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02 Apr 2020
Ideas for the Easter Holiday

During the holidays there are lots of opportunities available to explore new places, visit museums, learn new skills or enjoy theatre and dance – all be it online 

We have put together some ideas that you may find helpful over the holiday period to allow a break from Netflix or Disney+.

NEW SKILLS

British Sign Language training
http://www.british-sign.co.uk/learn-online-british-sign-language-course/

Coding
https://www.codecampworld.com/
https://sescotland.computerxplorers.co.uk


EXERCISE


Joe Wicks daily workouts
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Yoga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/yoga-with-lj/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

Daily trip outdoors. Go for a run, cycle or walk every day


SINGING

Gareth Malone Great British Home Chorus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFgYqP2wUQU
https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/


ARTS, CRAFTS and COOKERY


Make a cactus pet rock
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/424605071124012668/

Refresh on Knitting Basics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd0BPAtQpNQ

Origami Butterflies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZdO2e8K29o

Chocolate Cake Mug Recipe
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/microwave-mug-cake


MINDFULNESS/MEDITATION

Sunday Mini-Mediation Guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSSyvmBCTj8

Mindfulness for adults
https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-exercises-techniques-activities/

Mindfulness for children and teens
https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/


THEATRE AND DANCE

The National Theatre is streaming a performance every Thursday in April
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

The Royal Opera House have a programme of free online performances
https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-onlinecontent-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home


 SPORT

Missing your rugby fix? Murrayfield has posted a number of old matches online
https://www.scottishrugby.org/fanzone/grid?category=scottish-rugby-tv


A TRIP TO THE ZOO


Edinburgh Zoo
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

San Diego Zoo
https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams


MUSEUM AND LANDMARK VISITS

Machu Picchu, Peru
https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu

Pyramids at Giza, Egypt
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/pyramids-of-giza/

Taj Mahal, India
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/taj-mahal/

Stonehenge, England
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

The Colosseum, Rome
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/colosseum/WQLi5E4TA1p9IQ

Louvre, Paris
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington DC
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

The Science Museum, London
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories


READ

The holidays offer a fantastic opportunity to sit and relax with a book.

Access the Library resources
https://uk.accessit.online/stg05/#!dashboard

Or explore your bookshelf – there may be an old friend that you would like to reacquaint yourself
with

Or listen to an audiobook

Red Necklace Audiobook read by Tom Hiddleston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsJnrMJh9vU&list=PLD586F9198EECD9D3


This is a small selection of what is available, but each idea may lead to another discovery online to make the holidays a little more interesting.

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