Things To Read And Write

Send A Rainbow

Quentin Blake, the illustrator of all the Roald Dahl and David Walliams books has created ten beautiful rainbow e-postcards for you to send to friends and family. These are free to download and you could add a note to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Diary Days

You might like to write a diary of your time at home. What are you doing each day? You could include things you’ve played, watched, who you might have spoken to on the phone or through social media. You could even include some drawings and you’ll have your very own book!

Post It

Write a letter or a card. We’re sure you’ll be chatting to friends online but it’s lovely to receive a letter. If you can’t think of anyone you know to send one to you could write one to a local hospital or care home. People living or working there would absolutely love to receive something from you!

Free Reading

All these sites are sharing books for children and young people for free. There’s nothing better than escaping into a good read so why not investigate?


Choose one of your favourite books and write a review of it. You might want to include what it’s about, why you like it and who else you think would enjoy the story. If you’d like to send it to us, we’ll share it and encourage others to read your faves!

Perfect Poetry

Try writing an acrostic poem for one of your friends or family by using their name. (An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase,) The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase or in this case name! 

If you’re writing this for someone you can’t see, we’re sure they’d love a copy by post or phone picture.