Activities for young carers

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and government’s advice to avoid social contact we are having to re-think our upcoming activities and events for young carers. We will be updating this page with virtual activities and events for young carers, as well as other resources you might find helpful.

New: Gardening!

With the weather getting sunny and warm why not try a bit of gardening? You could try growing some fruit or veg, or plant some flower seeds to brighten up your window sill. Glenda, our Young Carer Support Advisor and gardening enthusiast has some top tips on how to grow your own in simple steps:

How to Grow – easy leaves

How to Grow – sunflowers

 

Young Carer Competition – every month

Each month we will be setting a competition for young carers to enter. The prizes will be £20 for first and £10 for second, and is the perfect opportunity to get creative whilst we’re at home! Each month will be a different theme, and young carers can send in drawings, paintings, photos, pieces of writing or anything else that has been inspired by the theme! For this month’s competition theme and details click here. You can also find previous months winning entries here.

New: Virtual Book Club

We are excited to launch our first Young Carers Book Club! Each month we will share our book pick with you, and you can then either send in your reviews, or join a virtual meeting (via Zoom) to discuss the book and chat with other young carers. Click here to find out more about booking on and this month’s book!

 

 

You can also check out these other resources:

 

Keeping active

Joe Wicks ‘The Body Coach’ live P.E lesson every day 9 a.m on YouTube. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

 

Herts Sports Partnership have a great list of different ways to get the whole family moving. Follow the link and scroll down, includes Kids Yoga, Disney Dance-Along and Premier League Primary Stars: https://sportinherts.org.uk/coronavirus/#

 

Outdoor activities

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust: #WildAtHome project

 

Indoor activities

Educational resources: Click here or download PDF here: Educational Resources list

 

Cartoon workshops:  Sheffield based artist Pete McKee has set up short cartoon workshops on youtube:
Lesson 1: Part 1 Faces   Part 2 Ageing   Part 3  Bodies

 

Scouts: The Great Indoors. Includes activities for age 6 – 14 year olds https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

E-books: Audible are providing all children’s books for free

 

Travel the world’s museums from your sofa: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

 

Science experiments, Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 4: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/?type=at-home