Get Creative This Half Term

We have compiled a list of fun, creative and engaging things to do from home this school half term.

Artist Flora Duley, who contributes frequently to our Flourish programme, has prepared two workshops for families this half term. Explore the history of celery by creating and decorating Greek inspired coins and printing your own textiles. Watch the videos and find the worksheets on our website.

#ACAVAathome is a blog with content developed by ACAVA's programme team. Look out for regular posts including worksheets, tutorials, ideas, hints and tips for ways to create at home using easily accessible materials. Browse activities here and learn more about the project here.

A New Direction is a London-based non-profit which generates opportunities for children and young people to unlock their creativity. Arts  and cultural organisations have been adding their inspiring ideas and activities for home learning to their platform, view them here.

Unicorn Theatre has re-released and extended their free digital theatre shows and resources for schools and families, view their incredible work here.

Fantastic For Families showcases virtual workshops, online performances to tune into and other activities to do with children at home. Read their suggestions from over 800 organisations here.

Firstsite are organising The Great Big Art Exhibition, an initiative to encourage people to make work based on the same suggested theme and then display it on their windows, learn how to participate here.

The British Library is listing book-related creative and fun activities for children of all ages. Invent your own superhero, make a pop-up book, or try to write your own poetry, and more, on their website.

99 by 19 has been working with schools and youth groups across Southend to create a list of challenges and fun activities to do from home before the age of 19, read the ever-growing list here.

The Creativity Exchange is a space for school leaders, teachers, those working in cultural organisations, scientists, researchers and parents to share ideas about how to teach for creativity and develop young people’s creativity at and beyond school. View some of their ideas on their website here.

NHS's Change 4 Life website contains fun and accessible activities to keep children and young people active this half term, view it here.

Make your own nestbox at home over half term with free templates and instructions by nestboxweek.com. Follow the open-fronted nestbox template to attract Robins and Wrens to your garden, or a small hole nestbox to attract all common hole nesting species.

The National Trust has compiled a thorough list of fun activities to do outdoors in nature, or indoors on a rainy day. Read their ideas here.

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years has prepared a list with inspiration for activities to do from your garden or during trips outdoors, with supportive information along the way. Read it here.

The Ladybirds' Adventures website contains an extensive list of fun ideas of things to do outdoors, read it here.


Image: Flourish in the Forest, ACAVA Programme in North Kensington, London, Photo by Zute Lightfoot for Young Kensington and Chelsea. Photograph of two children using a hosepipe to water a raised bed in a garden.