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Year 5 AND Year 6 Thrive activities for the holidays

Below you will find Thrive learning suggestions for each day during the half term break, they can be done 1-1 with your child or as a family group, either way these activities will help you connect in a creative and fun way.


Can you build a marble run that keeps the marble going for at least a minute? You can use any materials that you can find in your home or garden.


Each draw the outline of a mirror (adult and child), inside write many things as you can that you like about yourself. Then swap and add things in a different colour that you love about that person. Then share together.


Time to think. Discuss these question below.

  • What do you think is the best age to be and why?
  • Would you rather be a giant or the same size as a mouse?
  • You can take one thing to a desert island. What would you take?
  • If you could meet a famous person from history of your choice, who would it be?
  • How would you describe an elephant to someone who has never seen one?
  • If you had 1 wish, what would it be?


Time to check in with how we are feeling. Talk about different feelings words for example anxious, guilt, disappointed, lonely, and hopeful. Draw the outline of a body. Talk about how it feels in our bodies when we feel these feelings, what we might look like and discuss times when we might feel these feelings.


No thumbs challenge, you have to tape your child’s thumbs in a way so that they can’t use them, no matter how much they try. Then, you have to give them a simple task to try out. Go for something funny like trying to eat cereal or putting on clothes. Then watch as this easy activity becomes a lot more challenging and hilarious. Then it’s the adults turn.

Throughout the week try to plan in some quiet/calm time. Yoga is a brilliant way to do this and there are lots of great tutorials on the internet.


Learn a new skill! Watch this video about Op Art and be creative.

Relax and draw some Zentangle Doodle Art Designs. Click here to find out more.

Create an exercise routine and teach it to everyone with your favourite music.


Play the game ‘Would you rather’. For example, would you rather be covered in fur or scales?