The 7 in 7 Challenge

Now it's more important than ever to keep yourself and your family active, so we have launched 7 in 7 to encourage your child's development at home and provide you with some fun and engaging activities to enjoy.

Children learn best through play and offering those experiences whereby they can grow and develop. These activities encourage personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; and physical development following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

By taking part in the activities, they will develop some fine motor skills such as holding a paint brush as well as gross motor skills such as jumping and hoping.

However, these activities aren't just for young children. Participating in these activities will strengthen the connection between adult and child through effective communication; joint attention, taking turns, talking things through and asking questions.

The 7 in7 challenge

Each week you will be given 7 activities to complete in 7 days. It's up to you how you interpret each activity, it's also up to you whether you do one per day or all in 1 or 2 days!!

Every time you complete an activity you will colour in part of the weekly picture with its specific colour.

We then want you to display that picture in your window, alongside your rainbows – so that people know you are taking part in the challenge.

Be sure to like and follow our https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldwellbeing/ Facebook page to stay up to date on each activity, they will also feature on this page.

We would also love for you to share your experiences on your Facebook page by using the #7in7 and tag @wakefieldwellbeing

Butterflies

This week picture draw and cut out a Butter fly. Every time you complete an activity you will colour in part of the weekly picture with its specific colour. We then want you to display that picture in your window, alongside your rainbows – so that people know you are taking part in the challenge.

  1. ROLE PLAY – Pretend to be a caterpillar and transform in to a butterfly.
  2. MAKE AND CREATE – Make and wear a butterfly mask.
  3. FINDING – Find different colours and items around the house or garden to make a huge caterpillar.
  4. GET ACTIVE – Build a caterpillar obstacle course and see how quickly you can complete it!
  5. 5LIFE AND LOVE – Read or watch the Hungry Caterpillar.www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY
  6. BUILDING – Create something using sticks. A tower, a bug hotel…it’s up to you.
  7. MESSY PLAY – Use paint, rice, chalk whatever you have n the house to create a fantastic caterpillar picture.


Flowers

Welcome to 7in7 Week Two. This week it’s all about flowers, and the garden.

Draw a flower and every time you complete an activity use that colour on your picture.

Role Play

Pretend to work in a flower or garden shop

If you don’t have any real flowers then why not make some

Make and Create

Make a beautiful flower

Make beautiful flowers out of paper, toilet rolls, and pom-poms…anything you can find round the house

Finding

Discover different plants, trees or flowers on your daily exercise or in the garden

Outdoor scavenger hunt, what can you find?

Get Active

How many star jumps can you do?

Life and Love

Pot a plant

Watch it grow. No soil? Just pretend!

Building

Build something related to nature with blocks or Lego

Messy Play

Create a hand or finger print picture

Create a nature picture with hand or finger prints, trees, flowers... You decide!