At home with kids? Resources to keep them creative

At home with kids? Resources to keep them creative

Here at Now Go Create we’re well-versed in helping adults to unleash their creativity.

Now, like millions of you, I’m looking at ways to keep our kids happy, healthy and engaged over the next few months. I’ve been looking at resources to help me to plan fun, creative things to do for my 6-year-old, along with curriculum stuff, so thought I’d share them here and hope they help you too. Stay well, Claire and the team.

Art classes online

Illustrators have stepped up to create virtual resources and free classes for kids, parents, and anyone else who needs a creative break in the midst of the pandemic. Drawing classes, animal mask-making out of cereal boxes and read-alongs (most need an Instagram account but lots on Youtube too). There are loads of options here on this list from Fast Company.

I love the kids activities available online at the Tate like this make your own can of soup like Warhol

Virtual museum tours

Brilliant list of these here – You can see Frida Kahlo at MoMA or visit an Aquarium without leaving the couch.

PE

You don’t need any equipment, for PE with Joe Wicks, just tune in to his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.

Kids yoga and mindfulness

I like Cosmic Kids Yoga – short and lots of fun themes

5-a-day

Lots of exercise activities for movement breaks. Website: https://bit.ly/2Qv7yMs

For parents – Davina has made her workout programme free for adults for a month

Downtime / audio books

Audible is making all its kid’s content free for now with stories and study books. Good daily ‘down-time’ at some point (for everyone).

Curriculum learning support

The National Literacy Trust launched an online zone for parents looking for ideas and activities whilst their children are home due to school closures. It includes reading and writing activities, book lists, videos, competitions and reading challenges.

123 Homeschool for ME

Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help making learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.

Wesbite: https://bit.ly/2xcpnJc

2Simple

Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contains many creative tools ie: coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for maths, spelling and grammar.

Website: https://bit.ly/2U3BIZg

BBC Bitesize

Bitesize is the BBC’s free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams.

Website: https://bbc.in/2UlDPqc

For parental sanity

12 best mindfullness apps to help you keep calm during a crisis 

We also have lots of activities for adults that can easily translate to kids which I’m going to pull together over the next few weeks and will share. This list is also available as a PDF if you want to print it off. Resources for home learning Now Go Create

Stay well all.

 

 

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