A timeline of free daily activities for kids by celebs during UK lockdown


Taking all the hard work off your hands.

Following the government announcement to close UK schools at the end of last week amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the nationwide lockdown, many parents/carers have reverted to home learning.

Now, it's not an understatement to say that a lot of us aren't natural born teachers.

For parents/carers up and down the country, home schooling for what is currently, an unconfirmed amount of time, is a very daunting task. This is why we've created a daily timeline of FREE educational activities, live events and workshops that are being hosted by celebrities.

Designed to keep kids learning and help parents out at the same time.


Daily Timeline


9am - PE with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks, AKA 'The Body Coach', has become PE teacher for the nation and is hosting live classes for all to get involved in at 9am each weekday on his YouTube channel.

It has proved an extremely popular week for Joe so far, with nearly a million viewers across the world tuning in live for the first session and those numbers increasing each day.

You can join in here.


10am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

TV presenter and maths wiz Carol Vorderman has made her maths school 'The Maths Factor', which usually costs £2 per week, FREE to download whilst schools are out during the coronavirus pandemic

These maths classes are aimed at children aged four to 11 and match the national curriculum.

You can get involved here.


11am - English with David Walliams

Actor and comedian, turned children's author, David Walliams, is releasing a 30 FREE audio stories for children from his collection 'The World's Worst Children'.

You can listen to these daily stories here.


12pm - Cooking with Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has compiled a list of FREE easy, child-friendly recipes on his website and has offered up a wealth of tips to 'get kids cooking'.

You can find the recipes here.


1pm - Music with Mylene Klass

Singer, radio presenter and TV personality Mylene Klass is hosting FREE music tutorials on her YouTube channel, aimed at igniting a love of music in children of all ages.

You can watch and take part in 'Mylene's Music Klass' here.


1:30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussell

Former professional ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Darcey Bussell, is working with Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) to bring you daily live dance workshops aimed at getting kids moving after lunch.

Tune in and take part via the DDMIX Facebook page here.


2pm - History with Dan Snow

Historian Dan Snow AKA 'The History Guy' will soon be rolling out live history lessons on the Timeline YouTube channel.

You can also download the 'History Hit' service FREE for 30 days here.


4pm - Food Technology / Home Economics with Theo Michaels

Chef and author, Theo Michaels, is hosting cooking tutorials 'Kids Cook with Theo'. These classes are FREE to watch and take part in on Instagram live every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 4pm.

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OK everyone, I have no idea how this is going to go! I’m hosting a live cook along every Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 4pm (GMT). UPDATE: ingredients list now up - link in my bio!! . I’ll publish a list of (easy, quarantine friendly) ingredients the day before each cookalong and feel free to message me if you have any questions or want to swap an ingredient you don’t have or for dietary reasons. Listen, we’re in this together. I can’t promise this will be pretty, but we’ll have a bit of fun, maybe learn something and ultimately end up with dinner! I’ve said this is a kids cookalong but in reality it’s for everyone. This Monday we’re making homemade flatbreads (two ingredients) with various toppings so the idea is at the end of it you’ve all got dinner aswell! Anyway, let’s have some fun and cook some stuff! Please share with anyone who might like to join in. Theo xx PS. I take no liability for anything my kids say or the amount of mess caused.. #theocookswithkids . . . . . . . . . . . . . #theocooks #cookalong #kidscooking #activityforkids #lockdown #lockdown2020 #kidslockdown #lockdownwithkids #thismorning #homeschool #homeschooling #isolationinspired

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Follow along with the cooking classes here.


Non-Daily Activities


Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Special Guests

Scientists Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince and other special guests have partnered with The Cosmic Shambles Network to bring you the 'Stay at Home Festival', streaming lessons direct from their YouTube channel.

These aren't daily events, but there's plenty planned for the foreseeable future, covering a wide range of astrological topics for all ages.

You can keep on track with the full schedule of upcoming events here.


Geography Q&A with Steve Backshall

One of the UK's best-known wildlife presenters, writers and naturalists, Steve Backshall, hosted a virtual live Geography lesson and Q&A across his social media channels this week.

He asked people to get involved via the #SteveBackshallWildlifeChat hashtag.

The chance to watch and join in with the Q&A live has now passed, but you can still watch it back on Steve's YouTube channel here and get learning anytime.

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