Firstly, our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the current situation. We wish you, your colleagues and your families all the best during this time. In response to the current challenges, we feel that it is more important than ever that we support young people and their families to access creative opportunities. Below are a range of links to creative resources and fun activities that we have gathered for you to support children and young people in Sheffield during this period of isolation and home-learning.
A bit about us..
We are a charitable organisation set up to take the young people of Sheffield on a journey into the arts, culture and heritage sectors. From creative learning opportunities to fun things to do – we’re here to benefit the lives of all those aged 0-24. Our website will be launched very soon. To sign up to our newsletter, read about our vision, aim and strategic plan and to follow our social media channels, head to this link. You can also email us at [email protected]
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Free print out of stuff to do with kids
Primary and secondary
Can be printed
Centre for Alternative Technology at Home
Whether you’re keen to use your time at home to learn more about solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency or are looking for fun wildlife activities to keep the kids connected to nature, we’ve got lots of online resources to help.
Hapa zome- leaf-bashing
A natural way to create your own amazing leaf prints on cloth.
Can be downloaded
Make Your Own Museum
Primary and Secondary
Carney Academy Sheffield
run by professional theatre and TV director Ruth Carney, is providing free performing arts Lockdown Lessons for anyone aged 4 to adult.
Things for kids to draw
Are your kids wondering what to draw? Get this list of drawing prompts and fun things for kids to draw!
Museums Sheffield - #MondayMakes: Woolly Mammoth
Livestream These Fun Games And Crazy Challenges To Keep Your Kids Entertained At Home
Lets Colour Together
Beautiful downloadable colouring pictures
Paid for things made free
To help the millions of people having to stay home, one of the uplifting aspects of the current crisis is a number of companies have made stuff free that you normally pay for, both for kids and grown-ups. Here's a round-up of some of the best freebies we've seen:
Tate Online - Andy Warhol
Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol was an artist who reimagined what art could be in an age of immense social, political and technological change.
Explore the artist's life and career in these 12 rooms
Secondary , 16+
Free escape room activities
This activity was designed for Year 5 students in the UK, and will also suit ages 9-11 elsewhere in the world. Topics covered include perimeter and area, figurative language, homophones, basic math and logic, angles, the solar system, a bit of beginner French, and lots of fun codes to break. Measurements are metric, but they won’t make a big difference to the enjoyment of the activities or to the necessary calculations.
Family Arts Campaign We’re very excited to announce that Fantastic for Families is now listing online events for families.
If you have a live performance, class or workshop coming up, you can now add it to the site by logging in and visiting the My Online Events tab. As always, listing your event is completely free
Calm have shared a list of free mindfulness resources
What to do when you become ill with coronavirus?
A Music Physio event, bringing carers and children with complex learning differences together to explore body awareness
Mixture - SEND
50 things to do before you are five facebook group and activities
Free Theatre Screenings spreadsheet
Nikon is offering free online photography classes for all of April
Shakespeare's Globe to release six productions online to watch for free, including Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet
A Fingerful of Animals
making a fingerpuppet garden of creatures
Online, could be downloaded
Distance Learning Drama Activities - links to 100 videos
Primary and Secondary
Year 8 The Wind in the Willows Home Learning
Could be downloaded
Martin Shaw -Stories for stay-at-home kids
‘The Shows Must Go On’, the new YouTube Channel that will be streaming a full-length musical every Friday at 7pm GMT for free so you can bring the theatre home! It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend! First up, it’s Joseph! - ALW #GoGoGoJoseph #TheShowsMustGoOn
Company Three- The Coronavirus Time Capsule is a new project that we are sharing with groups of young people around the world. Week-by-week we are creating a cumulative video time capsule, recording teenage experience during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll update it every Friday.
Kids in museums - 10 heritage happenings to try at home this week
National Videogame Museum - Play The Museum At Home
-Create Your Own Pixel Art Character, Great Games To Keep you Busy at Home, Creatively Exploring Videogames
7 and above
Online and some PDF downloads
Skillshare Blog - Online creative courses you can do at home (free trial available)
Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry help design the 'ultimate artists’ activity pack
Early years - primary
The Guardian - Lockdown: the best free online experiences to stave off boredom.
Comedy, theatre, gigs, exercise, art exhibitions, digital books and magazines, maths lessons for kids, opera and ballet,