My Family Creates – free Activity Packs and videos for SEND families
My Family Creates is our ongoing project to provide free online creative activities designed for SEND families.
You can find all of our My Family Creates videos on our YouTube channel.
The downloadable packs are accessed below.
The videos and downloadable activity packs feature creative writing, dance, creative and physical movement, sensory drama and wellbeing activities – delivered by industry experts, Salma Zaman and Nisha Lall. They include Makaton and BSL versions and are designed with particular focus on those of South Asian, African and Caribbean heritage.
The project helps to fill a gap in provision for SEND families, many of whom have been shielding or limiting outside contact due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The aim is to improve confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing, and to reduce isolation for participants, while encouraging families to try new creative activities in the familiar setting of their own homes and to bond over shared experiences.
A successful pilot project in 2021 was followed by an expansion of the project in 2022, funded by the Festival and an Awards for All Lottery National Lottery Community Fund grant.
2021 Pilot project videos