Hello and welcome to Rowan’s home activities page. Check back here weekly to see what is new. We hope you enjoy!
What’s on this week? | W/C 3rd August and W/C 10th August
Please note that the below online Zoom sessions and activities are for the next two weeks. If you have any problems or questions please get in touch with one of the team here.
- Monday catch up and coffee (or tea!) @ 1pm – this will be every Monday and will simply be for anyone who would like a catch up with Rowan friends. If you have a show and tell please bring it along to show everyone. Click here for the link!
- Tuesday art session @ 11am – Gordon is back! Join him with a piece of paper and a pencil to get arty. Click here for the online Zoom link!
- Wednesday calm drama @ 1pm – this will be a more relaxed drama session with storytelling and less physical movement. Click here for online Zoom link!
- Thursday drama Zoom @ 1pm – this will be a more active drama session with more physical movement. Click here for the online Zoom link!
- Join us for our Thursday Makaton Zoom session @ 2pm. Click here to see Singing Hands on Youtube performing ‘Best day of my life’. You can also find the lyrics below in a word document for you to download. Click here for the online Zoom link.
Please note that these sessions are now all reoccurring so the link will be the same each week. The passwords to enter have been sent out to all of our students and will also stay the same so please make a note of them.
Artist of the week!
Visit our ‘Artist of the week’ page to discover famous artists from around the world including an activity for you to get involved in. This week we would like you introduce you to Stephen Wiltshire. He draws very detailed pictures of cities around the world. One special thing is this… he does it all from memory – he can do it after seeing a place only once. Find out more here!
Activities to download…
W/C 3rd August and 10th August
Check out Briony May who has her own YouTube channel for baking with a makaton tutor. She has some great recipes you can try at home and learn makaton as you go!
The Wintergatan Marble Machine – check out this amazing musical instrument plus a fun activity to create your own!
Can you figure out these wood tool themed anagrams?
Football word search. It was the 54th Anniversary of England winning the World Cup on 30th July. Gordon has put together a football themed word search! Download and complete below or complete it online here.
Firstsite Artist Activity Packs
Stay inspired with activities from artists including Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, and many more. Download pack three below and if you would like more information on Firstsite or to see their other activity packs click here.
Looking for some more activities? Make sure you take a look at our artist of the week here and activities from previous weeks. Keep scrolling to see more!
Previous activities still available…
W/C 27th July
Have a go at our alphabet scavenger hunt in the house or in the garden!
Get creative and create a dress with flowers…
Wild exploring – take an adventure at home!
Man on the moon word search – did you know it was the 51st anniversary of the moon landing on 21st July! Complete our themed word search.
Or complete it online here!
Get musical on the Chrome Music Lab! You can access the Chrome Music Lab on any device – phone, tablet, laptop – and try out the different activities to make sounds and music. Just click on any of the ‘Experiments’, then click the little yellow question mark for simple instructions on what to do. Which ‘Experiment’ is your favourite?
W/C 20th July
Design a flag for Rowan!
Giant word search! Our word searches have been so popular. Can you complete this GIANT one?
Profile face challenge! Can you draw a face from the side view? Have a go!
Play a drawing game! All you need is two or three people, a piece of paper, a pencil and your imagination.
A look into the woods! Join Russell in the woods plus a look back at our forest school adventures.
W/C 13th July
Learn ‘I Walk to the End of the Road’ with music tutor Bethany. Click on the video below to watch via Vimeo.
Complete our music wordsearch
Get creative, and maybe a little silly, with drawing faces on these potatoes!
Have you ever tried a blackout poem? It is super easy and fun to do. Follow the instructions below and have a go!
Our good friend Alison from The Fitzwilliam Museum has shared this wonderful video with us. It is 1 of 7 videos available where you can enjoy some relaxation movement before moving on to look at a painting. We hope you enjoy! If you like this one you can go on to explore the others.
W/C 6th July
Rowan’s dance word search!
Faces! Draw a happy face and a sad face – get as creative as you like!
Daft photo fun…
Turn the fingerprint painted shapes into animals
These flowers need stems and leaves…can you help?
Check out this week’s artist of the week including a fun activity!
W/C 29th June
It is the 45th anniversary this week of Arthur Ashe becoming the first black player to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Trophy. Let’s celebrate by trying to find all of the Wimbledon Champs hidden in this word search…
Or you can complete it online – Click here!
Fingerprint tree – using pens, inks or paint create your own fingerprint tree!
I miss you Rowan card – print me off and colour me in. Then send me to a friend or family member.
Patterns and shading
Give all of these bowls a different pattern. Make sure you use different colours!
Use the different shading ideas to colour all of the oranges.
The lovely people at Access Art have created these cards to give you interesting drawing ideas. Click the link and take a look – see what you can do and send a photo of your drawings to Hetti for the Feel Good Friday newsletter.
W/C 22nd June
Makaton sign of the week is ‘to help’
Go on a mindful walk or sit in a quiet space or garden…
Our friends at History works have a great activity to get musical…create your own shaker!
Grease is the word! Complete our Grease word search.
Colour me in!
Research these artists. Grab your phone, laptop or tablet and research these artists. Find out more about they background and what they do. Maybe even have a go yourself!
W/C 15th June
Did you know that this week is Learning Disability week 2020? The theme for this week is the importance of friendship during lockdown.
Take a look at the Mencap website here to learn more. They have also created a wonderful activity to create your own friendship flag which you can have a go at. Click on the link below to download.
Have a go at completing at sewing themed word search and crossword puzzle!
Shapes of home – get creative and fill in all the shapes
Here’s a monster but he needs a head!
W/C 8th June
Design a vase – can you give this vase a new design? What sort of flowers will be in your vase?
