Spring Family Fun
Families with children primary school age have been joining us in sessions to improve wellbeing and give parent and carers and their children opportunities to learn and have fun together.
Our family fun cookery and activity session run by our Support team, brought families together to cook, eat and play.
Family fun cookery session
We know how important it is that children get a chance to let off steam and get active, so we started with lots of fun games that got everyone moving, running, and balancing as well as cooperating together. Families were supported to cook in our training kitchen, making a healthy tea which included homemade mini pizza, couscous salad and fruit kebabs.
“it was lovely to share in the children’s experience of trying and enjoying new foods, their enthusiasm to learn about healthy eating and the importance of good nutrition. The children learned a range of different skills preparing the food” Families then sat down and ate their meal together.
During the Spring holiday our families joined us for an Easter session, led by practitioner Sarah Vaughan, who is a qualified teacher with many years’ experience working with Families.
Children and their parents enjoyed taking part in a number Easter themed art and craft activities, including making Easter bags and decorating egg cups and eggs. Families also took part in mindfulness activities which included sensory play which involved lots of colourful resources and glitter! The sessions included a healthy pack lunch. Nicky said “holidays can be stressful if you have to find the extra time and money for outings and meals, so we provided lunch too, and it gives families a chance to sit down and eat together. Lunch was followed by an Easter egg hunt in the Bechange Community Garden, with children searching for clues that made up an Easter phrase and all went home with a chocolate egg. Rachel from our support team said:
“it was lovely to see the children taking part in all of the activities on offer and to see everyone joining in together and interacting with other families”