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Here is a list of ‘optional’ fun challenges for you to choose from should you be stuck for ideas on what to do to keep yourselves entertained! Keep emailing any photos to us – we would love to see what you get up to!



1. Life Skill Challenges:

See attached.  The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life.  How many of these skills on the grid can you already do? How many can you complete over the half term holiday?

2. The Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge:


See the attached documents.  Can you design and build a small Rube Goldberg machine? Email your videos and photos!

3. The Shoe Box Challenge:

We challenge you to get crafty – what can you make from a boring shoe box? Email us your photos!  We can’t wait to see your creations! 

Look at these websites for ideas:

4. Wildlife Watch:

Some people recognise birds by their songs rather than by their appearance.  Bill Oddie will hear 90% of birds before he sees them.  Here is a short (3min30) video by the BBC on how to identify birds from their songs:  This blog will also help you to begin identifying bird song: and you can also listen to the songs so that you can compare.  Why not spend a little quiet time today and sit in your garden, or sit in a green space and enjoy listening.  What different bird songs can you hear?


Look at this webpage where you will find a collection of spotting sheets to download.  Choose one to take with you when you go wildlife spotting.