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Friday 10 July 2020

Children’s Art Week – Connecting Across Generations

We continue to celebrate Children’s Arts Week and this week’s theme of ‘Connecting Across Generations’. Today we share activities that you can do together.

We have been sharing online activities for families to do together at home over the last few weeks instead of running our usual activities at the gallery. Today, we have collated a mix of activities from the last couple of months from Sunday Afternoon Art Online and See Saw @ Home, as well as selecting a couple of old activities from past exhibitions for you to complete at home.  Please scroll through the page to find the activities.  Some will be links to other pages and some will be pasted straight here.

Create – Big Movements, Small Movements

Listen to this video and work together to make the big and small movements.

Mindful Play

A child blowing a flower wheel.

Join Sam from SamMantra for some simple activities to do together at home.  Here, we share a couple of Sam’s videos with ideas and activities for at home.

Breathwork: Watch this video for some creative breathing activities. If you want to make your own flower wheel click here:

Engaging your senses: Watch this video for some mindfulness techniques for engaging your senses of touch, hearing, smell and taste.

Colour me Calm: Why not try doing some mindful drawing? Download the worksheets and have a go.  If you don’t have a printer, you can follow the worksheet instructions on a piece of paper.

Create – Your Own Collection

Why not work together to make a collection? Watch this video to find out how.

Here are another 4 fun activities inspired by past exhibitions at the gallery.  Download the worksheets and have a go. They are inspired by either the past, the future or the people around us.  If you don’t have a printer then just do the activity on a sheet of paper if you can. There is a JPEG copy of Tommy the Tortoise that you can colour in online too.

Or try making some collaborative artwork as a family. What is the best thing about working together?

Don’t forget to share your thoughts and ideas with us at #OrleansHouseGallery

Whilst you are here, why not check out another activity here: