General Resources for Everyone!
The Big A-Z Challenge! Can you take a photo of yourself doing something beginning with every letter of the alphabet? For example: Aerobics, Baking, Clapping, Dancing... Will anyone manage every single letter?
Test your quick draw skills with this fun game. In under 20 seconds, draw what they tell you and see if the site can guess it!
Learn the ancient art of Japanese paper folding - origami!
This page has lots of different modelling clay recipes
Make your own friendship bracelets
Lots of people have been getting into home baking. Here are some good recipes for children. Remember to stay safe in the kitchen!
The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency is an educational mystery game for children. Solve puzzles with author Mary Shelley and the first ever computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Learn history, study coding and solve puzzles. Free to install.
Here are lots of links to ideas and activities to do outside
The Scouts have over 200 activities to keep you busy at home!
Highlights Kids has loads of activities, jokes, games and other fun things to do
A group of museums have set up a competition for children to create their own gallery or collection at home. The lucky winners will get their work displayed in a real museum when things open once again. Check out this website for more details:
Or how about the 30 day Lego challenge? There are 5 different versions to choose from here:
Here are links to 12 museums around the world which have virtual tours. You can wander around them without even leaving your house.
Find out what life is like in space with these remarkable and fun videos made by Chris Hadfield when he was commander on the International Space Station:
ANIMAL BASED LEARNING RESOURCES
Monkey World have begun a home schooling primate course with videos and resources. It looks fantastic! https://monkeyworld.org/visit-the-centre/education/learning-resources/
Dudley Zoo: https://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/discovery-learning/
Colchester Zoo: https://www.colchester-zoo.com/education/learning-resources/
Marwell Zoo: https://www.marwell.org.uk/education/free-resources/
Brockswood Animal Sanctuary: https://www.brockswood.org.uk/post/brockswood-lesson-raccoons
The Wildlife Trust has a range of lovely activities: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature
From the the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: https://learningzone.wwt.org.uk/resources/before/
And they are also releasing home learning resources: https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/home-learning-and-family-fun
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park have loads of interesting videos to watch: https://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/ywp-tv/
Gentleshaw Wildlife Sanctuary have provided some resources all about different animals.
The UK Wild Otter Trust has come up with some learning resources, including a certificate you can print: http://www.ukwildottertrust.org/educational-materials/
Also check out the National Geographic Kids website: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
ORCA (a charity helping whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and European waters) are producing interactive lessons, activities and Q&A sessions. Just sign up at the following link:
If you use Facebook, the National Marine Aquarium will be posting craft and activity videos on their Facebook page. The first one is up with crafts using toilet rolls.
The RSPB has activities and games for learning at home.
Do you like your creatures a little smaller and with more legs? The Bug Club is for you!
ZOO WEBCAMS TO WATCH
Edinburgh Zoo have giant pandas, koalas, tigers and penguins to watch (if you time it right, you'll get to see the keepers cleaning out the panda enclosure, or feeding the penguins!)
Dudley Zoo have webcams watching their tigers and penguins. I have much more luck seeing the tigers on Dudley's webcam rather than Edinburgh's.
Newquay Zoo have a meerkat-cam which is always fun to watch.
Paignton Zoo let you watch their flamingos, macaques and meerkats.
Watch the Lions "lion" around at Folly Farm, in Wales.
At Dublin Zoo you can see penguins, elephants and a variety of animals in their African Savannah (including giraffe, rhino and zebra).
Watch the Penguin Cam at Living Coasts in Torquay.