Our Top 10 Creative Activities to do At Home This Week
- 29 June 2020
- National Maritime Museum
Are you looking for some inspiration for creative activities to do at home with the kids? Look no further! We have hand-picked our Top 10 online events and activities suitable for the whole family - we hope you enjoy!
1. Learn to create wonderful artwork
Tuesday 30th June, 10.00am - 10.30am. FREE. From Creative Minds. Recommended for the whole family.
Join Creative Minds for their series of 'Lets Make Art' sessions live on Facebook every Tuesday at 10am. During the live sessions you'll learn how to create wonderful artwork using a variety of mediums, materials and techniques across the spectrum of visual art, craft & sculpture!
Each week you'll explore a particular theme and medium and prepare you for each live session on the Saturday before the event.
2. Attend the first International Youth Arts Festival Digifest!
Friday 3rd July (9.00am) - Sunday 5th July (7.00pm). FREE. From International Youth Arts Festival Digifest / Arts Council England. Recommended for ages: 3 - 6 years.
IYAF Digifest will feature performances from exciting new international partners including Kenya and Hong Kong, brilliant productions from IYAF 2019-favourites such as Bad Clowns and Rendered Retina, and specially-commissioned innovative new films, produced during lockdown, presenting the latest work of exciting young artists.
Alongside this bespoke performance programme, there's a packed lineup of live webinars and industry Q&A's, tackling everything from the impact of the current pandemic on the arts to how to run away to the circus.
3. Story and Craft
Thursday 2nd July, 10.30am - 11.15am. £0.00 - £3.00. From Pound Arts Centre. Recommended for ages: 3 - 5 years (morning) and 6 - 12 years (afternoon).
Antonia from Pound Arts will kick off this workshop with a reading of I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbit. You will then make your own worm inspired artwork!
This workshop will run twice, the morning session will be aimed at 3-5 year olds and the afternoon session will be aimed at 6-12 year olds.
You will need: coloured card in a range of colours or white card and felt tips. Scissors, glue, a pencil and a rubber. It would be great to have green card for the grass or you can use white card and colour it in green with pens or crayons.
4. Lockdown Laughs for kids and adults alike
Saturday 4th July, 7.00pm - 8.00pm. FREE. From ComedySportz. Recommended for ages: 7 - 16 years and the whole family.
ComedySportz has gone digital! The hit family friendly comedy show is live streaming laughs direct from players houses to yours.
Never seen a ComedySportz match before? Two teams of comedians go toe to toe (from a distance) with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There's a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match and field suggestions from the audience. Shows are loads of fun for kids and adults alike.
5. Make a ship in a bottle
FREE. From the National Maritime Museum. Recommended for ages: 7 - 16 years and their grown ups!
Be inspired by Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship In a Bottle, a replica of Nelson’s flagship, HMS ‘Victory’, on which he died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Using recycled materials, create your very own ship in a bottle!
6. Sing, shout, dance and make friends!
Wednesdays and Fridays, 11.00am. FREE. From Johnny & the Raindrops. Recommended for ages: 2 - 8 years and their families.
Join Johnny & the Raindrops every Wednesday and Friday morning for cool live music for kids and families. Original and inspiring song plus much-loved children's favourites.
Join in every Wednesday and Friday on the 'Johnny and the Raindrops' Facebook page at 11am. Find out more.
7. Create an emoji of yourself
FREE. From Wandsworth Arts Fringe. Recommended for ages: 5 - 16 years.
Create an emoji of yourself to match your skin tone, hair texture, nose, mouth and eyes in this inclusive and fun arts and crafts workshop.
In the Emoji Challenge arts and crafts workshop from Ubuntu Museum – a social enterprise that celebrates cultural inclusion within education, the arts and commerce – children and young people can create emojis that look just like them and express their feelings that they might not find the words for.
8. Get your daily exercise through dance
FREE. From National Dance Company Wales. Recommended for ages: 7 - 16 years and the whole family.
Get the whole family involved in these creative classes for children aged 7+ inspired by dance pieces performed by NDCWales.
All of the classes are aimed at children and big kids ages 7+, and can be followed along in your living room, kitchen, garden, den or classroom.
9. Sing, clap or whistle along with Hugh on a series of musical 'walks'
FREE. From Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Arts Council England. Recommended for ages: 3 - 7 years.
BSO Associate musician Hugh Nankivell is a popular figure across the South West where he and his accordion are known for bringing cheer to care homes, hospitals and schools.
Join Hugh on a musical ‘walk’ from the comfort of home as each 10-minute episode features tunes both old and new.
10. Watch a play from your own home
FREE. From Rifco Arts. Recommended for ages: 8 - 16 years and adults.
Rifco Theatre Company (Pyar Actually, Dishoom!) and Watford Palace Theatre, bring you the world premiere of this heart-warming new play written by Pravesh Kumar (Laila The Musical, The Deranged Marriage) infused with rap and lyrics by award-winning British rapper Raxstar (Keep It Undercover).
Mushy, a young man with a debilitating stammer, finds himself at the centre of a television documentary. In a moment of inspiration from his teacher, Mr. Burton, he starts to find a rhythm in his voice through music. Social media erupts hailing it a miracle cure and both teacher and pupil become overnight celebrities.
But Mushy's journey to find his voice has only just begun...