Friday, 22 May 2009


Try some wacky experiments at home with ideas from Whether it's a volcano, slippery slime or crazy custard, there are lots of activities to keep your budding scentists busy all week.

Go on a welly-wanging walk with friends and neighbours. Gather in a large, open space away from any buildings or roads and take it in turns to hurl your welly as far as you can, hopping in your remaining welly to where it lands. Award prizes for the wangers who produce the longest, highest and wonkiest throws, plus booby prizes for anyone who falls over while hopping!

Make your own kites from bamboo sticks, bin liners, strong tape and string - and get out in the wind. For more professional advice contact The British Kite Flying Association who have links to local kite-club websites.

Organise a scavenger hunt in a park or your back garden if it's big enough. Write a list of things to find, such as a feather, something red, a fir cone, something that holds water or a brown pebble/stone. If you can keep your kids within sight while they scavenge, then you can sit down and enjoy a flask of coffe or cold drinks while they run around and exhaust themselves!

More Ideas HERE for Things to do on School Holidays!

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