Practice your favourite poem and perform it to a family member
Putting on a performance is a brilliant confidence booster. It helps with self-confidence, empathy, communication skills and more. It’s also really fun! Similarly, poetry is an amazing resource , helping to build literacy skills, improve memory and brain power, improve reading confidence and give an alternative way to express thoughts and feelings.
Here is a list of poems from the Family Friendly Poems websites. Choose your favourite (or even write your own poem!) and spend some time rehearsing before performing the poem to a family member.
Watch live sport in Doncaster either online or virtually
Sport is great to watch with your family and make comments about what you think will happen. A great opportunity is the Rugby League Wold Cup 2021. Watch some of the games on TV with your family as games are being hosted in Doncaster.
Watch a live performance in Doncaster
Live theatre is a wonderful experience that hosts all sorts of developmental benefits. Theatre fuels the imagination and can improve emotional intelligence. It also helps with communication and the development of soft skills, which can be really helpful in the future.
Head to the Theatre for an amazing, interactive experience to get you involved in the beauty of performing arts.
Challenge a friend to a fancy dress competition
Fancy dress is a wonderful way to engage the brain and memory. It can help with things such as motor skills and fuels creativity.
Have a fancy dress competition, with a prize of anything you like.
Take a photo of your fancy dress and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #100ThingsDN
Make your own music
Music is a great way to help the body and mind work together. It can improve memory skills and help with recognising sounds and the meaning of words. Creating music can also support coordination and fuels the imagination.
Spend time making your own music, using anything you like. Whether official instruments or you can head to the Felt Magnet website where you can find a list of different musical instruments that you can make at home.
Take a video of you making your own music and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #100ThingsDN
Watch and engage with the Royal Ballet
Ballet is a wonderful form of dance that supports discipline, coordination, balance and exercise.
Think ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ but in your own front room. Choose your judges and a talent. Whether kicking a ball, singing a song or doing a magic trick, practice and then perform your magic trick to the judges and see what they say.
Teach your talent to a friend or family member
Practice your teaching skills by seeing if you can show someone how to do your talent. This is great for social skills, encouraging interactions and giving exposure to different learning styles.
Make your own musical instrument with a box of rice
Making a musical instrument from scratch can be really fun.
Simply get a box, as big or small as you like, and fill it with rice. Use some cello tape to close the box and there you have it! You could also decorate your box however you like. Once you are happy with it, shake away!
Learn and perform a magic trick
Magic tricks are a wonderful form of entertainment and a way to inspire creativity. They can boost self-confidence, expand imagination, improve communication and presentation skills, develop problem-solving skills, develop motor skills and coordination as well as boost self-discipline. In short, magic tricks are lots of fun!
Here is a list of 13 Easy Magic Tricks for Kids. Take a look through the list and find some of the tricks which you would like to learn to perform.
You can also take a video of your magic trick and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #100ThingsDN