Activities still available

September 2020

Connect with artworks from The Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection through seven new films that start with a guided relaxation, followed by exploration of the paintings from the comfort of your own home. We hope you enjoy!

Word search corner!

Snooker players word search

Farm animals word search

Baking with makaton – cinnamon biscuits!

W/C 24th August

Spot the difference!

Russ and Al have left a mess in the workshop! Can you spot the 10 differences?

Match them up!

Match the animal to their young – how quickly can you do it?

Our weekly word search is Olympic sports!

W/C 17th August

Now Rowan is back up and running with a small number of studios we have activities for you all to get involved in to support new projects. Check out two below from wood and ceramics!

Throw, Catch!

Bethany has recorded a new song for you all from South Africa including movements. Why not have a go?

We have two new word searches for you all – asked by popular demand!

Chocolate Bars word search

Pokemon word search

W/C 3rd August and 10th August

Makaton baking!

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!

Wood tool anagrams

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.

W/C 27th July

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Have a go at our alphabet scavenger hunt!

Make A Dress with flowers

Get creative and create a dress with flowers…

Wild exploring

Take an adventure at home!

A Fantastical Map of Love’s Farm

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

Do you think you can design a flag for Rowan?

Giant word search!

Can you complete this GIANT word search?

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

I Walk to the End of the Road

Learn ‘I Walk to the End of the Road’ with music tutor Bethany. Click on the video below to watch via Vimeo.

Music at Rowan

Do you have what it takes to complete our music at Rowan word search?

Potato Faces

Get creative, and maybe a little silly, with drawing faces on these potatoes!

Blackout Poem

It is super easy and fun to do. Follow the instructions below and have a go!

The Fitzwilliam Museum

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!

Draw a range of faces

Daft photo fun

Get creative w/ Stems!

Turn the fingerprint painted shapes into animals

Get creative w/ Flowers!

These flowers need stems and leaves…can you help?

W/C 29th June

Wimbledon Champs

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.


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.

Access Art

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

Go on a mindful walk or sit in a quiet space or garden…

Create your own shaker!

Our friends at History works have a great activity to get musical…

Grease word search

Complete our Grease word search.

Colour me in!

Download a selection of drawings to colour.

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

Friendship flag activity

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.

Sewing word search

Have a go at completing at sewing themed word search!

Hand sewing crossword puzzle

Have a go at completing at sewing themed crossword puzzle!

Shapes of home

Get creative and fill in all the shapes…

Monster head

Here’s a monster but he needs a head!

W/C 8th June

Colour me in!

Download a selection of drawings to colour.

Design a vase

Can you give this vase a new design?


Draw as many beetles as you can. Design your own or get some inspiration outside or online!

Colours and patterns

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

Christopher’s colouring carnival

Colour in Christopher’s carnival. Why don’t you have a go at creating your own?

Rowan’s art crossword.

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? don’t forget – no cheating!

W/C 25th May


We all love Disney but can you complete this Disney word search? You can complete this online or download a copy for yourself…

Colour the world

Flamenco is a style of dance, music and song from southern Spain. Colour the picture and learn how to flamenco! 

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.

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.


Create your own battleships game and play against members of your household.

W/C 18th May

Art and 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 a magazine or coloured papers make a beautiful collage in the shape of a beautiful Butterfly!

Let’s get musical

How many musical instruments can you draw? one, two, twenty?

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.

Fantasy meal

We would like you to create your own fantasy meal as well as who you would share it with.

Redesign Rowan’s logo

Download the shape of our logo and then get creative. Make sure you then send a photo as we would love to see your designs.

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.

W/C 4th May

Design a sculpture

Design a sculpture for your town!

10 amazing wood videos

Check out these ten amazing wood videos!

35 Years of Rowan lyrics

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!

  • 35 Years of Rowan 00:00

We miss you

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

Punk rocker

Tracy is a punk rocker, draw and colour her an amazing new hair style!

Woodcraft artists and sculptors

10 must see woodcraft artists and sculptors with added activities for you to complete.

Explore your soundscape

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.

Exhibition frame

As a Rowan student artist you have been asked to make a painting for a big exhibition. Let’s get creative!

The British Museum

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.

W/C 20th April

Coffee pot and cup

Join Abi and add patterns to the coffee pot and cups! Take a look at the worksheet!

Nature activity

Here is Hilary’s nature collage. An activity to prepare for when you are back at Rowan…

Last letter activity

Get creativity with our ‘last letter’ picture game!

Star Wars quiz

Become a Jedi by taking part in our Star Wars quiz!

Outside your window

Draw the things you would love to see outside of your window!

W/C 14th April

Cat Pattern

Get creative with this cat pattern created by Chris! Don’t forget to send us photos.

Hilary’s Nature Challenge

Explore the world around you with Hilary’s nature challenge!

Rowan Train

Have a train adventure with Russell.

British Bird Quiz

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!

Easter egg time

Why don’t you have a go at making your on naturally dyed Easter eggs?

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