We hope that this Easter will bring you new beginnings and the chance to reconnect with your family and friends. The days are now getting lighter, brighter and hopefully warmer too. We all need that extra bit of vitamin D and the right weather to be outside with people that we may not have seen for a while.
Magic 4 Children have had a very busy month with lots of Virtual Parties, Magic Lessons, The Magic of Mindfulness and The Magic of Books sessions. So many children have now been entertained and educated by Freddie Fantastic and Olly G and some beautiful memories have been made. Our newest presenter Super Sophie’s magic training is in full swing, and she is looking forward to delivering the first Class Magic sessions very soon - maybe in a school near you?!
Do you have any egg-xciting plans to entertain the children over the Easter holidays? Here are a few suggestions from the Magic 4 Children team with an eggcellent theme:
- Easter egg hunts around the house and garden, but with a difference! Instead of hiding eggs, hide jigsaw pieces so that your child can make the jigsaw at the end. Alternatively, hide Lego bricks and have a competition to see who can find the bricks and make the tallest tower. You could even let your child be in charge of hiding some plastic/wooden or chocolate eggs and encourage them to create a treasure map of the house or garden that you have to follow to find the eggs.
- Use spoons and hard-boiled eggs or small balls to set up egg and spoon races or egg and spoon obstacle courses. Find a way for your child to time themselves so that they are learning about seconds and minutes at the same time as having fun and keeping fit.
- Make your hard-boiled eggs look like dragon eggs: after your hard-boiled egg has cooled, roll it around on a plate to make cracks in the shell, then place it in a half-full glass of water with some food colouring in and leave it overnight in the fridge. When you take it out in the morning and peel off the shell your white egg should have soaked up some of the food colouring, and look like a colourful dragon egg - your children will be egg-xtremely surprised!
Lots of practical ideas for Science experiments to conduct at home. Some more extreme than others so you might want to choose a few options first rather than let your children loose on the website
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum website. We can’t yet visit museums in person, so why not explore what the museum has to offer online instead. There are lots of different suggestions for activities to try at home, especially if your children are interested in dinosaurs.
The Tate Gallery
The Tate Gallery has a dedicated area of its website with activities for kids. We really like the Make a Soundscape activity as it reminded us of Mindful doodling.
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‘A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.’
- Albert Einstein