Resources / Activities for home

General activities 

Resources for Holy Week
A fun resources for children as we approach Holy Week. Courtesy of Kildare and Loughlin Diocese. Click here for more. 

Calling all Harry Potter fans, JK Rowling has setup the Harry Potter online hub. Full of activities, puzzles, interactive material and much more.

Covid-19 Time capsule
We are currently experiencing a historic event and LONG Creations on Facebook has come up with a great idea to document it using a timecapsule. visit the facebook page or you can download the templates here.

Stop Motion Animation
An absolutely excellent way to keep  children busy is  a StopMotion app. There are many apps out there. It involves taking photos of lego mini-figures or simple pictures and then introducing slight changes to them before taking the next photo. You repeat the process until you have an animation. An example of how to make Stop Animation can be found here 

Plant some seeds
Many of our supermarkets are selling seeds at the moment. Cur the top off of a milk carton. Fill it with soil or compost and sow some seeds. Don't forget to water it.
[Challenge - design a mini greenhouse using a 2 litre milk carton]

Compilation of activities from the blog 

Excellent tutorials from Code club showing pulls step by step how to get started with scratch and how to make simple games. 

As pupils are currently unable to get the popular Newsflash and Primary Planet magazines, they have been made available online for free. Click here for more.

Offaly Library 
Offaly Libraries have unsurprisingly stepped up to the mark in the ongoing closure period. There are daily book readings on their Facebook page and while branches are currently closed, it is possible to borrow books online and read them on a laptop / tablet / book reader. Click here for more info.

Many of our younger pupils are already using this popular reading app. Pupils can read their own book or listen to one. 

Listen to stories read by well-known celebrities.

Loads of fun games.

Vooks is committed to being a resource for families to keep kids
reading at home. Vooks can also be a welcome distraction for
parents, allowing them to enjoy time with their kids, watching and
discussing books together. To help, we have created take-home
lesson plans that can be shared with parents and guardians - built to provide children with 20
minutes a day of read aloud time and activities.
The NCSE is providing online resources for children and young people with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure. The resources are designed to assist parents, teachers and students in special schools, special class placements and mainstream classes. - There are loads of fun maths games available at It's best if the teacher recommends something for you to do, however.

There are plenty of games available on here to help practice maths tables etc.  make sure and pick something appropriate to your child's level.

Fun and practical activities that use maths in a fun way.

One of Irelands leading sports stars and hurler supreme, TJ Reid leads a session where he works om fitness and basic GAA skills.

Joe Wick - The body coach
Joe leads a pe class every morning live on his youtube channel. 

Irelands favorite boxing hero, Katie Taylor leads her very own pe lesson. 

TG4's popular website  / app. There are games to play and you can watch episodes as gaeilge.

Popular website with games and lessons as gaeilge

Don Conroy
Many of our parents and teacher have learned how to draw from Don Conroy. He is back and with his own Youtube channel. Tune in here

Dav Pilkey - Drawing lessons
Dav Pilkey, the man behind Captain Underpants and Dogman will give online art lessons. Click here for more information.

Drawing videos that children can easily follow.
Draw a dinosaur, a dragon etc. Click here.
Science Foundation Ireland has a collection of easy science experiments to do at home . Click here