Rampton CareRing: activities for children

Here are a few activity ideas if you are isolating ...or even if it is just raining! If you have other suggestions please send them to [email protected] and we'll add them to the list . Just click on the  +  sign beside each of the categories to view the content. 

Stay Safe

First things first, check this guide to protecting your children online

Click on the + to find great things to see and do

Let's Move: staying active for kids. This was suggested to us by Austin and Lane - thank you!
Dance with Oti Mabuse - learn routines for the Greatest Showman, Aladdin, Frozen, cha cha and many more
PE with Joe for kids  (of all ages) 250+ workouts - pick your favourite!

Ideas for active indoor games and activities which might help to burn some energy when indoors

Iceberger - this one is fun. Draw an iceberg with the cursor and see how it would float
Wildlife Watch activities - lots of great activities: things to make, make an animal mask, colouring, spotter sheets and much more
Raspberry Pi Projects - Have a Raspberry Pi? What would you like to make today? Games? A website? Music? A robot? Digital Art?
Creative activity ideas for ages 7-14 from Oxfam

Hear the world like never before with Nature Soundmap - dusk chorus from Malaysia, a booming Bittern on the Norfolk Broads, lions in Tanzania, Black Redstart in Kazakhstan and many more

The National Space Centre has fabulous space crafts to try and lots of cool videos via their Youtube channels
Send a free Quentin Blake rainbow E-card to cheer somebody up, make some wallpaper or try some colouring
Home Learning Hub The Learn Together Cambridgeshire Education Team has pulled out all the stops to create a one stop shop packed full of exciting challenges, lessons and activities. Could you design your own town from scratch, or name 20 famous literary characters from the photos? The resources go right across the full school age range, but should inspire the inner child within all of us.
Lego scavenger hunt for Lego minifigures. Use the lego figures you already have because any figures will work. This is  an instant scavenger hunt. All you’ll need to do is print the cards and hide some lego guys
Why not spend one of your home school sessions teaching your children how and when to dial 999? The East of England Ambulance Service have added a downloadable colouring book and comic to their website to help children understand the difference between a big and little emergency, as well as what to expect if they do need to call for help.
Science with Konnie Huq - educational but entertaining Youtube videos, low tech but fun
Make a Lego air hockey table - it really works!     

Gruffalo activity sheets from Forest England
Zog activity sheets from Forest England
Highway Rat activity sheets from Forest England
James and the Giant Peach activity sheets from Forest England
Make a paper horse that actually WALKS on its own! This project requires an adult or teen to help

Geography games for school-age children. Test your knowledge of Planet Earth.
Science from Scrap - download worksheets for these fabulous experiments from our Sustainable Vision event
Hundreds: download our pdf of things you can do involving 100. What can you build with 100 Lego bricks? Make a list of 100 inventions that have changed the world, Make a dot-to-dot picture using only 100 dots and many more
Kids Coding Club - Youtube videos of great projects for 6-14 year olds from Redgate Software.
100 things to do indoors - free download
Maddie's online videos - a curiosity box full of family content. Films about science, wildlife, travel and engineering - educational adventures inspire children to #staycurious. 

Make spinning tops with cardboard and marbles. Tops are well-balanced and spin for a really long time.
Make your own giant bubble solution. Using some basic supplies you can blow REALLY big bubbles! 
The Great Indoors brought to you by the Scouts
Art at Home - contests, museums, games, digital, education and "at home"
Online Astronomy talks and activities with the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge

Raspberry Pi Projects - What would you like to make today? Games? A website? Music? A robot? Digital Art?
Scratch - Beginners computer programming games/projects
World geography games

Institute of Zoology podcasts 
BIG history and World History projects - 13.8 billion years of history 

Activities in Cybersecurity from Palo Alto. They aim to demystify cybersecurity through interactive learning, equipping kids ages 5 to 15 with an understanding of how to protect their digital future.
Online Astronomy talks and activities with the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge

Coronavirus - a Book for Children.This is good for any of our kids who need help understanding what is going on - recommended by a consultant paediatrician friend. Illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler
6,000 historical children's books, all digitised and free to read online
Story reading - great for little ones. A teacher friend in Spain has produced these great story-reading clips for little ones. Loving the sound effects!

Virtual Field Trips - Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Farms, Space, Historical Sites and Landmarks, Parks and Nature, and more. This was suggested to us by Sophie and Ethan Nelson - thank you!
Steve Backshall wildlife - from habitats to holotypes, parasites to pademelons, BBC presenter Steve Backshall will bring wildlife into your lounge
Stellarium - online planetarium with lots of really cool features
Have a virtual tour of the Monteray Bay Aquarium

Yellowstone National Park: Virtual Tours
Yosemite National Park: Virtual Tour
San Diego Zoo  (Panda, Penguin, Hippo, Platypus, Baboon, Polar Bear, Ape, Koala, Giraffe, Burrowing Owl, Condor, Elephant & Tiger cams)
Houston Zoo (Giraffe, Gorilla, Chimp, Elephant, Leafcutter Ant & Rhino cams)
Edinburgh Zoo (Panda, Koala, Penguin, Lion & Tiger cams)
Virtually tour many National Parks in the United States
Information about the most popular (of over 400!) US National Parks. Suggested to us by Christie, Kayla, and GG - thank you!

Myleene's Music Klass - Youtube music lessons with Myleene Klass
Watch Sleeping Beauty - Cottenham Theatre Workshop’s Christmas Panto 2019. Oh yes it is!!

2,500 museums to visit virtually
Virtual Field Trips - Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Farms, Space, Historical Sites and Landmarks, Parks and Nature, and more. This was suggested by Sophie and Ethan Nelson - thank you!