Ideas for entertaining or home schooling children

If you’ve found yourself struggling with homeschooling this week (and let’s face it, who hasn’t!) we’ve put together some of the best online resources to keep the little, and not so little ones occupied.

Thankfully a host of celebrities have stepped up and offered their talents to help give some much-needed structure to the day.


From April, BBC Bitesize will be bringing new daily content to support education and wellbeing while the schools are closed but there’s already lots to do and get involved with to stay safe and keep learning:

Other online activities to entertain children events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests via The Cosmic Shambles Network

Music with Myleene Klass

A sonnet a day with Sir Patrick Stewart on Twitter

History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

Biology with Steve Backshall on Facebook

Art inspiration with Noel Fielding on Instagram

Drawing with Rob Biddulph #DrawWithRob

I See Maths daily lessons for all ages hosted by Gareth Metcalfe

Live virtual tours at Chester Zoo on Facebook

Daily updates from The Hawk Conservancy on Facebook

Live webcams from The Donkey Sanctuary and Edinburgh Zoo

Colouring in sketches from Quentin Blake

Science Explained with LEGO bricks series of 10 videos

Daily creative play, experiments, easy-to-make crafts and fun with The Dad Lab on Facebook

Cooking with Jamie Oliver

LEGO challenges

How to boss school work while you’re stuck at home via BBC Newsround

Revision resources

For older kids, 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:

Lots of free to access home learning materials and links via Mr PICT


We are sure there are many more resources out there so if you’ve found anything that your kids are enjoying, please get in touch and we can update our list. Email us at and we’ll add you to the list.