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Self isolation suggestions

You are suddenly trying to manage working from home and having to find activities for your kids to keep them occupied. You want them to learn something at the same time not just rerun your online streaming services non stop. There are numerous sites out there helping out!

We have tried to compile a list from friends, family and our community of volunteers. Let us know what you think! Share the goodness out there.

Leave us a comment with other suggestions you think are helpful for others.


The Artful Parent 
Good, free art activities 

Red Ted Art (up to year 3)
Cute and Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree (up to year 1)
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater (up to year 5)
Educational online games

Paw Print Badges (up to year 3)
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad (older kids)
free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!


Scratch (all ages) 
Creative computer programming

Blockly (up to year 5)
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.  (up to year 3) Animal based games (all ages) Geography gaming (up to year 5) Education computer games online (up to year 3) Games, eBooks & Videos. Also apps available  (up to year 3) Games, Movies & Books 


Khan Academy
Maths and Computing for all school ages

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.  (Up to year 7) Free Math games & worksheets for kids (up to year 3) Maths games for kids, teachers & parents   (up to year 7)  Fun science and technology for kids (up to year 6) Math, Science, Computer, Life Skills, Health, Environment & Language arts for Kids, Parents & Teachers (up to year 6)Learning Games & Apps for kids (up to year 8) Games, Videos & Books for Kids  (up to year 5)  For parents & teachers (up to year 12) A complete free online Christian home school curriculum  (up to year 12) Free resources to learn at home 

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca (secondary)
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn (all ages)
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level.

Mystery Science (up to year 5)
Free science lessons

Prodigy Maths (up to year 8)
Easily motivate students to learn and practice maths


Ted Ed (all ages) 
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Cbeebies Radio (up to year 3)
Listening activities for the younger ones.

The Kids Should See This (all ages)  
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

Crash Course (all ages)
You Tube videos on a lot of subjects along with YouTube channels

Crash Course Kids 
This series is beginning with 5th grade science, so we’ll be delving into arth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy. Have a look at our playlists on each subject


Blue Peter Badges (up to year 9)
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Google Virtual Tours of various museums around the world

Louvre Museum Online Tours (all ages)

British Museum Virtual Tour (all ages)

Van Gogh Museum Virtual Tour (all ages)

Musee D’Orsay Virtual Tour (all ages)

National Geographic  (primary) Games, Resources, Digital Magazine

Crest Awards  (all ages)
Challenging and thought provoking real-world STEM projects for young people of all ages.

iDEA Awards (older kids)
Free mini courses in a variety of subjects

Nature Detectives (all ages)
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location

DK Find Out (up to year 5) Fun facts for kids on animals, earth, history and more

Twinkl (up to year 12)
The trusted home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources

Oxford Owl for Home (up to year 6) 
Lots of free resources for Primary school kids

Big History Project (up to year 12)
Journey through nearly 14 billion years of history in this self-guided, six-hour version of Big History


Duolingo (all ages) 
Learn languages for free. Web or app

British Council (all ages) Resources for English language learning

Youtube Channels

  • Crash Course Kids
  • SciShow Kids
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Free School
  • Geography Focus
  • TheBrainScoop
  • SciShow
  • Kids Learning Tube
  • Geeek Gurl Diaries
  • Mike Likes Science
  • Science Max

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