This page is full of useful links and activity ideas to keep your little ones busy over lockdown, school absence and Summer Holidays. There are plenty of ideas to support Reception and Year One children which you can dip into as and when you need some inspiration!
I have not included baking, cooking, gardening, car washing, toy cleaning, outdoor treasure hunts, board games, jigsaws, bike rides, role play and imaginative play, but as we well know - these are all fantastic learning opportunities for your child to develop in all areas of the curriculum, especially when supported by a grown up.
Useful websites offering printables, activity ideas, interactive games or just inspiration:
Purple Mash - Children can login using their unique password
themuddlepuddleteacher - ideas and inspiration for outdoor learning
teacherspet - printables and ideas
Classroom Secrets - Maths learning videos and activity ideas
twinkl - printables
abcYa - online games
ICT Games - online games; tablet or PC friendly.
BBC Bitesize - home learning lessons and supporting activities
Woodlands Trust - Outdoor activity ideas
STEM Learning - Activity ideas for all ages (you may need to search for age bracket list of ideas)
Scouts - The Scouts website that has lots of ideas for fun and educational activities for kids. Select Beavers or cubs for ideas suitable for younger children.
TopMarks - Curriculum interactive online games
Primary Games - online interactive games to support curriculum objectives
GoNoodle - Great website for Physical and Emotional activities
Crick Web - resources and games
Phonics Play - phonics games and resources
Oxford Owl - online books to read
Letters and Sounds - Resources to support phonics
Snappy Maths - Games
Phonics Bloom - Games
Education.com - resources and games
Book Trust - reading material
We Are Teachers - Authors Reading aloud their own books
DK Findout - Great for all areas but there are some lovely Science videos for youngsters!
Science Experiments for the home