Do you have a Hey Duggee fan in the house? If so, this blog is your guide to find their favourite online activities to keep them entertained.
Hit preschool brand, Hey Duggee has been keeping children entertained for years. Now that the UK is in lockdown though, parents are even more grateful for online content that is available 24/7.
Already a family favourite, the popular series Hey Duggee has added even more activities, videos and fun to their social media and website. There are even new episodes coming soon!
Online activities to keep little ones busy
The website has published a whole range of Hey Duggee online activities and games to keep little squirrels busy. Find instructions and badges with activities to do at home, or more educational videos such as ‘Science With Duggee’.
The Hey Duggee Official YouTube channel is full of the episodes but also lots of extras too. Even better, you can actually hit ‘play all’ if you just need half an hour for a work call. With over 40% more people watching the channel since lockdown, it’s clearly helping a lot of families at the moment!
To keep little hands even more occupied, BBC Studios has launched an official Hey Duggee Pinterest profile. You can find fun activities, arts and crafts and baking recipes, further expanding the brand’s digital “paw-print”.
Hey Duggee and Covid-19
Despite the obvious negatives of lockdown, the characters have been highlighting the positive moments too. For instance, on social media and iPlayer, you’ll find a series of ‘shorts’ as part of the ‘Stay Home’ campaign.
The Hey Duggee Stay At Home Badge video was followed by The Handwashing Badge, adapting the notoriously catchy ‘Stick Song’. The video had 97k views in the first 24 hours, with parents praising it for encouraging good hand washing hygiene.
As well as downloadable templates and colouring sheets, Hey Duggee fans can download a card to send to grandparents in isolation.
You can download fun virtual backgrounds for family Zoom sessions, rainbow colouring sheets, and weekly activities from The Design Museum’s Young Design Museum.
Harriet Newby-Hill, Global Brand Director – Children’s at BBC Studios says: “It’s been incredibly rewarding for the team to see such fantastic levels of engagement from our Hey Duggee fan community. We’ve loved all the fabulous creations from our young fans and seen a great deal of positive comments from parents in response to the inspiring and fun activities we’ve curated for our digital channels.”
Brand new episodes of Hey Duggee Series 3 are set to air on CBeebies in June.