Coronavirus Kids!

Here are some collated ideas for kids during lockdown shared from friends and family throughout the world, to help us all from becoming completely feral.

Subject Age  DescriptionSite link
Audiobooks and podcasts4+o   A List of authors reading Children’s stories throughout coronavirus 
Audiobooks and podcasts3+o   Audible.co.uk has offered free kids stories! https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B085GKPR6D?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-0-9 
Audiobooks and podcasts4+o   CIRCLE ROUND (myths, legends – child-friendly ones) https://www.npr.org/podcasts/532788972/circle-round 
Audiobooks and podcasts3+o   NOODLELOAF (silly songs about Science) http://noodleloafshow.com 
Audiobooks and podcasts4+o   WOW IN THE WORLD (for curious kids!) https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world 
Creativity2y+Not sure this link works but works well to put ‘calming kids craft ideas’ plus age of child  into pinterest search and lots of activities come uphttps://hu.pinterest.com/pinterest/stay-safe-stay-inspired/calming-kids-craft-ideas/
Creativity8y+A2C Arts and Crafts: more tech and design style channel for making cool gadgets at home eg drill machine, balloon powered car (videos 10 mins, activites 50-60 mins)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEFROwNzpAVKTjgxBwW_hcw/videos
Creativity3+30 day Lego challenge!  http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/uncategorized/30-day-lego-challenge/
Creativity4+Puzzles: make your own personalised word search and crosswords https://www.puzzle-maker.com
Creativity4+Go on an adventure around google earth to catch a thief!Great visual online geography and history resource with fun facts for kids on animals, earth, history and more – DKfindout.com
Creativity3+Do a family playhttp://www.mykidsadventures.com/create-a-family-play/
Creativity5+Stop motion studio app.- making little videos!https://apps.apple.com/au/app/stop-motion-studio/id441651297
Creativity3+Watercolour pictures with gluehttps://artfulparent.com/glue-art-on-canvas-with-watercolors/
Creativity3+Working through difficult emotions with blank faces!https://dabblesandbabbles.com/blank-faces-drawing-page/
Creativity5+Virtual field tripshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR0KgtjP4fyyCljjU0Zvg6OXfsIWGTEpJ6vQU9fouB44SGTqA_VbK6gaa3A 
Creativity3+Customisable paper you can use for creating patterns, practicing design and fractions etc. patterns, checker board designs, combining squares to make larger pictures and dividing squares into triangles and smaller squares and even octagons to make all kinds of interesting images. The triangles and hexagons also work well for patterns and pictures. https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/
Creativity3+Art exhibition at homehttps://projectnursery.com/2010/11/creating-your-childs-personal-art-gallery/
Creativity4+Clay classes online – 30 days freehttps://sparketh.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjcfzBRCHARIsAO-1_OrNCxq6bUOa_9ulz0mXdLlb17Tf5RxWWvpsxxo5nR6f84f74KKyasEaAmgWEALw_wcB
Creativity2+Cooking! Using a recipe, we have our 6 yr old kid cooking every meal for us after a week of isolation. It’s amazing and he’s really improving his techniques!https://tasty.co/article/melissaharrison/cooking-with-kids
Creativity2+Puppet shows with wooden spoonshttps://theimaginationtree.com/sensory-storytelling-spoons-were-going-on-a-bear-hunt/
Creativity2+Guide for isolation with kidshttps://theimaginationtree.com/stay-at-home-survival-guide
Creativity5+Go to the world’s most sought after art museums online!https://time.com/5803389/museum-closures-virtual-art-coronavirus/
Creativity2+Babies up to primary school ideas for art and science activitieshttps://tinkerlab.com/art/
Creativity3+Drawing using your hands – easy tips on how to draw and doodlehttps://www.facebook.com/386284725291037/posts/465036450749197/?vh=e&d=n
Creativity3+50 cheap fun indoor activieis for kidshttps://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR3fGzGbl5r92u6LY5v8nQuRRqDdiRvPJyBF04A9sIR1TfaJpwqVJcGfLD4 
Creativity2+Killer playdough recipehttps://www.iheartnaptime.net/play-dough-recipe/
Creativity2+Make play dough and edible paint and other recipeshttps://www.instagram.com/mothercould/?hl=en 
Creativity4+Lunch time doodle with Mo willemshttps://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
Creativity3+More join the dotshttps://www.math-salamanders.com/free-printable-dot-to-dot.html
Creativity5+Tour Yellowstone National Parkhttps://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
Creativity3+Join the dots galore – and number letter writing pages!https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/353040058268644944/
Creativity3+Red Ted ART – free printableshttps://www.redtedart.com 
Creativity3+Face painting ideashttps://www.sitters.co.uk/blog/29-amazing-face-painting-ideas-for-kids.aspx 
Creativity4+Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours 
General1-4yBest activities for busy toddlers – 40-50 ideas – need parent involvement https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=lwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw
General5-11yOxford owl ebook library – early stage free books for learning to read, quite basic activites for learning and better for frameworks on what to achieve at different ages/ stages https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
