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Things to do for children

Struggling to keep the kids entertained?

Here are a few of our favourite things to keep your 5 to 11-year-olds busy!

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Indoor Fun

100 awesome indoor activities for kids that you can do without leaving the house.

Activities, games and craft ideas galore. Plus loads of ideas for places to visit once restrictions ease.

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DRAW with JIM FIELD

Draw along with Oi Frog! illustrator Jim Field – follow Jim’s videos and draw Jim’s popular characters.

Ladybird

Find loads of book-linked resources to download and print out – plus craft ideas, quizzes and more – on the Ladybird website.

Walker

Walker Books

Activities, videos and more things to do with your favourite characters from Walker books…..Where’s Wally, Maisy, Alex Rider, Judy Moody, We’re going on a Bear Hunt and more.

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Coding for kids

Get creative: coding projects from idea to implementation. Here are a few resources to help get you started!
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Poetry Bonanza with Paul Cookson

Have a laugh with acclaimed children’s poet Paul Cookson as he tells funny and silly poems.
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The Girl of Ink and Stars

A tale of maps, myths and monsters.
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William the Wizard

Wizard William's magic tricks!
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Talking Rubbish

Fantastic children's theatre – brought to you by Theatre Rites and The Spark Arts for Children – all about finding treasure in what other people throw away.
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The Big Veg Takedown

Enjoy an animated story, developed over the summer of 2020, with help from the audience! Artists, children and their families all worked together to create this exciting story.
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Football Quiz with Tom Palmer

Calling all football fans!
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Number Fun with poet Chris White

A seriously silly session around numbers
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Poetry Workshop with Manjit

Always wondered how to write poetry? Tune in to Manjit Sahota, who'll show you how!
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Positive Pants with Claire Clements 1/2

Prepare to get creative with Claire from Positive Pants!
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Positive Pants with Claire Clements 2/2

Take party in a superhero craft activity with Clare.
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Stanley's Supersonic Vacuum

Can you dream big with author Gareth Peter?
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