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Activities to do at home

Find free creative resources for older and younger people. These activities were created as part of the At Home Together programme - our response to the Covid-19 Pandemic from March-July 2020

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Below you will find activity templates and instructions from our At Home Together projects. Activity resources are free to download and print.

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Thinking about a different generation

Activities from the View From Here, designed by artists Polly Beestone, Chuck Blue-Lowry, Ben Connors, Mia Harris and Amanda Mascarenhas

View from here trio

The following activities allow both younger and older people to reflect on their individual experiences during the pandemic as well as think about a different generation.

Activity 1 – All About You

Download instructions for younger people here

Download instructions for older people here

Activity 2 – Creating a ‘character’ 

Download instructions for younger people here

Download instructions for older people here

Create a newspaper character instructions

Activity 3 – Thinking about past, present and future

Download instructions for Activity 3 here

 

How does the Earth feel?

Activities part of Generation Rebellion, designed by artists Sue Mayo and Elsa James

The following activities allow both younger and older people to creatively explore the climate emergency.

Download a printable activity pack here

 

Create a pop-up garden

Activities part of WE BLOOM, designed by artists Jo Scholar, Irene Pulga and Grace White.

we bloom activities trio

The following activities and templates can be used to make a summery display both indoors (communal areas, resident’s rooms, windows) or outdoors (garden spaces, on your fence or gate).

All activities:

WE BLOOM - Activity Pack PRINT VERSION

Individual activities:

Plant tag activity

Bugs from plastic bottles

Flowers from plastic bottles

Origami bugs

Paper flowers and insects

 

The After Party

Activities part Cocktails in Care Homes, designed by artists Chuck Blue Lowry, Mia Harris, Shepherd Manyika and Kathy Horok-Hallett

The After Party trio of images

Postcards

Create a postcard to send to someone you are missing at the moment – or just for fun!

Instructions for this activity
Or you can use ready made postcards created by artist Mia here

Colour Mood Scene

Make a colour mood scene in the corner of your room, take a photo and share with your friends and family

Instructions for this activity

Dream Dinner Party

Imagine a dream dinner party – who would you invite, where would you hold it, what would you eat?

Instructions for this activity

Invite template in word

Invite template as a printable pdf


Simple Acts

Activities part of Arts & Ages, designed by artists Lehni Lamide Davies and Liane Harris

Simple Acts trio of pictures

The following activities have been designed as an interactive two player game which can be facilitated with both older and younger people.

Download a printable pdf here

 

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