Resources, fun ideas and activities for children at home during the Covid-19 period

The following resources, fun ideas and activities for you and your children can be done in the home.

Resources from DfE

The Department for Education has put together a number of resources to help parents and carers with home schooling during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Early Years

Sensory Play activities (PDF, 454KB)
Activity ideas for helping your child develop attention skills (DOCX, 25KB)
Basic cooking skills to teach young children (DOCX, 23KB)
Now and next board (DOCX, 17KB)
Using recyclable materials (DOCX, 12KB)


Wellbeing websites (DOCX, 13KB)
Tools and activities for supporting wellbeing (PDF, 247KB)
Virus explanation for young children (PDF, 1.2MB)
Virus explanation for older children (PDF, 1.3MB)
Keep well - reduce anxiety (PDF, 260KB)
Backwards chaining (PDF, 235KB)
Dreaming about planets (PDF, 230KB)
Resilience (PDF, 232KB)
Coping with uncertainty in uncertain times (PDF, 392KB)

Primary age

Early Years interactive learning links (PDF, 2.5MB)
Year 1 interactive learning links (PDF, 1.8MB)
Year 2 interactive learning links (PDF, 2MB)
Year 3 interactive learning links (PDF, 2.3MB)
Year 4 interactive learning links (PDF, 2.2MB)
Year 5 interactive learning links (PDF, 2.2MB)
Year 6 interactive learning links (PDF, 1.9MB)

Week six

Instructables Cardboard Shield (PDF, 104KB)
360 Periscope (PDF, 655KB)
Leaders notes - Periscopes (PDF, 1.5MB)
Making a periscope for kids (PDF, 5.2MB)


Mondifying resources for children and young people with Hearing Impairments (PDF, 211KB)
Mondifying resources for children and young people with Visual Impairments (PDF, 199KB)

World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week (PDF, 371KB)

General resources

Children's Commissioner's Office Guide to Coronavirus for children (PDF, 1.1MB)
Coronavirus - advice for older young people from SALT (DOCX, 646KB)
Coronavirus - rules for older young people from SALT (DOCX, 396KB)

Amazon Kindle is offering free revision ebooks:

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CBBC logo

CBeebies helps pre-schoolers learn whilst they play fun games, watch clips, sing songs and make things with their favourite CBeebies characters and shows.

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Activities and fun ideas to keep your child learning if your school is closed.

We have lots of advice and activities to help your child continue building the skills and knowledge they need should your school be closed. We’ll be making more resources available over the coming weeks, so keep checking back.

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ICT Games logo

A range of ICT games to support English and Maths.

Online games that support your child’s phonic knowledge.

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PhonicsPlay logo

Maths lessons with supporting videos for all age groups – this is being updated each day.

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White Rose Maths logo

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CEOP logo

Useful information about ways to keep safe while online – suitable for all ages including parents

Click on the links to access some of the website that could be used for learning. Please be aware that these are external websites and children should be supervised when using them. 

We have worked hard to ensure that every link provided on this page has been thoroughly checked before being published. However we do not have control over third party content and therefore cannot be liable for any changes made to it. Please check that each website is suitable for your child before you allow them access to it. We cannot be held responsible for any in apps

Your child would have learnt some rules for staying safe while being online. Ask your child to explain them to you and support them to follow the rules. Further information is available on the CEOP website.


Last Updated: 29 April 2020