It’s tricky to continuously come up with new ideas to keep the kids entertained whilst spending more time at home. But, there’s some help at hand! 

 

We’re loving the fun and creative resources being shared from the sector. Here’s a few for you to check out:

Nettl have a free downloadable colouring book featuring Zac the Zebra and friends to get imaginative with. You can upload your artwork creation to their website to be in with the chance to win your picture printed as a canvas. Plus, Nettl will donate £500 to the NHS or registered charity of your choice, in your name.

If you fancy getting crafty then check out Fischer Mk2 created by 2016 Print Futures winner, Daniel Weatheritt and Carey Fluker Hunt. A cheerful little submarine for families to make using throw-away packaging and ordinary materials. Once you’ve built your Fischer Mk2, you’ll be ready to go on an underwater-themed learning adventure. Download the free resource pack for step-by-step instructions, games, activities and a booklist!

Rhapsody Media have some great Stay at Home poster projects for kids of all ages to get stuck into. Choose to use the #stayhome themes they suggest to start you off or get your kids to think about the positives of spending more time at home. 

Need a break from screen time? Try your hand at some origami or challenge your family to a crossword. Love Paper Creations have a range of paper crafts, games, writing tasks and activity sheets for children, or for the whole family, which can be downloaded straight from their site.

Pro Carton have shared their education programme, TICCIT – that’s Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees – to help parents teach their children about trees, sustainability and the environment. At the end of the programme, you’ll be able to plant your very own tree sapling inside a recycled carton to eventually go outside! Download your guide here

If you simply need some advice and guidance on talking to kids about the fast changing news, Digital Arts Online have shared a list of free books to help children understand the current situation.