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Rampton CareRing - suggestions for isolation activities with children

Here are a few activity ideas if you are stuck in isolation. If you have more please send them to [email protected] and we'll add them to the list

ACTIVE and ENERGISED

ACTIVITIES

  • Raspberry Pi Projects - What would you like to make today? Games? A website? Music? A robot? Digital Art?
  • Build a City with Architecture From Home by architects Foster+Partners who have created templates to enable children (or adults!) to build paper buildings - houses, skyscrapers etc. Scroll down their News page to find.
  • Creative activity ideas for ages 7-14 from Oxfam
  • Hear the world like never before with Nature Soundmap - dusk chorus from Malaysia, a booming Bittern on the Norfolk Broads, lions in Tanzania, Black Redstart in Kazakhstan and many more
  • Join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for family friendly challenges - have a samba in your kitchen and more 
  • The National Space Centre is streaming a free planetarium show for families. We Are Stars will be available to watch online this weekend via the National Space Centre’s Youtube and Facebook channels
  • Games and activity suggestions from LIDL
  • Send a free Quentin Blake rainbow E-card to cheer somebody up
  • Home Learning Hub The Learn Together Cambridgeshire Education Team has pulled out the stops to create a one stop shop packed full of exciting challenges, lessons and activities – and even prizes! Could you design your own town from scratch, or name 20 famous literary characters from the photos? The resources go right across the full school age range, but should inspire the inner child within all of us.
  • Lego scavenger hunt for Lego minifigures. Use the ones you already have because any figures will work. This is basically an instant scavenger hunt. All you’ll need to do is print the cards and hide some lego guys
  • Why not spend one of your home school sessions teaching your children how and when to dial 999? The East of England Ambulance Service have added a downloadable colouring book and comic to their website to help children understand the difference between a big and little emergency, as well as what to expect if they do need to call for help.
  • Science with Konnie Huq - educational but entertaining, low tech but fun 
  • The Maths Factor - learn with Carol Vorderman
  • Pesky pirates have stolen the Olympic Rings! Can you find them and bring them back?  Follow the Treasure trail
  • Make a Lego air hockey table it really works    
  • Gruffalo activity sheets from Forest England
  • Zog activity sheets from Forest England
  • Highway Rat activity sheets from Forest England
  • James and the Giant Peach activity sheets from Forest England
  • Make a paper horse that actually WALKS on its own! This project requires an adult or teen to help
  • Make a toilet roll Keepy Uppy video  - like this one
  • Geography games for school-age children. Test your knowledge of Planet Earth.
  • Science from Scrap - download worksheets for these fabulous experiments from our Sustainable Vision event
  • Hundreds: download our pdf of things you can do involving 100. What can you build with 100 Lego bricks? Make a list of 100 inventions that have changed the world, Make a dot-to-dot picture using only 100 dots and many more
  • Kids Coding Club - free online every Friday for 6-14 year olds from Redgate Software.
  • 100 things to do indoors - free download
  • Maddie's online videos - a curiosity box full of family content. Films about science, wildlife, travel and engineering - educational adventures inspire children to #staycurious.
  • Make spinning tops with cardboard and marbles. Tops are well-balanced and spin for a really long time.
  • Make your own giant bubble solution. Using some basic supplies you can blow REALLY big bubbles! 
  • The Great Indoors brought to you by the Scouts
  • Art at Home - contests, museums, games, digital, education and "at home"
  • Online Astronomy talks and activities with the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge

ACTIVITIES for TEENS

BOOKS

  • Coronavirus - a Book for Children.This is good for any of our kids who need help understanding what is going on - recommended by a consultant paediatrician friend.
  • Amazon Audible has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet
  • 6,000 historical children's books, all digitised and free to read online
  • Story reading - great for little ones. A teacher friend in Spain has produced these great story-reading clips for little ones. Loving the sound effects!
  • Elevenses with the world of David Walliams books every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!

NATURE

  • Steve Backshall wildlife - from habitats to holotypes, parasites to pademelons, BBC presenter Steve Backshall will bring wildlife into your lounge
  • Stellarium - online planetarium with lots of really cool features
  • ENTOdurance will be hosting Facebook Live streams every week (15.00-16.00 every Tuesday whilst schools are closed) to answer people's questions about bugs! A 60-min, kid-friendly AMA by expert bug nerd Dr Greg Dickens.
  • Have a virtual tour of the Monteray Bay Aquarium
  • Yellowstone National Park: Virtual Tours
  • Yosemite National Park: Virtual Tour
  • San Diego Zoo  (Panda, Penguin, Baboon, Polar Bear, Ape, Koala, Giraffe, Burrowing Owl, Condor, Elephant & Tiger cams)
  • Houston Zoo (Giraffe, Gorilla, Chimp, Elephant, Leafcutter Ant & Rhino cams)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (Panda, Koala, penguin & Tiger cams)
  • Virtually tour many National Parks in the United States

MUSIC, PLAYS and SINGING

MUSEUMS

 

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