It might be challenging to come up with new ideas for fun and educational things to do at home, but with a little bit of creativity, the possibilities are endless. Today we’re sharing just a few hobbies and projects suggested by our teachers to inspire your child.
- Being artistic
There are lots of different art forms your child may not have tried before which are fun, get them thinking creatively and can be on show around your home afterwards to celebrate their great work. If you have access to some outdoor space, why not pick some flowers, learn about the different species and try pressing or drying them to decorate a room at home?
Alternatively, for younger children, try a challenge: what can your child make using recycled materials? Our Madinat Khalifa Student Leadership Team recently created a ‘tote bag challenge’ for students to upcycle old t-shirts into shopping bags. Check out this video for details on how to make your own bag at home.
Year 8 at Themaid were challenged to make a homemade periscope as part of their Design Technology class. Rayan created a successful product using a shoebox, two small mirrors and tape.
Asser in Year 4 at Rayyan created an ‘extreme environment’ using toys and items from around his home as part of our recent STEAM challenge.