Cornwall at home
Cornwall Live launched Stay In as social distancing continues. They are focusing attention on ways to help you stay entertained at home - from the best film and TV recommendations to live streamed gigs and theatre shows you can watch from your sofa.
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From fitness routines you can do at home to cookery tips to help you make the most of a limited larder, they will be bringing you daily ideas to help you get through the lockdown.
They will also continue to champion local businesses by showing you alternative ways we can all support our local restaurants, bars and venues during this difficult time.
Climate and STEM
Cornwall Council have created some home learning resources to support young people, parents and teachers. There are some great opportunities to stay involved-from citizen science projects to talks and webinars.
Indoor activity ideas
The Scouts have pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas. Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds
Online pub quiz
A Lockdown Pub Quiz will be taking place every Wednesday at 8pm until the lockdown is lifted.
All you have to do to get involved is grab a pen, some paper, and play the live video that will be streamed on the Plymouth Live, Cornwall Live and Devon Live Facebook pages.
We must look after our health and wellbeing during this time at home, nature is just outside the window and so important in easing anxiety. The Cornwall Wildlife Trust have made some things to do and thinsg to see as a family
The Trafalgar Way
The Trafalgar Way is the route of an epic journey of a naval messenger who brought home the news from The Battle of Trafalgar. He travelled from Falmouth, through Bodmin to London.
You can find free downloadable educational worksheets which are full of fun topics and activities.
There is also an amazing ‘Official Storymap’ of The Trafalgar Way. It’s a map which tells the story! .
New for spring & Easter
Heligan have created some Easter crafts for you to download and enjoy with your family:
How to get the most from your outdoor space – even if that's just a windowsill – simple activities to get away from those screens, or a super easy way to help your kids understand science, the EDEN collection of free online resources is set to bloom this spring.
Dyson engineers have designed challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.
The energy supplier Octopus have been busy designing daily activity sheets featuring colouring-in, puzzles, and quizzes (that can be brought up digitally or printed off), boredom boxes - with ideas for activities like scavenger hunts and origami, and even craft competitions (with a weekly prize!).
P.E. with Joe!
The Body Coach is running physical exercise sessions every day on YouTube for free.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. The workouts are fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.
Children at home
In the weeks ahead, children will be at home and families will need support with keeping them entertained, perhaps learning at home. There are lots of online resources to help this and they are listed below - just scroll down.
DK Find Out - https://www.dkfindout.com…
Activities and quizzes
Futurelearn - https://www.futurelearn.com
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).
Blockly - https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Software Cornwall - https://www.softwarecornwall.org/free-coding-resources/
A list of computer science resources which are free, fun and creative for you and your children.
National Geographic Kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Mystery Science - https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This - https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course Kids - https://youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
YouTube videos on a wide range of subjects for a younger audience
Crest Awards - https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges - https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad - https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
Cbeebies Radio - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives - https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Geography Games - https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Blue Peter Badges - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
FREE Printable Worksheets – https://www.worksheetfun.com/
FREE Printable Worksheets for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade.
The Artful Parent - https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page
Red Ted Art - https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree - https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater - https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games
Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.co.uk
Print-outs, offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.