Family Learning Summer Challenge

Home schooling is out for the summer! Children (and parents) – you have worked so hard over the last year, and in particular, the last few months.

We hope you’re enjoying your school holidays and are having lots of fun! We know that the six-week break may be a little different to normal, as you may not be going on holiday or on days out as you usually would.

We’ve created four summer challenges for you to take part in, one for each week in August. As we love reading, we’ve based each one on one of our, or our children’s, favourite books.

We’d love you to take part and show us what you’ve done. And…if you enter, there are some fabulous prizes to be won. Upload a photo of your creations to enter!

Superhero Vegetable Challenge

We Love Supertato! He’s always there to save the world from arch-villain – the Evil Pea. See the full story here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c.

Surely there are lots of other Superhero fruit and vegetables out there? Maybe Broccoli Boy, Grape Girl or Melon Man? Can you create your own?

What you need:

● A super fruit or vegetable! (Maybe a carrot, potato, broccoli, apple or a banana)

● Bits and bobs you can find around the house (paper, card, glue, felt tips, etc)

● Imagination!

What to do:

● Make your own Super Veg! Use anything you can find and be as creative as you can. Make sure to give your superhero a name!

● Take a photo of your superhero and upload it to the Padlet below! (Don’t forget to leave a little comment and tell us your first name and how old you are!)

Outdoor Adventure Art Challenge

We all love the Julia Donaldson stories; Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo and Stickman are just some of our favourites!

For this challenge we’d like you to go outdoors and create a BIG piece of art using what you can find outside. Which Julia Donaldson character do you like the most? Can you make it? You could make a BIG stickman out of twigs and leaves, a Gruffalo out of grass, or even the witch and all her friends on a homemade broomstick!

BBC iPlayer is currently showing lots of Julia Donaldson’s animated stories. Click here for the Gruffalo! (Please note you need a TV licence to view.) www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo

What you need:

● Some space (your garden or yard, or your local park would be good)

● Lots of outdoor bits and bobs! (Leaves, twigs, stones, grass, etc)

● You could also use water, or chalk to paint on the ground

What to do:

● Make your Julia Donaldson BIG outdoor artwork

● Take a photo and upload it to the Padlet below! (Don’t forget to leave a little comment and tell us your first name and how old you are!)

Colourful Crayon Scavenger Hunt

When Duncan goes to take out his crayons one day, he finds a stack of letters inside. Every crayon has something to say.

The red crayon complains he is used too much – too many things such as fire engines and strawberries are red. The blue crayon needs a break from colouring in all that water; and the black crayon hates just to be used for outlines – and so on!

We LOVE the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit!’ It’s full of lots and lots of colours, and most of them are not happy! Our challenge is for you to find something either inside or outside in ALL the different colours to help cheer them up! If it’s a nice day, why not do a Scavenger Hunt on a walk and collect something in every colour? Some might be easy to find, some might be a bit trickier!

The colours are: red, purple, beige, grey, black, green, yellow, orange, blue, pink, peach and white!

What is your favourite thing that you found? Can you draw and colour it in?

What you need:

A list of the colours you’re looking for! Red, purple, beige, grey, black, green, yellow, orange, blue, pink, peach and white!

● Something to collect your scavenger hunt finds in (a bag or a box)

● At least one of the colours and a piece of paper to draw your favourite find!

What to do:

● Collect your scavenger hunt items

● Draw a picture of your favourite find!

● Take a photo and upload it to the Padlet below! (Don’t forget to leave a little comment and tell us your first name and how old you are!)

Party in the Kitchen

Kitchen Disco is one of our favourites! Did you know when you go to sleep, all the fruit in the bowl comes to life and has a fun-filled, night-long party?

The mangos love to dance, the banana DJ can do the splits, the grapes enjoy a conga line and the apples shake their pips!

Check out the Kitchen Disco song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aeg0cNyaj7w and the full story here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiAEa3oga1k

This is a great challenge for a rainy day. Have your own Kitchen Disco at home! Put on your favourite music, have a dance, and try one, or both, of these two challenges:

Fab Fruit Faces: What are your favourite fruit and vegetables? Can you use them to create a funny face on a plate? Can you make eyes, ears and hair? What about a moustache and glasses?

What you need:

● Fruit or veg (don’t forget to wash it!)

● A knife and chopping board

● A plate

What to do:

● Wash your fruit and vegetables, and your hands!

● Cut it into different shapes and sizes (ask an adult to help you with this bit)

● Create your Fab Face on your plate. Don’t forget to take a picture before you eat it!

Kitchen Disco Music Maker: Make your own music maker to shake along to the Kitchen Disco song!

What you need:

● A small water or pop bottle with a lid

● Rice, seeds or lentils (something that will make a good shaky noise!)

What to do:

● Add a handful of your rice, seeds or lentils to the bottle

● Screw the lid on tightly! (You could decorate the bottle too if you like!)

● Give it a shake and have a dance!

● Take a photo and upload it to the Padlet below! (Don’t forget to leave a little comment and tell us your first name and how old you are!)

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