At home during the COVID-19 outbreak

Our COVID-19 websites and resources page has links to other sources of support for mental health and wellbeing, for children, young people and adults. Please make sure you follow the most up-to-date government guidelines for where you live.

Support and tips for parents and carers


BBC Bitesize - Parents’ Toolkit

Children 1st - Staying at home with your family


Enquire - Understanding what the coronavirus changes mean for children with additional support needs

Families Under Pressure - videos with simple tips and tricks to help with difficult behaviour and help with negative emotions

Parent Club - Lots of useful information to help you while staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak


StarLine - Some useful videos on parenting, education and home learning (from England)

ThinkUKnow - Online safety at home

YoungMinds - Conversation Starters: Questions to ask your child in self-isolation


Support and tips for children and young people


BBC Own It - Lockdown Lowdown

CBBC - Coronavirus: How to BOSS being stuck at home!

Reach - My learning and support during and after coronavirus

Young Scot - Activity Pack and Things to do at home during the coronavirus outbreak


Learning at home


Scottish Government advice and resources


Education Scotland


Parent Club - Learning at home: includes learning resources, tips on supporting teenagers and advice for supporting children with additional support needs


More learning resources


BBC Bitesize - Learn and revise resources


BBC Scotland - Learn at BBC Scotland
Includes:  Projects, The L.A.B., Bitesize, TV Schedule, Activities


Education Endowment Foundation - Resources to help support home routines

Maths Week Scotland - Activities to have fun with maths


OpenLearn - Free courses from the Open University


Royal Institution - Fun, easy and cheap science experiments to do at home


STEM Learning - Home learning activities for families


Think U Know - Home activity packs to support children and young people’s online safety

Activities and other resources


Keeping active


Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation videos


Sport England - Tips, advice and guidance on how to get active in and around your home

The Body Coach - PE lessons with Joe Wicks


Youth Sport Trust - Free home learning resources including PE home learning and 60 second challenges


Nature, wildlife and the outdoors


Learning through Landscapes - Outdoor Learning and Play for parents educating at home


National Geographic Kids - Activities, info, quizzes and resources 


Scottish SPCA - Education resources


Scottish Wildlife Trust - Discover, Learn, Play


Woodland Trust - Things to do at home including online activities and printable worksheets and nature-based activities

Reading and books


Audible - Free audio books while schools are closed


National Literacy Trust - Words for Life


ON at Fife Libraries - ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY


Scottish Book Trust - Home Activities Hub

Museums and galleries


Google Arts & Culture - Virtual tours, facts and exhibits from museums around the world


National Galleries Scotland - Home is where the art is


National Museums Scotland - Explore our collections


Natural History Museum - Discover, Try at Home and Our Science


Tate Kids - Make, Games & Quizzes and Explore

More things to do


AirPano - Explore 360° videos around the world


BBC Food - Learning the basics for kids


CBBC - Activities for older children


CBeebies - Have fun at home together


Children’s University Scotland - Learning activities, challenges and activity sheets


Girlguiding - Adventures at home


Long Creations - COVID-19 Time Capsule


Scouts - Activities at home


Let’s Go Live - Science videos from Maddie Moate


Parent Club - Activities and games for all ages, babies to teens


YoungMinds - Activities and conversation starters during the coronavirus pandemic

Other extensive lists of resources


Chatterpack - Online resources


Watford Borough Council (England) - Useful websites to keep children busy




Remember, there are activities to help support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing at the end of lots of our topic pages, e.g. Character strengths, Gratitude and Good relationships.




Updated 17 September 2020