Today’s Activities

You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations! 

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Follow Your Dreams Day

Welcome to Follow your dreams day. My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. Today I will be sharing my story ‘Jack and the Genie.’ Imagine meeting your very own Genie, I wonder what you would wish for? We are going to be making our own Jack and the Genie characters and re-telling the story. We will be making and decorating our very own treasure chests and Genie lamp. We will also be making our own dream life pictures too.

9.30am Activity:
Jack and the Genie Story

Listen to Sarah as she shares her enchanting tale about a little boy called Jack and how he meets his very own Genie.

Children learn about how important it is to follow their dreams and inner guidance, as this will lead them to a future filled with happiness.

Grown Ups:
After the story print off the colouring picture. Together with your child talk about what you would wish for if you met your very own Genie. Ask your child to think about their wishes and dreams for the future and discuss this together. This supports children to think about what is important to them. It develops their sense of self and self-awareness. It supports children to understand the importance of their own opinions and building their self-esteem and self-belief.

10.30am Activity:
Jack and the Genie Characters

Make your own characters from the story.

Grown Ups:
You will need: empty toilet rolls, sugar paper, glue, felt tip pens, scissors.

Follow Sarah as she guides you on how to make these lovable characters from the story. After you have made them, retell the story of Jack and the Genie. Remember the key parts from the story. Take on the characters voices and bring it all to life with your child. This activity helps develop children’s creativity and imaginative play.

1:30pm Activity:
Treasure Chest and Genie Lamp

Make your own treasure chest and magical genie lamp.

Grown Ups:
You will need: sugar paper, glue, sparkly stars or foil, scissors, felt tip pens, print out of lamp.

Follow Sarah as she demonstrates how to create your own treasure chest and genie lamp. Talk together with your child about if you found your own treasure in the cave of wonders. What else might you add to the treasure chest? You can make your own jewels, coins or whatever you like to add to your treasure chest.

2:30pm Activity:
My Dream Life Picture

Cut out pictures from magazines of all your favourite things and dreams for the future to create your very own dream life picture.

Grown Ups:
Work together with your child to ask them about all of the things they love to do. Cut out pictures from magazines, catalogues or draw pictures of your own. Add words to the picture of things that make you happy. This activity supports children to explore what they like. It supports children’s self-discovery, self-esteem, self-worth and creates a wonderful picture of what makes them happy.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

My Dream Adventure Meditation for children written by Sarah Griffiths.

Come on a magical flying adventure, take a ride on the magic carpet, meet your own Genie and a dragon that will take you to the life of your dreams. This is a wonderful uplifting activity for children, that supports them to use their imaginations. It helps them to relax and take time for themselves.

Story time:
The Enchanted Garden
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