Welcome to Inkpots! Every Monday morning, we will post a new set of activities which we hope will provide some creative inspiration throughout the coming days. The activities have been planned as we would if running an after school club, so there will be themes running through the ideas. We hope these ideas are suitable for children in Years 3 – 6.
We would love to hear from you – please send stories, artwork, poems and so on to email@example.com and we will share on this website and also on our social media channels. (Grown ups – please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further resources during the week too.) It would be brilliant to hear of any ideas you have too.
Monday 6 April
In normal circumstances, we would be enjoying the first week of the school holidays but as we’re not, we’ve gone for a few activities which reflect the Easter time itself, as well as keeping with our Spring theme.
Here are some ideas:
- We may not be able to exchange Easter eggs with friends and family but we can still design some on paper and then email them. You can find templates for eggs on the internet. Why not customise the designs for individuals too?
- The same goes for Easter cards too – and maybe take a photograph of each stage to send to the recipient too so they can see the work that has gone into the design.
- Another idea for sharing is to make time-lapse videos of the children’s creative activities. Endlessly interesting for the recipient and wonderfully soothing!
- We also wondered if you would like to make your own sketchbooks? Check this tutorial out if so: https://www.accessart.org.uk/sketchbooks-an-online-course-for-children-families-parents-teachers/
- Do a photo project based on the letters of ‘Spring’. If this isn’t particularly easy when you are outside, get creative around the home too.
Some other resources
Frank Cotterell-Boyce is doing creative writing sessions and live readings on his Instagram feed.
Children’s Laureate, author of ‘How to train your dragon’ and Inkpots’ super supporter, Cressida Cowell is doing daily readings of the first HTTYD on YouTube. You can catch up here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe01xn13M8q2dsIw0mvW9lg
The wonderful artist Sarah McIntyre runs a studio tea break where she shares loads and loads of fun ideas for everyone. http://www.jabberworks.co.uk/virtual-studio/
We also regularly review books and you can find those under Ink Plots: https://inkpots.org/category/ink-plots/
Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend – and hope that sun shines all the way through!