• Emilia Bayer

Fun Activities for Kids and Teens During Self-Isolation

Supporting local communities is our raison d’etre here at H&F Circles. That's why we've put together a programme of suggested activities to help inspire your little ones and keep them engaged and motivated during self-isolation. Below you will see a list of educational activities that they can do on their own or with limited parental supervision in the case of the very little ones.


Age 3 – 7

Science:

  • Apple Oxidation Experiment In this experiment, your child will learn more about how the oxygen in the air around us causes apples to go brown (a process also known as oxidation). Link: here. Parental supervision required.

  • 63 Easy Science Experiments for Kids to Do at Home Children are born scientists. They're always experimenting with something. These fun science experiments for kids are super easy to do at home and will keep them curious and engaged. Link: here. Parental supervision required.

Reading & Stories:

  • Oxford Owl: Free e-book library Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press. Their free eBooks collection is developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Link: here.

  • CBeebies Bedtime Stories The Stories are shown at 6:50pm every evening as part of the Bedtime Hour and are read by a different celebrity every night. Link: here.

Environment:

  • Cbeebies Explains The Environment We’re inviting your little ones to explore the subject further with CBeebies Explains The Environment! Link: here.

Wellbeing:

  • Yoga Class Inspired by Children’s Books In this selection we invite your little ones to join two wonderful easy-to-follow yoga adventures with Jaime based on favourite children's books. Link: here.

Age 7 – 11


Science:

  • Mapping the Solar System with Maddie and Greg Maddie and Greg are pulling on their spacesuits and preparing for MISSION SPACE! In this episode, they will choose a destination for the galactic adventure. We hope your kids join Maddie and Greg as they soar through the solar system, learn about the planets and make two scale models using fruit salad and a strip of paper! Link: here.

  • Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica We invite your young people to choose a character, then add, subtract, divide and multiply their way to victory in this fun maths game. They can challenge themselves across 10 different KS2 maths topics from the Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication to the Deadly Sea of Shapes. Link: here.

  • 30-Day Math Challenge We hope this month-long challenge helps your children learn to love maths in a fun and engaging way. The 10-15 minute daily sessions will help kids build confidence and enjoy the subject like never before! Link: here.

  • Earth Squad Go! Earth Squad Go! Is a game that encourages participants to use Science knowledge and answer questions in order to get to each level and unlock areas of the game. Link: here.

Environment:

  • Earth Day Edition: Blue Planet Live We welcome our young explorers to dive deeper and learn more about the environmental impact on marine life all around the world. Link: here.

  • 20 Activities for Kids to Learn About Sustainability Sustainability encompasses a number of things, from recycling to gardening, and in being resourceful with products and items that we use. We can teach these to children through hands-on activities and by involving them in acting sustainably as well! In the spirit of celebrating the Earth Day, we wanted to end the week with a list of 20 activities that will teach kids about sustainability. Link: here.

Wellbeing:

  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone - A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure We invite your young ones to join Jaime on a fun kids yoga adventure for kids aged 6+ based on Harry Potter. Kids yoga for balance, strength and confidence. Link: here.


Age 11+

Science:

  • Making Marbled Paper We invite your young ones to get creative with Tate Kids and experiment with their hands. They will learn how to use shaving foam and ink or paint to create swirly patterns and prints! Link: here.

  • Create and Make At Home with Design Museum Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home: colour, cut and build to create your own design project. Link: here.

  • Khan Academy Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. Their iPad app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 3,200 videos. They cover a vast number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Link: here.

  • Free live coding lessons on Tuesdays for kids aged 10-13 Tech We Can Tuesdays takes place every Tuesday at 10.30am and is aimed at children who are 10-13 years. Link: here.

  • Kitchen Science with the Science Museum Fun experiments for your young enthusiasts from the Science Museum. Link: here.

Environment:

  • Environment by National Geographic As Earth Day celebrations continue, we are inviting your young explorers to discover the fascinating environmental phenomena that take place in different parts of our beautiful planet though National Geographic’s ‘Environment’. Link: here.

Wellbeing:

  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone - A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure We invite your young ones to join Jaime on a fun kids yoga adventure for kids aged 6+ based on Harry Potter. Kids yoga for balance, strength and confidence. Link: here.

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