Resources & Activities at Home

This resource contains a range of classroom activity packs in the areas of theatre, music and visual art.

https://ark.ie/schools/classroom-resources

This is a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is being continuously updated.

https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

Project work

Children can work on a longer-term project based on a theme of their choice.

A scrap book is ideal, and children can cut and paste articles, pictures, diagrams and pieces of writing.

Other children may prefer to use their IT skills and create a PowerPoint presentation.

Interviewing

Children can devise a list of questions for a member of their family / wider family circle. For example, with grandparents / aunties / uncles they could explore aspects of the past (school life / pastimes / festivals and traditions around Easter etc.). This can link nicely with the “Then and Now” strand of the History curriculum.

If possible, where children can communicate with grandparents via phone / facetime / skype this is a good way of keeping contact during this period where circumstances dictate that they must not visit older relatives.

Back to basics – other enjoyable, but educational activities

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Lego
  • Jenga
  • Jigsaws
  • Flying a kite
  • Memory games (e.g. stop the clock with one letter of the alphabet and come up with words beginning with a specific letter under certain headings such as boy name; girl name; country / city; food; item of clothing; activity; kitchen utensil etc.)
  • Recreate “Countdown” television programme with word puzzles and maths problems.
  • Painting