50 things for children to do this summer holidays!
1.Gather up a few friends, and have a picnic 2. Go on a walk and take pictures of trees, flowers, dogs, etc. 3. Buy some fashion magazines, pick out a couple of really cute outfits, and try to recreate them for less! 4. Bead some bracelets 5. Dress up and put on a play 6. Clean your room! 7. Bake some cupcakes and deliver them to friends and family. 8. Play games like “Sorry”, “What’s the time Mr Wolf” or ‘’IT’’ 9. Take your dog for a walk. 10. E-Write a letter to a friend 11. Do 25 jumping jacks! 12. Look through old family scrapbooks, photo books, and yearbooks. 13. Make a milk shake 14. Go to the cinema with your siblings. 15. Go window-shopping with a friend. 16. Write a poem. 17. Make fresh, homemade fruit juice. 18. Give your dog a bath. 19. Make dinner for your family. 20. Baby-sit for a neighbour. 21. Have a sleepover party 22. Read a play 23. Plant flowers in your garden 24. Make a den in your bedroom 25. Have a bubble bath. 26. Make a mixed CD of your favorite songs 27. Order a pizza. 28. Splash around in a plastic pool. 29. Buy some crayons and a coloring book. 30. Read a book based on a film you have seen. 31. Make a scrapbook of your baby pictures. 32. Make a tree house 33. Start a diary and write in it everyday. 34. Spend the day at the library. 35. Draw a self-portrait. 36. Make a collage out of old magazines. 37. Run around in the sprinklers. 38. Go to a museum. 39. Go out for lunch with one of your parents. 40. Jump in the pool with your clothes on. 41. Eat last night’s leftovers for breakfast. 42. Learn to sew or knit. 43. Invite friends over and have a tea party. 44. Swing on the swings at the park. 45. Tie-Dye a t-shirt 46. Make a fruit smoothie. 47. Learn how to define and spell 5 new words from the dictionary. 48. Make ice cream 49. Put on the radio and dance. 50. Go camping in your garden!
Starting from a very young age we are exposed to what our society and media deems to be “desirable”. This film my Anna McNamara looks at how the media affects how we view body image and how far people push their bodies and minds to achieve this false expectation of what beauty is.
Remember every person is perfect and beautiful just the way they are.
Once there was a clown called Chuckles. Chuckles was too scared to go on stage because he lost his confidence. Chuckles cried like this “Wah!Wah!Wah!Wah!’’ “I don’t want to go on stage but I have to because the audience are waiting! What shall I do?”
He went and looked around the audience but he did it very quickly.
Then he looked on the ring master’s ring but it wasn’t there.
“Oh no!” said Chuckles. He went to ask the lion tamer. The lion tamer thought he saw the jar in one of the lion’s cages but it was in fact a jar of water.
“Thanks anyway” (sigh). So he went to the acrobat. The acrobat was Russian so Chuckles didn’t understand him ‘’Never mind.’’
Chuckles had an idea, he went to the magician and asked him “could you use your magic to create a new jar of confidence?”. The magician said “Yes I will” so the magician took a jar out of his cupboard and said some words which sounded like a spell. So the magician gave Chuckles the jar, which was actually an ordinary jar but Chuckles thought it was a confidence jar so Chuckles went on stage to do his show and everyone clapped.
My amazing pupils of Chilwell Croft Academy have drawn the following pictures. I have promised that the 2 top winners will be made into their very own character and put into Tappy Town. These guys age from age 5 to 9 and I think they have all done amazingly well.
Please let me know what you think as I want them all to win and can’t decide!!
I‘m fat, I’m too skinny, I’d be happy if I were taller, shorter, had curly hair, straight hair. Do any of these sound familiar? Are you used to putting yourself down? If so you are not alone. Everyone has a mental picture about their body and they have feelings and judgments based on this picture. As people get older and into their teenage years, their bodies change in lots of different ways, this can affect how you see yourself, how you think and feel about the way you look and how you think others perceive you. Putting yourself down about your appearance is sadly a common thing among our society. The media makes it quite hard for us to be happy about our self’s. The photo shopped images in our magazines, the size zero models that walk up and down our catwalks; these are the impossible body shapes we dream of having. Devastatingly the children effected by this are getting younger.
Low self esteem and low confidence can lead to big problems in your personal life. Eating disorders, like anorexia and depression are just some. Depression is sadly very common among teenagers as result of low self esteem. Teenagers with low self esteem tend to cut themselves off from being with other people socially, Stop participating in activities that require them to show their bodies such as exercising, going to the doctor, or swimming.
Our Short film is based on low self esteem and low confidence. The characters in our film over come their low confidence by finding something they like about them selves and concentrating on that. The movie send out the message, Be happy with who you are on the inside and out because life with seem so much brighter. No one is perfect, real beauty lies somewhere in-between your physical appearance and who you are within. Even if you hate things about yourself which most people do, find something you love about yourself even if it’s deep down and love yourself for who you are. There is no point in dwelling on the bad things in life. Be happy with yourself and make life a whole lot fuller. Remember you have the right to be happy with who you are. Don’t let anybody take that away from you. Don’t worry, Be happy. (: