Creative Kids at Home

 

Looking for something for you and the kids to do from home?
Check out the list of activities, events, downloadable resources we have found to keep your young creators engaged.

  • Noosa Regional Gallery and Caloundra Regional gallery have both developed a kids activities great for the July School Holidays
  • Redland Art Gallery has a number of education kits with activities connected to recent exhibitions
  • Sunshine Coast Council has launched their Stay, Connect, Create program – council has developed a range of online programs to educate, inspire and entertain. You can choose from a wide variety of workshops, kids art activities, gardening and permaculture lessons, early literacy, rhyming, science activities, virtual tours, historical stories and more.
  • Queensland Museum has a number of online exhibitions, learning resources and apps you can access
  • QAGOMA has a range of fun games, cool videos and creative make-at-home activities for kids
  • Did you know membership to your local library gives you access to their e-libraries where you can access books, magazines, movies, comics, games and more online.
    Gympie Library 
    Noosa Libraries 
    Sunshine Coast Libraries
    Moreton Bay Libraries
    Somerset Libraries
    Redland Libraries 
  • State Library of Queensland also has an e-library
  • You can access a series of colouring in pages created by Aboriginal artist Nathan Patterson, a proud Wagiman Man living in on the south coast of Victoria. His art is a mixture of contemporary designs using traditional techniques that incorporate the dreamtime stories of his people and of the land he was born on.
  • Upgraded Points have put together an ultimate list of 75 world-class museums that offer virtual tours that you can visit from the comfort of your couch!
  • The Laneway Theatre (Melbourne) delivers magic to you every night with LANEWAY LIVE as Tim Ellis chats with the world’s most famous magicians.
  • You can download free colouring books from 113 Museums
  • Operation Storytime – your favorite authors offering storytime online
  • Chatter Pack is a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!
  • Pattern Makers has pulled together a great list of Digital Art experiences you can do from your home 
  • Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home
  • Learn a huge range of musical instruments on your computer at Virtual Musical Instruments
  • Crazy games is a free site that has over 13 million games for 150+ developers to get their name out there and have gamers playing their creations.
  • DIY fruit shaped Pom Poms patterns thanks to Frankie Magazine
  • Creative Kids Online series is posting new activities (videos and step-by-step workshops) added daily to keep little ones entertained at home.
  •  Harry Potter At Home hub, is a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, articles and much more, that will help you bring the magic of the wizarding world into your home at this difficult time – as well as keep you all occupied for hours on end!
  • Love Bluey?! There are a range of free downloadable themed activities, things to make and do on their website
  • Lego Scavenger Hunt – print it HERE 
  • Show Costa what is in your backyard thanks to Junior Landcare Australia
  • Sesame Street and Headspace have joined forces to create “Monster Meditations,” kid-specific mindfulness content designed to teach the basics of mindfulness, meditation, and juggling emotions.
  • Kicking off Tuesday 28 April, Powerkids is coming home to you, every Tuesday at 9am with our brand new series Powerkids: Little Artists at Home! 
  • Play School Story Time: Go Home Cheeky Animals!
  • Planet Protectors Kids Water Tour with QAGOMA 
  • Adventure through the 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN exhibition at the MCA
  • Bop and watch along to a number of Dr. Seuss favourites set to rap music Fox and Sox , Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax
  • Little Match Productions bring to you a YouTube channel just for kids! Owl & Pussycat TV will have new content each week, check it out here.
  • The ABC is launching an expanded schedule of free education content to support students, teachers and parents, with so many children forced to learn at home due to the coronavirus
  • The State Library of Queensland brings you the magic of the First 5 Forever Story Time Sessions in your own home – this session features a story, “Amy and Louis” and is read by Verena Curr
  • Enjoy the colourful world of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jarjum (children’s) Storytelling published on the State Library’s Kuril Dhagun page
  •  NIDA courses for children and young people – now online! Led by expert tutors, disciplines include acting and audition preparation, TV presenting and more, with new classes released over the coming weeks.
  • Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks has a range of online offerings for little explorers
  • Bunjil Place is delivering amazing arts experiences straight to your home – gallery exhibitions, stage performances and art and craft workshops.