Half term activities

Display of half term activity packs

 

We have put together a selection of activities for Half Term.  You can collect a pack from your nearest Camden library, or you can download some of them here:

Halloween activities

Make a pumpkin with coloured paper. 

Make a bat by folding paper (and scissors to do the ears!)

Make a spider's web, a Jack O'Lantern or a Witch's face

Black History activities

More craft activities

You can download more activities from these sites:

Reading activities

Every day, a librarian recommends a great children's book on the National Shelf Service:

The Literacy Trust has fun things to make and do, printable activities, stories and poems to
listen and watch, reading and literacy Apps and useful websites.  From ages 0 to 12: 

With The Book Trust you can find free online stories and videos, play games, do book quizzes, play games and learn to draw some of your favourite characters:

With the British Library you can explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations:

With Scholastic Kids Book Club, you can find lots of activity sheets, quizzes, colouring sheets, games and puzzles:

For free e-books from Camden Libraries, go to our Digital Libraries page.

Maths, science and astronomy activities

Maths activities

Maths on Toast has lots of fun, creative games and activities involving maths. Make a tangram out of a piece of toast, learn about fractions and ratios using multi-coloured sweets and lots more. During autumn 2020 they are offering online Stay-In Sessions on the third Saturday of every month, starting at 2.30pm:

Science and astronomy activities

The Science Museum has lots of fun science activities:

NASA has lots of materials and activities to learn about astronomy, space and science:

 

Theatre and Shakespeare activities

The Little Angel Theatre has a daily video story:

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre has fun videos and activities to start learning about Shakespeare:

Hopster TV for Children

Hopstor Logo and Fluffy charachter

Hopster TV for Children

Hopster is an award-winning children’s TV and learning app.  As well as children’s favorite TV shows the app contains educational games, stories and music.  Hopster is designed for children aged 2-6 and is totally free of advertising. 

Just email libraries@camden.gov.uk and we will send you a unique code and information on how to download Hopster to your mobile device.   

You and your children will then be able to enjoy hundreds of children’s shows, games and books free for 12 months.

Hopster Access Tips

  • You do need to download the app
  • Once the account is created, you can log in on any mobile device in your household with the app installed
  • Each device will remember your log-in
  • For TV viewing, you can log into UK platforms that Hopster has a partnership with.
  • You can smart-share your mobile device to the main TV for viewing on a larger screen.

Tablet with Hopster icons on the screen

Inside Hopster there is a world of fun & learning waiting to be discovered, built just for children. You can find out more at hopster.tv.