Stuff to do Now School’s Out

Fun at Home…

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Hello Denners!

Getting stuck for things to do at home?

Welcome to our School Closure Activity Page. We’ve come up with a few activities and ideas to keep you entertained when you are not at school at your kitchen table.

If you have any ideas of stuff you’d like to see on this page then please contact us and we will see what we can do!

Have fun and keep reading!

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Book Character Quiz

Take our quiz to find out which popular book character you are most like!

All you have to do is write down whether you would answer a, b, c or d to each of the questions.  Then at the end add up how many a’s, b’s, c’s or d’s you have to find out who you are most like.

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Where would you rather be?

a) at the library

b) at the skatepark

c) climbing trees in the garden

d) playing ball games

How do you like to spend your time?

a) learning about new things

b) making mischief

c) going on new adventures

d) hanging out with my best friends

Which word best describes you?

a) resourceful

b) mischievous

c) adventurous

d) brave

How do you see your group of friends?

a) I am very friendly but have one best friend

b) I have a big gang of friends

c) I have lots of friends but am also happy playing on my own

d) I have a small group of really close friends

How would your friends describe you?

a) clever

b) tricky

c) fun

d) loyal

What would you rather eat?

a) ice-cream

b) pizza

c) meatball sandwiches

d) treacle tart

What animal sidekick would you most like?

a) a cat

b) a dog

c) a monkey

d) an owl

What do you think about rules?

a) they are there for a reason

b) they are there to be broken

c) I like to make my own rules

d) I try to stick to them but somehow seem to break them

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What would you do if you saw someone being bullied?

a) find a way to embarrass the bully infront of others

b) play a trick on the bully, you have a host of tricks up your sleeve just for the likes of them

c) confront the big bully, you’re not scared

d) stand up for the person being bullied and be kind to them

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Your Results

The Book Character You Are Most Like:

Mostly A’s

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Mostly A’s

You are most like Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Quietly soaking up knowledge like a sponge, you are clever, resourceful, independent and kind. You are not afraid to stand up for what is right and have a mischievous side to you. You are well liked by everyone.

Mostly B’s

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Mostly B’s

You are most like Dennis the Menace from the comic Beano

Wow well you’re a cheeky one! You can sure get up to mischief but you are also creative, inventive and popular.

Mostly C’s

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Mostly C’s

You are most like Pippi Longstocking from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

You are adventurous and brave. When you want to get something done there is nothing that will stand in your way. You have a heart of gold and are fun to be around.

Mostly D’s

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Mostly D’s

You are most like Harry Potter from the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

You try to stick to the rules but trouble just seems to always find you. You are a loyal and caring friend. You are also brave, generous and compassionate.

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The Most Villianous Villains in Children’s Books

Soemtimes it is not just the heroes in a book who make the story so great but the villians. They add the suspense, the thrills and the scares and if it wasn’t for the villians, who would our favorite heroes get to stand up to and and show what they made of?

Below are the Head Denner’s Top Six Villains, what are yours?

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1. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series. J.K. Rowling)

He’ll stop at nothing for power, spreading such terror that no one dare speak his name.

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2. Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter Series  J.K Rowling)

Power hungry and happy to inflict pain, this child hater hides her nastiness behind a false smile.

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3. Miss Trunchbull (Matilda – Roald Dahl)

She flings children into the air by their hair, shuts them in the Chokey and is quite possibly the meanest, nastiest Head Teacher of all time.

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4. The Grand High Witch (The Witches – Roald Dhal)

She hates children and wants to wipe them out completely. To her you smell like doggie do (how rude).  She is also as scary as they come!

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5.  Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians – Dodie Smith)

She makes coats out of puppy fur. What other reason do you need to dislike her?

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6. The White Witch (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S Lewis)

She tempts you with sweet treats and then will make you a slave or turn you into stone. She has a heart of ice.

Five  Awesomely Bookish Things to do whilst Schools are Closed.

1. Get arty and design a new book cover for one of your favourite books.

2. Challenge your imagination. Rewrite the ending to the last book you read. What could have happened in the book to make it end differently. What other choices could the main character have made which would have changed the ending?

3. Make a Reading Den – all you need are some chairs, blankets and clothes pegs. Drape your blankets over the chairs and hold them up with clothes pegs. Pop some cushions and blankets inside. Maybe ask an adult for a drink and a snack. Grab a torch, snuggle in and have a good read.

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And More…

4. Imagine that your favourite book characters met up for a playdate – what would they say to each other? What would they do? For example, what would Hermione Granger and Pippi Longstocking think of each other? Or Alex Rider and Greg Heffley?

5. Make your own book. To make a simple book just stack eight pieces of A4 paper on top of each other, fold them over so the shortest sides meet and then staple along the fold.  Design yourself a book cover and fill the pages with your stories.

There are lots of instructions on how to make all sorts of different types of books on the internet. Just ask your parents’ permission before you search.

Website Wanderings

Remember to ask your parents permission before looking at any new websites.

Did you know that many of your favorite books have web pages where you can catch up with the characters, do fun activities and read stories. Here are a few great websites we found for some popular books. Why not have a look at the websites for books you have enjoyed below.

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Our Reading Den, Stay at home and stay safe!
Our Reading Den, Stay at home and stay safe!
Our Reading Den, Stay at home and stay safe!

And Finally….

Don’t forget to keep browsing our bookshelves for good books to read – our Denners are adding new books all the time.

And remember, we want to know what you are reading so pop your book recommendations on by writing a book review, and help us inspire others.

Take care Denners and watch this space for more ideas and activities.