KS1 & 2 (ages 5-11+)

A list of resources for primary aged learners Years 1-6/ P2-7


NSEAD & Oak National Academy 



NSEAD has partnered with Oak National Academy to create new Art, Craft and Design lessons for Key Stage 1 and 2. They are engaging and accessible, and fantastic for both remote and in-school lessons.


The Fitzwilliam Museum


The Fitzwilliam Museum's Look Think Do activities have been designed for home learning for children and parents to do together or to be adapted for home learning activities by teachers. 

Kate Noble. NSEAD Council, Research Associate, Fitzwilliam Museum


The Art Room - Place2be


During the lockdown period, the Art Room team created a series of free projects for primary aged children to make at home or school together with parents, carers or teachers.

The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationship whilst having fun making art together. Each project offers space to explore an engaging theme through stories, art and conversation. The activities provided can be adapted to a range of settings with children of different abilities and ages.


London South Art Hub


London South Art Hub is part of the Charter Schools Educational Trust. The aims of the Hub are to provide a platform for Art lessons and activities for children and young people. The Hub also serves as a platform for young artists to share their work. 


Royal Institute of British Architects


RIBA have created a set of engaging and easy to use resources for people of all ages and interests to explore architecture from home. Some of them will develop your skills or teach you something new about architecture, some you can do together as a group and some all you need is your imagination. Activities separated in to 'Learning at home' and 'Curriculum based activities'.


Gomersal Primary School Creative Home Schooling Ideas


A creative learning at home blog, with activities for children to do at home.


Arts and Culture


This is an amazing resource for all sorts of things, from virtual museum tours, to exploring artists and their work, to sourcing contextual referencing for projects. It is an amazing for research for KS2-Post 16.

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education, President NSEAD


Waldermar Januszczak – #homeschoooling


The art historian Waldermar Januszczak will be posting images of famous artists on his twitter thread, @JANUSZCZAK using the hashtag #homeschoooling  Children art invited to drawpaint/sculpt a tribute to them. 'Best art'  Januszczak says, 'will get retweeted with my critique'.


We are Teachers


We are Teachers have compiled  '40 Kindergarten Art Projects That Inspire Creativity in Every Student’.  There are links to a range of other websites with full details for the projects, which can be adapted for older learners.

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


Tate Kids 


Tate's website has ideas for making, quizzes and games, facts and videos about artists, art movements 


Museum of London Archaeology - Inventive Vents


MOLA are asking families to take up the Inventive Vents Challenge: design their own ventilation shaft and draw, paint, collage or make a model of their idea. There are also resources for extending the project and taking a more in-depth look at the history of underground London.


Leach Pottery


Design a Pot for Sharing: Schools & Home Challenge. To celebrate Leach Pottery's centenary they invite your school and children who are home learning to take part in our Schools Challenge. From Primary schools to Sixth Forms, students are invited to submit a design for a new ceramic piece, responding to the theme ‘a pot for sharing’.


Culture Street


There are 4 ‘channels’ to choose from: art, museum, books, stage. It includes: ‘workshop’ and ‘have a go’ sections with ideas for exploring and making, a showcase gallery, and plenty of information and videos on a wide range of artists. Also suitable for 11+ age group.


BBC Bitesize

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


Liz Lawrence, NSEAD Forum member


Cassie Stevens


This is the website of super dynamic US elementary art teacher Cassie Stevens. Here you can find lots of links to resources including YouTube videos, with step-by-step guidance for different art, craft and design projects.

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


Sculpture in the City 


Over 8 chapters, these creative activities provide a learning journey that develop  skills and knowledge relating to Art & Design National Curriculum targets.


Craft Club – Finger knitting 


The Crafts Council introduce finger knitting with two strands.


Access Art resources for home learners


Access Art have collated art resources to use at home. They also share a collection of visual arts learning resources for teachers and educators – aimed at primary phase upwards. 


Paul Carney Arts


Paul provides art, craft and design lesson, ideas and resources, many of which are now open access. 


Magic Lantern


Magic Lantern is an educational charity that runs interactive art history workshops. During Lockdown period they have created lesson notes and resources to encourage children to explore art and art history.


Jupiter Artland Home School Heroes - Exercise to Art


Jupiter Artland's HOME SCHOOL HEROES are weekly worksheets to take home schooling out into nature! Working with partner primary schools and teachers, Jupiter Artland's Learning Team has developed curriculum-linked lesson plans for you to try out during your next walk.

Each worksheet is devised to support learning in three core areas: Numeracy and Mathematics; English and Literacy; and Health and Well-Being