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Activities for 6-11 year olds

General play activities

The Real Play Coalition lists hundreds of activities for children to try, including games, craft, sports and more.

Active Norfolk has also put together sports, crafts and games ideas for children to take them through the week.

Create your own artwork

Artist Darrell Wakelam has created a range of easy art projects to try, using materials from your recycling.

Take on an engineering challenge

The James Dyson Foundation has created a series of challenge cards for children, based on science and engineering tasks.

Explore the great outdoors

Make a bird kebab: create a treat for your local birds and hang it from a window or in your garden.

Book publishers Usborne have provided a set of links to outdoor-based activities, from making a wind chime to listening to owls.

Get moving

30 day fitness challenge: try a range of fun activities to keep you active for 30 days and more.

House of Dance has a series of dance tutorial videos on YouTube.

The BBC's Super Movers series has videos featuring cartoon characters and sports and TV stars. Can you copy their moves?

Create animations and games

Scratch has a range of fun ideas which also help you to learn about computer coding.

Have fun learning

Create an ABC story: Try your hand at writing your own Acrostic story or poem.

The BBC's Bring the Noise teaching resources, featuring the Thunder Jam team, can be used for teaching KS1 music, geography and science.

Okido magazine has produced a number of science-based home school lesson plans.

Help the environment

Norfolk Recycles has created the Summer Recycling Challenge, a series of exciting activities related to reducing waste.


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