Lambeth & Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun

Activity programme for children & young people
22 July – 2 September 2020

These are some exceptional times right now, and it is heartening to see our communities come together in support of one another.

With the summer holiday right around the corner, we recognise that this period can be a challenging time for some families, which is why we are determined to ensure that everyone has a happy, memorable break.

The Mayor’s Fund for London is delighted to be teaming up with Lambeth and Southwark Councils to bring you a fantastic extended programme of holiday food services and fun activities this year. This will include food education, arts and crafts, theatre, plus a wide range of physical activities.

We hope this programme of events helps families and young people to access new opportunities, make new friends and learn new skills. Please click on the link below to open a full copy of the brochure.

https://www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DBG0177-Kitchen-Social-Design-AW-Digital-Version.pdf

Our latest Summer Holiday Activity Challenge

Complete your challenge and take the evidence into your school for CU Learning Credits to be awarded. Alternatively email your evidence to nelson.a@dunraven.org.uk

This challenge has been created with ideas shared across the Children’s University Network

#actofkindness #network #challenge

SPACE CHALLENGE
Create a new planet

Science, nature and the environment
Create a new planet. Think about all the things that your new planet will have.  How does it support life? How many days are there in a year? What grows on your planet? Who lives on your planet and how and what do they eat?  Your imagination is endless.
Create a list of facts, pictures and diagrams.
 
1 hour of CU Learning on submission of your facts, diagrams and pictures.
COMPUTER GAMES DESIGN
Environmental Challenge
 
Design a computer game based on improving the environment of our planet. 
 
Who are your main characters?
What’s the storyline?
What age group is the game for?
What key messages would you like to be learnt?
 
Create a storyboard of how your game will be played.
 
1 hour of CU Learning on submission of your storyboard
STROOP EFFECT

Make some flash cards each with the name of a colour written on it but using a different coloured pen for each word. For example, pink written with a blue pen.

Ask someone to tell you the word on each one and then do it again asking them to tell you the colour.

Which one did they find the most difficult?

When our minds play tricks on us like this it’s called the Stroop Effect.

Record your findings and let us have a short report, you could use a table or list your findings

1 hour of CU Learning on submission
MY COMMUNITY
What’s special about where you live?
 
Find out as many facts as you can about the community where you live. 
1. Do you live in a village, a town or a city?
2. How many people live there?
3. What is it well known for?
4. Do any famous people come from your community?
5. What facilities does it have, shops, library, café, museum, anything else?
6. What’s your favourite thing about living there?
7. What’s one thing you would like to change?
8. How would you encourage other people to visit?
 
Create a promotional video, fact sheet or write an article or blog.
 
1 hour of CU Learning on submission of your community facts and promotional article.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING, EDUCATIONAL AND FUN

Research a piece of art that you like and try to draw it. Who is the artist? When was it painted? What type of art is it? Etc.
 
HOW MANY VOICES?
 
Read aloud to a family member, trying out as many different voices as you can!
 
1. How many voices did you use?
2. How many characters were there in your book?
3. Who was your favourite character?
4. Which was your favourite voice?
5. Record your story and make your very own audio book and share it with a friend to enjoy.
 
1 hour of CU Learning on submission of a reflection sheet
DRAWING REALITY
In art it is very important to practice drawing and especially drawing from real life objects.

Collect 5 to 10 objects that mean something to you.

Place them on a table in front of where you are going to draw them.

Think about the arrangement of the objects. Are you happy with the layout?

Using a pencil only, think about how you can use shading to create the light and dark areas on your object.

1 hour of CU Learning on submission
INVENT A SPORT – CREATIVE THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

1. Explain the new sport.
2. Write out the rules, think about scoring
3. Draw diagrams of the layout of the new sport.
4. Explain the kit required for the sport.

1 hour of CU Learning on submission
FAVOURITE CHARACTERS
Pick one of your favourite characters from your favourite book.
Imagine, what would their house be like?


Draw some pictures of their house:

What food would they have on their dinner table?
 
What pictures would be hanging on the wall?

What would their garden be like and
what clothes would they have in their wardrobe?
 
1 hour of CU Learning on submission of a reflection sheet
STORE CUPBOARD SURPRISE
 
With the help of a family member, take a look at what you have in your food cupboard and design a meal based around what ingredients you already have.
 
What will be your Store Cupboard Surprise?
 
1 hour of CU Learning on submission of your menu and a picture
BUILD A COLUMBUS CUBE TOWER
Research what a Columbus Cube Tower is.

Here’s how to make the cubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC7Z_vUCbh4

Take a picture / video of your tallest tower.

