PRETEND PLAY & SERIOUS FUN @ HOME
Below are our FREE activities for all Community Heroes to enjoy some pretend play and serious fun at home.
We all have days when we struggle with social distancing, the impact it’s having and what it means for ourselves and our families. We have designed an uplifting resource pack for you to keep the love, learning and laughter going for you and your little Community Heroes.
Did you know that even though we can’t see all of our families and friends, we are all still connected by some very special Invisible String made of love? When you miss someone, all you need to do is tug on your invisible string and they will feel it in their hearts, no matter where they are in the world!
Our “Invisible String” resource pack contains a read-aloud of the beautiful story “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst, fun-filled activities to share some love with those we miss and an intriguing science experiment too! It’s a great way to reassure us all that no matter where in the world we are, our loved ones are ALWAYS with us.
All activities are FREE… no “strings” attached! 😉
"Always together, never apart. Maybe in distance, but not in the heart"
The Invisible String - Read along
Enjoy a very special reading of The Invisible String, written by Patrice Karst. Click on the Stories with Lynnie image to experience this beautiful story with your little Community Hero/es.
With schools resuming after weeks in home isolation and restrictions still in place making it challenging to physically be with all loved ones, there is no better time to provide children with the reassurance that no matter where in the world we are, our loved ones are always with us.
String is helpful for so many things. We’ve learnt how an invisible string connects us to loved ones and now we are going to show you the magic of science and string. In this experiment you will see how water can travel from one cup to another without being close together…. all with the help of a piece of string! Click on the image for the simple instructions and find out the science behind the magical string.
Restrictions may be easing, but people are still cautious about who they can visit and who they are able to hug. Our fun, paper love heart craft will not only bring smiles to little Community Heroes but will also deliver some love and happiness to those we can’t hug.
Share some love with those you miss by clicking on the image and download instructions on what basic items you need, our simple steps and a love heart template.
Create and deliver a HUG!
As you and your little Community Heroes are waiting for the paint to dry (or once the craft is complete), use the time as an opportunity to talk about their feelings. Our children need to know we are here to support them during this time of change and adaption. It’s important that we check in with how they are feeling and to stop and listen. You may wish to start the conversation about what they already know about COVID-19. Don’t under-estimate what young children know and have heard. A three year old the other day was saying to her mother, “Mum we must wash our hands because of the germs from COVID-19”. Encourage your little Community Heroes to discuss any worries and ask questions….even if you are unsure of the answer, you can always be honest and let them know as the information becomes available, or you find out more about that topic, you will share it with them. The Raising Children Network is a wonderful resource to support you in conversations with your children plus other topics related COVID-19 and family well-being.
Magical String Experiment
Connected Family n' Friends Craft
To wrap up this week's activities of “The Invisible String”, Show your family and special friends how connected by love you all are with this beautiful heart family n' friends activity. Click on the image to for the simple instructions.