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Things to do with your kids indoors.

Written by Jason Groom
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Originally published
March 19 2020,
updated
August 5 2020

If you're like me, you're feeling overwhelmed and struggling to stay aware of the ever-developing coronavirus news, closures and food shortages. Now the kids are out of school, and I'm working from home (or at least trying to), while trying to entertain the kids, staying calm, positive and clean. It's a lot!

So to help a little, friends of mine put together a list of links to keep the kids entertained and educated, I hope it helps.

 

Site name Content overview Age/ Key stage (UK)
BBC Learning UK curriculum content All
BBC Bitesize UK curriculum content All
CBeebies Radio Listening activities for children Under 5s
Nature Detectives Activities that can be done in garden as a family All
Mystery Science Home science ideas All
The kids should see this Child friendly science videos that does not underestimate their ability KS1+
Operation Ouch Engaging science and medical (STEM) videos for all ages – filter by topic All
Crash Course Kids Educational videos – filter by age Primary level (EYFS – KS2)
Crash course Educational videos – filter by age Secondary
KS3+
Geography Games Learn Geography All
National Geographic Kids Activities and quizzes Primary level and EYFS
Duolingo Learn a language for free All ages
Blockly Educational games that teach programming For children new to computer programming
Scratch Computer programming KS1+
Future Learn Free site – different courses All
DK Find Out UK version – lots of games and quizzes. KS1+
TinkerCad Free app for 3D Design, electronics and coding KS1+
Prodigy Maths Games Free online maths KS1+
Oxford Owl Free eBooks following colour banded
scheme
Age 3 to 11
Big History Project History tasks Secondary
KS3+
Paw prints Badges Free downloads of craft activities EYFS +
Khan Academy All subjects = Secondary (KS3 +)
Maths and computing = all ages
All / KS3+
Seneca Excellent to set tasks for GCSE and A
Level
KS2+
TED Ed A multitude of different educational
videos – something for everyone
All
Toy Theatre Colourful activities for primary school
aged children
Under 5s
Twinkl Limited time free offer for various
resources. Split into Primary and
Secondary
All
Red Ted Art Arts and crafts for younger children EYFS – KS2
The Imagination Tree Crafts to do at home Babies +
Blue Peter Badge Challenges Different challenges for children to work
through. 8 badges in total to try to gain!
Age 6+
Open learn Free taster courses KS5+ (Adult)
Science Museum Free games and activities KS1+
NASA Langley Free online tour All
Natural History Museum Free tours and activities KS1+
Smithsonian National Museum of
Natural History
Free tours and activities All
London Zoo Free tours and activities All
British Museum Free tours and activities All
Museum of London Online games and some activities to do at
home
All
Guggenheim A chance to view some of the collection
online
All
National Gallery of Art A chance to view some of the collection
online
All
Google Art Project Some wonderful pieces from multiple
locations across the world
All
The Vatican Museums A chance to view some of the collection
online
All
The Dali Museums A chance to view some of the collection
online
All

 

Thank you, Helen

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