The Easter Holiday Hub
Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April 2020
To all the lovely Meadowside Children,
It’s officially the Easter Holidays! We hope you are all healthy and happy and enjoying the sunshine. We have come up with some Easter activities to keep you curious during the holidays. You’ll see the member of staff who came up with the idea below the activity. Your class pages will keep Week 2 on them until Monday 20th April, in case you haven’t had a chance to have a go at all the activities. There is a comment box at the bottom of this page, if you wanted to tell us a bit about the things you have been up to.
Don’t forget the Family Learning Library and Writing Hub will be open as usual!
We miss you lots but have fun!
All the staff at Meadowside
It would be amazing to create a time capsule that you can bury in your garden. This document contains some really cool ideas about how to make a time capsule and what to include. You can adpat the activities. We know not everyone has a printer but you can draw your own versions and present them in any way you like. It makes it special and unique to YOU!
Big Art: Chalk
Use masking tape/tape on a fence to create and an abstract pattern. Use chalk to colour each section. Remove tape. Voila big art!
Easter is an ‘eggs’-tra special time for everyone with the arrival of the Easter bunny with eggs.
How many ‘eggs’- words can you think of?
Can you draw an image, or create a model, to show your vocabulary?
Here is my favourite ‘eggs’-ample…!
Big Art: Footprints
Collect a selection of shoes from around the house, and look at what sort of footprint they would make. Stand in a shallow tray of water then walk along the garden path, comparing the different sizes and shapes of the footprints. Have a go at walking backwards, jumping or hopping and see how that changes them. If you’re feeling adventurous and love a bit of mess, why not make your footprints using paint and jump, hop and walk over an old bed sheet!
You could turn this idea into a science experiment – explore other types of footprint made by birds or animals. Scatter bird seed or old bread crusts in a patch of soft mud, and see if you collect any prints.
Healthy Easter Egg Hunt
Here’s how to do it:
1. If you have a garden, collect some natural materials to use for your art. If you are able to go out for a walk with an adult, ask them to help you look for natural materials while you are out. The only rule is don’t take anything which is part of an animal’s home. You could collect twigs, leaves, pebbles or stones, moss, feathers, flowers (ask an adult first if they are garden flowers!), pine cones or seed pods. You might also want to use some string or wool to tie things together (especially if you make a sculpture).
2. If you want to make a piece of flat art, find a flat space to work on. You could use a lawn, path or driveway for this. If you want to create a sculpture (something which stands up in 3D), then you will need a flat base to stand it on.
3. Use your imagination to come up with an idea for your picture or sculpture. Will it represent something “real” (such as a house or a hedgehog) or will it be “abstract” (not representing a real object)? Arrange the natural things you have collected to make your picture or sculpture. Use the wool or string to help tie parts of the sculpture together.