Things To Do During Covid-19 Restrictions - Children & Family

From 5th January the UK is in National Lockdown (05/01/2020)

For full details on Guidance visit the website -

A few ideas of things to do...

  • Go for a walk
  • Meet ONE friend at the park (observing the social distance guidance)
  • Phone your Friends and Family
  • Skype
  • Dance
  • YouTube fitness and dance in your living room
  • Junk modelling
  • Train the dog to do tricks
  • Jigsaws
  • Reading
  • Birdwatch / Nature Watch
  • Gardening - Plant some seeds
  • Traditional Boardgaming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Make a den
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Baking
  • Crosswords and Puzzles
  • Write - a song, a story, a journal
  • Knitting, Crochet and Sewing
  • Movie Marathon, BoxSet Binge
  • Make a plan of what you want to enjoy when you can get back out into the community
  • Learn a new language using an App or online source
  • 30 day LEGO challenge
  • Be a King/Queen for the day - build a castle, make a crown
  • Visit a National Trust Parks remain open for local use
  • Virtual Tours of London/museums and more

Stories of Lynn - Let’s All Create Activity Pack - “Let’s All Create” is a fun interactive pack with loads of exciting activities for children to get involved in at home.  Activities in this pack have been gathered from many different cultural and creative organisations and are designed to be fun for all ages. Children can have fun with activities such as making cut-out creations, or making a museum in a jar with things you have got at home! 

Norfolk Library and Information Service - Please visit the website to find your local Libraries online groups and activities.

Active Norfolk Home Activities for Kids - We've teamed up with Norfolk's School Sports Partnerships to give schools, parents, and carers handy resources to get kids active every day of the week! Follow the links below to find ideas and activities, updated every week.

Pensthorpe Natural Park - Bring Nature Home - We have developed some inspirational online resources for you to connect with and learn more about nature and wildlife from the comfort of your own home.

Change4Life - 10 minute shake up games, featuring Disney and Pixar characters, to get kids moving
Health for Kids- Jungle Boogie -  Zumba for kids to have fun at the same time as exercising
Museum Virtual Tours
Rainbow Activity sheets
Learning Through Landscapes - Outdoor lesson ideas
World Geography Games
Twinkl - Home Learning
BBC Teach
Postcards of Kindness - an initiative that asks people to write and send postcards to residents of care homes. And while it’s a small gesture, the resulting deliveries bring a great deal of joy and spark lively conversations among the older people who receive them.

West Norfolk Academy of Music - offering online video lessons via FaceTime/WhatsApp/Messenger/Skype -
The Virtual Pub Quiz - Home of the Original Virtual Pub Quiz that went viral and broadcast live to over 200k people!
Virtual Table Top Games - Play any tabletop game online with friends
Cards Against Humanity - Free, Printable, Family Edition
Blocky Games - Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Spy Missions - SI5 Spy Missions was set to open its latest centre in Norwich’s Castle Quarter earlier this year, but the opening has been delayed due to coronavirus. In the meantime, it has launched a home mission called Operation Trident Sting, which is an interactive spy adventure designed to be played around the house. Aimed at families and children aged seven to 11, participants will hack into a digital security system, dodge cameras, duck through lasers, crack codes and solve puzzles in a race against the clock. The game costs £9.99.

Drawing for Kids: Learn How to Draw 25 Cartoons Step-by-Step - Childrens Drawing Lessons: An inspiring art experience for young artists ages 5+. Free

Kids Learn Chess the Fun and Easy Way - Become a chess player and better thinker through a series of fun animated chess lessons. 

Environmental Conservation (Grade 3)  - Join Cady and friends in the ba u of Louisiana as they embark on a virtual adventure to learn what steps they can take to save their environment. From climate change to sick animals and dying trees, this course will teach your child why they should be concerned about trash and what they can do to care for the earth.

Figurative Language (Grade 2)   - Get your child to learn about an essential component of English language and literature—similes, metaphors and hyperboles. A series of fun interactive videos narrated by an animated character make the learning process exciting and effortless. 

Bullying  - Life skills are just as important for your children as educational ones. This courses acquaints children with bullying as a concept through comic-book style illustrations and anecdotes. It also equips them with understanding bullies and provides tips to deal with them.


Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

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