Child friendly online activities

 

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.

  • Redlands City Council Library are hosting an online ‘It’s Story Time’ sessions Mon -Fri from 9.30am – 9.45am. Experience the magic of story time with your child. These sessions will include stories, rhymes and singing, perfect for children ages: 0-5 years.
  • Redland Art Gallery has a number of education kits with activities connected to recent exhibitions
  • Sunshine Coast Libraries have a range of online programs for children
  • Noosa Regional Art Gallery brings all the fun of their Artplay Sundays to your lounge room – providing free downloadable Easter themed activities
  • 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.
  • Virtual Tours – keep out these 12 Museums from around the world that offer virtual tours
  • Common People Dance Party –  join these online dance classes from your lounge room
  • 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
  • Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is opening its digital doors so young people can stay involved in weekly drama workshops, making sure the world they inhabit remains creative, imaginative and big.
  •  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.
  • Learn music online from Penrith Conservatorium’s expert music teachers while you stay home and stay safe! From Term 2, weekly lessons will be via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Students are eligible for free online concert practice and music appreciation webinars.