The in-home environment will be changed greatly for all of us. The additional stress imposed right now on all of our daily routines means that we need to create some serious adjustments to the way that we would usually conduct our lives. For our children, it is important that we develop activities to keep their constantly developing minds entertained with both educational and fun activities around the home.
With all that in mind, we have developed some of our own resources that you can download and print out to use in your home environment. We have also listed and provided links to a few external resources you may find beneficial.
All about my Mum and Grandma: Mother’s Day Activity
Ask your little one to draw a portrait of mum or grandma, and think about all the awesome things they do and why they love them. A sure way to spread some joy and laughter on this special day.
Fun Vouchers for Mother’s Day
These fun Mother’s Day vouchers will bring a smile to mum’s face. A very tidy kids bedroom? Or how about one relaxing back rub? It is a heartfelt gift that mum will surely appreciate.
Indoor and Backyard Scavenger Hunt Activity
Take the challenge and help your little explorer make some discoveries today with our indoor and backyard scavenger hunt! As you encourage your child to become more aware of their surroundings, they will begin to make observations independently.
Star Wars Day Activity Pack
May the 4th be with you! Download this Star Wars activity pack for colouring pages, recipes, mazes, crafts and more to keep your young Padawan’s entertained for the day.
Make Your Own Poppy for ANZAC Day
You may be stuck at home and unable to get a poppy to commemorate ANZAC Day this year, so our team have come up with a little activity sheet to make you own and wear around the home to remember our service men and women.
Get Baking for ANZAC Day
Grab our special recipe for ANZAC Biscuits and head to the kitchen to whip up some awesome treats in remembrance of our service men and women this ANZAC Day!
Learn to Write Your Name Worksheet
Learning to write your name is a huge achievement for young children. It’s usually one of the very first writing milestones they’ll achieve! This worksheet will help your little one learn how write their name in no time.
Guide to Washing Your Hands
Washing hands properly can help prevent the spread of the germs like bacteria and viruses. Encourage your child to sing while they scrub by following these 8 simple steps. Washing hands should take about as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice!
Alphabet Sort Activity
Teach your little one the alphabet using this simple, fun and engaging activity. This colourful and handy worksheet gives your children the opportunity to practice sorting and recognising all letters from the alphabet and helping them distinguish between lower case letters and upper case letters.
3 Ingredient Puffy Paint
Create your own homemade puffy paint for sensory and creative play using this easy recipe. Simply paint then watch as it puffs up! Children can practice their art skills, enhance fine motor skills, create experience with cause and effect, and help develop hand-eye coordination.
Everything about Me from A-Z Worksheet
This printable worksheet is a hands on way to teach the alphabet to young children, while also giving the older children the chance to think about words that describe them using every letter of the alphabet!
ABC Kids listen
ABC Kids listen is a dedicated radio station and on demand app that provides music for dancing, stories for relaxing and soothing soundtracks for sleeping. They also have a range podcasts to stimulate curiosity, fire imaginations and foster good listening.
Kids Club Number Mats
Maths and numbers are everywhere in our world! Print out our number activity worksheets and teach your little one how to count, trace and write numbers 0 through 10.
DIY Easter Bunny Headband
A simple and fun craft activity the kids can do to celebrate Easter. Get your little one to colour in, paint, add glitter or decorate the bunny however they like and showcase their wonderful creation to loved ones!
National Geographic Kids – Kids Club
Does your little one love exploring, learning and discovering new and exciting things? Then Nat Geo Kids – Kids Club is the place to be. You will find find bags of cool content written for kids and by kids!
Creating some routine in the home environment during this time can not only help provide structure for young minds, but it can also help create a sense of security and stability in a child’s life.
Easy Homemade Kinetic Sand
Kinetic sand can assist children with fine tuning their fine motor development as it is a hands-on material it encourages children to squeeze, squish, smash, cut, poke, pinch, roll, and flatten it. They can also scoop it up with utensils and build castles, and mold shapes and so much more!
Things I Can and Cannot Control Poster
This poster can teach children how to identify whether something is within their control or not, and highlights behaviours and actions that they should focus on instead. This tool can be particularly helpful for children who are feeling fearful or anxious in light of outbreak of COVID-19.
Safe Slime Made with Chia Seeds
Playing with slime is a great sensory activity that is beneficial in helping shape child development. It can aid in developing and enhancing memory function, fine motor skills, problem solving skills and social interaction.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!
In an Emergency: Information Poster
Help ensure your children know what to do in an emergency by familiarising them with the number to call. Discuss how to dial 000 for help and then practice. Fill in your address as well as relevant contact details.
The Best Homemade Play Dough
The malleable properties of play dough make it fun for investigation and exploration as well as secretly building up strength in all the tiny hand muscles and tendons, making them ready for pencil and scissor control later on.
P.E With Joe
Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, has been hosting free P.E sessions for kids on Youtube to ensure children are still keeping fit from home. While the lessons are aimed at children, many adults have been taking part too.