Holiday Play

We run play activities for local families in the school holidays in our gardens. We also run sessions in other local venues such as Imperial College Invention Rooms, local children centres and parks.  

Friday 27th March 2020

During this period of home-schooling, we have compiled some fun, nature and science-based activities we have found online, for you and your family to have a go at . We will send activities twice a week so keep an eye out for next week’s ideas too! Please do share pictures of your creations with us via social media or email; we would love to see them!

To make the Flower Petal Sun Catcher below, you may not have a paper plate, but instead you could use a recycled cereal packet or cardboard box as a frame and cut a circular hole out of the middle and if you don’t have sticky back plastic, you could try using clear sticky tape or clingfilm. If you don’t have petals or flowers at home, why not try to find some daisies in the park when you go for your daily outing? Sending our best wishes to you all. 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Here at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association we have another fun activity for you to try with your children at home during this period of home-schooling. Spring marks the beginning of the nesting season in the UK; a time when birds gather all sorts of natural materials to make their nests, ready for their hatchlings to hatch into. So, what better way to explain this special time of the year to your children, than by making their own mini bird’s nest? Enjoy! And tag us in photos if you give it a go – we’d love to see!

If you go out for your daily exercise, you should be able to find some of these natural objects along the way. You don’t need to use play dough, you could make the nest entirely out of twigs, leaves and grass- or whatever you are able to find!

Here is a useful video that shows you how to make the play dough:

From all of us at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, we send our very best wishes to you all.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Here at HCGA we love using natural materials to make craft! Have a go at making your own crowns, bracelets or masks using materials you find during your daily exercise.Enjoy! And share your creations with us -we’d love to see them! Here is a photo of one of our amazing volunteers helping children, at last summer’s HCGA play scheme, make flower crowns! See below for instructions and more examples for inspiration. (Some photos sourced from Pinterest).

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Fancy making your own miniature Easter bunny garden, like this one?

Have a ‘grow’ following the instructions below! If you don’t have grass seeds, why not pick a handful of grass next time you are out for your daily outing? Happy Easter! (Photos sourced from Pinterest).



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