Five family-friendly activities that don’t cost a penny!
Keeping the family entertained during the current lockdown can be a challenge, but we’re here for you!
Here are 5 family friendly activities that kids of all ages can enjoy, and it won’t cost a penny!
It’s the one that everyone’s talking about, it’s P.E. with Joe Wicks. Every weekday morning at 9am Joe Wicks, aka ‘The Body Coach’ is live streaming a 30 minute P.E. class on his YouTube channel. It’s aimed at kids, but that’s not an excuse to get the whole family involved. You don’t need any extra equipment and the workouts are fun and suitable for all ages. Exercise is an amazing tool that can help you feel happier, more energised and more optimistic.
Don’t worry if you can’t watch live, all episodes are available to watch on demand.
Games, music, education and more! You’ll find it all on BBC Bitesize. There’s already loads of great content for school aged children, but it’s about to get even better. Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They’ll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational videos on iPlayer.
Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert and engaged. Audible is an Amazon company and they say that, for as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
If you’ve got kids of a certain age, you’ll probably know exactly what Roblox is. It’s a hugely popular, highly social collection of online multiplayer games. What makes it different is every game is coded and designed by the players themselves and these games are shared with the rest of the community. Roblox has added more educational games to its teaching resources and feature lessons such as an introduction to coding and game design.
After all that exercise and education, how about some peace and quiet? Take time to sit quietly and find some inner calm with mindfulness meditation from Headspace. Listen to the guided meditations alone or with the family and see if mindfulness can help you feel more relaxed and grounded.
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