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.
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com (up to year 3)
Cute and Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com (up to year 1)
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
https://toytheater.com/ (up to year 5)
Educational online games
Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk (up to year 3)
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
https://www.tinkercad.com (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!
Creative computer programming
https://blockly.games (up to year 5)
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
https://switchzoo.com/ (up to year 3) Animal based games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html (all ages) Geography gaming
https://turtlediary.com (up to year 5) Education computer games online
https://pbskids.org (up to year 3) Games, eBooks & Videos. Also apps available
https://www.starfall.com/h/ (up to year 3) Games, Movies & Books
Maths and Computing for all school ages
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
http://www.mathgametime.com/ (Up to year 7) Free Math games & worksheets for kids
https://www.coolmath4kids.com/ (up to year 3) Maths games for kids, teachers & parents
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/ (up to year 7) Fun science and technology for kids
https://e-learningforkids.org (up to year 6) Math, Science, Computer, Life Skills, Health, Environment & Language arts for Kids, Parents & Teachers
https://abcya.com (up to year 6)Learning Games & Apps for kids
https://funbrain.com (up to year 8) Games, Videos & Books for Kids
https://splashlearn.com (up to year 5) For parents & teachers
https://allinonehomeschool.com (up to year 12) A complete free online Christian home school curriculum
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html (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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ (all ages)
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level.
https://mysteryscience.com (up to year 5)
Free science lessons
https://www.prodigygame.com (up to year 8)
Easily motivate students to learn and practice maths
Ted Ed (all ages)
All sorts of engaging educational videos
https://www.bbc.co.uk/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
https://thecrashcourse.com (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
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-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 https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop
Louvre Museum Online Tours www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne (all ages)
British Museum Virtual Tour https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ (all ages)
Van Gogh Museum Virtual Tour https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en (all ages)
Musee D’Orsay Virtual Tour https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en (all ages)
National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ (primary) Games, Resources, Digital Magazine
https://www.crestawards.org (all ages)
Challenging and thought provoking real-world STEM projects for young people of all ages.
https://idea.org.uk (older kids)
Free mini courses in a variety of subjects
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ (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
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ (up to year 5) Fun facts for kids on animals, earth, history and more
https://www.twinkl.co.uk (up to year 12)
The trusted home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources
Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (up to year 6)
Lots of free resources for Primary school kids
Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home (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
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find (all ages) Resources for English language learning
- Crash Course Kids
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max