Daily activity 74: Peter Kay

July 2, 2020

This week’s theme:

Mysterious News: This Week in History

Fact of the day:

On 2nd July 1973 British comedian Peter Kay was born.

Resources list:

Carboard boxes, fairy lights; Biscuits and a warm cup of tea; pens and paper; Youtube; ‘Air Guitar’;

Activity 1:

One of Peter Kay’s comedy tours took place at the top of Blackpool Tower. Make your own pointy tower. It could be one made from lego, clay, or a toilet roll tube. Or, you could use card and boxes from your recycling to make a tower – can you build one as tall as you? If you have any fairy lights, you could wrap them around your tower like the Blackpool Illuminations! Pop a Union Jack flag at the very top too! Why not take a photo and share your towers with us on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 2:

Peter Kay has a sketch where he talks about which biscuits are good dunkers for a cup of tea. Set up a very scientific experiment to test which biscuits in your cupboard make the best dunkers – how many dunks can you do with each biscuit? Create a scoreboard to note your results, and draw the winning biscuits! Let us know you results on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 3:

On one of his tours, Peter Kay played air guitar on a shovel! Find something in your house that you could play air guitar on (broom, bat, or go without and play the genuine air guitar) Air guitar along to some classic Guns N Roses.

Activity 4:

Tell us your best joke! Or give us your best Peter Kay impression! You can share them on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 5:

Get your steps in for the day and march along to ‘Is This the Way to Amarillo’. Recreate the video, count your steps, and add in claps and actions for ‘hug’ ‘pillow’ ‘dream’ ‘willow’ and ‘ringing’!

Activity 6:

On the sitcom, ‘Phoenix Nights’ Peter Kay’s character auditions people to perform at his nightclub. Get dressed up in fancy dress and take to ‘the stage’ in your house to perform your best act – it could be a song, a dance, karaoke, jokes, instrument playing, or any other talent you have (do we know any secret jugglers, magicians, or acrobats?!)

Activity 7:

On his TV show ‘The Services’, Peter Kay played a local DJ for the local radio station Chorley FM. On his show ‘Car Share’ the radio DJ always features in the background. Imagine being a DJ, and pick 5-10 songs that you could put onto a playlist. Make yourself a playlist of these favourite songs on youtube, spotify, or itunes. Or, if you have a large CD collection, line up the some songs to play, you could even introduce them like a DJ and make up with a jingle for your radio show.

Add on Activity:

If you have the ingredients, make garlic bread or cheesecake, like in Peter Kay’s famous jokes.