Play Days

Play Days at Home on YouTube (20th July - 28th Aug)

Mid Sussex District Council will be running a FREE online programme "Play Days at Home" available each day Monday to Friday from 11am for under 10s. This will run for 6 weeks throughout the school summer holidays starting on Monday 20th July and finishing on Friday 28th August.

You can register to receive info and updates below.

Children are invited to join the "Play Days at Home Club" where there will be a mixture of activities and entertainers available online. This programme will be introduced every day by Tomfoolery and will include circus skills and shows, puppet shows, songs and activities, recycled art, recycling challenges and quizzes, sports and keep fit activities and outdoor activities.

We would also like to receive photos of artwork, activities etc. which will be shared online by Tomfoolery during the weeks. Each week Tomfoolery will choose his favourite and a £10 voucher will go to them.

Children are encouraged to make a 'Play Days at Home Club' picture to put in their window to show they have joined the club.

And for the over 10's there will also be once a week a 1-hour programme which will include DJ-ing, Karaoke, online party, Urban art workshops and street dance. Again, please register to receive details of what is happening when.

Sign Up

Activities

Other Activities for Play Days at Home:

Activities can be found in the Facebook group 'Family lockdown tips and ideas'
https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/

Indoor activities from scouts
https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors

Work towards your blue peter badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

Some of these activities for children are more environmentally conscious
https://pawprintfamily.com/activities/

Crafty activities for children
https://theimaginationtree.com/

Early years activities that support children in their different stages of development
https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/activities/zjh8hbk

Love Your Planet

Help get children to think about water pollution with this activity. The first activity requires glasses/ jars, water from various sources and filter paper. The second requires tap water, food colouring and a glass. Suitable for an adult and a child to work on together.
https://www.education.com/activity/article/observe_water_pollution_first/

The RSPB have put together some crafty activities that can encourage the flora and fauna in your garden at home
https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/

The Sussex Wildlife Trust have activity sheets for you to download and print off
https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/discover/fun-stuff/activity-sheets

Recipes, gardening and upcycling activities from Greenpeace
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/eat-grow-upcycle?source=EM&subsource=GOFRNAPEEM01DB&utm_source=gpeace&utm_medium=EM&utm_campaign=GOFRNAPEEM01DB

Instead of buying bottled drinks, make your own at home with these healthy water based ‘cocktail’ recipes from Refill, a scheme committed to reducing the use of single-use plastics. https://refill.org.uk/tappy-hour/

Education and Development at home:

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Resources
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send

BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Activities designed for interactive whiteboards but can be completed on a computer at home
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx

Educational resources for kids from National Geographic
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Free printable worksheets and activities
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Free resources for Primary School Aged Children
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Get moving while you learn with BBC Supermovers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

An interactive combination of science and history suitable for secondary school aged children
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Printable guide where you can make notes and understand how to support your child’s development in their early years
https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/04/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_FINAL_WEBv2.pdf

Help for Parents:

For parents and carers: Play in crisis – helps with how to manage the impact of coronavirus
http://ipaworld.org/resources/for-parents-and-carers-play-in-crisis/

Stay Active

A treasure hunt you can take part in from anywhere, and it’s free! You need to download the app to join in https://www.geocaching.com/play

Workouts for kids from Jumpstart Jonny https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

Get Kids Moving - https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness/videos links to workouts that involve superhero themes that can be done indoors

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation from Cosmic Kids Yoga - designed specially for kids aged three and above. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Partnering with Disney, This Girl Can has captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/

Change4Life has created some Disney-themed indoor games and activities that are ‘bundles of fun and will get the kids moving’.

It also has lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active indoors, including a seated version of a classic obstacle race.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

Active Sussex have put together a table of resources ‘Primary School Active at Home Resources ‘ with links to curriculum linked activities

http://www.activesussex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Primary-School-Resources-5.pdf

Contact us

Community Engagement and Events Officer
Sally Blackmore
Email: youth@midsussex.gov.uk.

Last updated: 09 July 2020