Keep checking back here for free fun activities and educational links for children, as well as useful tips and resources for the big kids too.

If you do download or use any of these resources, please consider making a donation to CHSF – any amount gratefully received!

CHSF activities for kids…

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Colouring In 1

Colour in: Katie’s Rainbow

iSpy: House

iSpy: Garden

Andrea Larsen Colouring In sheets

ANDREA LARSEN is an artist from Italy who has congenital heart disease and has had open heart surgery four times. Their hope is children will colour these drawings and feel empowered to love their scars.

Free education links…

There’s so many free educational resources available. These are just a few… 👇👇👇

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This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes

Thanks to Facebook user Jean Parnell for this awesome list!

Fun activities for grown ups…

There’s lots of free resources to keep your brain occupied. We will try and add to these as we find them! 👇👇

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NHS Fitness Studio exercise videos

Duolingo – learn languages for free!

Take a virtual tour of museums and art galleries across the world!

CHSF resources for grown-ups…

Parenting resources from the World Health Organisation…

To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.