Boredom Busters

Here are some ideas for activities you can do at home.

Mencap TV

Head on over to YouTube for a series of videos full of suggestions of activities you can do at home. You can find their page by clicking here.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

If you’re going out for a walk why not download this nature scavenger hunt and see how many of these things you can find.
Nature Hunt

Music Bingo

This is a game we created for Go Explore Club, but can easily be played at home with 2 or more people. Use the link to download the bingo cards and the song list. Use Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music (or other music steaming service) to create the playlist (you will find a list of songs on the last page). Print out the bingo cards and each player takes one. Put your playlist on shuffle mode, and cross off the songs as they play. The first to cross off all the songs on their card wins.
Music Bingo

Superhero Activity Pack

If your child or person that you care for has been a superhero by how they are coping with this lockdown, then this pack is for them! Make a mask, design a cape, challenges, wordsearches and colouring pages.
Superhero Activity Pack

Odd One Out

An odd one out game with Makaton symbols.
Download here.

Childline Online Games

Lots of online games for children and young people designed to take their mind off difficult things and have fun.
Childline Games

Messy Little Monster

Lot of ideas for arts, crafts and messy fun that can be done at home.
Messy Little Monster

Music With Nancy

Fun, easy to learn songs for young children to sing and dance along to. You can find the videos on her YouTube channel here.

SoundAbout

Music making sessions for all ages and abilities, including people with PMLD and SLD. Lots of videos and ideas on the website and live shows every Tuesday and Saturday at 2pm.
Soundabout

Waveband App

The Waveband App allows you to play musical instruments by moving your Apple device, such as your Apple Watch. You can make music by moving the device up and down, side to side and twisting. It is great fun and a good source of exercise. The app is free to download and includes multiple instruments, such as piano, drums, guitar and tambourine.

Switchzoo

An online resource with animal games, puzzels, jigsaws and factsheets about animals. Feed the animals, take a guided tour or join in a zoo quest.
Switchzoo

The Shows Must Go On!

‘The Shows Must Go On’ YouTube channel is broadcasting full-length smash-hit musicals every Friday from April 3rd. Starting with the 2000 adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. They are available for 48 hours so you can take your seat anytime over the weekend. Visit the channel here

Audio Stories with David Walliams

Comedian and children’s author reads a story every day at 11am.
Elevenses with David Walliams

Storyline Online

Children’s books read by celebrities. Click here

Sensory Recipes

You can make these sensory recipes at home, everything from playdough, coloured spaghetti and slime.
Sensory Recipes

Autism Activity Pack

The Out and About Consortium have created an activity pack with lots of ideas. Part of Bristol City Council and Bristol Autism Support.
Download the activity pack here.

Rainbow Trail

Lots of people are colouring in rainbows to put up in their window. You can download a rainbow to print out and colour in at home here:
Rainbow Colouring Sheet

Opportunities for children and adults with Learning Disabilities