Activity and educational resources for families during the coronavirus

During lockdown there are lots of college staff and students caring for and homeschooling younger family members. So we’ve put together some ideas to help keep them busy and get them active over the next few months. 

Early Years 

Early Movers 

This website has been designed alongside early years practitioners and suggests games and activities for children to develop their core skills. https://www.earlymovers.org.uk/activities  

Tumble Tots   

Tumble Tots is the UK’s leading national active physical play programme for children from six months to seven years. They are live on Facebook every weekday at 10am. https://www.facebook.com/TumbleTotsHQ/   

There is also a YouTube channel with lots of recorded videos.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACznYVc07dATaLovP9k22g  

Active Play   

 A resource designed by AoC Sport for childcare students to use while on placement.

https://www.aocsport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Active-play-a-resource-for-early-years.pdf  

All ages 

Change4Life 

Change4Life is here to help families be healthier and happier by eating well and moving more. They have loads of Disney inspired indoor games and 10 Minute Shake Up activities to help kids stay active while everyone’s at home.
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities  

Sport England – Travel to Tokyo 

Aiming to inspire children aged 5-11, and their families, to try new activities together in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the programme now having moved to be wholly online, families and teachers can access exclusive Team GB and ParalympicsGB educational resources.  

These include a free home learning pack with quick 10-minute inclusive activities that require no equipment. And to support teachers with communicating with families during these unprecedented times, a parent engagement toolkit has also been created. https://www.sportengland.org/news/travel-tokyo-goes-virtual 

Youth Sport Trust (YST) 

YST is a national children’s charity with free home learning resources for early years, primary and secondary aged children, as well as inclusive resources for children with disabilities. https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0  

ukactive Move Crew 

Move Crew is a programme developed with the expertise of teachers and physical activity specialists, elite athletes, kids and coaches. Each mission is designed to help kids unlock their 60 minutes of daily recommended activity.
https://ukactivekids.com/movecrew/  

PE with Joe 

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, hosts live workouts aimed at kids on YouTube at 9am every weekday. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

Cosmic Yoga 

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga  

BBC Supermovers 

Active learning videos to support with KS1 and 2 Maths, Literacy, PHSE and PE.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers  

Premier League Primary Stars 

A wide collection of free, curriculum-linked resources to educate and entertain children at home. You can find lots of ideas for helping your children get active, as well as fun videos, games and worksheets for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing.
https://plprimarystars.com/  

Funetics 

The free-to-download funetics Home School Pack not only helps you teach the fundamental life skills of running, jumping and throwing but also gives children the opportunity to practice academic skills using sport as a foundation.
https://funetics.co.uk/for-parents/funetics-home/ 

 Dynamos Cricket App 

The Dynamos Cricket app, created by the England and Wales Cricket Board, is the perfect cricket app for all children aged 8+ to have fun at home. Packed full of amazing features, it is designed both for kids who have never played cricket before, and those looking to build on what they already know. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/dynamos-cricket/id1497131691 

Go Noodle 

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
https://www.gonoodle.com/ 

Chance to Shine 

Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. Their Schools’ Portal has a variety of lesson plans to support cricket coaching, including explanation videos and top tips from the pros, which you can follow from home. They also have cricket-themed literacy and numeracy lessons.
https://www.chancetoshine.org/staying-active-during-the-covid-19-outbreak  

Pokémon Go 

An augmented reality (AR) mobile game. Join trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them.
https://pokemongolive.com/en/  

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