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messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 15, 04:17PM

“Goodnight With Dolly” is a YouTube channel featuring Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content in these times.

[www.youtube.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 17, 04:01PM

If your under 12s are artistic, they might fancy entering this art competition.

Bourlet fine art frame shop has launched the Bourlet Young Master's Art Prize, which is raising money for the Cavell Nurses' Trust charity. Kids under 12 can submit an artwork using any medium on Instagram by Friday, May 1st, using the #bourletyoungmasters hashtag.

Entrants are asked to make a donation of any amount to help raise money for frontline healthcare workers, and a lucky winner will receive a handcrafted Bourlet frame to display their artwork, £150 in CASS ART vouchers and £150 spending money for a London trip, where they'll get to see their work of art hanging next to an Old Master painting in Pall Mall's Philip Mould Gallery.

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 18, 08:55PM

Everyone know what Tik Tok is? No? Me neither. Your kid probably does though. Regardless, it is the source of these dance move tutorials you can all try together.

[www.youtube.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 19, 02:05PM

Missing your holidays? Not a direct replacement unfortunately, but Skyscanner have created some playlists on Spotify to whisk you away (mentally, cocktails might help) to a foreign land. Check it out here: [open.spotify.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 20, 06:03PM

Dyson has created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home.

[www.jamesdysonfoundation.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 22, 01:35PM

JK Rowling has launched a Harry Potter Hub for all authentic things Harry Potter. Check it out here: [www.wizardingworld.com]

Also, individually or as a family, try this fun Harry a Potter Online Escape Game:

[docs.google.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 23, 03:48PM

Some more ideas from America:

Education for kids all topics ‪[www.ducksters.com];

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult
‪[www.aplusclick.org];

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids ‪[medium.com];

Alaskan Wildlife cams ‪[www.adfg.alaska.gov];

Coding with Star Wars  ‪[code.org];

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun     ‪[www.crazygames.com];

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children ‪[www.funology.com];

Amphibian unit studies  ‪[premeditatedleftovers.com];

Engineering challenges with things you have at home
‪[thehomeschoolscientist.com];

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles  You can set the pieces from 6-1000+  ‪[www.jigsawexplorer.com];

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 24, 09:43AM

Maybe you could do this quick lesson and impress the kids next week or it might suit a teen.

Tomorrow you can learn magic from one of London’s top magicians from the comfort of your own home. Tony Middleton ‘Sonic’ – Headliner of London’s most exclusive magic show, The Magic Hour – will teach you six sensational tricks to entertain friends and family in an interactive live-streamed experience. The one-hour class is aimed at complete beginners, and all you need to take part is a deck of playing cards and some change from your wallet. Sonic has performed all over the world from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, entertaining the likes of Sir Roger Moore, The Hairy Bikers, Prunella Scales and Will Carling. He has held residencies at some London’s finest 5-star hotels, including the Savoy, St Pancras Renaissance and Sheraton Grand Park Lane, where his show (usually) runs every week. 5pm-6pm 25th April (also 2nd May). Tickets £9.99.

[the-magic-hour.designmynight.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 25, 10:46PM

There are lots of live cams available in animal sanctuaries across the globe, this one is my favourite:

[koala.net]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 26, 02:13PM

Have a family sing song in a round, here is one to get you started:

[youtu.be]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 27, 12:33PM

We’ve been enjoying showing our kid “Mr Chin Face”. He thinks it’s hilarious. You could make a whole show of it. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out example here:

[pagingfunmums.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 29, 09:39AM

Ask “Alexa, what can I do with the kids at home?”

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom April 30, 08:06PM

Watch this intro to beat boxing and practice as a family. Guaranteed to be embarrassing and hilarious.

[www.youtube.com]

And another [www.youtube.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 02, 10:14PM

Find 2 free adorable printables (decorate a house and decorate a face) on this site [www.merrileeliddiardshop.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 04, 07:18AM

Here are some fun videos from Anna & Arji’s Art Cupboard. These guys usually do large scale interactive art but have scaled it down for ideas for families to do together at home.

