Have some fun with egg cartons and the Gruffalo - Wednesday 27 May

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

Egg carton crafts

Egg-citing crafts

Have a look at these cool DIY egg carton crafts for children. There are animal crafts, bird feeders and a draught board for you to try your hand at. Egg cartons cut easily and take spray paint, paint pens, markers, and acrylics really well.

Get crafting >


Indoor Activities from Change4Life

It can be difficult to get children up and about at the best of times, especially if you are all at home, but Change4Life have loads of great indoor children's activities and games for them to play.

 Activities here >

Hans and Gruffalo

Hans on COVID

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has teamed up with the illustrator of the Gruffalo to launch an extensive range of free digital COVID19 educational resources for children.

The ‘Hans on COVID’ campaign is headed up by scientists at LSHTM and fronted by a new cartoon character called Hans. Hans will be giving parents and teachers a helping hand and handy tips to engage children in public health science in the weeks and months ahead.

Find out more >


Make simple houmous

Try this Jamie Oliver recipe for a healthy and tasty snack for everyone. It does not require many ingredients and after you have made it once, you'll want to make it again and again.

This classic houmous recipe is a simple blend of chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste).

Houmous recipe >

And remember...

Dalai Lama

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama XIV

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Coronavirus updates and advice

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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