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ChYpPS activities

We’ve taken our PlayDaze summer activities online this year! We’d love to be on parks over the summer but unfortunately we are not able to deliver our programme in a way that is safe for all. We have instead put our energies into our fun-packed online programme.

There will be arts and crafts, quizzes, discos and more to keep children busy. Look out for a mixture of virtual bookable sessions and videos from Monday 27 July.

To book a space on a session, email us your child’s name, age and a contact phone number. Or if you prefer, send us a direct message on our children and young people Facebook page.

We’re also running a programme of summer sport and fitness activities for children, teenagers and families. Activities include football, footgolf, table tennis and yoga. And don’t forget our free-to-use tennis courts and Mobile Adventures activity trails!

We’ll be using Microsoft Teams to host the online sessions – we’ll send you a link to connect the day before the session. We recommend that you download Microsoft Teams in advance.

The University of Cambridge Museums, Amey, Tech Studio and the King’s Hedges Family Support Project will be joining us to present some of the sessions.

The program finishes on Wednesday 3 September.

Activities

Week 1: 27 to 31 July

Monday 27 July

  • 3pm: Under-8’s disco. Joinable session – booking required

Wednesday 29 July

Thursday 30 July

Friday 31 July

  • 10am: Owl arts and crafts for under-5s. Online video – watch the owl arts and crafts video
  • 3pm: University of Cambridge Museums. Learn about a scientific object and try some simple experiments with the Whipple Museum! Joinable session – booking required

Week 2: 3 to 7 August

Monday 3 August

  • 11am: Recycling is for the birds. Learn how you can help nature and do your bit for the environment by making a bird feeder from a plastic drinks bottle with Amey. Joinable session – booking required.
  • 3pm: Step-by-step drawing workshop with Andrea. Joinable session – booking required

Tuesday 4 August

  • 10am: Kettles Yard ‘twirling mobile’ art activity with University of Cambridge Museums. Watch moving shadows from Kettles Yard gallery then make a masterpiece. Online video – booking not required
  • 4pm: Coding with Tech Studio. Joinable session – booking required. Book by emailing info@tech-studio.co.uk

Wednesday 5 August

Thursday 6 August

  • 10am: Sedgwick Museum gravel hunters with University of Cambridge Museums. Join us as we hunt for fossils in gravel and see what you can discover! Online video – booking not required
  • 3pm: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Find out about some of the amazing pots in the museum’s collection – what can you actually create from a simple lump of clay? Joinable session – booking required
  • 4pm: Coding with Tech Studio. Joinable session – booking required. Book by emailing info@tech-studio.co.uk

Friday 7 August

Week 3: 10 to 14 August

Monday 10 August

  • 11am: Cutting your waste with Amey. Join us and we will show you how to make unwanted newspapers into flashy swords. Joinable session – booking required
  • 3pm: ChYpPS Taskmaster! Join Caroline the ‘taskmaster’ for some fun challenges! Joinable session – booking required

Tuesday 11 August

  • 10am: Kettles Yard ‘shape poems’ activity with University of Cambridge Museums. Did you know words can be art too? Discover shape poems from Kettles Yard art gallery and make your own inspired by what’s around you. Online video – booking not required

Wednesday 12 August

Thursday 13 August

  • 10am: Fitzwilliam Museum floral sun prints with University of Cambridge Museums. Take a look at some floral paintings in the Fitzwilliam and learn how to make your own artistic creation. Online video – booking not required
  • 3pm: University of Cambridge Museums. Find out about some of the amazing pots in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collection. What can you create from a simple lump of clay? Joinable session – booking required

Friday 14 August

  • 10am: Waving hands craft for under-5s. Join us with a special guest from Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres. Online video – booking not required
  • 3pm: University of Cambridge Museums. Come and learn about a scientific object and try out some simple experiments with the Whipple Museum. Joinable session – booking required