Here are some things to help pass the time in self-isolation, even if only a tiny bit.
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Name that bird (1)
These are fun. It took me a while to get 4 and 7.
Stuck? Email me
Spot the ISS
The International Space Station can be seen as a bright dot moving quite rapidly overhead most (clear) nights. Visit Spot the Station for the local timetable.
Name that bird (2)
Much more difficult.
Look up the answers at https://blocbirds.com/blocbirds-shop
Painting with Nigel Fletcher
Email Nigel at email@example.com if you want help with ordering materials, etc.
The Quarantine Quiz
The author of this “ungoogleable” quiz hopes to “raise some money during this crazy time for the wonderful NHS”.
Colour your own ‘thank you’ to NHS staff
One of Britain’s leading artists, Sir Michael Craig-Martin, has designed a poster for adults and children to colour in and display as an appreciative show of support for the selfless work of NHS staff.
You’ll need card, ruler, scissors, glue and felt-tip pens for this craft project.
Quarantine through Art
Famous paintings captioned with topical phrases.
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Name 39 Beatles songs
Please don’t ask me for the answers – but you could try googling 39 beatles songs.
Sue Bannister at Carter’s Yard, Sibford Gower, says that succulent plants are ideal for children to pot up and grow. They are tough enough to be handled by small fingers and they grow quite quickly and flower. Sue has plenty for sale, in aid of National Garden Scheme charities. She also has lots of wonderful desirable plants for sale for older gardeners. Contact her on 780 365.
You could easily while away an afternoon sampling this mammoth list of museums, zoos, and other attractions from around the world.
Wikipedia Treasure Hunt
Visit http://wikipediatreasurehunt.com/ . Donate £3.50 to take part – all proceeds to support Child.org‘s emergency coronavirus appeal. Follow the clues across Wikipedia to crack puzzles, solve mysteries and find the treasure fastest.