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On this page you will find ideas for other general activities that you might want to try while you are at home. 

National Trust's 50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4's

Use your time at home to learn a new skill!


Baking provides a wealth of learning opportunities…and produces some delicious results too. Working through a simple recipe will help develop measuring skills (Maths), following instructions (English) and can help you to understand reversible and irreversible changes (Science).


Planting seeds and watching them sprout and grow is always a rewarding activity to do. And you don’t need a garden either; a few simple supplies are all you need to get you started. Pop some multi-purpose compost in a plant pot, plastic cup or old yogurt pot, sprinkle the seeds in and cover with compost.

Take responsibility for making sure the plant has enough water and sunlight, record what happens to the seed each day. You could take photos, measure the height to record in a graph, draw pictures or write updates.