Are you looking for ideas to keep your children busy at home during this period of staying at home due to COVID-19?

Our youth project team are creating videos of activities for older children to help them stay positive and keep busy during lockdown. We will continue to share these activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Here is the first one - just click on the image below:

A number of organisations have created a resource library to provide activities for children, young people and their families. We will continue to add to this resource as we create our own activities and will share links to resources developed by other charities and organisations. 

Children North East - https://www.children-ne.org.uk/Pages/Category/resource-library

Pact Packets - https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/pact-packets

Scoutshttps://www.scouts.org.uk/

World Book Dayhttps://www.worldbookday.com/

Change4Life activitieshttps://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups?filter=toy-story#shakeups-hub

Leicestershire Cares - Activities and resources to help children and adults stay positive HERE.

Usborne - Activities to play and learn at home HERE.

National Literacy Trust - family zone available HERE.

Time Capsule Worksheets

Check out these free time capsule worksheets that you can download HERE.

There are 11 sheets within the workbook:

- A moment of history – record some of the details occurring now,
- About me page,
- How I’m feeling,
- Something about your community,
- What are you doing to stay busy at home,
- Record your handprints,
- Special occasions while in Lockdown,
- A letter to yourself,
- Interview your parents, and finally
- A letter FROM your parents.

Have fun and don't forget if you would like some support for a young person with a parent in prison you can contact our youth project by email youth@nepacs.co.uk or call 07964 959959. You can also find information on other organisations who may be able to help HERE. 

Explaining the coronavirus to children

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, is now available to download HERE.