Year 4 – Ideas for self-isolation

Stuck for ideas of things to do with your child during their self-isolation this half term?  Fear not, we are here for you and have tried to come up with some activities that you and your child might like to complete.

Set up a Photo Booth

Grab some costumes, props and anybody in the family that wants to get involved.  This activity can be as creative as you want to make it.  Maybe you could try to produce photos with a theme or make props of your own.  Let your creative juices flow and snap away!

Have a paper aeroplane competition

Get your child to make their own aeroplanes.  The children could research different designs on the internet.  Does the design or size make a difference to how far it flies?  Once they have made a few planes, why don’t you test just how well they fly? 

Choreograph their own dance

Select a piece of music of your choice and then challenge your child to choreograph a dance to the tune.  Once learnt, they could perform their dance to the rest of the family – maybe even with a costume too!

Paint a masterpiece

It doesn’t have to be paint (I always like to leave the messy stuff to school with my children!) but maybe they could draw a picture, make a collage, or even get outside in the garden and produce a picture with the things they can find.

Bake something delicious

A firm favourite in my household!  But what to make?  The world is your oyster!

Make a den

Pillows, blankets, cardboard – no matter what you use, building a den is fun for everyone!  A fun way to hide if the weather outside is miserable.

Build an indoor obstacle course

Building an indoor obstacle course is a great way to keep children active while they are stuck at home.  The obstacle course can be as simple or elaborate as you like.  Start simple and then add more difficult challenges as the children get better.

Make a comic strip

Does your child like to draw?  Maybe they could design their own short comic strip.

Build a model

Set your child a challenge – can they make a model of their/your choice?  This could be using Lego, playdough, junk modelling or even on Minecraft!

Hopefully the suggestions above have given you some ideas of things you can do with your child over half term.  This is not homework but we are aware that this is not the half term that anyone had planned so if you are stuck for ideas, why don’t you try out some of the activities above.  We would love to hear from you all to see how you are passing the time.  Send any of your pictures to the Y4 Twitter feed and we will retweet to share them with the rest of the year group.

Good luck and have fun!