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Easter Holiday Scheme 2016

Week 1 (21st-24thMarch)

Date

Activity outline

Description

What to bring



Mon 21stMarch 2016










Sensory Drawing (am)



Den Building/ (am)

Story-Time





French and Spanish workshops run by Kidslingo (pm)



Construction Challenge (pm)

Drawing a house and garden is easy, right? Challenge your drawing skills by experiencing what it’s like to draw whilst blind-folded. Work together with your partner to see what you can do.



Time to get active and creative! Build a perfect den or hide-out that will get your imagination flowing. The whole group experiences a den trail at the end and enjoys a short story at each stop.



Two fantastic language workshops to choose from, either French or Spanish by Kidslingo. A fun-filled afternoon of singing, educational games and creative activities for all to enjoy.



Have you got what it takes to build a strong, tall building made out of paper? Get involved in our construction challenge and see if your building will withstand some pressure.


Tue 22ndMarch 2016

Adventure Express Day and Party with Gemma (am and pm)


Gemma from Adventure Express is going to take you on a journey of fun drama activities that ends with an amazing party and dance-off! Children will be working building and developing characters, making masks, practising their devising and improvising skills before ending the day with lots of dancing and party games.


Children can bring along some party accessories if they wish but it is not essential.


Wed 23rdMarch 2016






Chef Team Tasting Challenge (am)



Magic Balloon Egg Treats (am)





Steve the Juggler 1-4 (pm)








How do you fancy taking the chefs challenge? Taste a range of different fruit and vegetables and see if you can tell us what they are, but, there is a catch because you won’t be able to see! A range of fun activities to follow which will test your child’s food knowledge.



Make your own Easter egg but with a difference. Time to roll up your sleeves and get messy with yarn and glue to create an Easter egg shell that has a hidden treat.



Steve the Juggler returns for the umpteenth time to run his popular Circus Skills Workshop. This will contain beginner level instruction on a wide variety of props such as Diabolo, Flowerstick, Stilts, Poi Spinning, how to Juggle, Magic, Puppetry, Pedal Racers, and even Toothbrush Twirling! Session finishes with a short talent show, where any children who wish to show off their skills, can get up and perform!


Children may get messy so an old shirt or apron is needed.


Thursday 24thMarch 2016






Easter Egg Hunt (am)





Rainforest Animal visit by Zoolab (pm) 35





Zoolab inspired mask-masking (pm)

Children explore different locations on campus in search for answers to their clues. Each clue they find will be extremely important in discovering the missing eggs. There are bonus points, team points and prizes to be won! An activity not to be missed.



Children go on a journey through the rainforest - with real rainforest animals and with a ranger who really knows the rainforest inside out.

 

It's all about experiencing the drama of the rainforest - from the dark forest floor to the dizzy heights of the emergent layer! Children will learn about plants and get to meet a range of animals from ground-dwelling snails, 'travelling' snakes and canopy-dwelling tree frogs! 



After learning lots about different rainforest animals, children will get stuck into making a mask of their favourite one.




Children should dress nice and warm as they will be outside for the morning.

Week 2 (29thMarch-1stApril)

Tue

29thMarch 2016

Bhangra Dancing Workshop (am)



Mehndi (Henna) inspired gingerbread (am)







Pollok Park Painting at War Memorial (pm)




Get involved and learn authentic Bhangra step-by-step moves before putting them into a routine with music. Learn the origins and history behind Bhangra dancing and see what props and outfits are used in performances.



Take a look at all the fabulous Mehndi designs before creating a unique design of your own. Get your nozzle and piping bag at the ready so you can transform your gingerbread into something special.





Have you ever wanted to paint like an artist? Well now you can learn a variety of techniques that Pollok uses before going to the park and testing them out in a group painting. After all that hard work, children can enjoy using the facilities at the park.

The dancing is highly active so a suitable change of clothes and footwear is essential.



A tupperware box for their gingerbread.



Children may get messy so an old shirt or apron is needed.


Wed 30thMarch 2016

Big Building Project (am)







Photography by Picture Train (pm)








Experiment with the possibilities of cardboard. Working in a team, children will construct a huge house that is big enough for them to fit into. Everyone will then work together to decorating the interior and exterior of the house. Drama games to follow.





If your children love taking photos and want to get even better then this will be a fantastic experience for them. Mike from Picture Train helps children learn basic skills when capturing a moment using a camera. Children will explore camera lengths, angles, composition techniques that will end with some hilarious photos. Don’t forget to bring your cameras and a big smile!













For Safeguarding purposes children need to bring their own camera or picture taking device.

