There are lots of special days throughout the year. This week sees five celebrations that you might not know exist. For the Together Tasks we are going to highlight those days through a story and an activity you can try at home.
Monday 6th July - International Kissing Day
Activity - The Kissing Hand
Draw around your hand and the hand of a grown up at home. Write a special message in each hand to tell each other why you love each other.
Stick the hands together forever with a string of paper hearts or a special message.
Tuesday 7th July - World Chocolate Day
Activity - Design your own chocolate bar
If you love chocolate you'll enjoy designing your very own chocolate bar. You can download and print some sheets to help you, but all you really need is a piece of paper and a wonderful imagination.
What chocolate bar will you create? Maybe you could make it too!
Wednesday 8th July - World Tea Party Day
The Activity - Make a Mug Cake
Every tea party need cake! However, you can have fun using a few ingredients and the microwave. Be careful - the cake can be very hot!
2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract , optional
¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
6 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Tiny pinch of salt
Thursday 9th July - Great British Pea Week
Activity - Make your own Evil Pea
You can make your own Evil Pea using a paper plate, or green card, or the inside of a cereal box. Just use some paper to add on the mask, eyes, arms and feet.
Once you've made him, try to make Supertato too. The challenge is to make a 30 second film of Supertato saving the day! Good luck!
Friday 10th July - Don't Step on a Bee Day
Activity - Make a bee watering hole
As gardeners we can help to encourage bees to our gardens and balconies by planting bee-friendly plants. We can also provide a water source for bees who regularly visit us. Many gardens and balconies may not have any water sources at all.
A bee watering hole involves marbles or small glass stones. You will need to keep it topped up with water and as its very shallow and can dry out in the sun.
You an create your bee watering hole by :-
Then sit back over the weekend and watch to see if any bees come to visit your watering hole.