Balnacra Arts & Pottery by Vicky Stonebridge

A list of Activities for people stuck at home. young and old.

I’m gathering here loads of links for activities you can do at home especially when we’re all isolating due to the Covid-19 lock down, these are for children and adults.
Disclaimer; I cannot vouch for all these links as I haven’t had time to check everything out myself, have a responsible adult around when working on the internet.
For parents worried about being able to home school, there are plenty of resources available, but more important that the curriculum at this time is that your family feel safe, loved, and anxiety free. It’s hard to stay patient when everyone is indoors together, but kindness, empathy and a playful , creative approach will help your family adjust and get through this better. Kids mental health is more important that the three R’s. Be careful about letting your own adult fears and anxieties come out in front of the kids, focus on the positive if possible, involve them in the household chores and cooking. A routine is important for everyone’s health and well being, laying around in bed all day if you don’t physically have to, will soon get boring and depressing. Keep in touch with family and friends through social media and the phone, stay connected even though you can’t be together physically.

We’re living in historical times so keep a record, a diary, a video log, a blog, there are loads of apps available to help with this, the kids will teach you how !

A memory box is a great way of capturing the feelings and mementos of difficult times and putting them somewhere safe.

Drawing comic strips is one of my favourite methods of capturing what is going on.

I will be adding to this page on a regular basis, feel free to send me more links and ideas.

I’m also going to run some online art and craft challenges for people to join in with. stay tuned !

stay safe, stay social but socially distance, keep it fun, keep it creative. Vicky Tuesday 24/03/2020

 


A list of resources for wellbeing, learning, kids and health.

resources


Quarantine adventures.

Creative Quarantine


a list of free online courses

190 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.


10 Ways to Create a Unique Keepsake Memory Box



Vintage sewing patterns

Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Are Now Available Online


Live puppet shows
https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/center-for-puppetry-arts-livestream-performances-for-free/KuBGQBiqLKxYs2l0WORhWO/?fbclid=IwAR1PX7L7smR_4XyJgXqvG96iwpa19_Uimymato-AiK1wz1nEng5pFMX9aUg


virtual museum visits
https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/?fbclid=IwAR2dRvKTNiLW1cnB4GQgyW2wTYKzXSspSesPl-u_MfGykNZGg47vUAhO3bk


Highlands remote learning
https://highlandnumeracyblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/remote-learning-ideas-and-activities-for-parents-and-teachers/?fbclid=IwAR20XXIqgr_4gVx8QyNfacgwRsdIPiux1Ibw-75XH7zcRV0RW5x30TxBQ-M


YMCA free online courses

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article241307611.html?fbclid=IwAR0kcS-clolfA9yVI9d_IY-YXqN6IfhymDT9GK56u1XB42BN8iZki7KWeEo


Broadway musicals for free
https://www.unilad.co.uk/film-and-tv/you-can-watch-broadway-musicals-for-free-online-for-a-limited-time-only/?source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1p2r7XeI25Y7ohSSrDdTsZbaUQBYC698OH2AZ7bisv0KIyN9kusFmVAuo


Virtual PE with a bodycoach
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html?fbclid=IwAR3jXvhAp3KVfiRWb50P_Z2DqbE74rmbdKAdgSsxtmyt_PgFIA8OPSxhBGU


Virtual tour of world museums

Free Virtual Tours of World Museums, Educational Sites & Galleries For Children


live cartooning classes
https://www.facebook.com/harptoons/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARD_bU0pI6sNCQKjKGXmDhFfuZipVJ7Nu8gwHv7hcgUdrwtzxs_-XTev0JpaIySFt88T7687bnzWqDsD&hc_ref=ARQRsjSqQ4jMtoWuJpzuUFJ4rIoyjLAcflbqNFKOHzD15-bklOnG9BO56ibsgTKuLVw&fref=nf&hc_location=group

 


NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free



Historical maps online
https://pastmap.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0uDfJIZD8ODUOJZpUgu4D8-uST3SXPOrAd38avLOnSDvz3x-u4oA76gfw


Live and free art classes
https://www.virtualmcart.com/?fbclid=IwAR0J-1qHeyLJtdtGHXbiRC3EbjXaemEjA5jI9vm8w3Df0K0nvfCe0KF23DQ


drawing for beginners
http://eepurl.com/gW5TgL?fbclid=IwAR2X-xctRUtK6aw0NU2yJeVnMHoFUWfBiOveuE5L1JvneF53XreI9UC6na8



Radio & podcasts from BBC
https://g.co/kgs/ywAZPG?fbclid=IwAR2MuLvEUiLPYOxP1WIw1vmmVrLaZxcDuzjEu0ls2GehD5TSrGhd7mNwGmY


Edinburgh zoo live online penguin walk
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/?fbclid=IwAR20r_nx8CqMLpmvCYDuc1Z6a6i0AqrP8wSdFjdBnZ7LwyAeRT7bOQTzzqo


the worlds museum treasures online

https://artsandculture.google.com/?fbclid=IwAR2yr5HGTff_CpbsNUuFavghu7Rq9tikUwJEFxFGb0UBYMAd-0b8cpvYLS4


met office resources for schools
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools?fbclid=IwAR0CWj5HH_c3dI1JBsce_bh0oiwrMhyGlVP35m1sLXwrM46FHqAXv7ZggUk


