Here are some great activities that you can do at home.
Gather together a group of friends and create a “Word of the Day” challenge. Each day, a different friend needs to choose a random and obscure word to add to your vocabulary and email the group with the word and its meaning. The challenge is for you to learn what the word means and then casually slip it into everyday conversations. Report back to the group on whether or not you got any weird looks when using the words.
Find a piece of sturdy paper that is big enough to cover the front of one of your school notebooks. Print off some stencils of pictures and then trace them onto the front of the paper. Use coloured pens, glitter, crayons to decorate the stencilled pictures. Once you have finished, tape the paper onto the front of your notebook, then run a clear piece of contact over the entire book to protect the cover. Repeat with as many of your notebooks as you like!
Recycle an old CD or CD-ROM and create a funky clock for your bedroom. You will need to buy the clock works and washers from a local craft or hardware store and then you’ll be ready to go! Firstly decorate the CD using paint markers and then add the numbers around the edge of the clock (you might need mum or dad to help you space the numbers evenly). Assemble the clock works onto the back of the CD, put the hands on the front and secure with a washer. Don’t forget to set it to the right time!
Set up an obstacle course in your backyard. You might use this site to help you. Find equipment that will challenge you and arrange it so you can easily move from one to the other. Time your attempts, trying to beat your original time. Ask your friends and neighbours to come over and have a race.
Gather together a group of friends and create a mural together. Plan what picture you would like your mural to represent and then work out amongst your friends who will design which part of the picture. Once you have all finished your individual designs, tape everyone’s paper together to make the finished product.