Spring 2021 – Back to Basics Week 1

Back to Basics Week

Introduction

Back to Basics – junk modelling, making no bake play-dough, nature hunt, family sport ideas, colouring and puzzles.

Activity 1 – No bake Play-dough

Instructions: 

METHOD

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the glycerine (optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right

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Resources needed: 

  • Small bowl and spoon for mixing
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 2 tbsp of veg oil
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tbsp of cream of tartar (provided)
  • 1 to 1.5 cups of boiling water
  • OPTIONAL – food colouring
  • OPTIONAL – few drops of glycerine

Activity 2 – Junk Modelling

Instructions:

Collect items from the recycling bin and create some junk modelling sculptures using the items and the arts & crafts box supplied in your resources pack. There are some ideas on what you could do in the images section but be as creative as you like and come up with your own ideas if you like – send us a photo when you finish.

Take a photo, upload to https://facebook.com/kickstartmanchester and https://twitter.com/wearekickstart

Resources needed: 

  • Arts and Crafts Box (provided)
  • Anything from the recycling bin around the house – e.g. cardboard boxes, bottles, cartons, cereal boxes
Junk Modelling Ideas

Activity 3 – Family Sports

Family Sports with Mr Locke

Activity 4 – Nature Hunt

Download the Nature Scavenger Hunt for an outdoor pursuit of things creepy crawly.

We have also included a Mini Beasts I spy activity that can be done indoors

Take a photo, upload to https://facebook.com/kickstartmanchester and https://twitter.com/wearekickstart

Notes:

Please add comments to your photo’s – did your child enjoy it? Did you amend it? What was the best or hardest part? Any ideas. Thank you. 

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