Online teaching resources
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach?fbclid=IwAR2oRxyFOg9ILXR0xF3hj6GE9zbhuFXim4J5RQ6BE00AGHnxOHguBOwHcKA



Qi Gong exercises relaxing and healthy.
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FqViH3a4S-Uk%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2rZRwam1qTW8iXO8_yYf-wBvXLTG599oZqB4DOErVNXh6vBkh4u97Zn7Q&h=AT1UMxspWrJGcZRQDylE5Tw0zXD_IfsOt8KifcdaLG09gQaH4BMFg9GHM4gh9V4mzC7SEvyyPMpAuCe6E5aZX2jki_aYos2SvutuwED0qy81zXe6OXLS8VKaWbkE1jtwbLltV_5ReysmaoG-p_by_nxcvY80


Grow a Rapid Response Victory Garden


How to Store Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Months Without a Refrigerator


Free online courses
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue?fbclid=IwAR3DTkrIzx7ZGtGVH1IN5PVzWpbfjJS10xlNFwM6tltfiVINZXtwZFcb_E8





The Best Kid Yoga Videos



NHS fittness studios videos & information.
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nhs.uk%2Fconditions%2Fnhs-fitness-studio%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1Czl-BMq7wKgNrekoppW5bEL_yaYkO9FGPiwe89IrwlMqUlEXJi-dJ6pQ&h=AT2_VwBfPOT6Fo5D-0nNtbrKEsKK53O8sNifBLrfUytg3GTnmOFQc0T42qRizTQkEGG-FFrAxvLvDCBMv_SG0PAcVTkA4rkjb2rc_efJzIzoz-1dVZZ5XmOxH62ccSg2cmptXWfhC8xptvUP6K-nTa9HWtcZ


complete archive of folk music from all countries
https://folkcloud.com/?fbclid=IwAR3w9J1aga0DjUV1E76dmrYMqpmNwAXTDQJV72q5T9y2pplGtmDwQb_HZ5I


historical childrens books digitised for free.
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.openculture.com%2F2016%2F08%2Fenter-an-archive-of-6000-historical-childrens-books-all-digitized-and-free-to-read-online.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1blESuxxO0ECTompCcHOXf2Kb5wwByfZFxeJ3MDB-RNF_ZtrSiTggV8FI&h=AT2X4x443CrdwKTRVJtVtrjPsIhOO1jm1iA8w1bu5X8BXa4zJrQjpKAUetwZzPQNPoPsuXkgmMevmUbx7w1D5ayzNj43TWEPRBeTfmLqRdnbio2DX95v0sHohZ4MWr_v8fZYi1hAO3GpbdDjR890g7R77E5c


Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty


Live feeds for wildlife watching

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Flavanyasunkara%2F2020%2F03%2F16%2Fstuck-at-home-connect-with-nature-through-these-invigorating-live-feeds%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR30j-k46UVUb1jJEGp0yqIHJacS8E3tKEFCEd5lKCC-7sYrdiE91FG985Q&h=AT2IPGXonTsZoqaA2ZoKxqWTW6ijwu33gSyGWGXhUQNBa4g-X3uwwLk-56xbBOWpjsMXY7ztexo_QMW6dOgn9aEaqJ2aejdltU4tj242Oghey7GikjPpufO-LKIAX7CHa4mBxcQs_pURQQBsn8NK_d2g84P9



190 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

 


loads of crafts and making things to do .
https://www.instructables.com/craft/?fbclid=IwAR2wanMVJTWBr6TfPTugAvzxJjnnD8J_5pNUn9Zuwyh3lsUw1uoUvEhvCXw


Free ballet and opera online
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.classicfm.com%2Fmusic-news%2Fcoronavirus%2Froyal-opera-house-launches-online-ballet-opera%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR14d4adwbUSQavAHjZ4-8BfKB8xo1yDJgxHu4FcShKVCf_l0yvoqOGYv2s&h=AT1GC6mBEqDpuq9_j_gGGQ_b6QFRy5EA2ZmDI5s0OTmLJQ9A7NGvIKFtyxziSOmal1c3Jvy9RGE513s7w6tEv-maMr4vCWD9HZcwekyztJb5KZVc1e9DeDABInwyxCErSE9HvB1j_XsJeCanOMOsAzvO-Ria


10 documentaries to change the world.
https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-top-100-films-for-action/?fbclid=IwAR1bDXBadf2T6Hkf1SwNBzPyQA51D79h_i4seAbEG7ynYQTIlIdYGLVg52o#.Xnjp40-f3dd.facebook


lovely colouring in pages
https://www.artofpcraigrussell.com/blog/10-p-craig-russell-illustrations-to-download-print-and-color?fbclid=IwAR2HQfo_aCVKt-CJNGSijPSgQJniiBN0HrgpOuZuztnGlBZ8SX8eiLL7v2k


Audible just made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen


Calendar


British Sign language course
https://british-sign.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044794654?fbclid=IwAR0XFYAP61i3zkVZLoQPsjh7g33zenI9s7fHI6tFwlvyIEjuaiUPGc2NGQM


#Coronanxiety support & resources


List of resources for people stuck at home.
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR3plYnkfU35tvNgN1-Aqpin1Jq3a41NpaxAhYKDfqAdD_spbei8c0U3954


 


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