online activities

Free Activity Websites

Accessible online activities for all ages – just click on the links below:

HATCHING CHICKS
(parents & babies / Early Years)

Dancing Tots: a range of fun movement and songs
Storyline Online: children’s stories read by famous people:
Starfall: for pre-school and early years, maths, numbers and rhymes
Dr Seuss: books, explore, watch, read, learn
Sensory play activities: free downloads of recipes for sensory play
The Imagination Tree: play and crafts for early years children
CBeebies: games and activities
CBeebies Radio: listening activities
Play Hooray: play ideas for babies and toddlers
Covid-19 Calendar: a calendar of activities for babies and toddlers

FLAMINGO CHICKS
(children and young people)

Dance / Movement / Arts

Dancing Tots: a range of fun movement and songs
Storyline Online: children’s stories read by famous people:
Starfall: for pre-school and early years, maths, numbers and rhymes
Dr Seuss: books, explore, watch, read, learn
Sensory play activities: free downloads of recipes for sensory play
The Imagination Tree: play and crafts for early years children
CBeebies: games and activities
CBeebies Radio: listening activities
Play Hooray: play ideas for babies and toddlers
Covid-19 Calendar: a calendar of activities for babies and toddlers

Stories and other activities

Storyline Online: children’s stories read by famous people
Dr Seuss: books, explore, watch, read, learn
Switcheroo Zoo: animal games
PBS Kids: children’s videos and games
Highlights Kids: activities, games, explore, facts
Forest School in the home and garden
List of thinking games by subject and year
Sensory play activities
140 things to do indoors: all sorts of ideas to keep children entertained
Bath time ideas: great ways to theme bathtimes (also lots of other ideas for indoor activities available on this website)
The Kid Should See This: smart videos for curious minds of all ages
Scholastic: home of children’s books
CBeebies: games and activities
CBeebies Radio: listening activities
Educational Psychologist service: social stories and support for mental health
Audible: children’s audio books (all now free)
World Book Online: children’s ebooks and audio books (all now free)
Covibook: children’s book explaining Coronavirus
David Walliams Audiobooks: one a day being released for free over 30 days

Science and subjects

Free science lessons: from Minecraft, including puzzles, games, and tours of the International Space Station
BrainPop: english, maths, science, music, social studies
Funbrain: maths, reading, videos, games
ABCya: maths and English for children of many different years
E-learning for kids: maths, science, computer skills, English
Literactive: guided reading, e-picture books, phonics
Splash Learn: maths
Cool Math 4 Kids: maths and maths games for children
MathGameTime: maths games, videos, worksheets
ScienceForKids: fun science, technology and facts for kids
Turtle Diary: fun educational online games, typing, maths, English
Tynker: learn coding and computer programming
National Geographic: facts learning and games about animals, nature and the world
Crash Course Kids: science
SciShow Kids: science
Mike Likes Science: science
Science Max: science
Kids Learning Tube: science
National Geographic Kids: animal, nature, the world
Geography Focus: geography
Geek Gurl Diaries: videos to create your own technology
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
A free curriculum – everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
Twinkl: curriculum learning for all ages
Deep Sea: explore the wonders of the ocean
BBC Learning: wide range of curriculum subject activities
Oxford Owl for Home: subjects and reading
Topmarks Education: games and learning for all ages
Mystery Science: lessons at home
British Council: classroom resources
Maths with Carol Vorderman: The Maths Factor
Cooking with Jamie Oliver: 6 recipes for kids
History with Dan Snow: free for 30 days

FLAMINGO DANCE
(adults)

FOR PARENTS/CARERS

Ballet and dance lessons 
Various sports activities to do at home from Sport England
 Zu3D App: create film animation (free)
Pretend to travel the world. Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums
The Kid Should See This: smart videos for curious minds of all ages
TED-Ed: lessons worth sharing
Soundabout: music making sessions for people of all ages with PMLD and SLD

Stretch & Breathe – free weekly online relaxation class with one of our Flamingo Chicks teachers. Mondays, 8pm.

Dance for carers – free weekly online dance exercise classes, Tuesdays 11am.

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