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Half-Term Home Learning Challenge SCU

5 fun, home learning activities, crafts and games to enjoy with your family from Sheffield Children's University



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Draw with Rob !

Drawing is a really great activity – it helps you to relax, it gets your creative juices flowing, and helps you to focus in on something calming for a while. There are lots of different types of drawing, but today’s challenge will help you to learn some top tricks of the trade from a professional cartoon artist. Click here

You will need:
- Plain paper
- Pencil
- Pencil crayons


Banana bread!

Lockdown has seen a huge number of people start baking at home, and LOADS of people have tried baking banana bread! It’s really quick, easy to do and doesn’t need lots of equipment or ingredients either. So, wash your hands, and let’s get baking! Click here

You will need:
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- A baking tin (9”x5” but anything similar will be fine)


Julia Donaldson - Write a Rhyme

We’re pretty sure you’ll all have heard of at least one of the fantastic story books created by the brilliant Julia Donaldson? Which is your favourite? The Gruffalo? A Squash and a Squeeze perhaps? Maybe even Room on the Broom? We love them all!

But this challenge is a little bit special. Julia Donaldson has worked with the amazing illustrator Axel Scheffler to bring us some unique, special edition illustrated rhymes all relating to the Coronavirus – lockdown, learning at home and even the vaccine are all examples of how Julia Donaldson has turned a current situation into a rhyme. We’ve included some as examples on the next page. We’d love for you to have a go at making up your own rhymes, using famous characters from a book. You can use Julia Donaldson’s characters or others from one of your own favourites books – it’s up to you. Click here

You will need:
- Paper
- Pencil
- Colouring pens/pencils

(Artwork and verses © Axel Schefflerand Julia Donaldson)





Article Published : 12/2/2021