Sese resources & activities
There are some nice resources available free online at the moment, to encourage the children to go outdoors and explore spring, as well as some simple science experiments for children to do in the home.
Free STEM e-
For the duration of the COVID outbreak, Mims House Books have offered free downloads of their e-
The BirdWatch Ireland website has some free to download activity booklets and ‘Bird Detective’ magazines. These are aimed at 1 st – 3 rd class and 4 th – 5 th class:
A website called Science & Plants for schools also has some suggestions for primary school children on activities they can do outside the classroom, including making a compost column
Another nice outdoor activity is for children to go for a walk wearing a piece of masking tape as a bracelet. They can collect plants etc. on their walk and make a nature bracelet like this one.
For the younger children, this website provides a nice activity booklet on plant biology
Nature book and Activities
Eanna Ní Lamhna has written an excellent book on ‘Wild Things at School’ that parents can read with their children at home, or older children can read independently. It comes with a set of worksheets that are organised into those suitable for different classes:
For the rainy days, the Fizzics Education website has experiments that children can do at home with basic ‘kitchen chemicals’: