Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for families

Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for families

With schools closed as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), some parents and carers may be looking for activities to try at home with their children.

We’ve pulled together a list of recommended resources for families from some of our trusted partner organisations.

Some of these ideas will help you start conversations with your child, keep them entertained and inspired whilst at home, and encourage you to enjoy quality time together as a family. All of which are important for your wellbeing.

Please visit our Coronavirus: Updates page for our latest advice and guidance for schools, parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health.

Child painting

The Art Room at Home

Our specialist Art Room team have created a series of art projects for primary aged children.

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The Daily Mile - children fit for life

The Daily Mile at Home

The Daily Mile Foundation has put together some helpful tips on how you can still go out and do The Daily Mile, whilst keeping yourself safe.

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Booktrust: Home Time

Booktrust has enlisted the help of authors and illustrators to provide free books, videos, games, quizzes, and drawing lessons for children.

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BAFTA Kids at Home with Place2Be

Our friends at BAFTA Kids have enlisted some famous faces to share their recommended films, TV shows and games to keep your family entertained! 

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RHS logo

RHS: bringing the sunshine inside

A few ideas to help you and your family connect with nature, even while staying indoors.

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Greenhouse Sports: #HomeCoach

These daily sports and fitness activity videos are designed to help you keep stay active, as well as some fun challenges for you to try at home!

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National Literacy Trust: Family Zone

Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges to support parents during school closures.

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Katie Thistleton

Q&A with Katie Thistleton

Place2Be ambassador, Radio 1 DJ and CBBC presenter Katie answers questions from children on childhood, wellbeing, her career, and coronavirus.

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News & blogs

Kindness Cup News

Award a virtual Kindness Cup for Mental Health Awareness Week

We've launched our new virtual kindness cups to celebrate the acts of kindness taking place across our school communities.

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Child drawing

Coronavirus: supporting children who may be especially vulnerable

Place2Be's Principal Educational Psychologists share some ways to support children who are especially vulnerable.

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Child with colourful building blocks in school classroom

Coronavirus: updates from Place2Be

Tips, advice, and updates on how to access our services.

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