Keeping children entertained at home.

With the possibility of nurseries and schools closing you may have starting thinking of ways to keep your children occupied – when we find ourselves stuck inside, days can become very long!

We have put together some of our favourite resources for you to find some new and fun ideas on keeping your little ones entertained and amused during this time.

Download our printable list of activities here

Online resources

National trust – things to do before your 11 ¾ – Plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art.

Play Hooray – Play is at the heart of everything they do! is here to show you that you don’t need a houseful of expensive toys to entertain young children!

National Literacy Trust – inspire and support children and families to improve their literacy skills

National Geographic Kids  – If your little one’s love exploring, learning and discovering new and exciting things this is a great website to visit.

Little Owl resources – Created for Early Years Professionals by Early Years Professionals

Twinkl – Supporting your children’s learning with Home Learning Packs – printable educational activities and worksheets that cover the whole primary curriculum and an online game area. They have variety or free resources and downloads available as well as an offer when you sign up for membership.

CBBC and CBeebies – CBBC and CBeebies offer a whole range of educational games for children to play at home.

Home Craft Ideas – 50 Fun Activities for Kids Will Keep Them Entertained for Hours

Learning and Exploring through Play – Helpful bank of resources to keep you busy having fun and learning at home.


Social Media Links

If you our on Instagram we would recommend following these accounts,

@resources4learning

@play.hooray

@fiveminutemum

@the315teacher – great for older children

@thedadlab

@littleowlsresources

Follow the hashtag #lockdownwithkids – a collaboration of people sharing their ideas


Top tips

  1. Add some structure to the day, plan a timetable around.
  • Morning / afternoon activity
  • Mealtimes
  • Story/reading time
  • TV time
  • Get out for a walk

2. Make the most of any dry (sunny if we are lucky) spells and set activities up in the garden.

3. Download our printable list of activities

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