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Activities and Ideas Stories

Love play

On Friday March 27th the PATH team will be having an end of term playful celebration at Mile End Children's Park from 3.30 - 6.00pm Come along and play a range of traditional games and try refreshments made with pedal power. There will be lots ...
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March 20th 2015
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Anyone for conkers?

Farewell summer, you were kind to us with warm days and some exciting storms. Particularly from Hurricane Bertha when we were on camp.... Now we welcome autumn who has immediately given us the present of conkers, the seeds from the horse chestnut t...
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September 16th 2014
A story by about playing games in at the Hut. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Play at City Farms in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets City Farms are running activities for children during summer Mudchute City Farm is open every day with lots of things to do and see for all ages. They have working stables, a children's nursery and holiday playscheme. To find out more...
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July 29th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Rest and play

As part of our positive play campagin we are celebrating July as the month to rest and play and what better way to do that than to take time out and lie in a hammock. At PATH play sessions we have used different materials for hammocks and found tha...
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July 1st 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Hopscotch in June

Hop skip and jump your way through June.  The PATH team are encouraging everyone in Tower Hamlets to campaign for play and this month we're suggesting you try out that traditional game Hopscotch.  After some trial bouncing around we'v...
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June 4th 2014
A story by . It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Sunflower planting in Tower Hamlets

Saturday May 1st was International Sunflower Day around the world and around estates in Tower Hamlets children and adults of all ages have been sowing sunflower seeds, trying sunflower seed snacks and enjoying the sun. See photos here ...
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May 14th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Keep Playing this half term

In addition to regular PATH play sessions the Keep Playing team have a couple of events planned for half term. On Tuesday February 18th we are going to Wiltons Music Hall to have a session of mask making, dressing up and drama at this 200 year old ...
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February 17th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story
This story is related to Spitalfields Housing Association.

Fly a kite for play

February has a national kite day in it and this month is perfect  to make the most of the our blustery wind. There is something wonderful about watching a kite bob away in the sky, you can feel your stresses and worries float away. Have a ...
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February 4th 2014
A story by about any windy day in February. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

National Hat Day

Wednesday January 15th was National Hat Day Having discovered this web site of National Days click here for full list The playful team at PATH thought we could have some fun with them. Celebrating a hat day in January is a good idea if you wan...
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January 14th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Making with wax

Colder weather provides a nice opportunity to enjoy a fire, watching the flickering flames and the light glowing in the dark. Although you don't need to build a fire to enjoy the flicker of a flame. Have a go at this activity, tried and tested at P...
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January 3rd 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

When you need some inspiration

There are times when we all need a little inspiration for things we can do with our children and young people. Below is a list of useful web pages that we compiled for parents at Harry Gosling school when we did some learning through play training ...
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December 9th 2013
A story by about great places you can check out in the world wide web. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Have a game of conkers

It is the right time of year and the weather has been perfect for conker collecting, really windy so they are coming off the trees all over Tower Hamlets. But you need to be quick! Squirrels try and eat them, they don't like the taste but they take...
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October 10th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

More games we play in Spain!

Hello!! Did you like "Las chapas" game? I want to let you know more Spanish games that are funny and easy to play... Ready?   BLIND HEN - What do we need? We need something to cover the eyes (a scarf, for example) and, at least, 3 ...
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July 8th 2013
A story by Clara Lopez Torres about Games we play in Spain. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Las chapas: A tradicional Spanish game

Hello everyone! I'm Clara, I'm from Spain and I've just arrived to PATH! On my first days here, lots of children have asked me about Spain and Spanish Games. Because of that reason, I've decided to write about one of our tradicional games! ...
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July 1st 2013
A story by Clara Lopez Torres about games we play in Spain. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Rain Rain Come Again

There's been plenty of damp weather this summer. You could stay inside and press your nose to the window and guess which raindrop will reach the bottom of the window pane first, like the child in AA Milnes poem Waiting at the Window or you could g...
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June 17th 2013
A story by about in the wet in outside. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Thursday play at Whitehorse Adventure Playground

Every Thursday at Whitehorse Adventure Playground we have some playtime for parents from 1.30- 3.00pm. The idea is we share skills we have, learn from each other and meet new people. We have tried knitting and crochet, some of the children have exc...
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February 1st 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Whitehorse Adventure Playground. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Craft at Bethnal Green Library

