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Activity Inspiration for the Easter Break

Looking for something to do this Easter? Here are a few indoor ideas to inspire your Easter break activities!


Be Creative

There are lots of ways you can be creative at home. Most don’t require special training and make use of items you have around the house:

  • Start a blog – You could write about your hobbies, interests or your day-to-day life.
  • Photography – Use your phone to take pictures in your house and garden. If you’re not sure where to start, try looking for different textures, patterns and colours.
  • Do some baking – Cakes, biscuits, breads… all the fun of learning a new skill with a tasty treat at the end!
  • Try a new craft – There are tutorials on YouTube for all sorts of crafts, from up-cycling old clothes to making bracelets from thread.
  • Music – Learn to play a new song on a musical instrument or take time to make playlists of your favourite songs.
  • Draw and Design – All you need is some paper and pens to get started, or you could play around with design apps on your tablet or computer.

Boost Your Wellbeing

Don’t forget to relax and refresh this Easter break. Watching films, practising your hobbies and playing video games are a few good ways to relax. Why not also try:

  • Mindfulness – Practising mindfulness can help with mental wellbeing through meditation and breathing techniques. You could start with this quick breathing exercise from NHS Every Mind Matters!
  • Volunteering in the Community – Both the British Red Cross and NHS are looking for volunteers to help out in the local community during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re aged over 18, follow the links to find out how you could get involved.

See our Remote Working Wellbeing page for information on where you can access support during the lockdown.


Exercise

It’s good to keep moving while staying at home. There are a number of free fitness videos and workshops available online and guidance to make sure you’re exercising correctly and safely.

  • Couch to 5k – A nine-week running programme that will build up your stamina. Perfect for beginners! Find the free NHS version here.
  • Yoga – Builds your strength and is known for its relaxation and mental wellbeing benefits.
  • Skipping – If you have a skipping rope lying around this can be a fun way to get a cardio workout.
  • Dancing – All you need is some upbeat music and a space to move.
  • Fitness challenges – These gradually build your strength and stamina with increasing difficulty each day. You could try squats, sit-ups, planking and more.

Get Organised

Time off can be a perfect opportunity to get organised and make plans for the future. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Think about your next steps – Start looking into courses and careers you might like to do after your college course. If you’re not sure where to start, try using our Career Zone and the National Careers Service.
  • Update your CV – Write down all the new skills you’ve learned and play with the wording to make your CV shine. There are lots of useful resources on creating a CV at Prospects.
  • Catch up on college work – Use this time to get ahead on coursework and catch up with any missed lessons. See our top tips for working from home for advice on how to get the most out of remote working.
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