Discover our free activities to do at home!
At OKIDO, we have a range of free activities the whole family can enjoy. Explore our science resources with Messy, where you can find recipes, origami, STEAM learning and colouring books for your children to follow their imagination. Give your children the opportunity to learn about different topics in a fun and creative way. With our downloadable activities, you can have a look at our recipes and cook up a delicious treat, or grab your pens and pencils with our OKIDOODLE drawing kits. There’s no better way to learn and play with OKIDO.
Do science with Messy in OKIDO
Watch, play and learn with these family workshops designed in collaboration with the British Science Association. We have a range of themes to explore; How The World Works, Technology & Engineering, The Body, Space & Sky and Nature. Select from 20 topics like Rockets, Fossils and Dinosaurs, Coding and Rainbows. Each features an episode of Messy Goes to OKIDO and includes science worksheets and make and do activities.
How the World Works
From volcanoes to germs, join Messy in OKIDO and learn more about the world around us.
Technology & Engineering
Could your children be secret coders or future engineers? Spark their curiosity with our exciting activities.
Why do we breathe? Why should we brush our teeth? Join Messy in OKIDO to find out the answers in an interactive and fun way.
Space & Sky
Explore gravity, weather, rainbows and rockets. Engage young ones with fun, immersive activities to get them thinking.
Use our fun nature workshops to inspire your children to get out and learn more about our planet.
FEATURED: BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK 2022
British Science Week (10-22 March), run by the British Science Association is back for 2022 with the theme Growth. The team at OKIDO have contributed to the Early Years activity pack, which is available to download for free. Get stuck into the activities and look out for the poster competition!
Grab your pens and pencils and allow your children to explore their creativity with our OKIDOODLE colouring kits.
WORLD BEE DAY ORIGAMI
Show your support for our hardworking, buzzy buddies and make your very own bee family using our origami step-by-step guide.
A light lunch or a sweet treat - our recipes show your children how to safely cook up a feast in the kitchen the whole family can enjoy.
MESSY CODING WHEEL
Can you crack the code? Download and print our Messy Coding Wheel and get ready to spend hours of fun writing in your own secret language.
Print out our Messy and the gang decorations to brighten up your used tin cans. Use them as pencil holders or flower vases to give them another life!
From scientific experiments to nature trails to making a time capsule, OKIDO activities are educational, fun and can be adapted to your needs.
What Teachers Say
Dr. Alicia Blum-Ross
London School of Economics
I recently ran a workshop for 3-5 year olds using ‘squishy circuits’ - teaching them the basic concepts of circuitry using play-doh. For such young children this visual introduction allowed us to get into the activity without a lot of preamble, and provided an excellent hook for later reflection and discussion.
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