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Week 2 - Children & Family Activity Guide

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein

Bu - 6 weeks to 12 months 

Tugging box: Using a cardboard box of any shape/size, thread and knot ribbons, wool, rope, scarfs through for bubbas to pull.

Resources needed:

  • Box
  • Wool
  • Scarfs
  • Rope 

Engagement/Learning

  • Fine motor
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Wellbeing 

Perridak 1 to 2 years

Vroom Vroom - Car creations: Using boxes, turn the box into a car, whether small enough to push, or climb in a drive off in.

Resources needed:

  • Boxes
  • Paint & Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stickers 
  • Plastic containers

Engagement/Learning

  • Imaginative play
  • Connecting with the world
  • Fine motor
  • Gross motor

Go-Yin 2 to 3 years

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off - Rocket ships: Using boxes and plastic containers create a rocket to go into space for adventures, where homemade aliens may be seen.

Resources needed:

  • Boxes
  • Paint & Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stickers 
  • Plastic containers

Engagement/Learning

  • Mathematical development
  • Fine motor
  • Imaginative play
  • Expression through creative arts 
  • Gross motor 

Ngurr-Ngurr 3 to 5 years

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off - Rocket ships: Using boxes and plastic containers create a rocket to go into space for adventures, where homemade aliens may be seen.

Resources needed:

  • Boxes
  • Paint & Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stickers 
  • Plastic containers

Engagement/Learning

  • Mathematical development
  • Fine motor
  • Imaginative play
  • Expression through creative arts 
  • Gross motor 

Yurn 4 to 6 years

Volcanos: Using paper marché create and build up a large volcano around a jar ready to mix the explosive laver.

Resources needed:

  • Newspapers
  • Flour & water (for the paste)
  • Jar 
  • Cardboard base
  • White vinegar, food colouring and bi-carb or soda

Engagement/Learning

  • Fine motor
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Supporting concentration 
  • Science 
  • Foundation to learning dispositions 
  • Critical thinking

Mon.Garrk School age

Marble run madness: Create a run for marbles to travel using a range of recycled materials.  The older the child the more complicated the run – challenge them to have a moving part on the run.

Resources needed:

  • Box
  • Wool
  • Scarfs
  • Rope 

Engagement/Learning

  • STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics 
  • Fine motor
  • Art and design 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Reflective thinking 

Family-Friendly Recipe Idea:

Sausage rolls  (Serves 8)

  • Ingredients
  • Packet of puff pastry
  • 500g Mincemeat – your choice 
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Zucchini  
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Tsp Dried herbs
  • 1 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp of Tomato paste

Method

  • Grate all the vegetables into a bowl
  • Add the meat to the vegetables 
  • Add the garlic powder, herbs and tomato paste
  • Using your hands mix and squish the mixture to a good paste 
  • Cut the pastry sheets in half
  • Add a line of meat and roll the pastry around – cut into 6 pieces
  • Place in the oven for 20-25 minuets until pastry is golden brown

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