Over the last few weeks our team have been able to put activity packs together for children with the generous support of the following who identified the need to support children in their communities.
- The Steve Morgan Foundation emergency Covid 19 Fund which helps projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, or those that are socially disadvantaged in North Wales
- The Merthyr Tydfil Emergency Covid 19 Fund
- Pen y Cymoedd Community Fund which provides emergency funding to deliver additional and new community services to address immediate community needs in the Upper Neath and Upper Afan Valley
We sent out a short tick list for parents on what they might like us to send – we found that a lot of the families weren’t able to print activities at home, or didn’t have the available laptops etc… so all were requesting printed activities for their children. We also decided to sent out glue sticks, stickie’s, crayons, scissors and felts – al of which went down really well with the children
We have had 150 responses for over 350 children so far and our team of staff and volunteers are going through the list and gaining info about particular needs and wishes and sourcing some of the items they might like.
One of our volunteers Valdis has put together age related packs of general materials that can appeal to those groups and another volunteer is creating bespoke materials
Jessica a new volunteer to SNAP Cymru is a font of all curriculum related knowledge and seems to very quickly source materials for different age groups
We have sent out packs to approximately 100 children so far and are really excited to be putting packs together for the other children in Merthyr, Upper Afan and Neath Valleys – The Pen Y Cymoedd Communities and in North Wales
Sadly almost all parents are requesting emotional wellbeing and self-regulation advice and activities – so we are adding these to every pack.
The activities packs have proved to be really successful and we’ve received great feedback from the children themselves. So much so we’ve stopped taken requests this week until we catch up with the current demand!
If you’re looking for other activities for children , including those with additional learning needs and disabilities please do go and see our full list of information and activities that is updated regularly.