Come and join us for a pre half term and Halloween craft session at Bethnal Green Library the library is in Bethnal Green Gardens close to the tube. The Keep Playing team will bring resources to make decorations for playful Halloween play sessions and ...
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October 17th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Bethnal Green Library. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Make Your Own Eco Waterbomb

When the sun is shining it looks like Tower Hamlets children and even the Park Rangers thoughts turn to the same thing - WATERFIGHTS. The Keep Playing Team think the same way too. So you can imagine Eleanors' surprise when she arrived at the local ...
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August 2nd 2012
A story by Suzannah Walker. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Ice Cube Colouring

The PATH mini publication Ring of Ideas, so named because it contains over 60 play ideas on a nice big ring, suggests you try to : Make coloured ice cubes to play with in the bath or sink.  This idea is normally used with small children, but let's...
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May 18th 2012
A story by . It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Ring Pull Bling

Kitty, one of the PATH playworkers,  made  me a spectacular necklace.  It is a lovely thing and every time I wear it someone notices it is made from the ring pulls from drinks cans and asks me how to make one.  Kitty has ki...
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April 24th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

A Sailor went to Sea Sea Sea

We like playing clapping and skipping games - here are some we play. You can listen to two as well! A sailor went to sea sea sea. To see what he could see seee see. But all that he could see see see. Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea. ...
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March 29th 2012
A story by Zahra, Adile and Jhitanique about in the children's section in Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

jokes

Andile, Jhitanique and Zahra thought last weeks jokes were really funny so this week they've added some of their own.   why was the mermaid thrown out of the choir? she couldn't carry a tuna.   knock knock Who's there?...
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March 29th 2012
A story by andile,jhitanique.zahara about the children's Library in Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

We can do that

At the family play session on April 3rd 2012 parents and children were encouraged to paint their own faces. I have been doing professional face painting for years and brought good quality non allergic face paints that can be bought from shops around Be...
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March 23rd 2012
A story by Linda Cremin about Whitehorse open space in White Horse Open Space. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Make Your Own Snakes and Ladders Game

We tried out making our own snakes and ladders game. We used a big piece of paper that we folded and cut so that it made a square. We then folded the paper in half six times. This made sixty four squares. We drew squares, numbers, then big snak...
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March 22nd 2012
A story by Suzannah and Pelin and Zara about Children's Section in Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

How to Play Kims Game

We tried out Kims Game at Idea Store Bow. We had lots of help from three little girls who played the game with us. First of all we put lots of interesting things on a tray on the table: Some toy white mice A toy holey cheese A badge...
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March 15th 2012
A story by Suzannah Walker about the children's library in Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Make Your Own Bag from Newspaper

Tower Hamlets has three great city farms, Stepney City Farm, Mudchute Park and Farm and Spitalfields City Farm. They are all child friendly and offer activities and visits throughout the year. City Farms aren't just limited to London, there is ...
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November 15th 2011
A story by about Wherever you like. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

BEST DAY EVER :)

Hi my name is Jamila, my story is about when the Glamis Adventure took us to a trip in Essex. First when we got there we went to do water zorbing, it was the great fun. I never told any one this but I got scared when I entered the ball. Later after...
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October 26th 2011
A story by Jamila Leal Fernandes about A trip to essex. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Gunge and Slime - The Next Level.

I loved Eleanor's story about making slime. I'm waiting for a chance to get to Wilkinson's so I can get some Laundry Starch to make some bouncy slime! But I wanted to share this link: Superpants While I can easily get Eleanor's ingredients, Sup...
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October 24th 2011
A story by Cris Thompson. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Playground Games with Ben Jonson's Play champions

The Keep Playing team ventured in to the wild and exciting playgrounds of Ben Jonson school today. We got to meet lots of children who were very interested in becoming Play Champions and started out by learning playground games that they could share wi...
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October 19th 2011
A story by Suzannah Walker about playground in Ben Jonson School. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story.

Make a wallet

Make a wallet using things you would have thrown away Start saving your empty tetra packs, juice and milk cartons and look out for rubber bands dropped by the postie. You will need to borrow a stapler and some sharp scissors Here's the How to L...
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October 14th 2011
A story by The Keep Playing Team. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Make Your own Slime

Making Slime is soooo satisfying. It is really cheap, really easy (on the whole) and really fun for all ages. Some people insist on wearing gloves when they mix up slime but the real joy in the experience is getting your hands in there and enjoying...
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October 14th 2011
A story by The Keep Playing Team. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story