1 hour of CU Learning on submission of your research findings and finished Columbus Cube Tower.
TAKE PART IN THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/parents-carers
 
The digital Challenge will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in treading related activities at home.

1 hour of learning on submission of photos, your log and a challenge record sheet.
BUILD AN EARTHWORM HOTEL
Earthworms are great for the garden.

Make an earthworm hotel by filling a 2-litre plastic bottle with layers of sand, dirt and leaf litter with some water for moisture.

Dig in your garden to find some earthworms to add and see what they do, recording a log of their activities.

1 hour of learning on submission of photos, your log and a challenge record sheet.

Our latest Summer Holiday Activity Challenge – Click here to download.

More fun things to do during the Summer

Some more exciting ideas for children to do with or without their families at home this Summer as we start to come out of lockdown. 

Wiggly worms!

We challenge you to make a Wormery, which is a home earthworm! 

Earthworms are really useful and they are good for the natural ecosystem of our planet, Earth.

Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. When they eat, they leave behind castings that are a very valuable type of fertilizer. Earthworms are like free farm help. They help carry decaying material into the soil where it is broken down into nutrients that are used by plants to help them grow!  

Wormery – A step by step guide?

  1. Collect some worms from the garden. …
  2. Cut the top ¼ off the bottle, to make a lid. …
  3. Fill the bottle with alternating layers of sand, soil, sand, compost, sand etc. …
  4. Add a few worms to the top of the bottle and watch them burrow down. …
  5. Wrap the black cardboard around the bottle to make it dark.

https://www.themadmommy.com/wormery


Finger Puppets

Finger puppets are really easy to make and a great way to create characters for a play, a story, or even just for fun.


A Day at the Museum

Virtual London Museum Tours – Tours of a number of London Museums

https://londonist.com/london/museums-and-galleries/calling-all-culture-vultures-here-s-how-to-experience-london-virtually-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic


A Blue Peter Badge

Blue Peter Badges are awarded for sending in interesting letters, stories, pictures, and poems. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

Everybody Welcome

Supporting Children’s Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion

When it comes to difference, children see things differently. Everyone’s welcome at CBeebies! This activity helps: Emotions Behaviour

Everyone’s welcome

Please visit the CBeebies site for more information and fun
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/everyones-welcome

Ideas for families during Lockdown

Some more lovely ideas for children to do with or without their families at home during this lockdown. 

Home learning packs

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/


Free online books

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/


Daily lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons


PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ


Dancing with Oti Mabuse

https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape


White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/


Nrich maths activities

https://nrich.maths.org/


Explore first news – first 6 issues free

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/


Cosmic kids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ


Spring Challenge 2020

Write a story that begins with the line “Sunlight spread through the forest as a moist brown nose poked out of the hole in the ground sniffing the fresh spring air…” Read the story out loud to your family and friends.

Links to: Creative writing.
Learning Destination: Your local library.
Duration: 1 hour
Learn how to build a Bee B & B.
Find out how on the RSPB website. If this activity isn’t suitable for you, pick another from their list of suggestions.
www.rspb.org.uk

Links to: Conservation
Learning Destination: Pets At Home
Duration: 2-4 hours
Build a model of a castle. Use cardboard boxes and other items you find at home. Make some furniture to go into the castle. Decide who lines in the caste and what period of history it is from.
 
Links to: History
Learning Destination: Castle
Duration: 2 hours
Research any other country in the world. Find out as much information as you can about the country at this time of year. What is the weather like? What are the children your age likely to be doing? What is school like?
 
Links to: Geography
Learning Destination: Your Local Library
Duration: 1 hour
Make some paper aeroplanes using different designs. Take them outside to fly them and find out which one travels the furthest. How could you designs be improved?
 
Links to: Physics/Design & Technology
Duration: 1 Hour
Go for a walk through the countryside or in your nearest woods or forest. Draw pictures of all the different  flowers that you find there. When you get home try to identify the types of flowers using the internet of the library.
 
Links to: Ecology
Learning Destination: Forestry Commission Forests
Duration: 1 hour
Keep a weather diary for one week. Record the weather conditions at the same time of the day each day; morning, lunchtime and evening for example. Decorate your diary with drawings or painting of the weather.
 
Links to: Meteorology
Duration: 2 hours 
Create a piece of art using items found in the kitchen. You could use dried pasta or cereals. Mount your artwork in a home-made frame and give it a title.
 
