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Creative Activities for you and Your Children

With lockdown restrictions still in place, here are some creative activities that you and your children could be doing together at home at the moment.

Playful Still Life Photography

Developed by Anya Miles, these playful still life photography activities can be enjoyed using minimal access to materials at home and are a fun way to create using household objects. Also available is another activity with a focus on making your own tools and inks, whilst exploring mark-making and collage.

Please feel free to share these resources with others.

Anya is a secondary art and design teacher based in Somerset, with a passion for supporting young people in their creative journey. She is also a practicing artist with a background in contemporary craft and is currently developing accessible resources for children and families to enjoy at home.

Get in touch and let Anya know how you found the activities. Share your creations

Art is Where The Home Is

Stay inspired with Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Richard Wentworth, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, Mark Wallinger and more.

‘Art is where the home is’ will give you ideas about how to get creative at home. Anyone can have a go – there are no specialist materials required, plus it’s completely FREE to download! Head over to their website to request yours

Create to Connect

Do Think Share and 64 Million Artists have put together a month of daily creative challenges during May 2020.

In times like these, we recognise the importance of bringing people together, and know lots of you won’t be able to meet up in the same way as before. Create to Connect is a response to the impact of Covid-19 – an invitation to get creative at home and with others in your community – and see what happens along the way.

We will be hosting a month of daily creative challenges in May.

This will be in collaboration with 31 different partners – including schools, libraries, workplaces, hospitals, community centres and more! This month of challenges is specifically designed to boost wellbeing and keep communities connected, curious and creative in uncertain times.

Alongside the daily challenges, we will be distributing free tailored activity packs that enable you to engage others in your communities in the challenges. Please let us know if you would like to receive a pack by emailing us at

Isolation Art School

Develop some daily habits like drawing with the fabulous resources on @isloationartschool, offering daily tutorials for children and adults alike

Author and Illustrator Rob Biddulph posts a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am GMT that parents can watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures. They are all available on his website, so feel free to watch and share them with anybody and everybody. Share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #DrawWithRob. You can find @RobBiddulph on Twitter, @rbiddulph on Instagram and robbiddulphauthor on Facebook. Oh, and you can subscribe to his YouTube channel too.

Make With Meg

Megan Clark Bragnall has developed a special family making workshop, encouraging creative ways to connect at the moment

Fantastic for Families

Fantastic for Families have put together a wealth of additional resources covering music, dance, film-making and illustration

ROAAAARR! Downloadable Dinosaurs

Designer and illustrator Neil Richards has developed a series of 10 dinosaur drawings to entertain the kids during self-isolation. Download the PDF, print them off and colour them in! If you post your creations on social media, please use the hashtag #LovelyDinosaurDrawings so Neil can see them.

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