5th October 2020
Over the last twelve years, we at As Creatives have brought our creative learning experiences directly to over a million children in schools all over the UK. And now that those schools are closed, we’re really missing it all! So we’ve built a virtual House of Creative Learning, packed full of fun, home learning challenges and activities for children from the age of four upwards – as well as for the whole family!
Seven parts of the House will have challenges in them;
- The Hall
- The Kitchen/Pantry
- The TV Room
- The Bedroom
- The Bathroom/Toilet
- The Garage/Shed
- The Garden
“Thank you so much for this resource, it’s absolutely brilliant and my class have been using it this week!Teacher, St Malachy’s, County Down, Northern Ireland
There are maths, literacy and science activities in each room – all fun and engaging, and all directly linked to the curriculum. And, as you travel around the house, you’ll find history, geography, music, art, design technology and PE challenges, too!
And in each of these you’ll find a challenge for 4 – 6 year olds, one for 6 – 8 year olds, one for the over 9s – and one for the whole family to work on together. There’s a printable Floor Plan, so you can tick off the areas you’ve visited – and printable Answer Sheets too, if you want to use them!
You won’t need any special resources (we know how tricky shopping is at the moment) just everyday items that you’ll already have at home. And as we’re as keen as you are on learning being contextualised and relevant to life, every challenge is directly connected to the room/space it’s based in.
We hope our activities will act as a springboard for your own ideas – so every activity has been designed with built-in adaptability, allowing you and your children to come up with a multitude of variations on our themes!
To give you a general idea of time requirements, though …
- 4 – 6 Years: 15 – 20 minutes per activity …
- 6 – 8 Years: 20 – 30 minutes per activity …
- 9 Years and Over: 30 – 45 minutes per activity …
- Family Challenges: each of these needs 2 – 4 hours; you don’t have to do everything in one go, though – they’ve all been designed so that you can start something, and come back to it later!
We’d love to hear how you get on in our House of Creative Learning – so why not tweet your experiences @AsCreatives #FamilyConnect
Going Cross-Curricular in the Kitchen (and Pantry) Instructions
A great way to tie what’s in your kitchen cupboards to maths, science, literacy and geography!Download Family Connect Kitchen Activity Download Family Connect Kitchen Answer Sheet Download Family Connect Kitchen Editable Answer Sheet
Connecting some of your family’s indoor leisure activities to
Having Fun in the Hall!
We don’t really think of the hall as a learning space – but there are actually lots of opportunities!Download Family Connect Hall Activity Download Family Connect Hall Answer Sheet Download Family Connect Hall Editable Answer Sheet
Getting Down with the Garage Groove!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a garage (or a shed) – these fun and engaging activities can actually be enjoyed anywhere in the house!Download Family Connect Garage / Shed Activity Instructions Download Family Connect Garage/Shed Answer Sheet Download Family Connect Garage Shed Editable Answer Sheet
Going for it in the Garden!
Outdoor spaces are superb for contextualised learning – but please do make sure you and your family practise social distancing while you’re about it!Download Family Connect Garden Activity Instructions Download Family Connect Garden Answer-Sheet Download Family Connect Garden Editable Answer Sheet
Bedding Down in the Bedroom!
Most of us spend considerably more than a third of our lives in our bedrooms – so here are some ways of turning some of that time into learning time!Download Family Connect Bedroom Activity Download Family Connect Bedroom Answer Sheet Download Family Connect Bedroom Editable Answer Sheet
The bathroom/toilet might not be the biggest room in the house – but it still offers lots of learning opportunities!Download Family Connect Bathroom/Toilet Activity Download Family Connect Bathroom/Toilet Answer Sheet Download Family Connect Bathroom Toilet Editable Answer Sheet
Family Connect Floorplan
The House of Creative Learning FloorplanDownload Family Connect Floorplan