With the majority of people being indoors at the moment, we wanted to put together a list of things of activities to do with your children at home. Our list includes accessible activities as well!
- Scouts have set up 'The Great Indoors', which include loads of creative and fun activities to do with kids- for kids who love doing lots of practical things.
- Toucan Box is for those children who love art and reading. It also includes some educational activities. Although some of the activities are done through subscriptions, there is plenty for free.
- CBeebies have created a fun list of things to do indoors with your really little ones!
- Good Housekeeping have created a list for those kids (and parents) that love cutting, sticking and paper mache!
As well as reading those story books on the shelf, you can change things up by getting some new ones!
- ITV Signed Stories App. I love this one! Classic stories that are read out, and signed. Most of the stories are free. Download the Signed Stories App
- Amazon Free E-books. Amazon have made loads of their e-books free right now- so get downloading!
- Storytime with David Walliams (everyday at 11am)
If you have a garden you can do some of these outside, otherwise you can throw open some windows!
- Change 4 Life have created a list of Accessible Activities for disabled children
- The Change 4 Life 10 Minute Shake Up also includes some Disney favourites- and is a really fun way of getting children engaged in activity
- Shake It! -With Oti Mabuse on facebook. These will be dance sessions everyday at 11:30am
- For workouts for kids to do at home, Joe Wicks is doing daily sessions on Youtube at 9am
There are loads of resources out there- even some of your children's schools may be streaming or sending homework, but these are some of our top picks-
- National Geographic Kids for fun ways to learn about Science and Techology.
- For slightly older children, BBC have created 'History for Kids', which includes cartoons of famous events and periods in history, as well as games and challenges
- The Woodland Trust have created 10 ways to engage with nature while being at home
- For Virtual Museum, Zoo and themepark tours, Good Housekeeping have complied a list of some of the worlds most famous attractions!
- Myleen's Music Klass on Youtube twice a week
- For exploring the outside world from your home, link in with Maddie Moate on Youtube weekdays at 11am
Because the kids might not appreciate you trying to engage them with 5 Live, here are some child friendly stations-
- BBC have some great podcasts for kids- from little ones to older ones
- Huffington Post have complied a list of their favourite podcasts for children, which include story telling, music, educational and short podcasts
- Time Out magazine have also put together a list (some of them overlap) but it includes some great ones that haven't been mentioned above
- Free Printable Schedules and visuals for home by Early Wood
- Visit National Parent Carer forum for ways to connect with other parent carers at this time
- The Marco Polo video app is a great way for the kids (and you!) to connect with friends and family at this time
Please message us with any other activities you have found useful and we will update the blog!