3. Create a symbol-inspired dance routine
This is an effective way to bring a topic to life. If your child has a particular interest, could they create a dance based on the symbols and shapes related to it? For example, Ancient Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphics. Children could create these symbols with their bodies and produce an Egyptian-inspired dance, linking the symbols together with other actions too. Whether they are interested in history, plants, dinosaurs or transport, encourage them to see the shapes within these to build their own routine.
4. Hold a teddy bears’ picnic, or an action heroes’ supper!
Why not invite any stuffed animals, dolls or toys to afternoon tea and engage in some role play? This activity will allow children to use their imagination. What would the different ‘guests’ want to talk about? How would they sound? What would they want to eat? Dressing up and tasty treats are optional!
5. Pump up the volume with some junkyard music
Encourage your child to be a little musician! Using pots, pans, chopsticks or boxes, can they create a piece of music or even try to replicate a song they know? Older children could consider what they can use for the bass, how they can vary pitch, and whether their music sounds better with a faster or slower tempo.