Big List of Stay-at-Home Resources
for Kids and Families
With families spending increasing more time at home, parents are looking for ideas and meaningful things for kids to do. For those searching for meaningful and educational stay-at-home resources of things that kids can do at home during this COVID-19 outbreak period, we put together a list of online resources that you can access.
Useful Stay-at-Home Resources and Activities
This big list of useful stay-home activities for kids and families is categorised by topics such as multi-subject activity sites, languages, art ideas, science and more.
- Multi-subject (English, Maths, Science) Activities
- Arts, Crafts & Music
- Language & Phonics
- Math & Science
- Movement & Health
Looking for resources to talk to kids about COVID-19 / Coronavirus? We have put together a list of helpful resources here.
SAFRA Punggol Weekend Fun (StayHome Edition), Sunday, 24 May
Join SAFRA Punggol for a day of fun on 24 May, 10 am to 4 pm online at www.facebook.com/safrapg! Exciting activities being held throughout the day include family workout, storytelling, art workshops, bento making and contests to win prizes. Members can stay tuned to spot Sea Otter toys throughout the day for a chance to win SAFRA Rewards Vouchers. Find out more details here.
Stay Safe and Colour On with STABILO
STABILO, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments from colouring pencils and crayons to markers, is offering free creative resources to encourage everyone to stay at home, add more colours to their daily life and display creative expressions! Visit www.stabilo.com for hours of guided video tutorials where you can learn to sketch your favourite animals. What’s more, surprise your kids by treating them with five specially curated Stay Home Bundles, now available on Lazada. For little artists, there are drawing and colouring templates (we especially like the unicorn ones) and DIY craft ideas too. The STABILO Stay Home and Draw Bundle 1 would be perfect for this, with a box of STABILO Swans Jumbo Coloured Pencils together with the child-friendly Yippy-Wax Crayons and more. Unleash your kids’ creativity with Bundle 2 and upcycle materials around the house. Turn toilet paper rolls or egg cartons into houses, cars and perhaps build a whole town! STABILO power max pens are great for kids who forget to cap the pens after using as these fibre-tip pens don’t dry out for up to 8 weeks! The ink is washable and is the perfect solution for the demands of a playroom. Colouring is not just for kids and has been touted to have calming benefits too. Indulge in some art therapy with the mandala-style templates or better yet, try using the hand-and-brush letting guide, designed by Hannah Rabenstein, to create your own motivational posters! These are best achieved with the well-loved classic STABILO point 88 fineliner and Pen 68 range. Find these special nib pens in the STABILO Stay Home and Get Creative Bundles 4 and 5 respectively. Complete your beginner Calligraphy set with the Pen 68 Brush Pen as well. Get ready for crafty fun with STABILO’s Stay Home and Get Creative Bundles. Plus, you get a free BPA-free bottle with each bundle too! Shop here now!
Home-based Learning Resources by My First Skool
My First Skool is one of the leading preschools in Singapore providing holistic and quality curriculum. During this circuit-breaker period, their teachers have put together a series of interactive home-based learning resources to support their children’s learning at home. There are a variety of age- appropriate resources tailored to children aged zero to six years old. For example, a good activity to keep young children aged zero to three engaged at home will be the making of music shakers using recycled materials. This activity provides a good opportunity for the child to practise their fine motor skills as well as grasp the concept of upcycling. What’s more, the child will have a sense of achievement when they use the music shakers they make to dance along to their favourite rhymes. In addition, parents can visit this page to view videos of their teachers conducting interactive storytelling sessions and creative ideas on how to teach simple maths concepts like addition through board games. Worrying about what to cook at home? You can also learn from their very own My First Cook on how to make simple and nutritious meals and snacks for your young ones. Visit their page today for the unique My First Skool home-based learning experience.
