Get Creative This Learning Disability Week!
People with learning difficulties aren't represented enough in the arts, so this week is about celebrating the artistic talent and creative flair of people with learning difficulties.
Here are some activities to try out this week.
Learn some Makaton
Take part in Harry's taskmaster challenge
To help you get involved, Mencap’s very own taskmaster Harry Roche has got a crafty task for you: Create the #LDArtWeek hashtag out of anything you have at home and take a photo of it from above.
You can use absolutely anything - here are some ideas to get you started:
- Pens and pencils
- Colourful scarves
- Your favourite mugs in the kitchen
- Lots of socks
- Sticks or stones in your garden or the park
- Bits and bobs from your favourite hobby
Try out some tasty recipes
Get creative in the kitchen with these great symbolised recipes from Tom Kerridge’s best-selling cookery book, Lose Weight and Get Fit!
There are recipes for fudgy chocolate brownie, chicken tagine traybake, peri-peri chicken, and spicy Mexican-style bean burgers- who could resist?
Try some activities from Mencap's activity packMencap have put together an activity pack with instructions on how to make a handprint splatter, organisations that have exciting creative opportunities for people with learning difficulties, and an invite to answer a question on why creativity is important to you. You can view the pack here.
Is creativity important to you? Why is creativity important to you? Do you think there are enough opportunities for people with learning difficulties to get involved with creative activities?
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