All Staff Update

Keeping you and your families safe and entertained

Most of us are trying to get to grips with staying at home and finding some form of a new routine. For those of you who have kids we know keeping them safe and entertained in these circumstances must be incredibly challenging. To support you during this period we've pulled together 5 ways to keep the kids entertained whilst at home.

1. Zog activity sheets

Download for free Zog activity sheets for some dragon fun at home! Inside you'll find:

> How to make your own set of dragon wings, how high can you fly and Zog colouring activity

> Learning to roar and identifying forest sounds 

> Breathe fire like Zog with a forest activity and a home craft project

> Play a game of capture a princess and fun word search

https://www.forestryengland.uk/resource/zog-activity-sheets

2. Get active

Your kids can still get active, even when you're stuck inside!

Change 4 Life have loads of great indoor children's activities and games for them to play so they can still get the activity they need even when they cannot get outside.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

3. Learn a thing or two

The kids can keep learning, even while schools are closed!

Muddy Puddles have created “Home Learning” lesson plans which focus on the activities that your children can enjoy indoors or in the garden.

The lesson plans have been developed by outdoor learning professionals in line with key Ofsted objectives for Early Years, KS1 and KS2.

https://www.muddypuddles.com/blog/free-outdoor-lesson-plans-children/

4. James and the Giant Peach activity sheets

Download and print James and the Giant Peach family activity sheets to encourage a love of the great outdoors! Bursting with exciting facts and games, including:

> Make a bug hotel in your garden

> Identify and find animal homes

> Glow-worm bug file

> Night-time animal log

https://www.forestryengland.uk/sites/default/files/documents/James_Giant_Peach_My_Forest_Adventure_Activity%20Sheets_SMALL.pdf

5. Highway Rat activity sheets

Get your hands on Highway Rat downloadable activity sheets for children. Filled with exciting activities and craft ideas for the family to enjoy. Inside you'll find the following craft ideas and tips:

> Make a hobby horse and ride through the forest like The Highway Rat

> Make The Highway Rat's hat

> The Highway Rat colouring sheet

https://www.forestryengland.uk/resource/highway-rat-activity-sheets