Thursday 21st May 2020
There are some brilliant activities in this booklet. Try the code breaker on page 10-13!
There is a lovely selection of activities in this booklet and a really nice book extract for you to sit and read and enjoy.
Here are some extension activities for the rest of the week for those who are enjoying the Festival and want to carry it on over half term!
Monday 18 May 2020
The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times
Keep your own magical ideas notebook
Think about what your own magical power would be
Draw a map of your magical place and write a story abou
Onjali Q Rauf
The Boy at the Back of the Class
Become an Activist
Write a letter about an issue you care about to:
Your local MP
The Prime Minister OR
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World
Create your own character and develop a story around them using comic strip
The Somerset Tsunami
If you have internet access, see if you can find out about the history of your local area. Are there any famous landmarks- buildings, churches, rivers, etc? Did anyone famous ever live in your area, or did anything famous or unusual happen there? If so, imagine you're alive at a point in the past, maybe living in a big, old house, or going to church or travelling up your street in a horse and cart... imagine the sights, smells, what you're wearing, thinking, feeling- and doing. Try to write about 250 words.
If you don't have the internet, choose your favourite view from a window in your house. Imagine you're looking out of that window 150 years ago. What do you see? How similar or different is the view? Also think about how you'd be thinking and feeling. Maybe the room you're standing in is very different, too.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
So You Think You’ve Got it Bad? Ancient Rome
1 - Come up with an ancient monster/god mash-up using bits from different animals (i.e. body of a cow, tail of a tiger, head of a chicken etc).
2 - Create your own silly ancient curse. The ancients loved magical charms and curses - so come up with your own funny ones.
3 - Write/draw a history comic strip. Come up with a character and send them back in time to a period of your choice, but make sure to use facts in your adventure to make it even more realistic.
Thursday 21 May 2020
The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
Send your own messages to the future: this could be a wish for the future, a poem for the future, or even a joke - just something you think would help, in a small way, to build a brighter future. Once you’ve written the message to the future turn it into code, using the Pigpen Cipher code grids shown in Chris’s event.
Extension activity Eloise Williams
•Choose five random objects from around your house, The more unlikely the objects are, the better!
•Who might be carrying these objects in their suitcase?
•What does it tell you about that character?
•Why are these objects so important to them?
•Do these objects help you to start your story?
•When you have discovered your character begin to map the setting where your story takes place.
Friday 22 May 2020
Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really)
Download the template from Hay festival website and decorate a shoe designed especially by Liz Pichon.