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Kids' Activities

University of York virtual Discovery Zone.

A fantastic selection of free, fun activities have been launched as part of York Festival of Ideas 2020 online. Aimed at school-age children and their families, each activity page provides a list of what you will need, a video showing you what to do, and useful web links. Making glitch art, creating a speaking machine and making prehistoric cheese are just a few of the fascinating activities on offer. Step inside the virtual Discovery Zone.

Bingo!

Lisa Horton, our churches' Children and Families worker, has put together a bingo game for children. Choose one of these bingo sheets, then watch this Nature Bingo video and tick things off the sheet as you spot them on the video. Only one of the Bingo sheets has got 12 correct pictures on, the rest have some red herrings! 

Christian

Cecil the lost sheep.  

Oh No! Andrew McDonough the bloke who draws Cecil the Sheep is 'Stuck  At Home' for 14 days. To stop himself going bonkers, each day Andrew will post a YouTube video with a story, drawing and other stuff!

Just click the video link for Cecil the Lost Sheep and Dave the Donkey.  Grab some pencils and join in!

To keep updated with new videos, subscribe to the Lost Sheep YouTube channel.

Local

Wild at Home is a blog produced by a local Dunnington resident for sharing activities for enjoying and helping wildlife at, or near, your home. 

Your may already have seen her Chalk Notes on pavements around Dunnington - these aim to make walks around the village more interesting by helping and encouraging people to notice some of the wildlife along the way. So look out for some chalked messages  and see what you can spot and learn!

Other ideas for activities at home

The internet is awash with suggested activities for kids to do on their own, with a sibling, or with parents.

Specific projects / ideas

Jenga Views puzzles

The Lego Challenge - 30 days of play

RHS Design a Secret Garden competition

Time Out's list of 24 podcasts for kids of all ages

Over 60 virtual tours and trips you can take from home. These include aquariums, art galleries, famous places, music and films, space and planets and Zoos and animals. 

Lists of ideas to browse

for parents to do with children

children can do on their own

children can do with a sibling

Indoor games and activities to get kids moving

for teens

for teens to do with a sibling

See also our list of worship resources to use with kids