Give birdwatching a go!
Remote learning with the BBC
Our Time Summer puzzles
Super summer projects
Managing relationships under lockdown
Spending more time at home with your family can be fun,
but it’s also not unusual for patience to wear thin, leading to upsets or arguments. This isn’t inevitable though. Some of these simple techniques might help to manage family relationships and calmly resolve conflicts should they happen to arise.
Improve your drawing skills
Let's talk about racism
Managing worries about school
Create an alternative journal
A free book to colour in or copy from
Design Museum - create and make at home
#architecturefromhome from Foster+Partners Architects
Free Challenge Cards for young engineers!
New fun and relaxing things to try
Making time management fun
Who are the superheroes in your life?
Small acts of kindness
Lockdown measures have been difficult for lots of people to adjust to
– everyone’s daily lives have been affected over the past few months. That’s why empathy, care and kindness are so important in these times. In fact, the Mental Health Foundation has made kindness the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.
To help get you inspired, we’ve put together a list of small acts of kindness that can make a difference to the lives of others.
Create puppets and put on a show
The best thing about puppets though is that absolutely anyone can create them in their home to bring characters, stories or great designs to life! The possibilities are endless, but to help out, we’ve come up with some great ideas to get you started.
Put your friend’s knowledge to the test
To keep you entertained (and challenged) we’ve prepared a few knowledge testing games you and a friend could try over the internet or on the phone for fun. You could also adapt many of these for family quiz nights in your own home.
BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to
help with learning, revision and homework! It has expanded its
BBC Bitesize website to include lots of videos and classes for all age groups.
They include plenty of 20-minute lessons on a range of topics
including Maths, English, Science and History, and follows the National Curriculum.
Mindful Monsters Activity Cards
Focusing on 4 key areas, the activity cards aim to boost creativity,
improve concentration, inspire positivity and aid relaxation and
have been designed with the support of a counsellor and psychotherapist.
Consequences – A hilarious game for everyone
If you’re looking for something to do with your family during lockdown, the pen and paper game of picture consequences is fantastic fun. It allows anyone of any age to play, unleashing their creativity, creating something totally original and usually ending in lots of laughs!
Snakes and ladders activities for lockdown
Looking for something to do during lockdown? Why not print or draw from one of Our Time’s Snakes and ladders activity sheets and challenge your family to a game?
Free activities from Scouts
Scouts have created a fantastic list of indoor activities to keep young people occupied at this time. We particularly love the ‘How to be kind to yourself’ page but there are lots of others to try too!