Activities found: 34

Name: A book

Description: Create a simple book with a page for each letter of the alphabet and find and write/draw words that begin with each letter on each page.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: The alphabet, language development, vocabulary, spelling What you
What you will practice: Creativity, coordination, design

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 8.
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Name: Build a tower

Description: Use your imagination to build a tower from anything you can find at home inside or outside: old packaging, boxes, stones, paper. How high can you build it? What helps it to balance?
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Balance, design
What you will practice: Experimenting, creativity, coordination and spatial awareness

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 10.
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Name: Build an obstacle course

Description: Use your imagination to create an obstacle course using large objects such as chairs, stones or bricks for stepping on, planks of wood etc. Adapt the obstacle course
Location: outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Design, construction
What you will practice: Creativity, problem-solving, coordination, spatial awareness

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 11.
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Name: Calcumaze

Description: Make a maze with numbers. You have to complete calculations to get through the maze.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Calculations, addition, subtraction and multiplication
What you will practice: Problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 13.
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Name: Cooking with numbers

Description: Choose a favourite meal or dish andmake it for your family! Write up the recipe as you go. Do some calculations with the quantities in the recipe.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium high
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Numeracy, applied maths, measuring, planning a recipe, language development
What you will practice: Creativity, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, coordination

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 16.
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Name: Design and make a board game

Description: Make a board game for 2 players or more with different challenges and 'test' the knowledge of your family members!
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: secondary
What you will learn: Language development, using numbers
What you will practice: Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 18.
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Name: Do you see what I see?

Description: Drawing a picture and writing instructions for someone else to follow
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, writing instructions
What you will practice: Creativity, coordination, communication

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 20.
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Name: Draw a fantastic animal

Description: Draw a fantastic animal with elements of different animals, find a related name for it and (possibly) describe it in a few words.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Shapes and colours, descriptive language
What you will practice: Creativity, coordination

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 21.
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Name: Draw your imaginary city

Description: What will cities look like in 50 years time? In 100 years time? Draw an imaginary city, with futuristic elements.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Language development, scale, how cities work
What you will practice: Creativity, planning, designing, problem-solving

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 23.
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Name: Favourites

Description: Draw around your hand and write your favourite things in each of your fingers
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Language development
What you will practice: Creativity, coordination

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 25.
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Name: Float your boat

Description: Use your imagination to build a boat from anything you can find at home: old packaging, a bottle, paper. Test your boat by floating it in a bucket of water
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low medium
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Science (physics), material density
What you will practice: Creativity, coordination, design

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 27.
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Name: Going to market

Description: Set up your own market stall, decide what you're going to sell and
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Addition and subtraction and calculating the cost of discounts, language of buying and selling
What you will practice: Communication, negotiating, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 28.
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Name: How many words?

Description: How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? ‘Learning from home is fun' Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!
Location: indoors
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, writing, spelling, sentence structure What you
What you will practice: Ordering, sequencing, creativity

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 30.
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Name: If I were president….

Description: Imagine you are the president of your country. What would you like to change? Write down your ideas then make a speech!
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, grammar
What you will practice: Creativity, critical thinking, communication, public speaking

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 31.
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Name: Interview an older person

Description: Think of an interesting older person you would like to interview. Write some questions for them and arrnage to interview them.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: secondary
What you will learn: Language development, learning about family or community history
What you will practice: Communication, organising and planning interviews, critical thinking

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 33.
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Name: Invent a new machine or gadget

Description: Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a descriptiondescribe what it is used for. Draw it. Advertise it
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Language development, writing, spelling
What you will practice: Creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, spatial awareness

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 35.
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Name: Junk modelling!

Description: Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Design, mechanics, construction
What you will practice: Creativity, problem-solving, coordination, spatial awareness Different ways

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 37.
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Name: List making

Description: Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, writing, spelling
What you will practice: Ordering, sequencing, creativity

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 39.
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Name: Make a map of your local area

Description: Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, vocabulary for places, language for directions, local area, important landmarks
What you will practice: Creativity, coordination, drawing to scale, representation, spatial awareness, observation

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 40.
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Name: Make a sock puppets

Description: Make a puppet from an old sock. Can you make it talk? Make another and put on a puppet show!
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Drawing, dialogue, language development
What you will practice: Coordination, creativity, improvisation

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 42.
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Name: Mancala or other counting game

Description: Play a counting game that uses counting, strategy and tactical playing to beat your opponent
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Numeracy, language development (instructions)
What you will practice: Collaboration, problem-solving, communication, strategy

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 44.
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Name: Nature watching

Description: Watch a bird or a small animal or an insect outside and describe what they are doing
Location: outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, descriptive language, science: natural world and biology.
What you will practice: Observing carefully and closely. Learning about what you observe. Patience, critical thinking, communication.

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 46.
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Name: New song (old tune)

Description: make up a new song using a familiar tune: make it funny
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, rhythm, syllables, rhyming words
What you will practice: Communication, creativity

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 49.
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Name: Nonsense poetry

Description: Play with words and invent new words and meaning to create your own 'nonsense' poem.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: secondary
What you will learn: Language development, definitions, sentence structure, rhyme and rhythm
What you will practice: Creativity, communication, making meaning

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 50.
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Name: Plant a seed

Description: Plant a seed (bean, lentil, or any other seed), take care of it, and measure it every day. Keep a journal of its growth.
Location: outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Growing food, natural world, caring for a plant
What you will practice: Observation, problem-solving

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 53.
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Name: Reading together

Description: Reading to a younger sibling or listening to a younger sibling read
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: high
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Language development, story structure, prediction, drama
What you will practice: Creativity, teamwork, collaboration, listening

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 55.
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Name: Scavenger Hunt

Description: Find and collect different objects from a list, from a single room, your whole house or outside. How fast can you collect them?
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary
What you will learn: Language development (adjectives and nouns), counting
What you will practice: Creativity, problem-solving, collaboration

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 58.
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Name: Secret Code

Description: Make up your own secret code that noone can understand. Teach it to your friends and exchange secret messages.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, writing, spelling
What you will practice: Creativity, communication, problem-solving

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 60.
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Name: Shapes and patterns in nature

Description: Observe different shapes and patterns in nature. What do you notice? Can you make different shapes with sticks and stones?
Location: outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Names of shapes, words to describe patterns, counting
What you will practice: Creativity, problem solving, coordination, observation

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 62.
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Name: Story circle

Description: In a small group take it in turns to build and add to a short story, a few sentences at a time.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, story structure and story rules: what you can and cannot do in a story once you start it.
What you will practice: Thinking quickly, creativity, communication and collaboration

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 64.
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Name: Thank a community hero

Description: Is there someone in your local community who has done something special? Write a letter or make a gift to say thank you.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development
What you will practice: Communication, creativity, developing kindness and empathy

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 66.
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Name: Treasure Hunt

Description: Make a game in which players search for hidden objects by following clues.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: medium
Age suitability: secondary
What you will learn: Language development, writing, spelling
What you will practice: Ordering, sequencing, creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem-solving

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 68.
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Name: Twenty questions

Description: Play a game where you ask 1/no quetsions to guess the person or object the pother player is thinking of.
Location: indoor & outdoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, categories
What you will practice: Communication, critical thinking, problem-solving

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 69.
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Name: Write a letter to your teacher

Description: Write a letter to your teacher and tell her what you've learnt.
Location: indoor
Pen or pencil and paper: no
Locally available resources: no
Adult/ older sibling involvement: low
Age suitability: primary & secondary
What you will learn: Language development, letter writing, sentence structure, spelling
What you will practice: Creativity, empathy

You find the activity in the home learning publication on page 73.
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