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Fun during the Easter holidays
The Easter holidays are heading this way, but no matter what interests your kids, there is always something on offer. For the artists, the Children's Art School in Wimbledon have week day classes for 7-12 year olds. Each class is £48, but you can get 15% if you book before the 13th March:
Two professional story illustrators will help the kids design their very own illustrated book of nonsense. There will be lots of cutting and pasting, and they will use paper-cut illustration techniques, as well as writing their own nonsense poetry.
The children will learn about geometric shapes as they design and craft their own dream buildings.
If your kids prefer bouncing about to working with their hands, the the Dramabuds acting school in Carshalton will provide them with a memorable Easter. On the 3rd of April they are invited to the Mad Hatters Dramabuds Party for £7. Just follow the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole and enter a magical realm with party games and a very mad Queen of Hearts. Alternatively, you can join Alice at the Wonderland Drama Camp for £39. Between the 3rd - 5th April, 4-8 year olds will enjoy drama, dance, song and laughter, all ending in a special performance for family and friends.
The first day will show how much Robots Rules, as the kids are taught about the history of robotics, and get to experiment with cogs and making their own gearbox devices. On the second day they will design their own air pressuriser as they learn about the science of hydraulics & pneumatics. Day three is all about electricity; the kids will learn about how it is produced and then go onto to build their own solar powered bugs, dogs, cars, and megabot. To finish off, the final day will put all these little graduate students knowledge to the test as they enter a competition to build an eco-friendly robot.
Admittedly, none of these events are very Easter themed, but I think that makes a nice change. I feel kind of embarrassed that part of me wishes that I could go to the Rockin' Robot Camp.