General5-10yAs above but for KS1/2https://jr.brainpop.com/
General5-12yHuge bank of free worksheets for Year 1 – Year 8 – quite good for leaving them to get on with stuff (lots of craft ideas as well)https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/
General5-11yLesson plans on all school subjects for KS1 & KS2 with video clips and ideas for activities (designed for teachers but usable at home although requires full teaching not one where you can just set them off and leave them to it)https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
General8-14yGood (american) educational site for english, maths, science, tech, art & music. Within each subject there are lots of different topics and within each topic about 10 tasks inc quiz, explanatory movie and creative taskshttps://www.brainpop.com/
General7-11yLessons in history, french, science, art & design – a series of slides and small tasks https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/
General4-11yPaid for resource normally used by teachers in primary schools – offers about 20-30 free ideas for activities/ worksheets inc activity on fake news, easter recipes and nature walk worksheet for examplehttps://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources
General5-9yDorling Kindersley find out! Good for fact finding for homework and has quizzes and animated videos https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
GeneralParentsHomeschooling facebook group for parentshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1788992361238092/ 
General3-14yFree educational site focussed on science, maths with a little bit of english and history: short presentation on broken down topic, questions to practive online and online test at end of modulehttps://www.khanacademy.org/
General2-16yFun activities for learning https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
General3-8yKids Learning Tube – 3 min songs to learn about specific thingshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9A
Generalage 6-14Scoop is designed to inspire and nurture a love of reading and stories, to be shared between generations and spark conversation and ideas.https://scoopthemag.co.uk/
General16y+Free Ivy League courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.https://www.classcentral.com/collection/ivy-league-moocs
General5y+ 50 brain breaks your kids will love – good to break up the dayhttps://www.weareteachers.com/brain-breaks-for-kids/
General – games Games and videos for young kids to teach them skills for examples about their feelingshttps://pbskids.org/games/
General – games3-11yABCYA: numeracy, literacy and science games https://www.abcya.com/
General – games4-8yTurtle diary games for numeracu, literacy and sciencehttps://www.turtlediary.com/
Geography8y+Explore the world and have virtual tour of some of the wonders of the world e.g. Great Wall of China, Yellowstone Park etc – videos better than images https://www.360cities.net/image/great-wall-of-china
Geography10y+GeoFocus – 12 short films on different cities/ countries in the world – a bit dry – inc. Hong Kong, Germany, the Vatican, Egypt & Brazilhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HYERScBt-e0kV0fpe0asg
Geography5y+ National Geographic You Tube channel with interesting information on huge variety of topics including awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and morehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C_Z7DVd8Zs
History14y+Aggregator of interesting American social history and commentary over time – quite sophisticated https://www.bunkhistory.org/
Languages8-14yGood (american) educational for french https://fr.brainpop.com/
Languages5-adultAudible’s free platform has stories in French, Spanish, Italian, German & Japanese (?)https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_hm_hb
Languages7-adultDuolingo – amazing free languages app for almost any language you can think ofhttps://www.duolingo.com/
Literacy5-8yMasterswords spelling app (apple/ google play)https://apps.apple.com/us/app/masterswords-all-access/id1151552662
Literacy3y+Fabulous site for making and creating stories https://fabledkids.com/
Literacy5-7yBBC Bitesize English: currently 1 min learning clips on broad range of English topics and short quiz and task to follow. Daily lessons starting mid April https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv
Literacy8-11y BBC Bitesize English as above but for KS2https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Literacy4-6yDr Seuss spelliing games https://www.seussville.com/play/
Literacy2-4yAnimated story books for chidlren to read https://www.vooks.com/
Literacy5-14yScholastic classroom projects: daily projects for your child to carry out on their own – updated every month (american but translates well to uk)https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Literacy3+Nature observationshttps://nature-mentor.com/easy-guide-to-nature-observation/
Literacy4+Brain pop  Englishhttps://www.brainpop.com 
Literacy2+Read – book or epichttps://www.getepic.com 
Literacy4-UniKhan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/profile/kaid_130791914457294336183291/courses
Literacy6+Write film and book reviewshttps://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/book-review-guide/
Literacy5+Write and illustrate own story / comichttps://www.scribblitt.com
