Half Term Online Activities

While we’re all stuck at home, we don’t want anyone to miss out on being creative. Our programming team are excited to share with you a weeks worth of activities, challenges and bedtime stories that you can enjoy in from comfort of your own home.

Each day of the holidays we will share a new activity/s, so keep an eye out on our social media channels 🙂

Happy Crafting!

p.s. make sure to share pictures on our social media channels, we’d love to see what you create!

  • Online Discover Arts Award

    You can now take part in your very own online Arts Award!

    AVAILABLE here!

  • Memory Scavenger Hunt

    For this activity children are encouraged to ask questions of their older relatives about their childhood memories. You can also take part in challenges to help kids make and record memories with their family/carers.

    Download the full activity here: Memory Scavenger Hunt

  • Shige Fujishiro - Blending and Shading

    Each week National Glass Centre are celebrating the work of one of the seven international artists shown in their current exhibition No Strings.

    This week is the turn of artist Shige Fujishiro – enjoy the family friendly activity inspired by Shige’s work. The activity is made to encourage kids along with older friends or relatives to look at contemporary art in new and creative ways (making good use of what you’ve got lying around in the house!)

    You can use the images of each page above or you can download the full pdf worksheet here – Shige Fujishiro

    You can also download all the other No Strings Artist activities using the below link

    No Strings family activities

  • Sounds and Vision

    Artist Andrew Holder has created a step-by-step worksheet which encourages conversations about music between different generations. There’s also some drawing activities! 

    Download the full activity here: Sound and Vision

  • Rebel Women Bedtime Stories - Steph Houghton and Jill Scott

    Join our very own Corinne Kilvington as she reads you a very special bedtime story!

    Inspired by the Rebel Women of Sunderland project, these stories celebrate the diversity of the achievements of the women of Sunderland, both past and present.  

    Tonight’s story is about two Rebel Women, football players Steph Houghton and Jill Scott.

    So…make sure you’re comfortable and we’ll begin!

     

     

    Find out more about the Rebel of Women of Sunderland project, read all the stories and see all the artworks here:

    Rebel women project

  • Rebel Women Colouring Sheets

    Download our Rebel Women colouring in sheets. Add some colour back into the beautiful illustrations, originally commissioned from Sunderland based artist Kathryn Robertson, for the Rebel Women of Sunderland project.

    Be as rebellious as you like!

    Download all the Rebel Women of Sunderland colouring sheets here: REBELS COLOURING

     

     

  • Rebel Women Bedtime Stories - Marion Phillips

    Join our very own Corinne Kilvington as she reads you a very special bedtime story!

    Tonight’s tale tells the story of Marion Phillips, Sunderland’s first ever female MP.

    Inspired by the Rebel Women of Sunderland project, these stories celebrate the diversity of the achievements of the women of Sunderland, both past and present.  

    To find out more about the whole project visit:

    Rebel women project

     

  • One Day You'll Be Older Too - Andrew Tift

    Artist Andrew Tift has created a series of intricately drawn pencil portraits of residents living in Washington care homes.

    This exhibition was previously show at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens to accompany the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing and was due to be displayed at Arts Centre Washington this month.

    You can now explore the exhibition online instead!

    one day you’ll be older too

     

    Inspired by the exhibition, we’ve created a fun family activity for you to share with your grandparents or someone older that you look up to!

    Download the activity here: Beloved Portraits

     

     

  • Rebel Women Bedtime Stories - Emeli Sandé

    Join our very own Corinne Kilvington as she reads you a very special bedtime story!

    Inspired by the Rebel Women of Sunderland project, these stories celebrate the diversity of the achievements of the women of Sunderland, both past and present.  

    Rebel women project

     

     

  • Past and Future Heroes

    For the very last day of half term we bring you a useful resource to help children find out more about local heroes and to write, in a positive way, about themselves and others!

    Download the activity here:

    Past and Future Heroes
  • Rebel Women Bedtime Stories : Florence Collard and the Shipyward Women

    Join our very own Corinne Kilvington as she reads you a very special bedtime story!

    Inspired by the Rebel Women of Sunderland project, these stories celebrate the diversity of the achievements of the women of Sunderland, both past and present.  

    Rebel women project

     

     

You can also still access all of our Easter Creative Challenge activities here…