DO and LEARN Adventure Time!
Every year, the National Trust challenges kids to complete 50 fun outdoor adventures, from flying a kite, to playing conkers, riding a horse, or exploring a cave. You’ll find resources for completing all the activities at National Trust properties, but children can also try many of them in everyday places such as gardens, parks, countryside and beaches. Once kids have completed 50 outdoor activities, they’ll get an Explorer Badge – the gotta-catch-‘em-all nature of the challenge will spur them on to get out and about this summer. Find 50 Things events near you here
COOK and LEARN Ice Ice Baby
Ice cream in a bag is Wonka-ish fun to make – you shake milk, sugar, vanilla, ice and salt in a bag. So this is as much a science experiment as recipe (find out about the theory behind the awesomeness here). An experiment, but you end up with ice-cream to eat at the end of it. Does it get better than that?
EVENT Arty Party
This week is Children’s Art Week – galleries, artscentres, schools and libraries across the country will be hosting events to encourage your budding Bruegels and tiny Titians to paint, sculpt, create and build. Try screen printing, weave heraldic banners, make butterflies in solidarity with refugees, or create your own postcards using varied art forms. Head here to find an event near you
MAKE PomPom Party
We LOVE making pompoms. Tiny kids can manage them, big kids love making cool stuff from them, and we find making them chills us out no end. Fluff up a few, and turn them into animals, a really lovely statement necklace or even a supercool chandelier!
EVENT Can You Dig It?
Wannabe Indiana Joneses will dig UCL’s World Archaeology Festival this Saturday. Held at the Institute of Archaeology and Gordon Square Gardens, this is far from a dry and dusty academic event. Try flint knapping, create London’s past in a jar, turn copper coins into gold and silver, discover the Maya calendar, and help build a reed boat. Plus LOADS more. It’s Horrible Histories come to life. Free.