Activities still available
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!
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
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
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…
Take an adventure at home!
A Fantastical Map of Love’s Farm
Take an adventure at home!
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?
Get creative, and maybe a little silly, with drawing faces on these potatoes!
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
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!
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.
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…
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…
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…
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!
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.
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.
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?
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
Can you help woodwork work out what tools these are? Complete the dot-to-dots to find out.
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.
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!
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
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.
As a Rowan student artist you have been asked to make a painting for a big exhibition. Let’s get creative!
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!
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
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!
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?