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How many ‘hobbies’ can you list? What makes them hobbies?

How many hobbies can you have?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. Why are hobbies important?
  2. Describe some hobbies that have educational benefits.
  3. What is your favourite hobby, and why?
  4. If you could turn your hobby into a career, what might it be, and why?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Hobby: an interest or activity that someone does for pleasure in their spare time.

Spare time: the time during which someone does not have to go to school  or work, and can do whatever they like.

Be The Teacher -
Fix this broken sentence!

while the activities you do at school are choosen by teachers what your chose to do as a hobby outside off school is really up to you.

Stretch Yourself...

Write a synopsis for a book which helps people find hobbies they might like.

Go Create...

Show yourself in the future to show how you could become successful in following your hobby. Alternatively, draw the career path you could take to become successful. What will you need to do along the way to reach that goal?

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Wall of Fame!

Joseph, age 11


Why are hobbies important?

Hobbies are important because physical hobbies make you fitter and mental hobbies make you smarter. In addition, you might make some friends if you go to a club to do your hobby/ies. Sometimes your hobby might become a well-paying job for example if someone practiced swimming a lot they might one day be in the Olympics or some other major tournaments.

Describe some hobbies that have educational benefits.

Some hobbies that have educational benefits are puzzles (which strengthens your mind) and various clubs (which strengthens different parts of your body). Puzzles focus on challenging your brain but clubs tend to focus on challenging your body.

What is your favourite hobby?

My favourite hobby is swimming because I enjoy it more than scouts and I an excellent at it. I also enjoy collecting and playing trading cards. Although, there are lots of hobbies that I haven’t tried.

If you could turn your hobby into a career what might it be?

If I could turn my hobby into a career I would have two choices: be a professional swimmer who competes in tournaments or a-pro card player. Although I am a better swimmer than card player.

Why are hobbies important?

Hobbies are important because it gives you something to do and get out the house to get fresh air . If you have a hobby some might keep you fit such as running and swimming ,others might  help with your education. Whilst doing hobbies, you can make new friends and learn new things. Hobbies are important for your mental health .

Describe some hobbies that have educational benefits?

Doing puzzles and drawings are important  because they help you learn new things. Puzzles help you by doing something to connect pieces. If it’s a maths puzzle it will help with maths!  Having doing swimming , horse riding and rugby these help my strength for P.E so I can join in competitions at school .

What is your favourite hobby and why ?

Doing three hobbies it was hard to choose so I chose two. Swimming is fun and since I’ve  done hard work, I am now at a club which I make more friends  and it has give me more confidence in making friends. Horse riding is fun.  I’ve made some friends and it it nice to do something I like and see horses . 

If your hobby could be career what would it be?

It would be an Olympic swimmer because I already get medals and it is fun to do and I would be more successful as I have been doing it longer also I am passionate and I would be willing to put in the extra hours of work  .

Why are hobbies important?

Hobbies can be fun and exciting. They are important because they are good for your mental health and wellbeing. Lots of people enjoy their hobbies. Hobbies can motivate you to get out of the house by giving you something to do otherwise you would be sitting on the sofa  watching  television. People get fitter when they do their hobbies because they are being active.

Describe some hobbies that have educational benefits?

Drawing, painting, puzzles, jigsaws, gymnastics, football and crosswords are educational hobbies because they help you in school for example gymnastics gives you good hand eye coordination so it can help you in P.E for basketball, netball and catch.

What is your favourite hobby and why?

Me favourite hobby is gymnastics because it is exciting and it is fun to learn new skills. Also, you get to meet new people and make new friends. It is also interesting to see different skills other people can do and it is inspiration for other people . You learn new techniques and how to improve on things when your coach is speaking to you. 

If you could turn your hobby into a career what might it be and why?

I would turn gymnastics into a career by setting up a gymnastics place for people to come and learn and also have fun to learn new skills and be able to socialise and become a young gymnast. They will also have the chance to become a coach.

Why are hobbies important ?

 Hobbies are important. They can keep you healthy and active. The reason why people have hobbies is that it is something that they enjoy doing or like doing. Some people, like Walt Disney, started to draw animated characters Then he went on to create Disney.  Ariana Grande started singing,and her singing started a career for her. 

Describe some hobbies that have educational benefits ? 

Swimming, drawing, painting and crosswords are all educational hobbies. They are all educational because when you swim you are using your arms and legs so that strengthens your arms and legs. Drawing and painting are also educational as it is helping you with your art skills. Crosswords are educational because you are learning new words.

What is your favourite hobby and why ? 

I have multiple hobbies so I have picked two of them. They are swimming and cycling because I enjoy going swimming as it is lots of fun. I also enjoy going on my bike because it keeps me fit and healthy to go on longer bike rides in the future.

If you could turn your hobby into a career what might it be ?

I would choose to make my cycling into a career. I would choose a small group of people that wanted to go on a bike ride and I would take them on a ride to help them get fitter and just do it for fun so everyone can enjoy. ( I would switch up the groups every 10 weeks so different people can have a chance to do it ).

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