School Closure – At Home Activity Ideas

Hi all,

Please see below some suggestions to keep the children engaged and active during the school closure.

Reading: Ensure it’s something your child enjoys – encourage older children to read to younger children, where possible. If you don’t have enough books at home, have a look at the following link where a range of e-books can be accessed:

Writing: a story, daily diary entry, comics, book reviews, joint writing book and poems are some of the options. Younger children can draw and write simple words/sentences.

Maths: Real life maths with money, measurements for baking/cooking and number facts. There are lots of games available online;

Computer Coding: Children in older classes may be interested in trying out computer coding Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Gaeilge: Duolingo- this can be downloaded as an app and is highly recommended. Watch a little TG4. Pick a cartoon your child enjoys – Alvin and the Chipmunks and Spongebob are scheduled this week. Record it and watch it in 10/15 minute chunks.

Project Work: Let your children think of something that really interests them and allow them time to research their topic of choice and complete a project. Twinkl have offered all parents a one month FREE membership: using the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. [make sure to check out this website!!] A range of educational resources are available including PowerPoints, reading comprehensions, worksheets, e-books and so much more.

Indoor Activity Breaks: All children were given a “Super Troopers” book. There is a range of activities in them. In addition please see the below links:


Fitness Blender:

The Body Coach also has a range of home workouts available for children on Youtube:

Operation Transformation 10 @ 10:

The following link will take you to a “School Closure Survival Kit”. On this page, there is a range of activities, from Literacy to Science experiments/challenges that can be completed:

We will continue to post any ideas or useful links over the coming days. Stay safe and well everyone!

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