Activities for children while at home

Monday, April 27, 2020

With social distancing in place and schooling still online, some parents may be running out of ideas for how to keep their children entertained.

That’s why we have compiled a list of simple and fun activities for children that you can try at home, in the backyard or within an early childhood centre.

Activities for children

Home activities for children

Each week there will be a new activity available to download and try out with the little ones, so make sure you check back in every Tuesday. Fill out the form below to receive the following activities:

  • Nature Treasure Hunt – Download now! Bonus certificate included!
  • The Floor is Lava – Download now!
  • Nature Painting – Download now!
  • Shaving Cream Play Dough – Download now!
  • Indoor Laser Maze – Download now!
  • Run and Find – Download now!
  • Leaf People – Available June 9th!

Download your free activity flyers and let the fun begin!


Stay tuned – a new activity flyer is released each week!


Virtual activities for children

If online and virtual activities are more preferred, then you’re in luck! There are a vast range of online material available to help keep children keep occupied, stay fit and learn all through the click of a mouse. We’ve compiled a list of engaging virtual activities that children at any age will be interested to try, just click on the links below!

Superhero-themed workouts

Got some energy to burn? Well you’re just in luck, as personal trainer Glen Higgins has developed a range of fun exercise videos where children get the chance to exercise alongside their favourite superheroes and movie characters!

Letters of Happiness

Symbio Wildlife Park have created a fun little activity for children where they can write a letter online to their favourite zoo animal (such as Millie the Wombat)! The best part of all, is that kids will receive their very own Letter of Happiness back from that animal!

Kids yoga and meditation

Alo Gives have developed short 5-minute yoga & meditation videos that are specifically designed for children to enjoy! Used in classrooms or at home to introduce mindfulness, yoga and breathing techniques to get children focused and motivated for the day ahead.

Story time from space

If your children are fascinated with outer space, then this is the perfect activity for them! Check out videos of real-life astronauts reading children’s storybook while in space! There are several space-related stories to choose from and children will love getting to see the inside of a spacecraft.

Virtual Zoo

Zoos Victoria have set up live stream cameras around Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo to allow children to watch various animals from the comfort of their home. Choose between penguins, zebras, snow leopards, lion and giraffes and watch them as they go about their day.


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