Daily activity 81: Malala Yousafzai

July 13, 2020

This week’s theme:

Mysterious People – Inspirational Women pt.2

This week’s colouring in sheet:

Download and print this week’s colouring sheet here.

Fact of the day:

12th July is ‘Malala Day’, a day to celebrate Malala Yousafzai and her activism for the rights and education of girls.

Resources list:

Black paper, selotape, glue, scissors, wool; paper and pens; Youtube; Thick sturdy cardboard, scissors, tin foil; Pen, paper, diary download; Jam jar lid, ribbon or string.

Activity 1:

Malala Yousafzai thought it was really important that everyone had access to education – what is your favourite thing to learn about? Can you set up a teachers desk for the day and write and decorate, draw, or demonstrate some information that you’d like to teach others about? It might be a dance that you know the steps to, or some facts about your favourite animal. Share them with us on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll share your knowledge with others.

You might even want to make a mini graduation cap to wear!

Activity 2:

Malala is an activist. An activist is a person who campaigns to bring about change. Malala campaigned for the rights of girls to go to school in Pakistan, but other people campaign and protest to save the rainforests; to show that Black Lives Matter; to ask for peace; or to protect endangered animals. These are the things that are important to people. What’s important to you – could you make a protest placard or banner featuring a slogan that’s eye catching? It could be a sign to campaign for Eastenders to come back on TV, it could be a sign calling for people to wash their hands, it could be a sign to remind people to recycle, it could be a sign asking people to be kinder to one another, it could be a sign asking for people to protect the rhinos. Share your campaign signs with us on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 3:

Malala is from Pakistan which has the second largest mountain in the world K2. This is a very difficult mountain to climb – can you act out your own expedition in your house or garden. Count your steps as you hike to the summit. Don’t forget to drink lots of water! You could listen to some Pakistani pop music on your journey.

Activity 4:

The national sport of Pakistan is Hockey – can you make your own hockey stick and create a table top hockey field with a goal at the end to get your hockey puck through (your puck could be made from kitchen foil).

Activity 5:

Malala wrote a blog called Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl, telling people about what her life was like in Pakistan, can you write or draw a diary about your life every day this week? It could document in words and pictures how you felt, what you wore, what you did, what you ate, who you saw. You could try filling in this Purple Diary page.

Activity 6:

For her work Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an award given to someone who does something clever and kind that helps other people. Could you make a medal for someone in your life who has helped you through Lockdown?