Things to Do
Things to do locally:
Be Positive : Messages of love and hope are appearing around the Almondbury, lepton and Fenaybridge. Local children are using their time and creating "lovely" little messages to raise spirits and let isolated family know they are still being thought about in these demanding times.
Also painted rocks (Mandala stones) have been put round Almondbury for you to find and re-hide. Please wash your hands if you touch them!
Is this something you could encourage your children to make - social distancing guidelines and hand washing observed at all times of course. Pictures of these could be shared on social media as a message to family and friends. There are lots of activities for people of all ages to do during this period of self isolation - doing something like this with such a positive message is just one example. If you have examples of kindness and positive actions that you want to share, send information to email@example.com
Rainbow and other themed walks - 🌈 People are putting up rainbows, sunshine, Easter, animals, flowers and smiley faces in their windows over the coming weeks. Go on a walk and see if you can find them.
If you put one up let us know which road and village and we will add to the list below:
Almondbury: Arkenley Lane, Longley Road, Southfield Road, Mountfield Avenue, Mountfield Road, Beadon Avenue, Fernside Avenue, De Lacy Avenue, Brickbank, Bank End Lane, St Helens Gate, Kaye Lane, Westgate, Hallas Grove, Thorpe Lane, Greenside Avenue, Highlands Avenie, Sikes Close, Nowell Place, Lincoln Grove
Lepton: Woodlands, off Station Road, Rowley Lane, Highgate Crescent, around Fenay Bridge and on Fenay Bridge Park.
Kixx (@KixxHuddersfield on FB) are doing these virtual sessions:
During the video we will give our superstars and grown ups plenty of clear instructions to help you easily and quickly set your session up, along with timings to try out your exciting activities!
- Color and create your own Kixx Kit 🙌🏻. We would LOVE to see your superstars very own Kixx Kit designs 🧡
Just for fun...... your superstar can either print off this template or your grown up can draw you one to colour in.The team are so excited to see your versions of the Kixx football kit.
Create a bug house from materials you can find on your walks or in your garden. Growing Works filled some old teasel stems and tied them together, drilled holes into a section of old Christmas tree, and used wood to create a box to fill with bamboo, moss and leaves. Let your imagination run wild!
Please share a picture of any that you make with Growing Works. You can see more of their pictures on their website at:
For more information on how this helps wildlife check out this information from the RSPB
Like doing pictures or scavenging? If anyone is close to a printer and has children, there are some pictures below for you to print off and colour in, for your windows etc 😊. If anyone wants to find any for other professions, just type in what profession it is on Google and some colouring sheets should come up 🌈.Some scavenger hunting activities below:
Love doing things?
The Great Indoors - Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home. 100+ stay-at-home activities to help your kids learn new skills over the next few weeks and months: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:
Go on a Wildlife Treasure Hunt and explore your house or garden to discover amazing Yorkshire wildlife and more:
Chester Zoo Wildverse has lots of amazing things to do - all animal related!
Online Zoo watching: Anyone that has kids with a tablet if they get bored if they do get locked up type in Google Edinburgh live zoo cams they can watch animals live your welcome
Listen to the birds from the Woodland Trust: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/identify-bird-song
Do you love wild flowers? Plantlife - the Great British Wildflower hunt: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/wildflowerhunt/?
Every Thursday from 7pm UK time, you will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free for one week. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=524497661584580
Free Cirque Du Soleil on line: check out more here
Love musicals? Check fee online Andrew Lloyd Webber shows here
Love the outside from your armchair?
Google Earth launches virtual tours of 31 of the world's most incredible national parks: click here to find out more