children to wiggle their fingers/use an open hand to pat the icing sugar. Do they prefer the dry or wet icing sugar?

Make marks and different movements using lollysticks, fingers, combs and so on for tools

Ice cakes and biscuits, letting your child explore the different colours and how the icing blends together

Thicken and give texture to paint by adding icing sugar - make me a picture

Tuesday 13th October - Little Pumpkin Suncatcher with photo

 You will need - Sticky clear plastic (used to cover books), orange card, green and white paper, orange tissue paper (teared up), green paint, brushes

Stick the teared up tissue paper on the sticky clear plastic

Then your photo in the middle 

Glue a pumpkin shaped "frame" on top of tissue and photo and cut it out

Add the green stem and leaf (handprint)

Monday 12th October - Cotton Wool Ghost Pictures

To make these cotton wool ghost pictures you will need:

I pulled apart some cotton wool before I set this craft up so that it was ready for when we needed it. or you could just use cottonwool balls

When you are ready to make your cotton wool ghost pictures draw out your ghost shape onto your paper.

spread the glue over their picture and then stick the cotton wool on top of that.

                                                                                       Wednesday 7th October - Fruit Rockets

Feel free to swap fruits in and out to suit your tastes too – raspberries, blackberries, banana, melon, pineapple and mango chunks would all work well too, to name just a few! I have made these a lot - space week, bonfire and new year celebrations!!! 

Let the children play with some bits you don't add to your rockets - smell fruits, feel the shapes, try squeeze/squish. If you can taste.

Tuesday 6th October - Photo and Footprint Rocket

Here's what you'll need: paint, paintbrushes black, red, yellow, white paper printed photos of yourself, spray bottle/toothbrush (optional), glitter (optional)

This is optional, but dilute white paint and spray on black card using spray bottle or toothbrush or use glitter

Place a footprint in the middle of the paper slightly more towards the top. 

Paint or stamp a triangle over the heel and one on each side of your footprint

Paint on flames underneath the toes - could use hand prints for this

Place your photo on the rocket - 3-2-1-blast off!

I'm so excited about this week. I love teaching about SPACE 

Monday 5th October - Shaving Foam for Puffy or Marbled Planets

Take your pick or have a go at both!

Here’s what you’ll need:  black and white card, shaving cream, glue, food coloring or paint , a paintbrush, spoon (for the handle), glitter Optional:  Glow-in-the-Dark Foam Stickers .

Puffy Planets

Mix shaving cream with your liquid glue. I usually do 3-4 parts shaving cream to 1 part glue.

Mix in your paint or food coloring. Use a spoon handle to stir.

Place the shaving cream mixture on your black card

Continue with various colors to make the planets. The sun is on the far right. We ran out of room, so we had to go vertical. :)  For Saturn, we used a piece of pipe cleaner to make a ring.

The shaving cream mixture will dry puffy! Should dry overnight

  MARBLED PLANET

Cut a  circle shape from your white card. I used different sized cups, bowls and containers to draw my circles

Squirt shaving foam on a plate or tray

Squirt various colors of acrylic paint/ food colouring onto the shaving cream. Let the children explore and mix

Press the circle down into the paint and lightly rub all over the circle to get the shaving cream to stick to the entire circle. Carefully remove the circle from the paint and let it sit for 1-2 minutes. Then remove the excess

Thursday 1st October

Reading is Magic Festival
Step into a world of creativity with the Reading is Magic Festival this autumn. Six days of free, inclusive and engaging digital events for schools and families. Organised by Bath Festivals in response to Coronavirus cancellations, Reading is Magic Festival is a collaboration between an inspirational host of UK and international literature festivals.

https://www.readingismagicfestival.com/?mc_cid=d73d466fd1&mc_eid=b47e246548 

9.15-9.40am https://www.readingismagicfestival.com/events/bookshop-band

I love this band. Can you create your own music? Use a keyboard, drum (or pans), shakers (easy to make with rice and a plastic bottle). To make noises. Sing songs such as…

“I am the music man” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVHa3PIDpvg

Wednesday 30th September

Reading is Magic Festival
Step into a world of creativity with the Reading is Magic Festival this autumn. Six days of free, inclusive and engaging digital events for schools and families. Organised by Bath Festivals in response to Coronavirus cancellations, Reading is Magic Festival is a collaboration between an inspirational host of UK and international literature festivals.

https://www.readingismagicfestival.com/?mc_cid=d73d466fd1&mc_eid=b47e246548 

Listen to Jessica telling the story and then think about all the people who love you. Take a photo or create collage of all these people. Have you ever dressed up as someone or something? What did you look like?

