Activities for Day 29

1. Join live ballet lessons from English National Ballet dancer!

the ballet coach
Pic: The Ballet Coach/YouTube

Former English National Ballet dancer Sarah Du-Feu is hosting live ballet lessons everyday on her YouTube channel.


Whether your littles ones are new to dance or want to get in some practice while they can't attend lessons, they'll love following along to Sarah's daily sessions.

Sarah is running an incredible range of classes each day:

2-5 years
5-7 years
8-13 years
13 years+/adult
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Keep an eye on Sarah's Instagram stories to see what she's teaching on the day and what time to tune in, or you can go back and catch up with previous lessons on YouTube. Sarah makes her classes for younger kids (2 to 5 years) particularly engaging using props including a fairy wand and teddy bear or you can move up an age group for more advanced lessons.

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With basic stretches and movements for adults and even grandparents, her classes are something all the family can get involved with.

2. Watch the CBeebies ballet version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

cbeebies ballet
Pic: BBC

BBC iPlayer is featuring wonderful CBeebies ballets of classic stories including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Tortoise and the Hare and Three Little Pigs. Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, each episode is around 45 mins and features colourful sets and costumes that bring the traditional stories to life and is a delightful way to introduce ballet to little dancers.

3. Cooking with kids - bake these easy animal-themed treats


If you want to have a go at baking with the kids but are not sure where to begin, check out these adorable recipes from BBC Good Food. They're both super simple to make with minimal ingredients required and are a great way to encourage your children to get cooking in the kitchen.

Polar bear peppermint creams

You'll need:

  • Icing sugar
  • Egg white
  • Peppermint essence
  • 15 chocolate chips

See the full recipe

Hedgehog rolls

You'll need:

  • Brown bread mix
  • Butter
  • Plain flour
  • Raisins
  • Flaked almonds

See the full recipe

Check out these fantastic baking sets

Children's Baking Sets

If you're not sure what tools your child may need to get really adventurous with baking, check out our pick of the best baking sets for kids.


These come with everything they'll need to whip up some delicious treats including mixing spoons, cookie cutters, aprons and cupcake cases.