It's important to have fun and keep children feeling happy. Here are some ideas you might wish to try. New ideas will often be added so please keep checking this page.
Remember that you can send us photos of your activities to share on the website. It would be great to see them!
Singing and Dancing
Let off some steam with these fun songs and dances from CBeebies. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc/clips
Sing songs and Nursery Rhymes https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx
Animal dance and freeze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpOe8lngp_o
Myleene Klass teaches music lessons. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
Yoga and Meditation can help children to relax and stay calm. Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on YouTube has free videos aimed at children aged 3+.
Music Making https://charanga.com/site/home-learning/
Music, singing and activities: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner
Things to Make
Make a sock puppet. Can you make it talk to your family? You can use this link or design your own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sHP-OSjNxw
Make some playdough. This is a simple recipe using ingredients you might already have at home. There is a video to show you what to do. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe If you don't have food colouring, make white dough. Use your hands to make shapes and models with the dough.
Make some salt dough using only 3 ingredients. The dough will need cooking after it has been modelled and shaped. After the dough has cooled it can be painted or you could colour it with felt tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7sH9bj-fl0
If you want to be an astronaut, make a space helmet from a cardboard box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwTxhtBHcmU
Make a snapping crocodile with a peg. Use a green felt tip to colour the peg if you haven't got paint, and draw your own eyes. You could sing 'Row Row Row Your Boat..' when it is finished 'and don't forget to scream!' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcmZLyIZ6bU
Make some gloop and enjoy sensory play. https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/05/24/playing-with-gloop/
Drawing and Painting
5 minute drawing, painting and printing ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsdnC896pU
Write a number from 1 up to 9 then turn it into a drawing of an animal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSp6ml0CEl8
How to draw a T-Rex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nftijU3On2M
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