Life Skills and Outdoor Activities

There is an opportunity to include life skills throughout your whole day! Now we have a bit of extra time, use it to teach those extra skills you don’t always have time for!

Kims’ final recipe before the summer break is Giant Cheese and Chive Scones 🙂

This week, Kim has recreated Mary Berry’s Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe which you could try at home

Claire Penny has created a new video lesson to show you how to plant courgette seeds

This week, Kim has created a Jumbo Oat Cookie recipe which you could try at home

Claire Penny has created two new video lessons to show you how to plant a hanging basket

Part 1
Part 2

This week, Kim has created a Pasta Salad recipe which you could try at home

This week, Kim has created a Potato Salad recipe which you could try at home

Claire Penny has created a new video lesson in her gardening series

This week, Kim has created a Coleslaw recipe which you could try at home

Zoe has created a scavenger hunt and activity book for you to use at home.

Use this guide to help you and your child to look around them, documenting observations, bringing the outside and inside together, enjoying being outside, being creative, appreciating nature and having adventures.

Clair Penny has created a follow-up gardening lesson to get you inspired

This week, Kim has created a Fruit Turnover recipe which you could try at home

Here is a another great gardening lesson from Clair Penny

This week, Kim has created a Bread Pudding recipe which you could try at home

Kim has created a Banana Loaf recipe which you can try at home

Archie has built an outdoor homemade golf course!

Here is a great gardening lesson from Clair Penny

Role Play Coffee Shop

At Beaucroft, we love to visit coffee shops, the RAFA café and Bistro café at Post 16. Why not open your own café?

It’s great to get out and explore places right on your doorstep!

Jaz’s Life Skills Challenges

Meals and snacks: Let your child help where possible, even if it results in some badly peeled carrots! 😊

Washing up, Loading and emptying the dishwasher: If you have valuable items, let them load or practice with plastic utensils!

Washing: Show them how to put the washing machine on, load it together, empty it and hang it up in the sunshine or in the tumble dryer! You can use those fine motor skills with the pegs when you hang the washing. If possible, they can always help to fold it when it’s dry. It might need re-doing, but it’s a skill to learn!

Gardening: Can be as simple as sweeping the path! If you are able to, do some planting and give them responsibility of their own plant – see how long it can survive! 😊 Remember to water it every day.

Running a bath, Shower: Show them how the taps work, how to turn the shower on, give them a bit more flexibility to explore washing hair etc. if you have the spare time!

Online shopping: Obviously we aren’t going out at the moment, but can your child help you find the items you need when you do an online shop?

Cooking activities: If you have any spare cooking ingredients, bake some cakes! If you can’t be bothered with the faff of cleaning up afterwards, why not make a mug cake? They are really easy!

  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or sunflower oil
  • a few drops of vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins etc (optional)
  1. Mix your dry ingredients together, then add an egg.
  2. Then add your wet ingredients.
  3. Add your addition choc chips, nuts, raisins etc. and mix!
  4. Cook in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes, until it is firm to touch. Enjoy!

Laura’s Outdoor Fun at Home Ideas

Here are some simple ideas for fun activities to do outside, in dry weather…

Washing cars – using warm soapy water and sponges.

Posting letters / pictures / paintings to a loved one.

Go on a local walk to jump in muddy puddles.

Watering your plants and flowers.

Blowing Bubbles – washing up liquid and water mix

Hide and seek!

RAFA cafe - now OPEN! Every Tuesday and Wednesday during term time.