Links to: Fine Art
Learning Destination: Your nearest Art Gallery and Museum.
Duration: 1 hour
In your garden or another outdoor space make yourself a flower box. Be imaginative, you could fill a bucket or other container with soil. Plant some flower seeds and record the results. Keep a log of which seeds you planted, which ones grew and which ones didn’t. Why do you think this is?
 
Links to: Horticulture/Environmental Science
Duration: 3-5 hours 
Research your favourite actor or TV presenter. How many and what shows or films have they performed in? What do you know about their life? Why do you enjoy their work? Create a fanzine with all the information in.
 
Links to: Drama and Performance/ Journalism.
Duration: 1 hour
Create a musical band. What items in your house could be made into musical instruments? Get together with friends and perform a song for your family
 
Links to: Music
Duration: 2 hours
Find out as much as you can about Sir Charles Hastings using the internet and your local library. Imagine you are Sir Charles and write an imaginary diary entry.
 
Links to: History
Duration: 2 hours
Design a brand new computer game! Develop the storyline and invent the characters in the game. Draw some screen shorts of the game in action. What age range is the game for? Is it similar to any other games that already exist?
 
Links to: Game Art Design
Duration: 1 hour
Make some hot cross buns.
Keep a record of how you did it. What were the ingredients and how much did they weigh? Did you measure them in ounces or grams? Try making bins with different flavours. Which is your favourite?
 
Links to: Food & Culinary Arts
Duration: 1.5 hours
Practise miming certain actions. For example; walking a dog, opening a present or waiting for a bus. Put your actions into a sequence and perform a mine show for your family and friends.
 
Links to: Drama and Performance
Duration: 2 Hour

So… You have decided to take up the challenge!

Here are some rules

If you have a Children’s University Passport To Learning, you will receive 1 hour for each of the activities you complete.

You must provide evidence of each activity you complete to your school. There are many different ways to display your work, for example:

  • Photographs
  • Write a diary/newsletter/scrapbook
  • Draw a picture/poster
  • Make a voice/video recording
  • Bring your creations in to school
  • Tell us when you completed it, who with, what steps did you take etc.

Low Cost / No Cost Family Fun in London – October Half-Term 2019

Halloween poster

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Half Term Fun – Museum of London

Date and Time

Saturday 19th October – Sunday 27th October – 10am-6pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

St Pauls / Barbican

Find out more about the big beasts of prehistoric London, and meet giants of the imagination in craft, drama, storytelling and digital art workshops throughout October half term.


Half Term Fun – Museum of London Docklands

Date and Time

Saturday 19th October – Sunday 27th October – 10am-6pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertsmere Road, West India, E14 4AL / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican / St Pauls / Moorgate

Discover some of London’s biggest characters, from enormous animals, to gigantic towers and monsters of the imagination through craft, drama, storytelling and art every day throughout October half term.


Horniman Halloween Fair

Date and Time

10.30am-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Spooky Storytelling

Spooky Storytelling sessions as part of the Halloween Fair at: 11am-11.30am; 12pm-12.30pm; 1.30pm-2pm; 2.30pm-3pm; 3.30pm-4pm.

Tickets required children £5.00; adults £1.00 check website (children must be accompanied by an adult). www.horniman.ac.uk

Address

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses

176 / 185 / 312 / P4 / 63 / 122 / P13


Don’t forget: Clocks Go Back Sunday 27th October


Drawing Sunday at National Gallery

Date and Time

Sunday 20th October – 11am-4pm

Age

All Ages – Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost

FREE – Places limited – allocated on arrival (arrive early to avoid disappointment).

Address

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Embankment

Take part in a procession through Florence and draw the amazing people, costumes, animals and instruments you see on the way.


Half Term Family Programme – National Gallery

Date and Time

Tuesday 22nd October – Thursday 24th October – 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Age

Ages 5-11

Cost

FREE

Address

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Embankment

Sketch together as a family to capture painting and places in playful ways. Try out tools and techniques with an artist.


Printing – Sir John Soane Museum

Date and Time

Thursday 24th October – 11am-3pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Sir John Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP / 020 7405 2107 / www.soane.org

Nearest tube

Holborn (5 minutes’ walk)

Buses

59 to Kingsway

Explore relief and monoprinting techniques in this creative, drop-in workshop. This event is designed for adults and children to enjoy together, so all ages are welcome. We just ask that children remain supervised. It’s totally free so no need to book – just drop-in at any time and stay as long as you like!


The Big Botanical Draw

Date and Time

Sunday 29th October – 2pm-3pm

Age

All Ages – materials provided

Cost

FREE

Address

The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ / 020 8674 5787 / www.slbi.org.uk

The Big Botanical Draw. Come and make flowers and flower pots from clay. The house, garden and the garden café will all be open.


