Activities for young carers

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and government’s ever changing advice we have had to change the way our activities and events are run for young carers.  In order to keep everyone safe all of our activities and events will be run virtually on zoom.  Below are some other ides as well as other resources you might find helpful.

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 so that 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.

Gardening!

Raining and wet?  Yes it is but this is the weather that a lot of plants love!  It is a an ideal time to plant some types of things or go for some nice inside plants that enjoy being warm like us.  You could try growing some fruit or veg, plant some flower seeds to brighten up your window sill or look at those fancy succulents we hear so much about.  Any gardening enthusiasts please see some top tips on how to grow your own:

How to Grow – easy leaves

How to Grow – sunflowers

 

You can also check out these other resources:

 

Keeping active

Joe Wicks ‘The Body Coach’ live P.E lesson every day 9 am on YouTube.  Suitable for all ages and abilities (the team have tried it themselves – make sure you have water nearby and be ready to smile!)

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

Free online resources for parents and young people here

BBC Bitesize for all ages here

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

 

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 sofahttps://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours