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50 Kids Educational Activities to do at home while schools are closed!

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What will kids do all day? How to keep their education going? How to use this time effectively? These are some of the questions that are going around every parent’s mind nowadays. Worry not! we have created a list of 50 Kids Educational Activities to do at home while schools are closed!

As schools are closing due to COVID-19 virus around the country, many parents are finding it hard to keep children’s education going. We have compiled an enormous list of kids educational activities and ideas you can do at home with your children while keeping them busy. The activities cover a wide range of topics that KS1 children cover in school.

50 Kids Educational Activities!


  1. Write a letter to your friend or family telling about your health.
  2. Interview your parents, write their answers and then make a family tree.
  3. Read a story and then rewrite it with a different ending.
  4. Help your mother to make a grocery list.
  5. Play these fun and educational board games with your family. (Bananagrams, Match and spell games, Brainbox – ABC or Scrabble junior)
  6. Research your favourite animal and write a fact file.
  7. Read a book and write a description of your favourite character.
  8. Plant a seed. Observe its growth and describe how plants grow and what they need.
  9. Make a jam sandwich for your sibling. Write instructions on how to make a jam sandwich.
  10. Write an acrostic poem about Queen Elizabeth.
  11. Research your favourite characters of your choice and write a fact file.
  12. Make a diary entry every day.
  13. Research about the world. Choose a country you would like to visit in future. Explain in detail why did you choose that country.
  14. Read your favourite magazine or newspaper. (Have a look at our 11 best educational magazines list)
  15. Watch your favourite documentary.
  16. Make a poster of “How to wash your hands?” to display in your house.
  17. Choose a creative writing story starter and write in detail. Remember to use powerful adjectives.
  18. Create silly sentences or tongue twisters using alliteration.
  19. Write information pages or booklet about a hobby or something you find interesting.
  20. Imagine if you were a superhero what superpowers would you have. What you would do to control the current situation?
  21. Write a postcard to your favourite author.
  22. Look out of your window. Write about what you can see.
  23. Read a book. Find and write at least 10 exotic words you read in the book. Find their meaning and make your own sentence.
  24. Read the blurb from a book and make a prediction before reading it.
  25. Make a list of 10 nouns you can find around your house. Can you write their plurals?


  1. Find ½, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of numbers, shapes, objects and lengths.
  2. Go on a pattern hunt. Can you find any patterns around your house? Look closely at clothes, wall or floor.
  3. Share a bag of sweets among your siblings equally.
  4. Choose a times table that you don’t know. Learn it by heart and then practice, practice and practice.
  5. Bake a cake with your mother. Weigh different ingredients using a scale.
  6. Develop your math skills with board games like Math dice jr, Monopoly junior, Brainbox – Maths, Orchard Toys Pop to the Shops Game, Tell the Time Snap.
  7. Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from any given number up to 100.
  8. Play “Roll, Add and Win game with your friends or sibling.
  9. Tell the time to half past and quarter past the hour.
  10. Ask your family and friends about their favourite fruit. Create a bar chart. Download the document here
  11. Find two books with less than 50 pages. Add the number of pages of both books.
  12. Make a tower with blocks. Use your ruler to measure the length of the tower.
  13. Play “Math Maze” with your friend. Who finishes first?
  14. Go on a shape hunt. Identify and name five 3D shapes you find in your house.
  15. Compare the feet size with your sibling. Who got bigger feet? Can you find the difference between both feet sizes?
  16. Find a two-digit number in your house. Identify the tens and one by drawing them.
  17. Ask your dad to give change from his purse. Count how much change he has.
  18. Play “Guess my shape”. Ask your parent to think of a shape. Now ask questions to try and guess what it is.
  19. Go for grocery with your parent. Find 5 items that cost less than £1. Which item is the cheapest? Which item costs the most?
  20. Ask the age of your parents and siblings. Who is the oldest in the house? How much is the age difference between both of your parents?
  21. Count in 2s to find how many pair of socks you have in your cupboard.
  22. Make a pattern with your blocks. How many different patterns can you make?
  23. Sort different objects from largest to smallest.
  24. Lay a pack of cards on a table. Remove cards that add up to 10.
  25. Practise subtracting two 2-digit numbers by drawing tens and ones to help you.

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We hope that you enjoy our list of activities. Let us know which is your favourite activity.