Literacy3+Bananagrams or scrabble, even online word scrabble which teaches you the meaning of the word you make toohttps://www.turtlediary.com/game/word-scrabble.html
Literacy4+Learn a poemhttps://za.pinterest.com/verashvets/easy-poems-for-kids/
Literacy4+Interview family members on Skype 
Literacy4+Read to family members 
Literacy4+Write letters and emails to family and friends, and quizes for their friends to answer at home 
Literacyage 6-14Scoop is designed to inspire and nurture a love of reading and stories, to be shared between generations and spark conversation and ideas.https://scoopthemag.co.uk/
Maths4+Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closingshttp://amazingeducationalresources.com/?fbclid=IwAR2vEDs-61LyoPufd-tEfUOvgm8yx63B2gdKEZgl_EWEmrR6FeqRYGgijVs 
Maths3+awesome free curriculum. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here! ‪https://allinonehomeschool.com/
Maths3+List of thinking games by grade: ‪https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking 
Maths4+Homeschool curriculum in maths – allows independent work and you can see what is being completedhttps://aops.imgus11.com/public//5ea1755c68e610b366503ec12edbba12.png?r=1516131287 
Maths2+Khan academy app – good for preschoolershttps://apps.apple.com/au/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217 
Maths4+Multiplication tables app Montessorihttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/multiplication-tables-math/id609725357 
Maths8-13yBeast Academy – lessons, exercises and tests in maths by topic (have to pay)https://beastacademy.com/online
Maths3+Rummikub, Unohttps://poki.com/en/g/uno-online?campaign=9740983109&adgroup=102175128840&target=kwd-300219019648&location=1028745&creative=428469958463&placement=&gclid=CjwKCAjwvtX0BRAFEiwAGWJyZBVHquBQYouk3w_JdH0M8zvrrhXUOwYZIOmAOYGe22aigO89Tdfd3RoC1YUQAvD_BwE
Maths3+Sand tray – for letters and number learning https://theimaginationtree.com/counting-spiders-sensory-maths-tray/ 
Maths2+Sorting gamehttps://theimaginationtree.com/toddler-motor-skills-activity-pattern-sort-game/
Maths8-11y BBC Bitesize Maths as above but for KS2https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39
Maths5-7yBBC Bitesize Maths: currently 1 min learning clips on a range of topics and short quiz and task to follow . Daily lessons starting mid April.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8
Maths4+Brain pop mathshttps://www.brainpop.com 
Maths12y+Maths games and lessons https://www.coolmath.com/
Maths5-12yCool Math 4 Kids – maths games (and maths lessons)https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Maths4-UniKhan Academy- courses in every subject for every age – preschool to graduate levelhttps://www.khanacademy.org/profile/kaid_130791914457294336183291/courses 
Maths5-11yMaths with Carol Vorderman – exercises and maths videos – can leave them to it https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Maths4+Times table gameshttps://www.timestables.com/
Music 7-12yCBBC ten trailblazer musician series https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/all-resources/zdg3t39
Music 10y+Good info on broad range of musicians but quite dry and grown uphttps://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/periods-genres/
Music 3-6yDavid Walliams 10 part odcast on stories and music of various musicians https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/david-walliams-marvellous-musical-podcast/
Physical4+Fluency and fitness – 21 days free – gets kids moving and reading / doing sums https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/
Physical3+A list of 100 “unplugged” activities you can do that can be done without ascreen or going online https://habyts.com/101-unplugged-activities/
Physical2+Gardening & growing veg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9r61qohBg1qgGty4_WzojA
Physical2+Obstacle coursehttps://www.familyeducation.com/fun/indoor-activities/indoor-obstacle-course
Physical4+Go Noodle: App to get kids physical indoors! movement and mindfulnessvideos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids arehttps://www.gonoodle.com
Physical2+Build a denhttps://www.noaandnani.co.uk/den-building-ideas-for-the-best-dens-ever-i43
Physical3+Soccer skills challengehttps://www.playfootball.com.au/miniroos/news/missing-your-weekend-football-fix-show-world-your-skills-our-playathomechallenge?utm_source=&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=1335959
Physical5+Smiling Mind – meditations – Has fab relaxation activities for calming momentshttps://www.smilingmind.com.au/
Physical3+My husband has started the half mile run around your house. Rules are you have to go into each room at least twice. It’s hilarious and extremely difficult, and a nightmare when you land on a bit of lego.https://www.strava.com/activities/3187789634?share_sig=DE30EAC01584346718&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ios_share
Physical2+Yoga: Cosmic Kids – this is epic. Kids love of all ages – story accompanied by doing yoga – hundreds to choose fromhttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Physical3+PE with Jo – he’s doing live PE for kids at 9am UK time every day Monday to Friday (11am SA time)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME
Physical2+Indoor scavenger hunt 
Physical3+Hide and seek / off ground he, hide the can, kick the can! Disco in the garden! 
