Below is a range of family and kid-friendly activities, some great for home-schooling, others just for general interest.


Resources spreadsheet: this spreadsheet includes 5 tabs but the second may be especially useful – Kid Stuff!

Family Zone: this website, from the Literary Trust is a one-stop shop for families which brings together exciting literacy resources and activities. It is easy to use, divided by age group and will continue to grow.

The Family Zone is working on resources including:

  • Simple and fun Small Talk videos to help parents chat, play and read with their young child
  • Top tips for enjoying audiobooks as a family
  • A guide to building a reading den at home
  • A Reading Miles Global Challenge to encourage children to read around the world
  • Activity sheets based on popular children’s books, including Where’s Wally?, as well as playful learning activities featuring much-lovedCBeebies characters
  • Exciting author videos, including live stories with author Steve Antony, draw-along sessions with illustrator Rob Biddulph and poetry workshops with Sarah Crossan

ChalleNGe – The Nottingham Cultural Education Partnership: I also want to introduce you to ChallenGe, which is getting creative education resources available for children and Young People at home and attractive and exciting materials for the new term. They have turned their website across to activities that they can co-ordinate and signpost people to. Further activity will be commissioned to help young people productively create.

– Charlotte Malik