Activity plans provide parents, educators and teachers with all the information you need to undertake each activity.
The focus of our activities is 'learning by doing'. Activities are open ended and there are no 'correct' outcomes at the end. Our priority is for children to enjoy their learning experiences by participating in hands on activities. This also allows for other children of different ages to join in the activities as there is no wrong answer.
Many of the activities take place outside and we encourage you to take advantage of locations in your local areas. Your child can learn about the world around them by exploring the world around them.
Some of the activities are accompanied by supporting activity sheets and videos which you may choose to use.
We love books and recommend your local library as one of the best free resources available to you. Check out loads of books about the topic you are learning and spend time reading and looking through them together.
Hands On Home Ed was created by Jeanie Fair in 2019. Born in the summer, her son Teddy was still only 4 years old as he approached Year 1. Like many children at this age, he was (and still is) very active and energetic, finding it difficult to sit for periods of time or even hold a pencil comfortably.
After some research Jeanie found it is very normal for many children to develop their fine motor skills at a later stage. She also knew that when children are really interested and engaged in what they are doing, they can focus on an activity for longer.
Jeanie began to look for curriculums suitable for Teddy, which would embrace his energy, his playfulness and eagerness to explore the world around him. However, she was disappointed to find the focus was always sitting at a table with a number of textbooks.
And so Jeanie created Hands On Home Ed. Using the National Curriculum in England as a guide, she found ways to engage Teddy alongside his younger brother, Harry, in a range of activities which encouraged them both to learn through play.
Discover our entire free library of specially created videos that go hand in hand with many of our activities.