Homeschooling ideas and free resources for families


Homeschooling ideas and free resources for families

There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety out there right now, but there have also bee a few postive and its great to see people and organisations pulling together to get through this.

The news that all schools in the UK are to shut from Monday, for the foreseeable future, has been met with many companies and organisations offering learning resources for free.

Take a look at some of the websites and resources that people have been generously sharing. They are sur to help keep our youngsters interested and entertained.

Twinkl -

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Use code UKTWINKLHELPS.

We are teachers -

30 educational Netflix shows 

Top Marks -

Interactive resources

The Body Coach -

Workouts to help burn off a little energy

World Books - https:/

Free access to books for kids

Mo Willems -

Illustrator Mo Willems Keeping kids entertained with You Tube Drawing sessions

Our Favourite Places, Insta

Colouring Our Favourite Sheffield Places

Audible -

Free stories for children from Audible

Khan Academy -

Especially useful for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system, but it's mostly common material.


Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca -

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn -

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly -

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch -

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed -

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids -

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo -

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science -

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This -

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course -

YouTube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids -

YouTube videos on many subjects for a younger audience

Crest Awards -

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards -

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges -

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad -

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths -

Is in U.S. grades, but good for U.K. Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio -

Listening activities for the younger ones.

British Council -

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home -

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project -

Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.

Geography Games -

Geography gaming!

The Artful Parent -

Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art -

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree -

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater -

Educational online games

D.K. Find Out -

Activities and quizzes

BBC Learning -

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No T.V. licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

A massive thanks to everyone who has shared all these amazing resources.