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Free learning activities

Are you looking for learning activities you can use with your kids at home?  There is absolutely tonnes of free stuff online. Lots of charities and organisations create free learning resources for schools, that are curriculum-relevant but also put a different spin on learning. Best of all they are usually created ( I know because I work on some of them) to pick up and run with. You don’t need to be a teacher, or understand the curriculum to use them, and you can be assured that your kids are learning something worthwhile and relevant.

I’m going to give you a load of links to some great content – but check out the websites where these are, as there is much much more available! I’ll add new sites as I find them too, so be sure to come back! And if you are a charity with free educational materials to offer leave a comment or get in touch.

https://www.valuesmoneyandme.co.uk/

Story-based learning and follow up activities delivering financial education for children aged 5-11.

www.education.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk

Lots of activities that support English and Spanish language and animal welfare learning. Make puppets, write stories and more! 

https://www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/resources/#ks1-and-ks2

Fun videos and lesson plans to support English, Maths, Drama, History, Citizenship, and Science.

https://www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/resources/#ks3-and-ks4

Full lesson plans to support English, Citizenship, History, and Business Studies for older students.

https://crackingideas.com/competitions

Take part in the Cracking Ideas competition.  Imagine a cracking idea that can help get mundane jobs done quicker, better and most importantly from the comfort of a warm armchair! Competition closes 24 April.

www.wastebusters.co.uk

Families can register for a free account to access Wastebuster resources. Videos, singalongs, and fun eco-activities all linked to reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

https://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources

Lesson plans, case studies, videos and more to introduce global issues at all ages.

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources

Teaching resources to help enrich curriculum subjects and connect human crisis with human kindness.

https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/resources

Curriculum linked resources designed to explore environmental issues in an engaging and motivating way.

https://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/

Thousands of resources relating to the themes of food, farming and the natural environment.

https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources

Teach young people how to be safe near and in the water – and what to do if anything ever goes wrong. Videos, activities and interactive learning for all ages.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/

Get outside and explore nature with RSPB activities; spot it sheets, build nature houses, provide food and water for nature or become a nature detective.

https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/minibeasts/what-is-a-minibeast

Everything you need to know about mini beasts.

https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/

https://www.marwell.org.uk/education/free-resources/

Edutainment – fun stuff with learning too! 

https://www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/kids-space/

Play the ‘poop scoop’ game, or ‘waggy tails’. Download colouring sheets, wordsearches, dot-to-dots and more!

https://education.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk/kids-fun/

Play GalGo! Download the puzzle sheets, colouring and dot to dots.

https://www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/safety/

Watch Smart Dog and learn how to be safe around dogs!

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