Staying at home is in full swing this weekend as well and we will try to make it as easy as possible for you with our newsletter.
In an attempt to create one big list of things you can do at home with your kids, we will leave all activities from the last newsletter in this one too, plus we’ll add new ones, every week, marking them with (NEW)
So here is this week’s extended edition of (we’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to having fun at home – so please let us know if you have any new suggestions and we will add them here):
What to-do with the kids AT HOME
Arts & Science
While you can’t go to any museum in Luxembourg, here are 12 museums around the world that you can actually go to, without leaving your living room.
A collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums, from Paris to New Delhi: Google Arts and Culture
Virtual visit of Musée Dräi Eechelen
Discover Mudam from home
You Can Draw offers blank comic book pages “Finish This Comic!”
Crayola offers lots of coloring page available for free downloads!
(NEW) Learn how to draw with Draw with Rob (the award-winning illustrator of picture books for kids)
(NEW) Doodles with Mo Willems – Each doodling session includes a downloadable activity page with step-by-step instructions on how to draw the specific character.
(NEW) Virtual visit of a five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb
Message from OZONE: Luxembourg’s largest Trampoline Parc and only Ninja Obstacle course: For solidarity and respect
Our doors had to close temporarily a week ago, as it was the case for many other businesses.
We have spent family time this week … but we know that many other families do not have this privilege to spend time with their children and their closest as they help and sacrifice their lives for the wellbeing of our community to overcome this terrible period.
All our thoughts go to them: nurses, doctors, policemen, firemen, bus drivers… etc etc
Nobody knows when life will be back to normal, when people can be reunited, when we can be free to circulate as usual. Unfortunately, many businesses will be at risk to survive the coming weeks without income.
Ozone’s first anniversary weekend was scheduled for April 4/5, which will obviously need to be rescheduled… but we have time to think about how to make it a VERY SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND… and everyone’s feedback is very welcome. If you have any ideas, please send us an email or a message via Facebook.
Let’s make it colourful and memorable! To all the kids out there: Draw a picture of your hero or a situation during the Covid-19 time, something that you want to share and that is important to you. We will reserve a wall at the parc where we will hang up all those pictures and share them with everyone. If you want to share them online with us, and we will put them on our website and share them on our Facebook page, please email your pictures to us.
As a special THANK YOU AND AS A SIGN OF RESPECT to those that have helped our community and were therefore unable to spend time with their children, Ozone will offer you ONE HOUR OF FUN with your kids on our trampolines and ninja obstacle course during the Anniversary weekend!
We have all understood that life can be interrupted unexpectedly and that we all need to do what is best for our Community, currently stay at home.
For our parc and most other businesses, this is an extremely difficult financial time and we hope that all the businesses will survive this financial crisis, but most importantly we want all of you to be safe and healthy… and we look forward to welcoming you soon at Ozone.
Make art, make crafts. Whether your print out a page for the kids to color, do a paint-by-numbers masterpiece, a knitted scarf or a piece of pottery, creating will ease your mind and keep your kids busy.
Penguin Books activities for little ones: activity packs (including Peppa Pig) and craft suggestions for kids. See all of them here.
Crafts by #rotondeshomedelivery – > DIY: car-stagnette and headbanger, known from the 2018 and 2019 editions of the PICelectroNIC festival
Now it’s the time to make that recipe! It’s been sitting in your bookmarks — and in the hungry corner of your brain — for months now. It will taste good! It’s time to make that difficult dessert or that day-long roast. You have all day to master it!
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming past performances nightly for free
Every day (except Sundays) see a live stream of a puppet theater in Lux: Figurentheaterhaus Poppespënnchen
e-KindyROO with KindyRoo
Did you know that you can Sign up to the Usborne newsletter and have fun learning Saturday Activities delivered straight to your inbox every week! (NEW) In addition, Usborne made lots of resources available in the Play and Learn at Home area of their website, to help you to keep your children entertained and engaged with topics they are already studying at school, with new ideas that will expand their minds
Scholastic daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher.
From learning about why zebras have stripes to math lessons based on K-Pop stars, Scholastic’s learning plans cover all the subjects your student would be taking at school. Visit the “Learn at Home” website
Kids Can Continue Learning French
Starting on Monday March 23, France 4 modifies all of its daytime programs to broadcast live lessons given by teachers. So from Monday to Friday:
9h – 10h for CP – CE1: 30 min of reading and 30 min of math
10h – 11h fun-educational programs for pre-school children
1.30pm-2pm It’s still not rocket science, especially for 8-12 year olds
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for college students: 30 min of French and 30 min of math
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. for high school students (especially the first and final years): 1 hour of French, Maths, Histoire-Géo, Anglais or Philo
4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. The Lumni house for ages 8-12 and more specifically for CM1 – CM2
The rest of the day and weekends, priority will be given to a fun educational program that will alternate content for school use, with more entertaining programs.
Free Learning Packs for the various Primary Classes: Free Exercises
Khan Academy – free, educational, fun and friendly platform with daily schedules for students aged 2-18
Lumni.fr – an educational platform that offers content adapted to primary, middle and high school students
LearnEnglish Kids – LearnEnglish Kids is brought to you by the British Council. They have lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children.
National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) presents Virtual tours and teaching materials for teachers and parents
Education.com is offering free grade-specific bundles of resources, games that teach children skills like sight words, counting, coding etc.
In need of math, spelling, reading, counting and science worksheets for kids up to 5th grade – then your answers is GreatSchools.
ScratchJr – A free app that teaches 5-7 year olds how to code.
Make math learning fun through games with CoolMath4Kids
Various learning activities in English at Schoul Doheem
A virtual class experience called The Little Gym@Home every Monday at 3pm
The Little Gym@Home includes the class elements that your children know, love, and experience at The Little Gym Luxembourg each week but can be practiced in the comfort of your own home. This virtual class experience will be offered on our Youtube channel, so click HERE to subscribe!
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Movies Suggestions
World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages.
Access it here
OxfordOwl Free eBook Library – free tablet-friendly ebooks for kids – you just need to register. (NEW) Lots of new free e-books have been released
(NEW) A free book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffle – read it here
The Luxembourg’s Ministry of Sports and Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth launched a new online fitness platform, in Lux -> Aktiv Doheem
Kids Workouts To Do At Home – P.E With Joe
FREE audio stories for kids
For as long as schools are closed, Audible are open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Stories in Luxemburgish for kids aged 3-7
Listen to Charlotte, aka Potty Lotty or the woman with the silly hat reading stories for your little ones.
Read-aloud stories from Storytime Anytime – a YouTube channel with favorites like the Incredibles, Lego DC Super Heroes, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Storyline Online – a children’s literacy website which provides free storytelling videos
Harry Potter At Home – in this Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep your kids occupied
Weekly broadcast of Julia Donaldson & Friends
A field trip to Ellis Island?
Zoo and Aquarium Visits
Via the zoo webcams drop in on the habitats of some of the animals
Other Ideas To Keep Kids Busy
Keep the kids having fun and engaged with these 50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities for Kids using simple household items and recycled materials.
See suggestions here
Stay safe and healthy!