Why choose Busy Things for a SEND setting?

Busy Things is a multi-award-winning online resource, which is already being used successfully in many special schools to improve their SEND provision.


We are renowned for our quirky, humorous activities, which really appeal to children. We cover the full primary curriculum from Reception to Year 6 and three of the four areas of need in special education.


"We bought Busy Things to support learning and increase engagement of students with interactive boards. We are a special school and the pupils with ASD love it! It supports lessons well and we often use it as a starter or a reward after finishing a task."


 Steven Crawford, Currimundi Special School,

Queensland, Australia.

(Subscriber to the Australian version of Busy Things)


What our teachers say...

See for yourself - here are three games to play!

Busy Things works on touchscreens, whiteboards and tablets.

It can be used with eye gaze and other accessibilty devices.

Sensory/Physical needs

Picture perfect activity

Picture perfect

Choose a jigsaw and drag the pieces into the correct places. The lightbulb clue button is there if you need help.



Cognition and


Hen hunt activity

Hen hunt

Find the chicken’s friends. Touch the buttons to move around and open the doors. Listen carefully, the chicken will be louder as you get nearer. 


Communication and interaction

Road blocks activity

Road blocks

Fill the hole in the road so the chicken can cross! Rotate the shape if needed, then use the arrow buttons to put it in place.



Teacher tools to help you tailor and assign activities

In addition to this, we’ve teacher tools that just make life easier. With Busy Things in your toolkit, you’ll be able to:


-  find the right activity in no time with our Curriculum browser

-  adapt activities to best support lesson objectives and pupil needs in the Activity settings

-  save and export evidence to platforms like Boop and Seesaw in just one click

-  communicate tasks to complete and give personalised feedback with our blasts to motivate and inspire.


You can even forge strong home-school links if you extend your subscription to include home access too!

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