What's on at home - 22nd June

Week 10 - 22nd June 2020

To help support the residents of the Wigan Borough with staying at home, we have put together our top five activities to do each week to make the most of your time and most importantly to have fun while staying safe at home.

You can follow updates of our What’s on at Home guide through our Facebook and Twitter page, just look out for the hashtag #whatsonathome.

Monday - Stream world class theatre with the National Theatre

Viewing ballet on a tablet

The National Theatre (external link) in London may be temporarily closed, but they are still giving the public access to world class theatre from the comfort of your home. Every Thursday at 7pm a new production will be available to stream for free on their YouTube channel, and will be available until the following Thursday. This week, Small Island, the sold out production of Andrea Levy’s novel which traces the history between Jamaica and the UK through WWII to 1948, is available until 7pm on Thursday 25th June.

Tuesday - Learn about science with Fun Kids Live

Computer and office desk

Interested in science? Fun Kids Live hold a weekly podcast called Fun Kids Science Weekly, where the host Dan explores the weirdest and coolest stuff in science. From dinosaurs to space, each podcast looks at the week’s biggest science stories, and you can send in your own science questions to get answered in future podcasts. There are also some special guests and top experts answering all your science related questions! 

Wednesday - Armed Forces Day

colouring pencils

Saturday 27 June is Armed Forces Day – a day where we acknowledge the sacrifice and bravery of serving and ex-serving men and women. This year, our celebrations have been adapted to ensure the safety of our residents, but there is still plenty of opportunity to get involved! Why not ask the children to write a letter of thanks to a veteran using our template and give it to a veteran you know or post it on social media. We also have a Union Jack colouring template, which the kids can colour in and place in the window ready for Saturday. You could even teach the family how to properly salute to the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or the British Army by watching these quick videos.

Thursday - Listen to exciting stories with Audible 

Reading book

Books are great for entertainment, teaching and keeping minds active, alert and engaged. Audible currently have a collection of stories available to stream for free on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. You can explore a variety of titles including Harry Potter, literary classics, stories for teens and more.

Friday - Cook with your children

Cooking activities

Looking to start getting your children involved with cooking? BBC Good Food have put together a list of recipes which your little ones can help with. There are a range of recipes including vegetarian options, and each dish comes with an ingredient list, method, nutritional value and serving sizes suitable for different ages. This is a great activity to let your children learn new skills and get the family cooking together.

Looking for activities to do on the weekend?

Check out our What’s on at Home Weekend Guide for more ideas of how to have fun while staying safe at home.

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