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2022 Summer #KCUChallenge

You can use these support materials to help your children complete the Summer #KCUChallenge.  

Please note that children and families do not need to be part of Children's University to access these materials. 


Useful documents and links


  • Here is the one-page Checklist.  You can either print or write your own viersion to share with us when you submit your child's Challenge evidence in September.


  • You do not need to print any of these materials if you do not have access to a printer.  You can write or type the checklist separately if necessary.  Should you wish to print the items, do consider using black and white.  You could also go to your local library to print selected pages (such as the checklist on page 3).




  • You can find out Home Learning resources, which might help your children complete the Summer KCU Challenge activities here.



Submitting evidence

  • Evidence could be photographs, videos, Social Action journals, Learning Logs, Word documents, Powerpoint presentations etc.  Keep an eye out for more information on our Social Media Channels.
  • Once the Challenge ends, on Friday 16th September, please return any evidence to Kent Children's University by email (preferred) via kcu@theeducationpeople.org or post to Kent Children's University, Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH.

  • Please only send evidence upon completion of all the activities you wish to submit.  You could make a Powerpoint, Word file or some other collated document to evidence the completed activities.  Please make sure you also submit the Record Sheet with the evidence too.

  • Original evidence will be posted back to you along with the Learning Credits and online codes (such as red1234) to add to the child's Passport to Learning under the STAMP OF APPROVAL box.

  • We would love to see what you have completed with your children so do upload any evidence to our Social Media accounts (please do not show your children in any identifiable way in the photographs)!


Specific Challenge activity support materials (not applicable for all activities)


  • Activity 2 - #beskinsmart:  You can find download the colouring in sheet here.  Information to support the completion of this activity can be found here.


  • Activity 3 - Build a bird bath: Should you wish to use the RSPB's instructions for making a bird bath, you can find them here.


  • Activity 4 - Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge: You can find out about the Summer Reading Challenge here.  If you are in Kent, there are more details here.  


  • Activity 5 - Take the NHS sporting quiz:  You can find the quiz here.  The Physical Activity log is here.


  • Activity 6 - Map an Animal with WWF:  You can find out more here.  The Facebook group for parents/carers is here.


  • Activity 7 - Make a mini canoe:  You can find some instructions here.



  • Activity 10 - Complete 10 Days of Happiness with your family:   Parents/carers can find out more here.  You can find the Happiness Calendars here.


  • Activity 11 - Design a sun hat:  You can find the invention proforma here.


  • Activity 12 - Participate in the Reconnect Big Summer Fun Challenge: You can find out more and register here.


  • Activity 13 - Make a planter:  You can find details about Little Seedlings workshops in Ashford and Gillingham here.  There are additional at-home Little Seedlings actvities here


  • Activity 14 - Conduct a summer-related science experiment: You can find out about the CREST STEM Awards here.


  • Activity 15 - Visit a Kent Country Park and participate in an event:  You can go straight to the Events' section here.


  • Activity 16 - Become a secret agent! - You can download the Wheel Decoder here.


  • Activity 18 - Complete the BSL summer word search:  The BSL fingerspelling alphabet is here.  The BSL word search is here.  You can create your own wordsearch or animation here.


  • Activity 19 - Visit a beach and complete two MCS activities:  You can find the MCS activities here.  The printable poster is here.


  • Activity 20 - Complete some Summer Plan Bee Challenge activities:  You can find out more about the Challenge here.


  • Activity 21 - Make a bath bomb:  You can find an example of a bath bomb recipe here.


General Challenge activity support materials

  • Social Action Journal - You can use this journal to document Social Action activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.  You could use the journal to help you evidence your involvement in a number of #KCUChallenge activities.  You can find out more about Social Action and our #iwll Pledge in this document too.


  • Physical Activity Log - You can use this log to record the amount of physical activity you participate in during lockdown.


  • Learning Log - If you would like to use this log to record your activities, please do but you can be creative in how you share your information with us!