Hogarth At Home is a series of free activities and learning resources developed for families to do at home while on-site activities have been paused at Hogarth’s House.
School holiday activities
Looking for something creative to do during the school holidays? We’ve created a series of videos with activities families can do outside or at home. Keep watching this space, we will be adding a new video during each school holiday for the 2020-2021 school year.
Share your creations with us on social media using #HogarthAtHome
light source such as a torch
Make your own birdfeeder
cardboard tube (or an apple, but we’ve reused a tube from recycling here)
string or twine
honey or peanut butter
bird food (could be birdseed or a homemade mix of oats and/or nuts)
any crafting materials you like such as pens, crayons, coloured paper… anything!
to make a simple and free stop motion video, you could use the Life Lapse app on a smartphone
Print your own wrapping paper
paper large enough to wrap your present
a clean sponge
newspaper or similar to keep your table clean
string or twine
leaves found on the ground
Learning from home
These Hogarth At Home downloadable resources cover a range of themes and curriculum links for Key Stages 1 and 2. They were developed during the Covid-19 lockdown to support home learning. Each topic includes activities that encourage children to ‘Get Creative’ and ‘Get Outside’.
Habitats and the Local Environment
KS1 can Get Outside to explore what creatures live in their local habitats (Science, Maths) and Get Creative by thinking about and drawing their own habitat that they live in (Science, Art & Design).
KS2 can become detectives and Get Outside to discover how their local area has changed over time (History, Geography, Maths) and Get Creative as they suddenly find a new animal living in a tree (Art & Design, English, Science).
KS1 will Get Outside to use their eyes, ears, nose and body to explore the world around them and think about how they express how they feel by making a nature diary (English, Art & Design, Maths, Science, PHSE, P.E.). They can then Get Creative by making their own self-portraits and consider how they want others to perceive them by what they include (Art & Design, English).
KS2 can Get Outside to make their own nature diary, exploring their world through feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling and doing (English, Art & Design, Maths, Science, PHSE, P.E.). They Get Creative by creating their own detailed street scenes and comparing it to the streets of Hogarth’s time (Art & Design, History).
KS1 can Get Outside and do a sound walk to let the sounds we hear influence our art (Art & Design, English, History). Get Creative and have a go at making a set of skittles (History, Art & Design, Design & Technology, P.E.).
KS2 – Get Outside to spot the S-shaped curve Hogarth found everywhere in nature and called the line of beauty (Art & Design, History). Get Creative and have a go at making a set of skittles (History, Art & Design, Design & Technology, P.E.).