Friday, 22 May 2020

I'm Bored Jars and Wow Wall Work

Well done for completing another half-term of home learning! As a reward we are giving you a week off! Well, we do anyway as it is May half-term next week!
This week saw us year 6 teachers return, briefly, to the junior site to prepare our classrooms for the potential return of the year 6 children on the 2nd June. I decided that my bitmoji should make an appearance and have created some new posters to display:

I am pretty sure that since the schools closed weeks ago, there has been one phrase that has been said in nearly every household across the country and it probably isn’t ‘Mum, would you like me to help with the cleaning?’! The phrase I am talking about is ‘I’m bored!’ I am sure there has been times over the last few weeks where nearly every adult and child has been bored at some point!

So today, my blog is about setting up your very own ‘I’m bored’ jar! These are very simple to make you either can recycle a jar you have finished with or an old pot or tub, whatever you can get your hands on, and then some paper or lolly pop sticks to write your ideas on. It is entirely up to you what you want to include as your activities. I have put some ideas below to get you started but there are many more on the internet if you are stuck.


  • Make pizzas
  • Bake cookies
  • Bake cupcakes
  • Make fruit smoothies
  • Make fruit kebabs
  • Have a cake decorating contest
  • Make fruit ice lollies
  • Chop veggies to make a snack platter
  • Make a fruit salad
  • Help prepare dinner
  • Read a cook book
  • Make your own cook book
  • Plan a day of meals to make
  • Make a shopping list

Things to do:
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Put on a talent show or play
  • Play outside
  • Colour a picture
  • Set up an art gallery
  • Play schools – I know you all want to be!
  • Play a board game
  • Read a book
  • Make a blanket fort
  • Do face painting
  • Do a science experiment 
  • Play hide and seek
  • Build with Lego

Things to make:
  • Do junk modelling
  • Decorate a jam jar
  • Do a painting
  • Do a self-portrait
  • Draw around your body
  • Make a puzzle book
  • Make an activity book
  • Make a magazine
  • Make a fortune teller 
  • Make a musical instrument
  • Draw a flower or animal
  • Make a rainbow
  • Make jewellery
  • Try Sharpie and watercolour art
  • Make folded picture paintings

Acts of kindness:

  • Make someone else’s bed
  • Give someone a hug
  • Do a chore for a sibling
  • Paint someone a picture

Next time you are bored, take an activity out of your I’m bored jar!

We know that you have still be working hard and deserve your half term break as we have had some more excellent work sent in this week. Take a look below:

Have a lovely half term and I hope your jars will keep you busy over the next week!

Miss Parker

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