Year 6 Easter Challenges

Morning Year 6, I hope you had a good weekend.

Below are a selection of activities and challenges that you can chose to do over the Easter holidays. You do not have to do them, but if you would like to complete one, some or all of them, please do.

  1. Edinburgh travel guide

I had booked a trip to Edinburgh for the first week of the Easter holidays and by now I should be exploring what Edinburgh has to offer. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled however, I fully intend to rebook my trip for another time. Due to everything that happened, I didn’t get any time to actually plan my trip so I would like you to do it for me and create me an information booklet with what you think I should do and see whilst I am there.

I am planning to be in Edinburgh for 5 nights, 4 days and would like to spend all of my time exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. I would ideally like a trip to the Highlands as well. I also want to make sure that I see all of the important sights and attractions and I love a hop on hop off bus to get me around places. I don’t mind spending full days exploring and being very tired when I get back!

Things to think about/include:

– How should I get to Edinburgh? Train, plane or car?

– What am I going to enjoy doing?

– What are the main sights of Edinburgh that shouldn’t be missed?

– Where should I stay?

– Are you able to plan each day thinking about what can fit on each day? (I plan to travel up on the Sunday, explore Mon-Thurs and travel back on the Friday.


Good websites to get you started on your research:


– A lot of Harry Potter was written in Edinburgh,

– I really enjoy learning about royal history.

2. Fitness workout

As I am sure you have found out, staying in all the time means a lot of sitting down!! This is not good for our health. Are you able to create a 30 minute workout/fitness programme that the class can use to help keep them fit and healthy?

Things to think about:

– Make sure you include a warm up and a stretch down.

– Will you include music suggestions?

– Make sure everyone can complete the exercises at home.

– Will people need to get equipment before starting?

– Make sure your exercises are explained clearly. Could you include diagrams to help?

E-mail me over your completed fitness plans and they will be used on the blog/in school after Easter.


3. Bring Back Benin!


I am still hoping that we will get to celebrate our Bring Back Benin day at some point before the year ends but can you help me plan the day?

Things to think about:

– What activities will we do?

– What will we wear?

– What will we eat/cook? Can you find recipes that we can use?

– What will the timetable of the day be? Remember to include lunch and break time.

4. Board Game

Challenge your family to a board game challenge or marathon. If you haven’t got any board games that you want to play, could you make your own? All you will need is some paper and a pencil to draw out the game but don’t forget to write a set of instructions.

5. Escape Room competition

There is a competition being run for under 14 year olds at the following website:

This competition asks you to design a new escape room that people can complete at home. The winning designs will be made into real home escape room kits.

Here are some ideas to help you get started.


6. Treasure Hunt

Organise a treasure hunt for your family. You could use Easter eggs or clues to get your family searching for an end goal.


I will keep adding challenges and activities to this page throughout the Easter holidays but remember if you would prefer to spend time enjoying the sunshine, spending time with your family, reading etc. please do. This activities are a choice and something to keep you entertained if you are bored.


Well done Year 6, you have made me very proud over the last few weeks. Stay safe and have a good Easter.


Miss Kinsella

5 thoughts on “Year 6 Easter Challenges

  • 6th April 2020 at 9:53 am

    Good morning Miss Kinsella,
    Easter Egg Hunt:
    I set up a Easter Egg Hunt for my brother. I had to give only 3 clues and, he found 4/5.Then he hid the Eggs for me unfortunately I found 0/5, because he is a very good at hididng things he had to give me clues(he kind of showed me were they were).

    Chanel x

    • 6th April 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Hi Chanel

      That sounds like a great hunt! Have you been able to eat any of the eggs?

      • 20th April 2020 at 10:13 am

        yes we ate all of them

  • 14th April 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Hi all this is for the trip to Edinburgh:
    Firstly, the distance from here to Edinburgh is aproxametly 340 miles and it will take you about 6h to get there depending on traffic, driving. I thing it would be reasonable to take a train there, it depending where you are heading in Edinburgh. If your stay was near the train station then take the train; but as you said if it isn’t a quick hop on hop of then you would want to drive there. I would recommend taking a plane because although it will possably take longer there is a few hotels around and some amazing sights like the beer factory which is 2.8 miles away from the airport.

    • 16th April 2020 at 11:08 am

      Great! Thanks Freya.


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