Feeling Creative!


  • Investigate which objects float in a bowl or sink filled with water. Check with an adult before you test the objects in the water!
  • Draw pictures of a healthy meal and an unhealthy meal.
  • Design an imaginary creature. Where does it live? What does it eat? How is it adapted to living in its environment? Could you make a food chain that includes your creature?
  • Use yoghurt pots and string to make a telephone.
  • Write a set of instructions to show people how to look after a plant.
  • Place ice cubes in bowls in different places (for example by a window, in the fridge, in a cupboard). Which one will melt the fastest?
  • Set up a simple Science experiment. Science Bob has some great suggestions.
  • Blow some bubbles. Can you blow small bubbles? Could you make a giant bubble?
  • Write some secret messages using invisible ink (you only need lemon juice for this activity).
  • Choose your favourite animal and find out more about them using books or information online. Can you present the information in different ways (e.g. a poster, a written report or a video)?


  • Make a poster to teach people about different things that they can do to protect the environment.
  • Draw a map showing a route from your home to a favourite place.
  • Draw a picture to show the weather outside. Repeat this activity each day to show how the weather changes.
  • Draw a bird’s eye view of a building you know well. Make sure you include all the doors and windows!
  • Have a look at some of the items of food in your cupboard or clothes in your wardrobe. Check the labels and find out which countries they have come from. Which has travelled the furthest to get to you?
  • Make a map of your bedroom, showing where everything is.
  • Make a simple rain gauge by cutting the top off a plastic bottle, and marking the side in centimetres. Stand it outside and record how much rain it collects.
  • Hide a small toy in a secret place and create a ‘treasure map’ to help somebody else find it.
  • Travel around the world by going on a virtual field trip using Google Maps. 


  • Create a timeline showing the main events in your life, from the day you were born to today.
  • Choose a famous person from the past and write a diary from their point of view.
  • Find some fascinating facts about your favourite period from history and make a poster to share them.
  • Think of some questions that you could ask a member of your family about their own life. What memories do they have? What are the key events in their life?




  • Look in the mirror and draw a self-portrait.
  • Create a portrait of a different person or a pet. You can use a picture of them if they won’t sit still for long enough.
  • Draw or paint a landscape picture (showing the view out of your window).
  • Produce a ‘still life’ picture that shows a bowl of fruit, a collection of your favourite toys or some other objects.
  • Think about your favourite book and design a new cover for it.
  • Design a superhero. What special powers will they have and how might they help people?
  • Create some pictures of animals using fingerprint painting!
  • Use objects from nature to create a picture. Could you take a photo of your work?
  • Find some rocks and paint them!
  • Play ‘Pictionary’. Draw a picture that represents your favourite book or movie (without using any words) and ask somebody else to guess what you are drawing.
  • Draw a picture without taking your pencil off the page.
  • Draw a new illustration for a book. Will you keep it in the same style, or try something else?
  • Make a doodle drawing. Doodle a random shape onto a page, then turn it into an animal or object.
  • Make your own card game. This could be a simple game of ‘Snap’, ‘Matching Pairs’ or a ‘Top Trumps’ style game.


  • Use construction materials to make a model of a famous building (e.g. the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum or an Egyptian pyramid.).
  • Use folded paper or card to make a bridge that spans a gap. How much weight will it be able to hold?
  • Use junk materials to build a car that could transport a small toy from one place to another.
  • Make some shadow puppets and use them to tell a story.
  • Use craft items or construction toys to make a vehicle that can travel along the floor or down a slope. Challenge a friend to a race!
  • Build a den and have a picnic or read a story inside it!
  • Design some clothes for your favourite toy. Could you sew together a costume for them?
  • Design a home for your favourite movie or book character.
  • Invent a machine that would improve your life in some way.


  • Learn the lyrics to your favourite song. Could you perform it to your family when you have learned them all?
  • Use household objects to make some musical instruments. Could you make a song using them?
  • Listen to a piece of classical music and draw whatever it makes you think of. What do you imagine while you listen to it?
  • Choose one of your favourite books and make up a simple melody that could be used as part of an animated version of the book.


  • Create a simple exercise routine. Write, draw or perform the sequences of movements.
  • Learn the dance moves for different songs and then perform them. Some good songs to dance to are Superman (by Black Lace), Macarena (by Los del Río) and Baby Shark.
  • Make a training circuit around the house or garden. At each station, complete a different exercise for 30 seconds, for example; bunny hops, star jumps, lunges, stepping on and off a step. Then move on to the next.
  • Practise jumping from a standing start in a hallway or in the garden. Put something down to mark where you land. Can you jump past it next time?