Marvellous Mammals – Grant Museum of Zoology

Date and Time

Monday 21st October, Wednesday 23rd October, Friday 25th October – 1pm-4pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, London WC1E 6DE / 020 3106 2052 / www.ucl.ac.uk

Nearest tube

Euston / Goodge Street

Celebrate the beautiful and furry world of marvellous mammals from rhinos to wombats – there are lots to get stuck into with plenty of specimen-based activities to help ask lots of important questions!


Draw the Bank of England of Future – Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November – 10am-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Entrance on Bartholomew Lane, London EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545 / www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest tube

Bank

Help make the Bank even more secure by designing a new safe for its vaults – What materials would you use to make the building strong and sturdy?


Wishing you all a Happy Halloween Half Term

Spring Challenge 2017

Write a story that begins with the line “Sunlight spread through the forest as a moist brown nose poked out of the hole in the ground sniffing the fresh spring air…” Read the story out loud to your family and friends.

Links to: Creative writing.

Learning Destination: Your local library.

Duration: 1 hour
Learn how to build a Bee B & B. Find out how on the RSPB website. If this activity isn’t suitable for you, pick another from their list of suggestions.
www.rspb.org.uk

Links to: Conservation

Learning Destination: Pets At Home

Duration: 2-4 hours
Build a model of a castle. Use cardboard boxes and other items you find at home. Make some furniture to go into the castle. Decide who lives in the caste and what period of history it is from.

Links to: History

Learning Destination: Castle

Duration: 2 hours
Research any other country in the world. Find out as much information as you can about the country at this time of year. What is the weather like? What are the children your age likely to be doing? What is school like?

Links to: Geography

Learning Destination: Your Local Library

Duration: 1 hour
Make some paper aeroplanes using different designs. Take them outside to fly them and find out which one travels the furthest. How could you designs be improved?

Links to: Physics/Design & Technology

Duration: 1 Hour
Go for a walk through the countryside or in your nearest woods or forest. Draw pictures of all the different flowers that you find there. When you get home try to identify the types of flowers using the internet or the library.

Links to: Ecology

Learning Destination: Forestry Commission Forests

Duration: 1 hour
Keep a weather diary for one week. Record the weather conditions at the same time of the day each day; morning, lunchtime and evening for example. Decorate your diary with drawings or painting of the weather.

Links to: Meteorology

Duration: 2 hours
Create a piece of art using items found in the kitchen. You could use dried pasta or cereals. Mount your artwork in a home-made frame and give it a title.

Links to: Fine Art

Learning Destination: Your nearest Art Gallery and Museum.

Duration: 1 hour
In your garden or another outdoor space make yourself a flower box. Be imaginative, you could fill a bucket or other container with soil. Plant some flower seeds and record the results. Keep a log of which seeds you planted, which ones grew and which ones didn’t. Why do you think this is?

Links to: Horticulture/Environmental Science

Duration: 3-5 hours
Research your favourite actor or TV presenter. How many and what shows or films have they performed in? What do you know about their life? Why do you enjoy their work? Create a fanzine with all the information in.

Links to: Drama and Performance/ Journalism.

Duration: 1 hour
Create a musical band. What items in your house could be made into musical instruments? Get together with friends and perform a song for your family.

Links to: Music

Duration: 2 hours
Find out as much as you can about Sir Charles Hastings using the internet and your local library. Imagine you are Sir Charles and write an imaginary diary entry.

Links to: History

Duration: 2 hours
Design a brand new computer game! Develop the storyline and invent the characters in the game. Draw some screen shorts of the game in action. What age range is the game for? Is it similar to any other games that already exist?

Links to: Game Art Design

Duration: 1 hour
Make some hot cross buns. Keep a record of how you did it. What were the ingredients and how much did they weigh? Did you measure them in ounces or grams? Try making bins with different flavours. Which is your favourite?

Links to: Food & Culinary Arts

Duration: 1.5 hours
Practise miming certain actions. For example; walking a dog, opening a present or waiting for a bus. Put your actions into a sequence and perform a mine show for your family and friends.

Links to: Drama and Performance

Duration: 2 Hour

So… You have decided to take up the challenge!

Here are some rules

If you have a Children’s University Passport To Learning, you must provide evidence of each activity you complete to your school by filling in the enclosed Evaluation form. Please download this below.

There are many different ways to display your work, for example:

  • Photographs
  • Write a diary/newsletter/scrapbook
  • Draw a picture/poster
  • Make a voice/video recording
  • Bring your creations in to school
  • Tell us when you completed it, who with, what steps did you take etc.



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