Activities for Homes

See below our first week of activity and check out our folders of resources under COVID-19 in the menu above!

With the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, it is of top priority for us to protect the people we support and our staff. We have regularly communicated updates and best practice with our homes to support our staff including lockdown activities to keep the people we support active and engaged.

We will also be uploading plenty of activities and ideas to assist the homes in keeping users occupied during this period of isolation. These times will be hard for all people especially those we support. So we have devised activities that promote safe social interaction during the social distancing period.

Here is an example of what your day could look like:

We suggest trying to add some variety into your day, as well as making sure you get exercise and fresh air each day. Some examples of lockdown activities could include:

  • Bug safari
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Arts and crafts
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Writing a letter to your loved ones
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Watching a livestream of animals in a zoo
  • Sensory baths
  • Listening to music
  • Dancing and dance parties
  • Gardening
  • Movie night
  • Board games
  • Computer games
  • Knitting or sewing
  • Painting and drawing
  • Daily prayers (lots of places of faith are livestreaming services on instagram and youtube)
  • Quizzes (there is a puzzle and game section on our website here)
  • Photography
  • Comedy night
  • Talent shows
  • Puppet shows
  • Self portrait competitions
  • Pottery

Categories

Livestreams

During this time, a lot of celebrities, zoos and museums are hosting livestreams. You can view our picks here, as well as a timetable of when they happen:

9amJoe Wicks live PE lesson

10am: Maths with Carol Vordeman

10am: Draw with Ed Vere

11am: David Walliams live storybook reading

11:30am: Oti Mabuse live dance lessons

12:00pm: Cooking lunch with Jamie Oliver

1pm: Music with Myleene Klass

1:30pm: Dance with Darcey Bussel

2pm (on Mondays and Thursdays): Sensory Spectacle live story reading

2pm: History with Dan Snow

4pm: Home Economics with Theo Michaels

Science with Professor Brian Cox

Cincinnati Zoo live safari

Monterey Bay live aqaurium

San Diego Zoo live cams

Atlanta Zoo panda cam/

Melbourne Zoo snow leopard cam

See inside the British Museum

Find out which of your favourite singers are doing live concerts here

Lockdown Activities:

We have a wide variety of activities you can do, which can all be found under the COVID-19 tab on our website or by clicking here

For an activities guide for older adults click here

For even more fun, here are some more websites with amazing ideas:

For ideas about outdoor lockdown activities, please click here

For ideas about indoor and outdoor activities, you can click here

Click here for an easy read about lockdown activities you can do at home.

Sensory activities:

For some sensory stories, please click here

The Sensory Spectacle are doing a live sensory story reading every day at 2pm, which you can access here

For sensory project packs, click here

For sensory art resources, please click here

For a list of even more sensory resources, please click here