Free lockdown activities and workshops

We know that being plunged back into lockdown so soon into the new year is proper pants. We’re back to juggling family, work and our sanity. Whilst we’re urged to stay at home,  zoom catch-ups, classes and quizzes are the main ways that we’re going to communicate for the foreseeable! Read on for the free lockdown activities we’re putting on for you…

At Made By Mortals we want to help keep you, your family, kids, grandparents, your participants, beneficiaries or members happy and creative during these weird and uncertain times.

We have loads of free, fun and creative Armchair Adventures related activities for people of all ages to do during lockdown. These include exclusive activities for schools and care homes and things you can do at home with the family.

1. Free Armchair Adventure Activity packs (with CDs) 

We’re giving away copies of our Armchair Adventures Activity Pack. It’s been designed for you to do whilst listening to our Armchair Adventures podcast. The pack is full of drama and music-making activities for you to do in the comfort of your own home! 

Suitable for: Mainly older people (individuals, groups, care homes), children and schools

Order your copy:  Contact us  with your details and how many copies you want. Pop ‘Free activity packs’ in the subject header. We’ll then get in touch to send a digital/physical copy to you. 
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2. Free training for carers/ care home activity coordinators 

So you have your Armchair Adventures Activity packs, now what?

If you’re a care home / carer we’re now offering training on how to use the packs for your residents. And guess what – this, alongside the packs will cost you nothing! Nowt! Free! Nadda!

Suitable for: Activity coordinators or similar

Get some training: Contact us  here with  ‘Activity pack training’ in the subject header and we’ll get in touch to organise a suitable time.

3. Free Schools Workshop 

We’re super committed to providing high-quality creative activities for children, especially during times when they find it difficult to access regular classes or workshops. So this lockdown we’re offering schools a free, online 1-hour music and drama workshop.

Suitable for: school children learning at home or classes of key worker children being taught in school.

Book a workshop
Contact us with the subject header ‘Free schools workshop’ and we’ll arrange a call to discuss further.

(Due to funding, currently priority will be given to schools in Cheshire East)

4. Armchair Adventures podcast Episode launch party

Each time we launch a new episode of our Armchair Adventures podcast we throw a bit of a party. We invite our favourite schools to take part in a huge, online music and drama workshop based on the things that go down in our new episode. We’ve delivered two so far and reached a whopping 1,500 kids! 



When? We launch episode 3 and 4 in January (13th, 1030-1130am) and February (10th, 1030-1130am) and we’d love to invite your class to take part in our launch party.

Suitable for: school children learning at home or classes of key worker children being taught in school.

Join the party:  Contact us  with the subject header ‘Episode launch party’ and we’ll send you the details of how you can sign up.

5. Free Armchair Adventures workshops for care homes

As well as making sure the kids have something fun and creative to this lockdown, we don’t want to leave anybody out! So we’re offering care homes a fun-packed 1-hour, online session full of music and drama activities. 

The workshops are centered around our Armchair Adventures podcast and are designed to help get your residents motivated, active and creative.

We deliver them by zoom, so they’re totally accessible for all care homes – meaning you don’t have to download any fancy or complicated software!

Book a workshop: Contact us  here with the subject header ‘Free care homes workshop’ and we’ll arrange a call to discuss further.

6. We’re looking for veterans 

Fancy yourself as a podcast superstar? 

We’re looking for veterans to help us to create episode 6 of our Armchair Adventures podcast.

As part of the cast, you’ll have the chance to have a go at some acting and singing. Plus you’ll work with a podcast engineer, composer, orchestral musicians, a writer and actors. That might sound a bit scary, but we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.

Have a listen to previous episodes to get a feel for what we get up to – hear here

When? The sessions to create the podcast episode will run every Wednesday morning for 9 weeks from 24th February 2021.

Interested? Contact us  here with the subject header ‘Veterans needed’ for more information. 

We hope you enjoy our free lockdown activities. Keep an eye out on this blog and our social media for more ways we’re opening up our creative service to you this lockdown. 

Where we can, we’ll continue to offer things to help you get creative and active during this lockdown. Remember, we’ve absolutely got this and we’ll get through it together. 

Made by Mortals x

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