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.
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.
Nursery Rhymes - free YouTube vidoes (CHILDREN)
Nursery Rhymes for the little ones from Cocomelon.
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.
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.
Sam PT Fitness at Home - online sessions
PT Sam will be hosting some online sessions to help you stay in shape during isolation.
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.
Joe Wicks - Online PE Class
Joe Wicks has offered to become “the nation's PE teacher” following the closure of schools in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
30 Day Art Challenge - drawing everyday, a new subject each day
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.
Millie Marotta’s Love NHS – get colouring for our carers
The Artful Parent - Good, free art activities
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.
The Imagination Tree - Creative art and craft activities
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
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.
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.
Storytime Online - Free short illustrated stories
A collection of books illustrated by some famous faces.
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.
Audible - Free books available online
Audible have made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis.
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.
Education Explanation Books/Videos about Coronavirus
Books for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.
Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus - nursedottybooks.com
'Piperpotamus learns about coronavirus' - exeter.ac.uk
Salamoji and The Coronavirus - A video or flip-book explaining how important social distancing is.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Watford Borough Council - Education Websites List
PE with Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks has offered to become “the nation's PE teacher” following the closure of schools in the UK
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.
Science with Maddie Moate
Packed with videos about animals, plants, travel and technology, there's always something new to learn and explore!
Dance with Oti Mabuse
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.
English with David Walliams
'Elevenses' are daily short stories from his best-selling kids' books.
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".
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.