Thursday 31stMarch 2016

Star Wars Lego Building run by Create-Build-Learn (am)



Origami A-Wing Fighter Jet competition and mask making (am)





Choreography through memory (pm)







Balloon Making Madness (pm)






Create-Build-Learn will bring a huge amount of Star Wars Lego that will become the stimulus for a morning of fun-filled activities. Children are encouraged to problem-solve, work within a team and use their creative skills to build something amazing!



Make your own A-Wing fighter jet and see how far yours will saw through the air in our competition.









A game that gives everyone a chance to be innovative whilst testing their memory. After an energetic warm-up, each child has to come up with a signature dance move that everyone will learn and remember (hopefully). We will end up with an exciting sequence of movement which we will then put to music.





It’s time to see exactly you can do with balloons? Not only will be playing loads of crazy balloon games but children will be having a go at modelling different animals, fruit and making squidgy balls. They will have lots to show you when they get home!

























The movement is fairly active so a suitable change of clothes and footwear is recommended.



Children may get messy so an old shirt or apron may be needed.


Friday 1stMarch 2016

Forest School run by Wild Learning (am and pm)









Forest School themed board game (am and pm)


Sarah from Wild Learning will be with us all day for a fantastic Forest School experience. Fancy making your own shelter and a fire to warm your hot chocolate and marshmallows on? Explore the outdoors through a range of activities such as making mud pies, homes for animals and wooden snakes out of beads. Don’t forget to your old clothes, big socks and waterproofs!





With lots of inspiration or anticipation (depending on which group you are in) from the Forest School workshop, children will create a new board game that is based around ideas they will/or have seen. In groups, children will make the board games and then have an opportunity to try out other new designs.

We will be outside no matter what the weather! Children should wear a waterproof jacket, and trousers if you have them, as well as walking boots or wellington boots. An extra layer of clothes will be needed to keep warm and a change of clothes just incase we get rained on.













Week 3 (4thApril-8thApril)





Mon 4thApril 2016

Puppet Making Adventures Workshop with Jim Morris (am and pm)

What will you make, a talking giant, robot or possibly a monster? The choice is yours. Children are encouraged to let their imaginations go wild when creating their puppet. Characters are brought to life through activities such as adventure cards and chat show games. A brilliant way to spend your Easter holidays!

Children may get messy so an old shirt or apron is needed.


Tue 5thApril 2016

A Play in a Day 10am-4pm (am and pm)

All children will be actively involved in bringing ‘The Ugly Duckling’ script to life. There are so many ways to get involved: acting, directing, costume making etc. Everyone who attends will be using inventive theatre techniques such as choral speech, stylised movement and mime. By the end of the day, the children will perform a 10-15 minute play for all to watch.


Children we need to be comfortable in loose trousers clothing but warm as there will be a lot of movement at some points during the day.

Wednesday 6thApril2016

Cookery class from Bay Leaf (am)





Sensory Drawing (am)



Easter Egg Hunt (pm)

The fantastic Bay Leaf company are back and ready to cook! Children will be shown how to make a delicious lemon polenta cake which they can bring home for the whole family to enjoy (if they don’t eat it first). Children go through the recipe and ingredients in detail so they can make it at home too.



Drawing a house and garden is easy, right? Challenge your drawing skills by experiencing what it’s like to draw whilst blind-folded. Work together with your partner to see what you can do.



Children explore different locations on campus in search for answers to their clues. Each clue they find will be extremely important in discovering the missing eggs. There are bonus points, team points and prizes to be won! An activity not to be missed.

A tupperware box for their polenta cake.


Thursday 7thApril 2016

Chef Team Tasting Challenge (am)





Magic Balloon Egg Treats (am)





Den Building/Story time (pm)



Let’s Animate (pm)




How do you fancy taking the chefs challenge? Taste a range of different fruit and vegetables and see if you can tell us what they are but there is a catch, you won’t be able to see! A range of fun activities to follow which will test your food knowledge.



Make your own Easter egg but with a difference. Time to roll up your sleeves and get messy with yarn and glue to create an Easter egg shell that has a hidden treat.





Time to get active and creative! Build a perfect den or hide-out that will get your imagination flowing. The whole group experiences a den trail at the end and enjoys a short story at each stop.



The fantastic company, Let’s Animate, will be helping children become filmmakers for the afternoon. Working in small groups, the children create effective models before animating their own short scenarios. The children will then add voice recordings and the final edit will be available to approximately one week later.

Children may get messy so an old shirt or apron is needed.


Friday 8thApril

Olympics Day (am and pm)

Children will participate in multi-sports with a focus on sportsmanship and fair play to tie in with our Olympic themed day and values. Children will develop their physical literacy and have heaps of fun doing it.



Non-stop fun for the rest of the day as children will exercise their creativity by looking into different countries and sports. By the end of the day, I’m sure all children will be even more excited for Rio 2016!

Children we need a change of clothes and suitable footwear for physical activity.