Ed. Games

While we go through this period of social distancing and school closures, we hope the following will be of some use to you and to your children.  Sub menus link to online games in different curricular areas – Irish, English, Maths, SESE, Music and Art.

The following educational websites are also offering free resources for the duration of school closures.  These will be made available gradually over the coming days:



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All of these online resources and games are an additional resource to keep your child engaged, interested and entertained over the next two weeks.  The links will be added to, updated and changed as the week goes on.

There are also ideas below of things to do away from screens.  Again, we hope this might be of some use.

To Do Lists / Ideas AWAY from screens:

  • Bake a cake
  • Play ‘I Spy’
  • Sort your toys by size / colour / type
  • Make up a quiz on any topic / topics
  • Paint something
  • Pair your socks
  • Make up a new game
  • Keep a diary
  • Roll two dice – add / multiply the numbers
  • Do a jigsaw
  • Play snap / another card game
  • Help to make lunch / dinner
  • Design a new cover for your favourite book
  • Write a shopping list
  • Draw your favourite animal (real or imaginary)
  • Play snakes and ladders
  • Learn to type…https://rapidtyping.com/
  • Clean your bedroom
  • Make someone laugh
  • Make your bed
  • Play in the garden
  • Build your name with Lego
  • Read a story to someone else
  • Look for signs of spring
  • Learn a new song in Irish / English / another language
  • Build something
  • Make a video
  • Write a story / comic / book
  • Play board games with your family
  • Do some gardening
  • Practice writing in Irish / English
  • Draw
  • Learn to sew / knit & make something
  • Learn to / practise tying your laces
  • Go colouring
  • Cut something out
  • Build a fort
  • Fold your clothes
  • Hide something and then make a treasure map to find it
  • Make a spaceship using recycled items
  • Use old magazines/newspapers to make a picture
  • Make up your own excercise routine
  • Write a poem about your family
  • Design a poster to encourage people to recycle
  • Circuit Training: jumping jacks, hopping, squats, jog/skip on the spot, burpies,
  • Create an alien character