Expressive Arts activities and websites you might want to try at home
Design a Sports T-Shirt for your House
Design a t-shirt for your House for Sports Day and PE sessions. Send your designs to your teacher via Seesaw. When we return to school, we will give all these ideas to the Move it! Learn it! PAG (Pupil Action Group) and they will pick one design for each house to turn into a t-shirt that you can buy. So, if you want to be a fashion designer, or you want to be able to see your art work around school, give it a go!
If you can't remember what House you are in, click on this link - https://www.ninianparkprm.cardiff.sch.uk/virtual-sports-day-2020/
Moving to the music
Music can make exercise more fun. Why not create your own playlist to exercise to? How long will it be? What will you include? Will you have a cool down track? Can you make a playlist for someone else in your family, based on their musical tastes?
Make a film of yourself taking part in one of the sports day activities. Use an app like iMovie (a free Apple app or try Animotica on android) to add music to it which matches your efforts. Maybe you could use GarageBand (a free Apple app or try Crayola DJ on android) to create your own music then add this to iMovie?
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You don’t need to be an artist to try this. A scrap of paper and a biro will get you started. If you have the resources, use paint, felts, whatever you’re allowed.
Remember art is a skill and like any other skill it requires practice.
If you’re lucky enough to have flour, why not make your own playdough? Once you've made it, you can play a game where one person sculpts something and the others have to guess what it is. It’s not easy and can be very funny.
The following playdough recipe is copied from the BBC website -
Makes 1 coloured ball
Prep 10 minutes
You will need
1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can make a batch of colours and give away as kids’ party bag favours or hold a playdough party for your child’s next birthday.
Okay, so now you've got it, what else could you do with it? Here are some ideas from Artfulparent.com (https://artfulparent.com/39-ideas-for-playing-with-playdough/)
Hope you have fun with these.
BBC Teach - Bring The Noise
The BBC has launched Bring The Noise, an educational campaign set to help primary school teachers and parents inspire children to become musicians and see the joys of music-making. Musicians and artists will come together for the campaign from BBC Education which is aimed at children between the ages of four and seven.
Google - Arts and Culture
We all know that Google has a huge amount of resources available for us to explore and get lost in. This link takes you to the Arts and Culture hub, where you can travel around the world and gaze on the world's treasures from the comfort of your own sofa, garden chair or kitchen table.
This link is probably more appropriate for Key Stage 2 pupils, however with a willing adult guide and interpreter, it can be suitable for all ages.
Free art sessions
Free art lessons at your fingertip to teach you and your children creative ways to develop their imagination and drawing skills.
Drama activities for 4 to 7 year olds
Fun drama activities for 4 to 7 year olds that will help them, explore: role, voice and movement can be found on this site. There are many activities that teach the importance of listening skills, concentration and collaborative play.
40 Drawing ideas
If your children love to draw why not explore the following site to pick up some fun drawing activities that will keep you busy for hours away from electronic screens (once you've researched some ideas).
Amazing musical activities at your finger tips to keep your little musicians busy and entertained. Take a look and enjoy expressing yourself through some creative play.
BBC Teach - Get Creative
BBC Teach – Get Creative
A series of short films exploring creativity in art and design and creative writing; including stop motion animation.
BBC CBeebies - Live lesson
BBC CBeebies Pablo – Live lesson - This Live Lesson for 5-7s was created in collaboration with the CBeebies series Pablo, the first animated TV series to star an autistic character and the first TV programme with an all-autistic core cast.
Pablo uses his magic crayons to turn his life challenges into fantastic adventures and his feelings into colourful characters with a voice. In Pablo's imagination, just about anything can happen.
Get drawing with illustrator - Steve Harpster
Draw along with author and illustrator Steve Harpster and his kids.
Pre-school music activities
Pre-school music activities
Why not explore your child’s creativity with music and dance through the creative ideas found on
Not only will you little ones have lots of fun but they will develop their ear for sound and imagination through play.