It’s Careers Week! We have found some fun activities for you to try out at home that explore the different jobs people do. Have a try at some of the activities and decide which job you think you think you would be good at! Start off your week by reading a story together and having a think about the different jobs people in your family do.
Here is a nice and funny story that explores lots of different vocations.
Activity 1 *Chef*
Why not find a simple recipe online for you to make or bake together? You can learn about the serving side of the business too by helping to set the table and carry the pates or cups over to the table. BBC Good Food’s ‘Millie’s Cookies’ recipe is one of our favourites to use – here is a link to the recipe and online tutorial.
Activity 2 *Postman/Postwoman *
A random act of kindness and a job opportunity all in one – why not draw a nice picture or get an adult’s help to write a kind message to post to some of your neighbours?
If you are out a walk, how many big, red post-boxes can you find? Do you know where your local post office is or what the Royal Mail logo looks like? Google it to see if you can spot it!
Activity 3 *Firefighter*
This is a really fun idea but you will need lots of adult help! You will also need a garden and a garden hose. Why not set up some ‘targets’ (empty plastic bottles for example) around your back garden and see if, with some help, you can knock the targets over using just the water hose! It will give you a good idea of the skills a firefighter might need to use in their job. How many targets could you knock over?
Activity 4 *Engineer*
The following are examples of STEM activities.
Engineers are professionals who invent, design and build lots of different things. Have a go at being an engineer by constructing a den or boat from household objects!
- See if you can build a den using any materials you can find! Boxes, bottles, chair cushions, old sheets, anything will do!
- Here is a link to the STEM ‘tinfoil’ boat challenge. This link includes a list of resources and a step-by-step guide to the challenge.
Activity 5 *Dentist*
This link takes you to a fun activity that looks from a dentist view at keeping teeth clean! I think it could be very adaptable, all you need is the bottom cut off of a plastic 2ltr bottle, an old toothbrush and either just use toothpaste or make your own white paste with 1 tsp of baking soda with water mixed together.
As always, these activities are only suggestions and you are under no obligation to do all or any of them.
Have fun and stay safe – there is nothing more important than that.
[Keep an eye on the blog through the week as the Beech class will post our own work experience challenge ]