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Looking for things to keep the kids entertained over February Half term?

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday is back to help ease that lockdown boredom over the school holidays, with creative crafts, fun activities and competitions you can do at home! 

Take a look below for what's on offer...


All Saints Church

MAKE A HEART SHAPED BASKET!

Get creative at home this February and make your own marvellous heart shaped basket using simple craft materials.

Click here to download PDF instructions from 13 February.

We’d love to see your creations! Please share pictures on Facebook and Instagram @allsaintschurchkingston and #ThumbsUpItsThursday


Kingston Museum

HALF TERM FUN AT KINGSTON MUSEUM!

Get creative together this half term with our crafty activity packs! They have once again been created in collaboration with our fantastic volunteers from Kingston Grammar School, and are a great opportunity for families to have fun learning about Kingston’s heritage together. Click here to access the activity pack - we can’t wait to see your creations!

For the activities and more information, you can find Kingston Heritage Service on FacebookTwitter and Instagram at @RBKheritage. Don’t forget to tag @RBKheritage and @InKingstonUK #ThumbsUpItsThursday when you share your crafting on social media.


The Cheeky Pea

DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT BALLS RECIPE & COMPETITION

The Cheeky Pea have shared their delicious Chocolate and Coconut balls recipe, so you can get cooking together as a family! Find the recipe here

Not only will you have delicious homemade treats to enjoy, if you share your creations on social media with @thecheekypea and @inkingstonuk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you'll be in with a chance of winning one of two free kids meal deal vouchers! Time to get your apron on. 

 

Stanley Picker Gallery

GET CREATIVE

Stanley Picker Gallery are producing a new Get Creative activity for children and their families this half-term, designed by graduates from Kingston School of Art. Click here to participate from Thursday 18 February or to access our archive of Get Creative activities right now, please visit our website 

We'd love to see your creations, so please share via Twitter @pickergallery or Instagram @stanleypicker and #ThumbsUpItsThursday

 

Dorich House Museum

STAY COSY THIS HALF TERM!

Download or copy, decorate and construct your very own slippers inspired by sculptor Dora Gordine, who asked visitors to swap their shoes for one of her eclectic collection upon entering her studio home, Dorich House, on Kingston Vale.  

This Get Creative project has been created by Museum Assistant and artist Maria Val De Los Rios, and is suitable for the whole family to enjoy. To access your copy from Thursday 18 February please visit our website 

We'd love to see your creations, so please share via Twitter @dorichhouse, Instagram, or Facebook @dorichhousemuseum and #ThumbsUpItsThursday

To enjoy previous Get Creative activities please visit the website of partner venue Stanley Picker Gallery here.

 

Snappy Snaps

SHARE YOUR SMILES!

Smiles are free, so if you see someone without a smile why not give them one of yours?

Share your smiles with Snappy Snaps to their Facebook and Instagram accounts and they will pick the best smile of all on March 1st.

Your smile could help you win snappy 'surprizes' so start sharing today!

 

Kingston Libraries

HOTEL FLAMINGO CRAFT ACTIVITY

Alex Milway has written a fantastic series of children's books called 'Hotel Flamingo' featuring a young girl called Anna who inherits a hotel full of animal helpers. You can borrow these these books by ordering them online from Kingston Libraries here. Alex has also written a special short story called Hotel Flamingo - Life in Lockdown, which you can read online here.

Get crafty and have a go at colouring in and cutting out a model of the Flamingo Hotel. Click here to download the template.

Download Kingston Library's Hotel Flamingo Thumbs Up activity sheet PDF here. Share your creations with Kingston Libraries on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. 

 

Kingston Libraries

HOTEL FLAMINGO PUZZLE ACTIVITY

Alex Milway has written a fantastic series of children's books called 'Hotel Flamingo' featuring a young girl called Anna who inherits a hotel full of animal helpers. You can borrow these these books by ordering them online from Kingston Libraries here. Alex has also written a special short story called Hotel Flamingo - Life in Lockdown, which you can read online here.

See how many words you can find by completing the Hotel Flamingo wordsearch! Click here to download the wordsearch.

Download Kingston Library's Hotel Flamingo Thumbs Up activity sheet PDF here. Share your creations with Kingston Libraries on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. 

 

Kingston Libraries

HOTEL FLAMINGO COLOURING ACTIVITY

Alex Milway has written a fantastic series of children's books called 'Hotel Flamingo' featuring a young girl called Anna who inherits a hotel full of animal helpers. You can borrow these these books by ordering them online from Kingston Libraries hereAlex has also written a special short story called Hotel Flamingo - Life in Lockdown, which you can read online here.

Time to get arty! You'll need to get your pens and pencils out as you colour in the characters from Hotel Flamingo. Click here to download the colouring sheets. 

Download Kingston Library's Hotel Flamingo Thumbs Up activity sheet PDF here. Share your creations with Kingston Libraries on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. 

Upcoming Dates

Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns every Thursday during school holidays and half terms. This year, events will take place: 18 February, 1, 8 & 15 April, 3 June, 29 July, 5, 12, 19 & 26 August and 28 October. 

 

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