With kids currently off school and unable to play with friends they may be starting to get a little bored! Check out our list of things to do at home to make sure you and your kids stay entertained.
If your kids are looking for some fun and indeed some learning then we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of things to do at home to keep your kid’s entertained and maybe even bring out the kid in you! With a number of activities and streams available there’s something for children of all ages.
Harry Potter At Home
Get yourself down to platform 9 & 3/4 and take a trip to the magical world of Hogwarts. There’s plenty to keep you and your children occupied. There’s craft videos, articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more. Head over to harrypotterathome.com to get the magic started.
Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
David Walliams ‘Audio Elevenses’
Comedian and children’s author David Walliams has shared a number of his audio books for free via Audio Elevenses. Visit The World Of David Walliam’s to keep up with his wacky tales.
Today's #AudioElevenses you can listen to the first extract from FING! Over the next 2 weeks, we will be sharing the whole audio book for FREE! We’re releasing chapters from Monday to Friday, and a chance to catch up at the weekends
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— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) April 22, 2020
Noel Fielding’s Art Club
Get the creative juices flowing and join comedian and host of The Great British Bake Off Noel Fielding as he has put together his very own Art Club. He’s inviting children to submit their best creations and pictures of his selected theme of the day. Keep an eye on Noel’s Twitter to see what theme is up next.
— noel fielding (@noelfielding11) April 18, 2020
P.E. With Joe
If your children are missing P.E. or playing sports then online fitness guru Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach has just the thing for you. Tune into his Youtube channel every day from Monday-Friday at 9am and he’ll put your children (and you) through the paces. There’s even some fun homework and assignments for your kids to do on Joe’s Instagram after the workout. Subscribe to The Body Coach TV Youtube channel to get those muscles working.
Disney Family Singalong
There’s hours of material to keep your kids occupied on Disney Plus but if you’re looking for something interactive for you and your family then you can take part in the Disney Family Singalong. The stream includes a host of stars performing classic Disney anthems including Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bublé, the cast of High School Musical and many more. Available to watch on Disney Plus who are currently offering a 7 day free trial.
Save With Stories
A number of household names have got together with #savewithstories to give you a hand in reading those bedtime stories. Join the likes of Steve Carell, Chris Pratt, Liam Payne, Pink, Jennifer Garner and plenty more as they read some new and some classic children’s tales. Follow savewithstories on Instagram for some stellar story telling.
Goodnight with Dolly
Country music icon Dolly Parton has taken to Instagram to recite some carefully chosen children’s stories. So far she’s read some wonderful books such as The Little Engine That Could and Llama Llama Red Pajama. Follow Imagination Library if you want to join in with Dolly.
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Dolly Parton reads "Llama Llama Red Pajama" in the third installment of her new read-aloud series, "Goodnight with Dolly." Watch this Thursday at 7 PM Eastern. In this series, Dolly reads select Imagination LIbrary books, all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. #ReadWithMe #goodnightwithdolly
Animated series PAW patrol has offered a wide array of great content to keep your kids entertained and active. They’ve been active themselves by uploading several short videos daily. Subscribe to the PAW Patrol Official & Friends Youtube account to stay up to date with the gangs activities.