Activities to do during Coronavirus lock down! - Mencap

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Activities to do during Coronavirus lock down!


Any ideas on activities to do while in isolation at home? What are people doing and how do you maintain routines?

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I've been trying to keep fit. We're doing some of the exercises on YouTube. I do find it hard to stay motivated so I am also doing an class using Zoom where I can see other people and they can see me!!

Cooking is another thing. It's hard to get all the ingredients but we have done baking together.

It is hard to keep the same routines, and it is taking a while for us to adjust. I think the trick is to be kind and not worry if it seems you aren't doing much.

I'd love to know what other people are doing.

in reply to Freddy44

I am Walking,running in park Interwall every Morning Acton park if You Like we can keep the distance 2 méter and do warm up .The park is big has space .

Good and keep calm all week.Any food advise Please e-mail me

I am a Fitness instructor and practicing for Aqua aerobic.

Volunteering teacher are amazing to keep childrens busy.I also using carer online support 1:1 from Mobilise Please look up its great for all momes and careres

I found out today that Electric Umbrella have launched several daily interactive programmes to keep people feeling connected! It includes a breakfast show and a sing a long! See you there :)

My family have invested in the new Disney Plus channel. I know it is not very healthy but we have been watching load of films on there. Currently watching Monsters Inc University.


hello again

Bear with me. This is a long list, but I thought it might be useful:

Just for fun -

* Supporting social and emotional learning – aimed at children, free resources to download, games, colouring etc:


* Creative activities - a collection of free activities designed to engage the senses and connect with nature:

* Music Therapy - resources for music making at home:

Home schooling ideas

New today - BBC have relaunched the Bitesize resources -

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman -

11.00am - English with David Walliams -

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass -

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel -

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) -

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests (not everyday) -

I really hope there is something else in here that interests you.



Thank you these are brilliant resources!


ooooh - and another one

This is awesome - Sir David Attenborough To Teach Geography To The Nation's Children!!!

Best wishes


Hi. We have a Nessy account that is great -


Hello again

A few more from me:

* Mencap have a lot of resources on this page -

There are weekly and daily planners on there. Plus colouring, crafts and games -

> Draw and decorate a cake

> Thank you NHS sign

> Fortune teller game

> Word search

> #Homenotalone sign

> #ClapForCarers flag

> Spot the difference

> Create a potato stamp

> Garden activity pack

I also saw this on Twitter last night -

Stay well



Hello again

A few more ideas/links that are great:

> SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown -

> homeschooling help on the Scope website -

> Mencap TV has been co-created with people with a learning disability in response to the current coronavirus outbreak. It is a collection of fun and instructional short videos released daily for the 1.5 million people at home, many of which, have lost access to support and services - MencapTV -

Please do let us know if you find other activities that are helpful.

best wishes


Hi there

You could have a look at my Coronavirus link on my website. Activities and some other articles "advice" on there and some downloadables and links to other sites. All free.

go to

Good luck,


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