Beetles – draw as many beetles as you can. Design your own or get some inspiration outside or online!
Fill each square with as many colours and patterns as you can!
The Wonder of a Pebble – in previous weeks we have encouraged you to take a look at Kettle’s Yard to discover their pebble challenge. Take a look at The Wonder of a Pebble activity from the Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination website to discover and imagine. Click here to see the full activity.
This activity is from the Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination website. We wanted to share it with you so you can then explore their site as they have so much to offer. Click here to see more of their website.
W/C 1st June
Carnival time! Colour in Christopher’s carnival. Why don’t you have a go at creating your own?
Rowan’s art crossword. Download the blank crossword and have a go. Once you have all the answers, or as many as you can, download the answers – no cheating!
Create your own river of colour! Collect colours from within the home or outside in the garden. Put them together to create a river of colour. You can do this through a collage, you can create a river in the garden, you could put it all to paper.
Click here to read the full activity in full and get inspired or you can download the PDF activity…
This activity is from the Cambridge Curiousity and Imagination website. We wanted to share it with you so you can then explore their site as they have so much to offer. Click here to see more of their website.
Design a birthday cake – it is your friend’s birthday and you want to design them the most wonderful birthday cake. Think about the designs and the flavours – don’t forget the candles!
Rowan word search – can you find all the Rowan words?
W/C 25th May
Wordsearch – We all love Disney but can you complete this Disney wordsearch?
Makaton time – This week we are introducing our new Thursday Makaton online Zoom session. This will be each week at 2pm. We will be learning Katy Perry’s ‘Raw’. If you would like to join us all the information is just above and you can practice ‘Raw’ by clicking here! We look forward to seeing you then.
Colour the world – flamenco is a style of dance, music and song from southern Spain. Colour the picture and learn how to flamenco! Make sure you send your Spanish flamenco poses to Hetti on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incan textiles – The Incan empire existed in South America, near what is now Peru, 800 years ago. They were a large civilization with highly developed artwork. Some of the art they are most famous for was their textiles. Have a go at colouring in the one created before creating your own.
Battleships – create your own battleships game and play against members of your household.
W/C 18th May
Making art this way makes me feel closer to nature. When you go outside take a moment to sit, breathe, feel, smell and listen to all the wonders going on around you.
Butterfly collage – Using pieces of magazine or coloured papers make a beautiful collage in the Butterly!
Let’s get musical – How many musical instruments can you draw?
Self portrait – Find a mirror and take a good look and then draw your own self portrait!
Getting creative at home – Last summer we had Fionn join us for a work placement for his module ‘Working in the Creative Industries’. During lockdown he has had to get creative to find ways to complete some of his work. Take a look at how he is using items from home to create monoprints using a wooden spoon and blue tack. Why don’t you have a go yourself!
W/C 11th May
Woodwork workout! Can you help woodwork work out what tools these are? Complete the dot-to-dots to find out.
Redesign Rowan’s logo – Download the shape of our logo and then get creative. This can be with different colours, a collage, items from the garden, arts and crafts – whatever you think. Make sure you then send a photo of your completed work to email@example.com as we would love to see your designs.
Fantasy meal – In lockdown lots of you have been helping to cook as well as doing some baking. We would like you to create your own fantasy meal as well as who you would share it with.
Musical drawing – Put some music on and close your eyes, with a pen or pencil let your hand dance and move with the music. See what you create!
Pebble Challenge! Explore artworks, objects and ideas from the Kettle’s Yard Collection to create your own art. Each pebble marks an activity to make and do at home, using the things you find around your house. Click here to find out more and get stuck in.
W/C 4th May
Design a sculpture for your town!
Check out these ten amazing wood videos!
Why not have a go at singing our 35 Years of Rowan song written and performed by our Rowan music students and Bethany. Lyrics and the song to sing along too below!
Last week the Rowan staff got together to send a message out to all of our students, volunteers and supporters. Why don’t you have a go? Create your own message and take a photo of you holding it up. Then you can send it to Hetti to include in the e-newsletter or send to a friend, neighbour or family member!
W/C 27th April
Tracy is a punk rocker, draw and colour her an amazing new hair style!
10 must see woodcraft artists and sculptors with added activities for you to complete.
Find a place to sit outside – in the garden, on your front doorstep or by a window with it open. Sit and listen to discover your soundscape.
As a Rowan student artist you have been asked to make a painting for a big exhibition. Let’s get creative!
Did you know that a number of famous museums from all over the world have virtual tours available. So from your sofa you can explore! View the full list here or go to our favourite The British Museum.
We hope you enjoy this week’s activities. If you have any ideas you would like to put forward or suggestions please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
W/C 20th April
Join Abi and add patterns to the coffee pot and cups!
Here is Hilary’s nature collage. An activity to prepare for when you are back at Rowan…
Get creativity with our ‘last letter’ picture game!
Become a Jedi by taking part in our Star Wars quiz!
Draw the things you would love to see outside of your window!
W/C 14th April
Get creative with this cat pattern created by Chris! Once you have completed them send them in to email@example.com.
Explore the world around you with Hilary’s nature challenge!
All aboard the Rowan express! Have a train adventure with Russell.
British bird quiz created by Gordon!
W/C 6th April
Word search central
Click on the links below to complete our other word searches online or you can download to print off from the website:
The Hare of Woven Wood
This week’s drama Zoom session focuses on the story created by our Rowan Rangers ‘Hare of Woven Wood’. You can read the full story here:
Easter egg time
Fancy creating your own Easter egg? Download and print to design your own!
Why don’t you have a go at making your on naturally dyed Easter eggs? You can follow our instructions here:
Thank you for sending your completed pictures back in Sasha!
Check out our resource links page here. With lots to do through Access Art, The Fitzwiliam Museum and more!