Crafts and Creative Activities

10 of the worlds best virtual museum and art galley tours
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours
The Guardian has compiled a list of virtual and interactive museum and art gallery tours to take part in at home.

50 Easy Indoor Crafts and Games – Primary age
https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/best-indoor-kid-crafts-activities.html
Here is a list of 50 different simple indoor crafts and some games to create and play with.

Card Games for the Family – Primary and secondary age
https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/kids-games/indoor-play/snap-12-classic-card-games-to-teach-the-kids/news-story/1d153893aee53908749c1377c588928c
Why not try a family game day/night with just a pack of cards. Here is a list of 12 classic card games that are easy to teach the children and start playing.

Colouring Pages – Primary and secondary age
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135983/anime-coloring-page-for-kids/
There are lots of websites online where you can download and print off colouring pages for your children to use, such as this anime themed version.

Create Your Own Board Game – Primary and secondary age
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/create-your-own-board-game
If you and your family are tired of the board games you have in the house, why not get creative and start making your own. Here is a step by step guide to creating your own board game with crafts you most likely have in the house.

Culture in Quarantine
https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/bbc-coronavirus-culture-in-quarantine-jonty-claypole-1203538819/
The BBC have given students and staff access to remote cultural events and activities during the coronavirus outbreak, this will run across the UK’s digital, TV and radio services.

Google Arts and Culture
https://artsandculture.google.com
Google Arts and Culture offers a fantastic selection of topics to explore. From touring the Taj Mahal to coming face to face with a Jurassic Giant.

The Imagination Tree – Pre-school and primary school age
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative arts and crafts activities for the very youngest.

Indoor Creative Activities – Primary and secondary age
https://www.verywellfamily.com/ideas-for-indoor-fun-for-kids-3542635
This website provides a list of fun activities, which were made for a rainy day, but can also be applied to now.

Music with Myleene Klass on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhSUrNSqx77FCBs5SslcWg
This online music class happens twice a week via YouTube.

Origami for Kids – Primary and secondary age
https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/easy-origami-for-kids/
Origami is a great way to keep children entertained for hours, with so many variations to try you can start off at a beginner level with some easy creations and build up levels as the day goes by.

Red Ted Art – Pre-school and primary school age
https://redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

Screen-Free Activities – Primary and Key Stage 3 age
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/124392/25-screen-free-activities-for-kids/
One of the challenges of the upcoming time at home may be controlling the amount of time your child has on the iPad or watching television, here is a list compiled of different activities your child can do that takes them away from their screens.

Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/stevebackshallofficial/
Everyday at 9.30am Steve Backshall will answer your wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration questions.

Wind in the Willows
https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/wind-in-the-willows-coronavirus-stream-free_51205.html
The West End Production of Wind in the Willows is now free to stream online. This is a fantastic way to see some theatre for free at home.