[www.alineart.co.uk]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 05, 06:02PM

Today we made bath bombs. There are many online tutorials but not all ingredients were available to us, so after some research I was able to boil down what makes a successful bath bomb (Ie fizzing balls) to 2 simple ingredients. Here is what we did:

Mix 3 parts bicarbonate of soda with 1 part citric acid (very cheaply acquired or in many homes that clean naturally).
Put both in a bowl, then spray with maybe 3 or 4 squirts of water, for say a bath bomb size amount of ingredients. Until it is “just” holding together.
Pack it into a mold (we used our semi circle measuring spoons) as tightly as you can, and miraculously they harden up very very well in about an hour. If you use too much water they will start to fizz and expand on the mold.

Now, that’s how to make fizzing balls. We made them a bit more fun with essential oils (as it’s oil it doesn’t set off the fizzing as much) and flower petals.

We didn’t have food colouring so we used a small amount of water based paint and called them sink bombs instead of bath bombs (ie didn’t bathe with them, just played with them).

Basically we winged it and it worked so just have fun experimenting. If you aren’t sure, try a mini ball using teaspoons to test it out first.

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 07, 09:20AM

If you have a garden or take a walk for exercise in nature, pick up some sticks for this popular forest school activity that is easy to recreate at home - To make a god’s eye you just need some wool (or string) and sticks, you could even use chopsticks or lollipop sticks in a bind:

[youtu.be]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 09, 08:19AM

Little Bird have curated some of the Royal Academy of Arts best activity ideas here for you. I think the collage portrait looks like a fun one, a nice gift for those we aren’t with at the moment.

[www.littlebird.co.uk]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 11, 01:56PM

Create a new family handshake. Here is some inspiration [www.buzzfeed.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 12, 08:58PM

This sounds cute and informative.

[www.airbnb.co.uk]



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messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by EDmummy101 May 13, 04:51PM

Home schooling link: [www.thenational.academy]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 13, 08:36PM

Here is a competition for the young writers under 16 in your family (there’s an adult one too). Canary Wharf Arts & Events have launched a short story competitions to fuel their Short Story Stations in the future. They are asking you to write a 1, 3 or 5 minute long story or poem about ‘Life in Lockdown’. The deadline is 31st May.

[canarywharf.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 14, 05:04PM

For older kids with a crafty eye towards architecture, this site includes helpful templates for anyone up for building a paper skyscraper or creating their own dream city. Try out some of these activities using simple materials found at home:

[www.fosterandpartners.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 15, 09:38PM

Who didn’t love making these when they were at school? I wouldn’t be surprised if your younger kids know nothing about them. Make a Cootie Catcher [www.momsminivan.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 17, 03:05PM

The Chelsea Flower Show is open(online only this year) 19-23rd May for the general public. For the little ones, there will be a daily School Gardening Club complete with family friendly activities.

[www.rhs.org.uk]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 18, 05:13PM

The Natural History Museum has gone online with its new Dinosaurs experience. Take part in dinosaur-themed activities you can do at home, including learning how to draw a dinosaur, colouring in different dinosaurs, and reading a letter from scientist Adrian about his fossil-hunting trip to the Isle of Wight.

[www.nhm.ac.uk]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 19, 05:33PM

Some ingenious Lego based activities for slightly older kids:

[www.lego.com]

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by FHfriend May 20, 02:56PM

This is a great thread thank u!x

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 21, 11:58AM

I’m glad, thanks for saying.

FHfriend Wrote:
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> This is a great thread thank u!x

messageRe: Self isolation ideas for children’s entertainment
Posted by yeknomyeknom May 21, 12:12PM

This is a really (really) nice and simple recipe for these hot days:

Black Forest (not) Ice Cream

This makes 2 portions, only 100cals pp and healthy to boot.

200g frozen cherries
1tbsp cocoa
Splash of maple syrup or honey (optional)
Splash of vanilla essence (optional)

Blitz in a blender or bullet. A stick blender is ideal. You might need to scrape the bowl down a few times. If it gets too stuck, a small splash of apple juice or other liquid should sort it out.

Eat immediately.

I’m off to make it now.



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