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Here you will find extra links to websites you can access. Don't forget you already have logins for Purple Mash, Spelling Shed, Maths Shed, TT Rockstars, Numbots and YUMU.

Music activities 

Free music lessons online for kids (and adults) from master musicians for a whole range of instruments!

Chrome Music Lab - Great for selecting sounds, experimenting with sounds, creating sounds, combining and sounds. Great for exploring the dimensions of music.

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Classics for Kids 

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Wind in the Willows - Watch a performance of the musical from the West End.

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Music for Miniatures - a bit silly but you can link to Alexa 

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Art activities 

Draw with Rob is a great website that has many step-by-step drawing videos that are easy to follow.

 

Exploration of the day have daily updates with new ideas for children to do offline.

Join an Education Artist-in-Residence at Home in his studio every weekday at 1 p.m. to draw and doodle.

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Pete McKee's Cartoon Workshop for Beginners!

As many of you may now have kids at home for the time being, Pete will be posting cartoon workshop lessons every Wednesday starting tomorrow, for the next few weeks. As he has done similar workshops before, which have always been well-received, we thought this would be a nice way to offer children, and adults too, something fun and creative to help break up the day, keeping young minds active in addition to their school work. Anyone can take part in these videos which will be uploaded to the Pete McKee YouTube channel. All you’ll need is a few pieces of paper, or whatever’s lying around, card, scrap paper etc., and some pencils or pens. The videos will be posted at 12pm Wednesday 25th March for whoever is interested!
Here is the link their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpNMIjkGJ-vxuOhsN2xxTA?fbclid=IwAR2JeJ_9puzLovHYYclK7T8V0OnAh_1KCx4NVP8B2ltc77zTVdLPZMZprBE

 

Cartoon Workshop Lesson 1 - Part 1: Faces

Artist Pete McKee will guide you through the basics of character development starting with how to draw simple faces and expressions. So grab a pen, pencil or...

Lockdown, making memories!!

Salt dough

Ingredients for this size -

500grams of plain flour

250grams salt

250 millilitres of water (add slightly more water if necessary)

Bake in oven on lowest heat for 3 hours or until rock hard (took about 4 hours for ours)

Instructions-
▶️Mix the flour and salt then add the water
▶️Mix into a dough
▶️Roll out onto flat surface into desired shape about 1-1.5cm thick (remember to sprinkle some flour down to prevent sticking)
▶️Place on a baking tray
▶️Make hand imprints (as deep/clear as possible)
▶️place in the oven on the -lowest heat possible- and leave for 3-4 hours or until completely solid top and bottom. (Alternatively you can leave to air dry for a couple of days in a cool dry place- this is the best option if you only have self raising flour)
▶️Paint with your choice of paints/colours (I used acrylic paints)
▶️Seal with any kind of varnish or sealer to preserve it. Varnish, modpodge, PVA and water mix

Make sure the bottom is rock hard before taking it out the oven 

P.E. activities 

BBC Supermovers is lots of fun - from the BBC and the FA!

Andy's Wild Workout - CBeebies programme to get little ones moving! Lots of fun!

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Sadler's Wells - A series of online workshops and activities from Dance Theatre Salder's Wells, for audiences to dance along with in their own homes. The workshops have been specially created for families with younger children. 

Extra fun activities

Royal Institution (Science lives here) - A series of films with ideas for fun, easy and cheap science experiments to do at home.

Bring the noise - Sign language, singing and dancing on the BBC!

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50 Fun Activities for your Kids for LEGO DUPLO 50th Anniversary! LEGO DUPLO DIY Home Activities

For LEGO DUPLO 50th anniversary here are 50 fun building activities for your kids boys and girls to help them grow and develop but also have fun at home and ...

Number Fun - Live Streamed fun with numbers - 10am every day

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The Maths Factor - Carol Vorderman maths for ages 4-11. Free when registered.

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Why not go on a Bear Hunt with your adult as part of your daily exercise? Why don't you put a bear in your window for others to spot when they go on a bear hunt too? Look at windows and wave at the bears - keep a tally of how many bears you see!

 

Things to Do with Kids Now That We’re All Stuck at Home

  • Play indoor hide and seek.
  • Make decorations, create a playlist, and throw a family dance party.
  • Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!
  • Build a treehouse.
  • Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton. Instructions here.
  • Go camping in the living room.
  • Play board games.
  • Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  • Plan a family garden.
  • Make ice cream in a bag. Recipe here.
  • Make slime. Instructions here.
  • Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques. Ideas here.
  • Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
  • Make a piñata. Instructions here.
  • Make friendship bracelets.
  • Make and blow bubbles. Instructions here.
  • Teach your pet a new trick.
  • Make rock candy. Instructions here.
  • Have an indoor picnic.
  • Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  • Try Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  • Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here.
  • Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  • Create a family tree.
  • Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie. Learn how it works here.
  • Learn and play a new card game.
  • Teach yourself to juggle.
  • Practice origami, or the art of paper folding. Ideas here.
  • Play with magnets on a cookie sheet.
  • Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  • Play with sidewalk chalk.
  • Play indoor volleyball or football with balloons.
  • Have a pizza party. DIY Pizza Bagels recipe here.
  • Make paper airplanes and see whose plane flies the furthest.
  • Play dress up with mum and dad’s clothes.
  • Make your own lollipops.
  • Go in your backyard and look for four-leaf clovers.
  • Write a secret message in invisible ink. Recipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.
  • Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  • Clean out your wardrobes.
  • Facetime or Skype with family or friends.
  • Have breakfast in bed.
  • Have a tea party.
  • Make a water sensory bag. Instructions here.
  • Make some play dough.
  • Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  • Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  • Snuggle on the couch and read your favorite books.
  • Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  • Play in a bubble bath.
  • Have a pillow fight.
  • Make an indoor obstacle course.
  • Have a family music night.
  • Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows
  • Put on a puppet show.
  • Make a scrapbook.
  • Play marbles on the floor.
  • Do a puzzle.
  • Fold clothes together.
  • Create a new dessert.
  • Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  • Play 20 Questions.
  • Create creatures out of pipe cleaners. Ideas here.
  • Make a treasure bottle. Instructions here.
  • Decorate a T-shirt.
  • Write letters to family and friends.
  • Build a bridge or building with toothpicks 
  • Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  • Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.

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