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http://www.mathematicshed.com/ heaps of maths problems and activities

Study Ladder

Sum Dog



Real Messy Maths presentation with lots of maths problems to solve

Coding can teach many maths concepts and logical thinking. This site has links to many coding resources

Manic Math Madness – a blog with lots of maths activities.

Get the Math – algebra in the real world

Cook following a recipe (older students can work out how to double or half the recipe)

Bounce a ball 20 times counting in 2s/ 100 times counting in 5s / 1000 times counting in 10s etc

Even if you don’t know what level your child is currently reading at, try different stories to listen to. Comes with a raft of ideas that children can do after reading/listening to story. 

Ask them questions about what they’re reading, read together, make predictions, discuss why characters behave the way they do)

Magenta Levels 1-2


Red Levels 3-5


Yellow Levels 6-8


Blue Levels 9-11


Green Levels 12-14


Orange Levels 15-16


Turquoise Levels 17-18


Purple Levels 19-20


Gold Levels 21-22


Ready to Read videos on YouTube

Unite for Literacy – mostly junior books. Some suitable for older students at lower reading levels. With narration

https://wonderopolis.org/  Ask a fact-based question or choose from the bank of questions.

Kiwi Kids News New Zealand current events articles for kids. Includes some quizzes.

National Geographic Kids

Science News for Students 

Little Kids | RNZ Storytime   Radio New Zealand-Little ones

RNZ Storytime Radio New Zealand Primary age

Kids | RNZ Storytime Older children

The Kids’ Show  BFM kids show-Sunday mornings-Years 1-4

https://www.sunshineonline.co.nz  User name is: PPS123, password: twentyseventeen


  • How to write (keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write an alternate ending to favourite story or movie, write a story, keep a book of facts)
  • Advocate for positive change in the world (write a letter, make up a petition)
  • How to exist without the internet (unplug it from 8-4 everyday)
  • Have them research things they’re interested in (a place they’d like to visit, a career they might like, a hobby they’d like to learn)
  • Follow a recipe or write a recipe of your favourite dish. 
  • How to write a CV
  • Keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write an alternate ending to favourite story or movie, write a story, keep a book of facts)
Everyday activities 

(low tech or no tech) – most of these could be free choice with a list of suggestions. Don’t expect learners to do all of them everyday. 

  • Physical activity for at least 30 – 60 mins – could be free choice or give them suggestions eg create an obstacle course, time yourself, try to beat your time, design your own fitness circuit eg bounce a ball 10 times, skip 20 times etc. Make yourself a hopscotch grid and play. 
  • Build something – from blocks, from wood, from Lego, from boxes, from code e.g. Minecraft etc.
  • Draw something – give suggestions eg sketch your favourite toy. Sketch a plant or tree, draw your favourite mythical animal
  • Listen to a favourite piece of music. Create a response eg dance, drawing, poem etc.
  • Help someone – find a way to help a family member or neighbour (keep social distance).
  • Learn something new. Teach yourself a new skill – you could ask someone to help, read about it or watch a video.
  • Help with some household tasks.
  • Do some baking, (lots of maths skills here). Younger students ask an adult to help.
  • Make yourself a healthy snack or lunch. Older students could make one for everyone at home or plan and cook the weekly meals including budgeting.
  • Passion projects – find something you are passionate about, research it, pose yourself questions to answer. 
  • Genius hour – research and create something that will make a difference to someone else
  • Create something, could be an art or craft work, a dramatic or musical piece, a story, a video, a game or activity using code eg in Scratch
  • How to maintain a vehicle ( how to check the oil, how to change a tire)
  • Build physical literacy ( do yoga, play catch, play frisbee, kick a soccer ball, shoot hoops)
  • Build Fine motor skills ( draw, colour, knit, crochet, cross- stitch, sew, weave)
  • Go outside! Walk, hike, sled, ski, paddle, bike, most outdoor activities keep you at least 10m away from other people.
  •  Have them research things they’re interested in ( a place they’d like to visit, a career they might like, a hobby they’d like to learn)
  • Have them do a STEM challenge ( build a tower, boat, bridge) out of random materials around the house
  • How to make a meal plan & grocery list on a budget
  • How to be a good citizen ( mow your neighbours lawn, take them a meal, shovel their sidewalk/ driveway)
  • Mindfulness and Keeping Active
    Smiling Mind  https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ Short audio sessions to help with mindfulness. Managing stress and anxiety in response to the crisis.

    The Body Coach https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Youtube channel. A British teacher/PT has made videos on fitness that can be done in the classroom. They range from 5 to 10 minutes of simple exercises that don’t require much room.

    Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/   Also on YouTube. Thousands of ‘brainercise’, dancing, strength and mindfulness videos

    BBC Supermovers https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers