ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDreN

PERFORMING ARTS ➤

Electric Umbrella - huge helpings of fun, music and madness (Disability Friendly)


With a combination of Facebook & Zoom. They have got been singing, signing, laughing and above all sharing time TOGETHER so no one feels alone. Check their weekday programming on their website. electricumbrella.co.uk




Own The Stage Isolation Sessions - showcase your talent online


Own The Stage is about showcasing the wonderful talent in and around our town. So if you have something you’ve been wanting to perform; music, dance, magic tricks to an audience get a camera, share it online with #watfordtogether and we’ll share it to a wider audience.




The Piano Lady - putting a spin on classic songs


Daily updates from Tessa Fineman. Putting a spin on classic songs to help you get through the current crisis. youtube.com/channel/UCmmrQVHyVL-WZjvgti_IyQQ




Nursery Rhymes - free YouTube vidoes (CHILDREN)


Nursery Rhymes for the little ones from Cocomelon. www.youtube.com/user/checkgate




Herts Inclusive Theatre - regular updates and videos (Disability Friendly)


Regular updates and videos from this registered charity offering children, young people and adults, many of whom have learning and physical disabilities, the opportunity to participate in drama, dance and music in an inclusive and safe environment. hit-theatre.org.uk




Sadlers Wells Classes - free dance performances and workshops


Sadler's Wells presents programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance,  wherever you are in the world while our live stages are dark. sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage​​​​​​​





EXERCISE ➤

Sam PT Fitness at Home - online sessions


PT Sam will be hosting some online sessions to help you stay in shape during isolation. facebook.com/meysam.torabi




Herts Sports Partnership - home workout tools


Herts Sports Partnership have put together a suite of tools, resources and more importantly, activities, to help keep everyone moving. Whether you need ideas for getting active, coping from a mindfulness perspective or are involved with a club and aren’t sure what the next few months might mean for you, we want to support you, and your next steps. sportinherts.org.uk/workoutfromhome




Joe Wicks - Online PE Class


Joe Wicks has offered to become “the nation's PE teacher” following the closure of schools in the UK. youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1




Everyone Active - Home Workout and Training Plans


Find content that gives you hints and tips on how stay fit and healthy at home. This will include family activity and home workouts to complement your exercise regime and activities with a healthy lifestyle. everyoneactive.com/content-hub/home-workouts




LTA - Tennis at Home


You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with thier Home Activities hub. It’s full of videos and games for the whole family, even “that” uncle who gets way too competitive. lta.org.uk/play-compete/lta-youth/tennis-at-home




NHS - Fitness Studio


Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories. These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio




NHS - Home Workout Vidoes


Getting exercise doesn't need to be difficult – you don't even need to leave the house! Clear some space in the living room and give thier easy 10-minute workouts a go. nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos




Saracens Sport Foundation - #TogetherActive Series


The #TOGETHERACTIVE series will include a variety of interactive and inclusive exercise, skills, health, dance and well-being videos delivered by our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff. saracenssportfoundation.org/together-active




Sport England - #StayInWorkOut


Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time. www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout





ARTS & CRAFTS ➤

Recreate an artwork - Watford Museum


Use anything in your house to recreate an artwork or museum object from Watford Museum’s collection. Use a #watfordtogether to share your image with Watford Museum. www.watfordmuseum.org.uk




Museum of Me - Watford Museum


A wider campaign. Share a photo of you as a child, something you collect, someone important to you, your favourite object, a book that represents you, your family, home with the #watfordtogether www.watfordmuseum.org.uk​​​​​​​




30 Day Art Challenge - drawing everyday, a new subject each day


You can draw, paint, collage, make and create any way you like. All ages, all abilities welcome. Art is a great way to have fun, communicate and stay connected. facebook.com/groups/223568332122929




View from your Window - Watford Museum


Without going outside and including your window frame, draw, craft or create your favourite view from one of your windows. Use the #watfordtogether to share with us




Planet Munch - Workshop on making your waste into something creative


Make a Recycled Moon Man with Grethe Mangala Jensen from NYSA LOCAL. https://nysa.co.uk/blog/make-a-recycled-moon-man




Millie Marotta’s Love NHS – get colouring for our carers


Celebrate our NHS heroes by joining Millie Marotta’s (bestselling colouring book illustrator) Love NHS initiative and get creative with colour. Millie Marotta’s Love NHS initiative offers a way to de-stress through the mindful activity of colouring in while celebrating the heroes working in the NHS. www.pavilionbooks.com




The Artful Parent - Good, free art activities


Good, free art activities www.facebook.com/artfulparent




Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts for little ones


Easy arts and crafts for little ones. redtedart.com




The Imagination Tree - Creative art and craft activities


Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. theimaginationtree.com




Creative Bug - online video arts and crafts workshops


Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. creativebug.com




NHS Million poster project - we love the NHS!


NHS Million have teamed up with artists from around the UK to bring you lots of poster designs for you to print and colour in at home. www.nhsmillion.co.uk/nhs-posters





EDUCATION ➤

Storytime Online - Free short illustrated stories


A collection of books illustrated by some famous faces. www.storylineonline.net




Free Language Lessons with Rosetta Stone


Rosetta Stone is giving free access for schoolchildren to use its language courses for the next three months, saving parents the usual £50 fee. rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids




Audible - Free books available online


Audible have made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis. stories.audible.com/start-listen




Free VR Museum Tours


Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. artsandculture.google.com




Education Explanation Books/Videos about Coronavirus


Books for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.




National Geographic Kids


Activities and quizzes for younger kids www.natgeokids.com




Watford Borough Council - Education Websites List


www.watford.gov.uk/activities-for-children-covid





CELEBS ➤

PE with Joe Wicks


Joe Wicks has offered to become “the nation's PE teacher” following the closure of schools in the UK youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1




Music with Myleene Klass


She’s set up a YouTube channel called Myleene’s Music Klass with the aim of helping parents and guardians keep up music lessons while kids are at home. youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ




Science with Maddie Moate


Packed with videos about animals, plants, travel and technology, there's always something new to learn and explore! youtube.com/user/maddiemoate/videos




Dance with Oti Mabuse


Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse has teamed up with her husband Marius Lepure to create free online classes for kids. youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos




Maths with Carol Vorderman


The Countdown star is aiming to support children with their basic maths skills through a variety of educational online resources - and the site is currently free to join. themathsfactor.com




English with David Walliams


'Elevenses' are daily short stories from his best-selling kids' books. worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses




Food Tech with Jamie Oliver


Chef Jamie Oliver is hosting a nightly cooking show on Channel 4 to help families plan their meals "in these unique times". www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-on




History with Dan Snow


Dan Snow, also known as The History Guy, is offering free access to his history documentary channel History Hit for 30 days. tv.historyhit.com





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