Great Ideas

To Keep Little Ones Busy

During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Great Ideas

To Keep Little Ones Busy

During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Fun Activities For Your Family

Activities Are Cancelled. School’s Off. What Can You Do With The Kids?

 

Sadly, the coronavirus currently is or soon will be affecting virtually every household in the world, whether you actually get the virus or not. 

If you’re home more than usual, with little ones, your current routine is likely going to change.

We’ve put together some resources to help you keep busy at home.

If you have suggestions for other resources, please share them in the comments and I’ll add them in.

Babies & Toddlers

  • The Imagination Tree – Activities and crafts for babies to school age – FREE
  • Nature Detectives – Baby to Age 6+ – Sensory, nature crafts, activity sheets, adventures & more – FREE
  • Nursery Activity Ideas – is a collection of fun activities with babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5 in mind. – FREE
  • SmallTalk.org – Birth to Age 5  Small Talk is part of a wider National Literacy Trust initiative to improve the home learning environment for 0-5-year-olds – FREE
  • Learning4Kids.net – Age 1-5+ lots of FUN and SIMPLE IDEAS to do with your kids that promote CREATIVE PLAY and LEARNING! – FREE
  • The Activity Mom – Sharing Activities and Ideas that Make Learning Fun for Kids of All Ages – FREE
  • Super Simple – Kids songs, shows, and free resources – FREE
  • ActivityVillage.co.uk – colouring, printables, activities, crafts – FREE & PAID
  • Activities for Babies & Toddlers – Facebook page – FREE
  • Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds – Facebook page – FREE
  • Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. Some resources for babies and toddlers. Use code: UKTWINKLHELPS to get started. – FREE TRIAL
  • Busy Toddler – Activities your busy toddler will love – FREE
  • 20 More Ways to Keep Toddlers Busy – TeachingMama.org – Great resources – FREE
  • Switchzoo – make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music. – FREE 

Child and toddler activity

Pre-schoolers & Early Learners

  • Art for Kids Hub – YouTube – FREE
  • Montessori Practical Life Activities – Living Montessori Now – FREE
  • Red Ted Art – Cute & Easy Crafts for Kids – FREE
  • The Activity Mom – Sharing Activities and Ideas that Make Learning Fun for Kids of All Ages – FREE
  • Kinder Art – Age 2 and up
  • Education City – engaging, educational resources and games for students aged 3-12 years – FREE RESOURCES & FREE TRIAL
  • 100 Activities to do at  home during school closures – Entertain Kids on a Dime – FREE
  • ABCMouse – Age 2-8 – Reading, Math, Art, Science – FREE TRIAL 
  • Storyline.com – Stories for kids read out loud, often by celebrities – FREE 
  • ABCYa! – Nursery – Year 6+ – FREE & PAID
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube – Fantastic yoga videos for kids – FREE
  • Top Marks – Early years – Higher Education – Learning games and resources – FREE
  • Khan Academy – You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Excellent! FREE
  • BusyThings – Age 3-11 – Learn through play – FREE TRIAL
  • Oxford Owl for Home – Age 3-11 – FREE RESOURCES
  • Learning4Kids.net – Age 1-5+ lots of FUN and SIMPLE IDEAS to do with your kids that promote CREATIVE PLAY and LEARNING! – FREE
  • Hands on as we Grow – activities that are perfect for each age of early childhood. – blog – FREE
  • Nature Detectives – Baby to Age 6+ – Sensory, nature crafts, activity sheets, adventures & more – FREE
  • Education.com – A crew of experienced educators helms our vast and growing library for nursery to age 10+ (USA) – FREE & PAID
  • ActivityVillage.co.uk – colouring, printables, activities, crafts – FREE & PAID
  • 87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities For Kids (Because Cabin Fever Is No Joke) – WhatMomsLove.com Blog – FREE
  • TeachersPayTeachers – Nursery to Year 12  (USA) – FREE & PAID
  • Outschool – Live, online classes for ages 3-18 starting at $5/class – PAID
  • Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. Use code: UKTWINKLHELPS to get started. – FREE TRIAL
  • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool -a complete, free online Christian homeschool curriculum for your family – FREE
  • Mathseeds – Mathseeds teaches kids aged 3-9 the core maths and problem-solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons. – FREE TRIAL
  • Mathletics – award-winning companion tool for educators to help students learn math. – FREE TRIAL
  • Reading EggsAges 2-13 -is the online reading program that helps children learn to read. Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2–13. FREE TRIAL
  • National Geographic Kids – Let Your Child have Loads of Fun Discovering Facts About Their Incredible Planet – FREE
  • Seussville – All things Dr. Seuss – FREE
  • Fun Brain – online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history) – FREE
  • PBS Kids – Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows! – FREE
  • 150+ Education Shows on NetflixHomeschool Hideout (blog) – US-based. Some shows may not be available in other countries – FREE LIST

 

Kids Cooking Activity

Age 6+ 

Wishing you and your family good health during this difficult time.  If you’d like a few ideas for toddler handwashing, check out this recent blog post.

Have a suggestion? We’d love to hear it! Leave it in the comments below!

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