Use these activity sheets to create your own mermaid tail and your own reflection of what you’d like to really dress up as. Seen me a photo of you dressed up in the mirror https://www.walker.co.uk/UserFiles/file/Julian_is_a_Mermaid_Activity_Sheets.pdf

Tuesday 29th September

Reading is Magic Festival
Step into a world of creativity with the Reading is Magic Festival this autumn. Six days of free, inclusive and engaging digital events for schools and families. Organised by Bath Festivals in response to Coronavirus cancellations, Reading is Magic Festival is a collaboration between an inspirational host of UK and international literature festivals.

https://www.readingismagicfestival.com/?mc_cid=d73d466fd1&mc_eid=b47e246548 

Monday 28th September - Make a Hedgehog Using Leaves

On Sunday it was Get Outside Day. This is organised by ordnance survey to try and encourage people  to enjoy the great outdoors! So dad and I went and collected leaves for today's activity.

Materials Needed:

  1. Brown paper
  2. Leaves
  3. Black Marker 
  4. Wobbly eye
  5. Glue

Cut out a hedgehog shape with brown paper and start gluing on pretty leaves so they have the pointy parts sticking up. Draw on a cute face and nose with the black marker and you’re done! Add a wobbly eye if you have them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMWCeGD0Jec

For other leaf craft ideas look here: https://www.craftymorning.com/category/leaf-crafts/

Wednesday 23rd September - Food Therapy: Apples, Honey & Pomegranates

The 3 above foods are traditional symbols of Rosh Hashanah. They signify a sweet and prosperous upcoming year

Maybe you could do some Maths patterns using apple or pomegranate printing

A mosaic collage of an apple or a pomegrante

Messy play with honey - sticky and sweet. Can you play without tasting?

Tuesday 22nd September - Home Photo Challenge for Champion House

You all know I volunteer at Champion House and this week is National Art in Care Homes and they have a plan. They want to create a piece of art around “the champion house community”. This includes us Chellow Heights

All they would like is for their friends and family  to send  a picture of “home” it can be a dream home or real, it can be a picture from a magazine or a painting and we shall put them together to create our community

We’d really like you to get involved

This weekend was Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

Monday 21st September: Honey Bee For Rosh Hashanah

You will need: 

  1. Paper
    2. A piece of bubble wrap 
    3. Paint in two shades of yellow (just add white to one dish to make it lighter)
    4. A black marker pen
    5. A paint brush
    6. Your thumbs
    7. Baby wipes or paper towels for clean-up
      

Step 1. You’ll need to paint one side of your bubble wrap with the lighter shade of yellow.

Step 2. Then flip the bubble wrap over and stamp it onto the center of your paper. Press it down evenly, making sure that even the corners make contact with your paper. Pull it up and set your paper aside to dry. 

Step 3. Then dip your thumb into the darker yellow paint and stamp at least two thumbprints on your paper. These thumbprints will be your bees.

Step 4. Once your thumbprints are dry, use your black pen or marker and add black stripes, wings and even a smile if you like to the thumbprints to make them look like little bees crawling on some delicious honeycomb.

Have a buzzing day!

This week is Jeans for Genes week - Look out for my Photo coming soon

Thursday 17th September - Digital Story:Minions

Many of you have a Minions DVD but here is a little Minions Mini Movie Clip from You Tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL3kLxsy-Lg

Enjoy - hope your bananas are ready!

Wednesday 16th Sept - Food Therapy: Banana Minions

Ba ba ba ba ba nana! Ba ba ba ba ba nana!

Can you feel the skin? Smell? Peel the Banana? Our fav bit squeezing the banana. Can you feel it in your fingers? squishy!

Now for the serious business :

Here’s what you need:

Download the free printable minion outfit and  an adult can cut along the dotted lines. Once you’ve cut out our free printable minion outfit, simply stick it on your banana! Small to medium-sized bananas look the cutest and you can make as many as you like by printing out the minion outfit again and again.

Tuesday 15th Sept - Home Photo Challenge

Please send me you photos of you wearing Jeans or a photo of you with Jeans - as lots of you told me really! We have leggings or joggers for comfort. Borrow someone else's in the household and have as a backdrop - Be creative!

Monday 14th Sept - Footprint Art

To celebrate Jeans for Genes Week - footprint MINION salt dough ornament

You don't need to use saltdough, can be on paper or whatever you have handy.

Remember you are all One in A Minion