One-Stop Portal for Home Based Learning Resources – KidzMatters
NTUC First Campus (NFC) has partnered all five Anchor Operators and MOE Kindergarten to share home-based learning resources on KidzMatters. KidzMatters is a mobile-friendly one-stop portal that has consolidated materials and resources for convenient home-based learning. You can now access the curated content easily. New content is uploaded daily so you won’t run out of ideas. Topics on home-based learning are organised according to ages and consists of many fun ideas such as shape hunts, cereal finger paint and activities using other Mother Tongue languages. Activities also include sensory experiences that are engaging and meaningful for all preschoolers. Get materials from KidzMatters via their one-stop portal online or from the mobile app now!
Multi-subject / Activities
- 123Homeschool4me: Activities for Pre-K and up, including 100k worksheets and hands-on learning ideas.
- All Kids Network: Free printables, colouring, alphabet and math worksheets
- BrainPop: Online learning portal. Free access during COVID-19 period.
- Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool: Home-school curriculum ideas.
- Funbrain: Preschool games, math and reading.
- Harry Potter at Home: Puzzles, quizzes and other activities themed after J.K. Rowlings’ Books
- Happy Tot Shelf: Preschool learning activities.
- Highlights Kids: Activities, crafts and ideas for kids.
- HippoCampus: 7,000 free videos covering 13 subject areas.
- Joy Sun Bear: Learning about the world’s cultures.
- Khan Academy: Online learning for children from 2 to 18.
- Lemon and Kiwi Designs: Math, literacy and arts activities for kids.
- National Geographic (Kids): Games, videos and activities for kids.
- Outschool: Schooling resources with live online classes.
- PBSkids: Daily activities for kids.
- PurpleMash by 2Simple Home: Coding, art and maths activities.
- Scholastic: Learn-from-home site activities for different ages.
- Sesame Street: Games, videos and activities, including resources on how to talk to young children about the coronavirus.
- Seussville: Dr. Seuss videos and activities.
- Starfall: Language, math and music activities for different ages.
- Switchzoo: Animal-themed games, puzzles and zoo quest.
- Turtle Diary: Maths, English, typing and money games for kids from Kindergarten to Primary level.
- Udemy: eLearning courses. Subscription based.
- e-Learning for Kids: Math, Science, Environmental skills, Health, Language and more.
Arts, Crafts and Music
- Brave Writer: Online writing and language arts programme for families. Some resources free during the COVID-19 period.
- British Museum Street View: Visit the London museum online.
- Chrome Music Lab: Learning music through hands-on experiments.
- Creating a Masterpiece: Online fine art classes for children 5 and up. Subscription required. Creative Bug: Craft ideas
- Coloring Nature: Free printable colouring pages.
- Felt with Love: Free sewing templates.
- Google Arts & Culture: View the collections from 2000 museums from around the world.
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Williems!: Kennedy Center Education Arts-in Residence shows how to doodle.
- STABILO: Free creative online tutorials for kids, teens and adults to stay at home and draw, create and learn handlettering and brushlettering.
Language and Phonics
- ABCya: Word games for different ages
- Audible: Audio books for children of all ages streamed for free during the COVID-19 period.
- Literactive: Reading materials and phonic activities for kindergarten level.
- Storyline Online: Children’s literacy site with stories read by celebrities.
- Unite for Literacy: eBooks for early readers.
Math & Science
- Beast Academy: Maths activities for 8 to 13 year olds. Subscription required.
- Coolmath4kids: Maths games and quizzes.
- Curiosity Stream: Documentaries covering topics such as STEM, History and Innovation. Subscription required.
- Math Game Time: Math games for pre-kindergarten to tweens.
- MoneySKILL: Financial education.
- Science Kids: Quizzes, Projects and Lessons.
- Science Sparks: Science experiments for kids.
- Splashlearn: Math activities from kindergarten and up.
- Tynker: Coding activites for kids.
Movement & Health
- CATCH: Health education. Free resources available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Gonoodle: Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
- MyPlate Kids Place: USDA site with activities about nutrition.
- Nourish Interactive: Learning resources and games about nutrition.
- P.E. with Joe: Daily Half-hour Workouts that can be done indoors.