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The Families Programme - Summer Activity Packs

Wednesday 01st July 2020

It’s here…Summer 2020! Unfortunately we find ourselves in a situation very different to anything we could ever have planned for. We know that this last 3 months will have been challenging, for many reasons and there will have been ups and downs, tears and joy and definitely more ‘in’ than ‘out’. Ok, so you maybe haven’t quite mastered teaching fractions or suddenly become a history expert, learned a new language or had a chance to clear out that cupboard that is close to bursting BUT… you have been present, a consistent source of support and reassurance for your children and family throughout the most uncertain and worrying times we hope they will see, nothing else comes close.

This summer, since we can’t yet have movie nights, stay and play days or go mini beast hunting together we have tried to condense a summer programme into Family Project Packs that we can deliver to your home. There are 2 packs with similar themed activities in each (see below for more details) which you can request by texting ‘Pack 1’ or ‘Pack 2’ with your family surname to Leanne on 07387 017 441. As you will understand the quantity of packs available is limited and they will be assigned on a first come – first served basis. If quantities allow we may be able to offer 2nd packs to families – please state if you are interested in both and we will keep you informed.


  • DIY Bird and butterfly feeder craft sheets - bird seed included;
  • Mini Beast and Scavenger Hunt activities – complete with magnifying glass;
  • Make your own ‘Grass Heads’ – instructions and supplies for 1 make supplied;
  • Water pistol shooting range craft/game – water pistol and basic craft included;
  • Touchable Bubbles – 1 bottle supplied and instructions to make your own;
  • ‘What can you do with a Hula Hoop?’ challenge – 1 x hoop supplied;
  • Balloon Hovercrafts – instructions and game ideas. (You will need 1 sports cap style bottle top – not included);
  • Build your own battery operated car/robot projectbasic electronics for 1 vehicle included, you will need to create the ‘body’ at home.


  • Decorate your own mini birdhouse plus bird ID activities – birdhouse craft kit supplied and how to make your own birdhouse;
  • Water bead activities (eg diy stress ball, water bead run etc) – beads included;
  • Quiver – Augmented Reality colouring pages included. Requires app download;
  • Comic strip creator activities – templates provided;
  • Frisbee/ Flying Disc game ideas – Frisbee supplied;
  • ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ – one of my favourite things to do. 1 single string delta kite supplied;
  • DIY movie projector craft – make a projector from a shoebox and a magnifying glass (glass supplied only);
  • Animation station project – fancy giving stop motion animation a go? Modelling clay supplied with card background and instruction sheet. Requires free app download.

Both packs include various worksheets, word searches and information sheets for these and other activity ideas. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to supply materials for all crafts for every child in the home. Materials supplied are for one ‘family make’.