Activities for Children
Coding Websites for Children
- Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming. Starting with 1-hour coding activities, and expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Parents can make Hour of Code a weekly activity with their children, and even host an event with friends. Find out more here.
- Scratch Jr is a free app designed to teach younger children between the ages of 5-7 how to code. Kids can program their own interactive games and stories, before watching them come to life using programming blocks. Acess Scratch Jr here.
- Stencyl is a free app that is available on both Android and Apple devices. Stencyl allows children and young people of all ages to create and publish their own games by learning programming skills. It teaches game logic through a drag and drop interface and world-building, and can be accessed here.
Indoor Treasure Hunt Challenge
This activity is suitable for all ages, and is focused on working on concentration, reaction time, time-keeping, stamina, balance and having fun.
Treasure Hunt Indoor Challenge (PDF) [685KB]
We've put together ten activity cards to keep your children on the move, with challenges for each exercise. Give them a try!
The Scottish FA Children's Activity Hub
Activities to help stay active while in the garden, or out on your daily exercise, as well as resources to help add a football theme to your homeschool work, can be found here.
- The RSPB website is great for kids to get to know nature in fun and creative ways with lots of resources and ideas of fun things to do indoors and in the garden.
- National Geographic Kids is a good site for reading facts about the environment and the rest of the World.
- BBC Bitesize will start putting resources and help for Home Learning from the 20th of April.