The Week Junior is an award-winning current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. With schools around the UK closed, we’ve compiled some fun experiments and exciting activities you can do at home, to help keep children exploring, learning and creating. We’d love to see your creations – please email your pictures to email@example.com.
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#224 Create your own rainbow cover
Children across the country have hung and painted pictures of rainbows in their windows to share some colour and brighten up people’s days. If you want to get involved, simply download The Week Junior’s rainbow cover, print it out and decorate it however you like. Once you’re finished, we’d love to see photos of you and your colourful rainbow cover. You can send a picture to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or grab a grown-up and get them to post it on social media using #RainbowTrail. Then, hang up your rainbow for all to see, and cheer up any friends or family members that you can’t see in person by sharing a photo with them too.
#62 Make a den
Have fun making a den inside. We've got some top tips to help you make your den as cosy and cool as possible.
#66 Make story dice
You'll never struggle to think up a story with one of these easy-to-make story dice. Throw and off you go on a magical imaginary adventure...
#82 Create a collage self-portrait
Now's your time to make a self-portrait with pictures and words that sum you up. This is about reflecting your personality, rather than what you look like.
#82 Make no-cook pesto
Have a go at making fresh, tasty pesto. Find out what ingredients actually go into your favourite pasta sauce.
#87 Cook easy scrambled eggs
Make delicious scrambled eggs in seconds. All it takes is whisking the eggs in a bowl and popping them into the microwave.
#98 Dreamy hot chocolate
Warm up when you're feeling chilly with dreamy hot chocolate. There's a secret ingredient in this exciting recipe from Enid Blyton: Jolly Good Food.
#109 Start circuit training
Perfect your fitness routine with some circuit training. Use this guide to find out why stretching is key to exercise and much more.
#128 Become a spy
It's time to dress up in disguise, dust for fingerprints and create coded messages. Here's your guide to becoming a top detective.
#134 Draw an acromantula
Try your hand at drawing the giant spider from Harry Potter with step-by-step instructions from legendary illustrator Levi Pinfold.
#136 Build bottle skittles
See who can get the first single strike with this easy-to-create game.
# 138 Tomato garlic toast
Chop tomatoes and garlic, toast bread and drizzle with a little olive oil to make this super simple snack for a delicious taste of summer.
#140 Make a harmonica
Build yourself a brilliant harmonica with a few everyday objects, and start playing some of your favourite tunes.
#141 Create own marble game
This fantastically fun game will have you hanging off the edge of your seat.
#156 Easy tasty noodles
Make this flavoursome dish for your family and friends. All it requires is fresh vegetables, noodles and a splash of water. Spice it up with chilli or add an egg to make it even better.
#161 Veggie couscous
Couscous couldn't be easier to make, and adding a few tasty fruit and vegetables makes it way more exciting.
Try your hand at cooking this traditional Indian lentil-based dish. Add coriander and lime to jazz it up and serve to hungry family members. We promise they'll enjoy it.
#169 Make a fancy fried egg
If you want to make a delicious cheese, tomato and basil fried egg, go to The Week Junior's How to page.
#173 Greek-style salad
Tuck into a tasty Greek-style salad and you'll be transported to feta-tastic dreamland.
#179 Soda Bread
Soda bread is the perfect addition to any meal. Enjoy with boiled eggs for breakfast or dip it in your soup at tea.
#183 Harry Potter's Patronus
Learn how to draw Harry Potter's Patronus with step-by-step instructions from Harry Potter illustrator Levi Pinfold.
#197 Create a magical world
Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell has some handy tips on how you can create your own magical world.
#224 Learn how to tell a story
Discover how to wow your friends with amazing tales with our how to tell a story guide.
Stay active in your home with this simple circuit.
Indoor workout 2
Another simple workout for you to do indoors.
VE Day activities
Make paper bunting in celebration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. (C) Rex Shutterstock.