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Boredom Busters

If you're running out of ideas of things to do, we have created a box of 'Boredom Busters'.


These are fun activities to do from across the  curriculum. We have also included some Easter activities     and Easter crafts. New activities added on 12th April.                                                                                                                                             



The Nosy Crow - book written by Axel Scheffler about Covid-19 for children

30 Day Lego Challenge

50 Activities To Do Outdoors

100 things to do indoors

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, they're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

DCP Drums

Dan, our drum instructor, has started to create a series of online videos which will allow children to engage with music whilst being at home.


You don't need a drum kit, or even pots and pans! All Dan is using is a spatula, a spoon and a pillow to play along to songs. Over the coming weeks, he will upload videos on rhythms, techniques and even how to create your own drums at home! Below is the first one...


Grab your nearest set of spoons and get involved!

Derby Theatre

Theatre for the Family - activities to try at home.

Derbyshire Music Hub

Weekly activities, ideas and resources for continuing music learning from home – for all ages and stages of education.


DrawWithRob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures together. 


There are 8 different short art lessons at the moment. 


Mrs Clarke's children love this!!!!


The Dyson Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Coat a nail in copper? What happens when you plug a clock into a potato?

Harry Potter at Home

Here you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied including nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more from the wizarding world.

Little Inventors

Ingenious ideas made real!

PE Ideas from twitter@ambervalleyssp


New activities added most days and there are plenty of past exercises and challenges to scroll though.

Quentin Blake

The official website of Sir Quentin Blake, author of books such as Mister Magnolia and The Story of the Dancing Frog, and illustrator of the Roald Dahl books. The website has lots of fun and free resources and activities.

Radio Blogging

Here you will find daily shows with interactive activities to keep you busy and engaged. It's live, fun, interactive and has new educational activities each day.

Rising Stars

Activities to help spread happiness at home.

Roald Dahl

The next few weeks are going to be a little different, so they have put together lots of things to distract you, entertain you and cheer you up.

Scavenger Hunts


Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home.


They’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas to keep kids entertained while schools are closed due to coronavirus. Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.

STEM Learning

A range of fun, hands-on activities for families to use at home, suitable for all ages from 4 to 16.



Teaching Packs


If you're looking for home learning idea and activities, explore the enormous list of challenges. They cover a wide range of subjects and can all be tried without much preparation or equipment. 

What can you make from a cardboard box or egg box

Learn to finger spell your name in BSL

Pictures to make for your windows each week

Make a giant or a homemade game

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