Physical2+Disco time! 
Science, tech & logic5y+ Good projects on how to care for the earth, endangered animals and  each other https://www.globalguardianproject.com/
Science, tech & logic8y+Ted Ed – short talks on a broad range of interesting and thought provoking questions eg dark matter what can we see? Why elephants never forget etchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3tbVHlsKhs
Science, tech & logic14y+Super sophisticated adult site for looking at any part of the human anatomy https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=%2Fdashboard
Science, tech & logic6-12yNASA’s children’s website to understand climate changehttps://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/make/
Science, tech & logic2-8yFun animal based site – cool section where animals sing well known tunes e.g. Fur Elisehttps://switchzoo.com/
Science, tech & logic8-11y BBC Bitesize Science as above but for KS2https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q
Science, tech & logic5-7yBBC Bitesize Science: currently 1 min learning clips on broad range of Science topics and short quiz and task to follow. Daily lessons starting mid April https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82
Science, tech & logic10y+Science in Action: BBC documentary series on science topics eg coronavirus, future of space, gravitational waves – made for adultshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnb
Science, tech & logic12y+Human Anatomy channel – quite dry and grown up but useful and informative anatomy videoshttps://www.youtube.com/user/akramjfr
Science, tech & logic5y+ BBC Earth: incredible clips from Planet Earth and Blue Planet on lots of different types of animals https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCEarth/videos
Science, tech & logic10-14yMike likes science – raps about science topics – v cool but quite hard to follow!https://www.youtube.com/user/comaniddy
Science, tech & logic10yCrash Course Kids: Videos on science topics 1-4min long: engineering, ecosystems, natural resources,  gravity, matter & the sunhttps://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Science, tech & logic5+Sci show – answers to weird scientific questions https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow
Science, tech & logic5ySci Show Kids: short videos on lots of science topics eg experiments, machines, animalshttps://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids
Science, tech & logic7-14ySick Science – cool experiments you can do at home – looks fun and videos 1 min but tasks more like 30 mins and probably need to include aprent involvementhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SteveSpanglerScience/videos
Science, tech & logic10y+The Brain Scoop: Natural History show from Field Museum in Chicago inc skinning a wolf, crazy https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop
Science, tech & logic5-10yScience Max – super sizing home science experiments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsl47wx9KHM
Science, tech & logic4+Curiosity Stream: Watch award-winning science, technology, history and nature documentaries, worldwide, on-demand and available on multiple deviceshttps://curiositystream.com­­­­­­­­­­­­
Science, tech & logic4+Videos for kids, science, tech, nature etchttps://thekidshouldseethis.com/?fbclid=IwAR1HgdDqp7wFwjgcWxex4OL5nxEKNm5Wd8Q4BbOdqPpW1JqIh0ueb3A0r-k
Science, tech & logic4+Make slime, fizzing potions, water beadshttps://www.romper.com/p/7-safe-slime-recipes-without-borax-so-you-can-have-safe-diy-fun-49488 
Science, tech & logic5+Skype a scientist – A&As with real life scientistshttps://www.skypeascientist.com/for-families.html?fbclid=IwAR31ElELtcV30jL0uqWR879x8io_VwkB9xaHbKnfncEsoUKRotPRoSjuoNo
Science, tech & logic4+Max Likes Science. Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw/videos
Science, tech & logic5+Tynker. Coding programme for kidshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw/videos 
Science, tech & logic4+Crash course for kids in Sciencehttps://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids?fbclid=IwAR2N6VklhA-yWO3eWMAjo03-BpmQ33kceElZe7Ke1Ykimn1ItAC5Vs2xhOo&app=desktop
Science, tech & logic4+Smartick Method – Sciencehttps://za.smartickmethod.com/student/selection.html 
Science, tech & logic4+Kids can play chess for hours!www.chess.com
Science, tech & logic5-15yCode.org coding site for all levels – looks quite interestinghttps://code.org/hourofcode/overview
Science, tech & logic5-15yCoding site where you can build your own games (which teaches you how to code)https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted
Science, tech & logic5-18yCoding: 3 age appropriate levels (5-8y, 9-12y, 13+) develop skills from solving logic problems to building games through to building websiteshttps://www.tynker.com/
Science, tech & logic5y+Touch typing with different levelshttps://www.typing.com/student/lessons
Science, tech & logic12y+Geek Gurl – coding and tech tutorials https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiaries

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