fun activities - craft, create & code!
Make an Easter chick - this clip uses yellow and orange card, but you could use any colour, or even patterned paper for a range of groovy chicks!
Create your own game or animation - If you use Espresso Coding you can follow the tutorials.
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Don't forget you can also use 'Scratch' and create your own games and animations for free.
We have worked on Scratch many times in school, but it's easy to forget how to use the coding blocks. There are many tutorials on the site. I can also recommend following this video guide by Barclays - their 'Digital Eagles' scheme - and create a wizzy pattern with the easy to follow instructions.
Another site which is bursting full of coding activities is called 'Hour Of Code'. Here is one of the links that teaches you how to create some magical events for a Harry Potter game.
This BBC ART video explains how to create a collage - and you don't even need glue. You can use pretty much anything for a collage - but remember to tidy up after you have finished and ask permission to use anything you're not sure about.
You can find a picture online of your own choice. Miss Taft had a browse and is going to do this one herself
which can be printed off or coloured online.
For those of you who love to write your own stories, why not take a look at this competion for 7-11yr olds? The only rule is, it has to be about robots! And don't for get, Miss Taft can still publish yur story here on the school website. Good luck!
Research a recipe online, using the ingredients you already have at home. Here is one from the Discovery Education Espresso site called Bunny Porridge. Remember to ask an adult for supervision with any dangerous utensils or using the cooker. (The log-in is User: student15593 pass: griffin)
Next time you bake a cake, or have a boiled egg, don't throw away the egg shells - use them to create a lovely eggshell mosaic picture! Perfect as an Easter or spring craft.
You will need:
Wash the egg shells really well and remove as much of the membrane as you can.
Soak the egg shells at least overnight in food colouring (the longer you leave them the deeper the colours).
Dry the egg shells on kitchen paper.
Draw your picture on a large sheet of paper.
Choose one colour of egg shells and paint all the areas that you want to be that colour with glue. Stick the broken shells on.
Repeat one colour at a time until your picture is finished.