Reception (ages 4-5+)

Website resources for learners in reception / P1+

Draw with Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph, is an illustrator author. Bob says ‘Everyone can draw’ and he shows you how! During this period whilst children are at home, Rob will be posting some draw-along videos that parents and carers can watch with their children and, hopefully, make their own pictures too. You can draw along and send Rob the results using the hashtag #DrawWithRob


Craft for Home School

Hands-on making activities for home school, from Early Years to Key Stage 5. With materials and space at a premium for lots of families, the activities require minimal resources. Activities from Early Years through to Key Stage 2 are designed for adults and children to do together; those for Key Stage 3 and above can be done by pupils independently. Share what you make with Crafts Council using #EverydayMaking and #GetCreativeAtHome


The Artful Parent

This is a page of ideas from The Artful Parent website. It is aimed at teachers as well as parents. Many of the activities are easily resourced, fun, and accessible for younger children. There is also a connected YouTube channel.

Dr Emese Hall, Primary Education Senior Lecturer and Vice-President of NSEAD


Keeping Creative at Home: How to get moving with dance

Choreographer and artist Shermaine Slocombe offers this easy and fun way to create an original dance performance for the whole family using your home or garden and a few simple materials.

Juliet Alcaraz, secondary art teacher, NSEAD council member


Down, up, down, up.

Goldsmiths CCA is currently running DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP; a social social-distancing school which provides creative learning activities in response to Covid-19 school closures. Tasks are posted on the project’s Instagram @down_up_down_up every week and focus on simple things do at home with limited everyday materials.


BBC Bitesize

A range of BBC clips themed by discipline, visual & tactile elements; Media and materials; Inspiration and investigation; Design Activities