We’ll regularly post videos here from our brilliant Participation team to help you think about playing at home.
Dens, sock puppets, recycling materials, and play cinemas!
Creating a calming space at home
We know home life will be hectic while the schools are closed, so Jordan from our Participation team has some useful tips for making a space at home specifically to help your child relax and calm down.
She also talks about which household materials you could use to help.
Fun with paper and card
Origami, cardboard dolls’ houses, the ball and box game, and paper aeroplanes!
Making it work with teenagers
Participation team member Kath talks about how she’s approached the lockdown with her teenagers, and the little things that might help.
What went well today?
Here’s another video from Kath.
She talks about ending each day by asking ‘What went well today?’ and congratulating each other on the positives.
How much fun can you have with a container and some water? Jordan from our Participation Team is here to talk about water play:
Making a cardboard city, playing with ‘chatterboxes’, and chatting about emotions
Rhian shares her ideas on building a city out of cardboard, making ‘chatterboxes’, and starting conversations about how we feel.
Garden funny faces
Using the natural materials in your garden to make funny faces!
Jordan has some tips to keep boredom at bay!
Quizzes, sportsdays, and bake-offs
Kath shares ways to revisit favourite family memories, letting family members lead on ‘sportsdays’, and holding a bake-off if you’re lucky enough to have self-raising flour!
Jordan’s easy technique for making bubbles at home. All you need is a bowl, some washing up liquid and a toilet roll tube!
Making music with your recycling bag contents!
Yoghurt pot castanets, toilet roll shakers, cereal box guitars; how can you use the contents of your recycling bag to start a family band!?
Is your child missing the sensory play they normally enjoy at school? Jordan has some ideas to help you make your own sensory play space at home
Is it rubbish? Or is it play equipment!? Watch the video for some ideas on turning loose parts into free play
Sensory Play – painting with coloured ice and blowing bubbles from socks
Making a magic wand
All you need to build a toy world is:
- your favourite toy
- a clear container
- decorations from your garden or daily walk
5 things to make with used toilet roll tubes
❤️We love this ❤️Sophie from our participation team has some brilliantly creative ideas to help you turn old toilet roll tubes into fun objects.Watch the video to learn how to turn them into:🐜An insect hotel👀Binoculars🐇An Easter bunny🚗Racing cars!Brilliant!
Posted by Children's Commissioner for Wales on Wednesday, 8 April 2020