Daily Activities

We know how important it is for people to stay active, engaged and stimulated while our Lifelong Learning Programmes are closed. With that in mind, we’ll be posting daily activities on this page, in line with our weekly theme. You can do them all at home, using resources that you should be able to find around the house and garden.

We’d love to see photos of you doing the activities, or your finished work! You can share them on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or send them to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put them online for you.

Take care everyone, and stay purple!

Daily Activity 14: Spring Blossom

April 9, 2020

Fact of the day:

Hanami is the Japanese tradition of celebrating blossom as the first sign of spring.

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Daily Activity 13: Daffodils

April 8, 2020

Fact of the day:

Daffodils announce the beginning of the spring and the waking of nature.

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Daily Activity 12: Spring Poems

April 7, 2020

Fact of the day:

William Blake wrote ‘Songs of Innocence’ in 1789; several of the poems from this collection were written to welcome the Spring.

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Daily Activity 11: Spring Animals

April 6, 2020

Fact of the day:

There are about 5,000 different species of ladybirds in the world.

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Daily Activity 10: Orbiting

April 3, 2020

Fact of the day:

An orbit is a repeating path that one object in space takes around another. The moon orbits the earth, and the earth orbits the sun.

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Daily Activity 9: Life on the Surface of a Planet

April 2, 2020

Fact of the day:

Some planets have rings, some have red spots, some are dusty, some have water and life.

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Daily Activity 8: The Planets

April 1, 2020

Fact of the day:

There are 8 main planets in our solar system – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune.

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Daily Activity 7: Ursa Major & Minor

March 31, 2020

Fact of the day:

The constellation Ursa Major is also known as the Great Bear, Ursa Minor is known as the Smaller Bear.

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Daily Activity 6: Constellations of Stars

March 30, 2020

Fact of the day:

A constellation is a group of visible stars that form a pattern in the sky when viewed from Earth

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Daily Activities 5: A Super Poem!

March 27, 2020

Fact of the day:

Many Superheroes have superpowers, from being able to travel through time, to having superhuman strength, to having supersenses.

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