Online Resources

Things to do, inspiration, helpful people to follow…

I regularly share a variety of posts on Facebook, so make sure you’re keeping an eye over there.

Into Nature

Britta and Carrie share lovely ideas and tips on their Facebook and blog.

“Our daily blog (Monday to Friday) gives you ideas of activities you can do in your own garden or out on your local walk, with limited resources. So far we have published three spotter sheets, our first in a series of birdsongs, nature connection activities and games as well as activities like making a nature journal. Most are written for families but, as always with us, many of the activities can be enjoyed just by adults as well while you are taking some well deserved time out (self-care in nature!).

This is not just another library of online activities. On the contrary, it will hopefully inspire you to switch everything off and head outside, connecting with yourself, each other and nature. You will not only learn some new things but also look after your mental health which is so important.

You can find the blog here.  “


Good on Paper

The fab guys at Good on Paper are hosting a new self-recorded-series of local children’s authors and illustrators reading their books on their YouTube channel…

(Bit like CBeebies Bedtime Stories minus a camera crew, big budget and Thomas Hardy)

After the premiere all videos will be uploaded to our website to create an archive for people to easily come back to and share…👇
https://www.goodonpaper.info/good-on-paper-kids-tv

Next we have the award winning Tracey Corderoy: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam and we will be uploading more videos as we go along including things to make and do!!

Good On Paper
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Find them on Facebook, for brilliant online content for adults too 👍👍 facebook.com/GoodOnPaperStroud


Stroud Valleys Project : Wild Classrooms

Stroud Valleys Project’s new interactive wildlife spotting website : www.wildclassrooms.org

And find Stroud Valleys Project on Facebook.


Dazzle Tots

Dazzle Tots FREE themed creative activities for pre-schoolers!
This week is ‘A Magical World’
Download and print dot to dot, picture search, craft activities, activity placemats and move to the Dragon action song! 

dazzleworkshops.co.uk/a-magical-world/


Silly Science

Silly Science are posting regular experiments, activities and ideas over on Facebook! facebook.com/sillyscienceworkshops/


Artsparks : Kitchen-Top Sunflower Collage Project

To cheer everyone up, Artsparks are launching an online art project – very simple, anyone can join in! Make a collage of a sunflower out of anything you can find in your house – kitchen items are good – take a photo of it and email it to info@artsparks.co.uk.

www.artsparks.co.uk/sunflowers


Justlittlejen : Cosy Club

Links for fun resources/ activities/ recipes/ kid based play/ making ideas from Jen Taylor.


Kaleidoscope Home Club

Introducing KALEIDOSCOPE HOME CLUB 🏠 Over the coming days we’ll be posting lots of handy tips, creative exercises, recipes and other fun and interesting projects for everyone to enjoy 🌈 Please share your ideas too, together is better but from afar for now ☀️ Big Love from our family to yours ❤️ Check our socials for more information. We’ll be updating it lots over the coming so keep checking back!


Parent Life Today

Documenting your daily life with your children

To remain creative throughout the pandemic, Emilie created a collaborative project called ‘Parent Life Today’ that enables other parents (as well as herself), to document aspects of their lives with their children today. It is a participatory project open to parents across the globe. The aim is to share people’s everyday lives on one platform with the hope for the body of work to become a historic document reflecting our time during the pandemic.

To participate please send an image that sums up your day; along with a caption/story to convey a narrative. For example; Self-isolation / Normality (Life carries on) / Homeschooling / Emotions / The banal / Your children’s perspective. You can submit more than once. (Note: Your images do not have to feature your kids)

Please submit your image along with your name, caption/story, country of residence and Instagram handle to emilie@emiliesandy.com

And find the project on Instagram at @a_mothers_gaze


Rainbows : Museum in the Park

Help us record your messages of hope – there have been so many in recent days and weeks 🤗. We would love you to hold on to your rainbow creations 🌈 so we can collect them at a future date. We will release further details on how at the appropriate time. If you have chalked a rainbow on your driveway, or created a rainbow in another form please send us a photo or send us the rainbow if that’s possible – send to museum@stroud.gov.uk.😁 More information here:  museuminthepark.org.uk/rainbows


My Bored Toddler

Find ideas, activities, inspiration, sensory play and more on the website: myboredtoddler.com.

And on Facebook : facebook.com/groups/EverythingToddlers/

“I’m Carol, an Australian Teacher and the Mum of 2 toddlers who have LOTS of energy. I spend my days finding simple and fun activities to keep them both busy and love sharing our crafts and activities with you. I believe that toddler activities don’t have to be expensive, and that simple activities can provide great learning opportunities for young minds.

You can read more about me in my Welcome Post and stay up to date with our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages or subscribe to our mailing list (link on the sidebar).”