Fun activities + ideas these school holidays in Melbourne

We''ve put together a list of helpful resources!

These school holidays, while many parents breathe a collective sigh of relief, it’s a little hard to feel inspired.

In metropolitan Melbourne, there’s no holidays, nights away, sleepovers or day trips to fun places.

So we’ve come up with a list of things to do, hopefully some helpful resources for anyone who’s scratching their heads about keeping your younger kids entertained:

Get crafty

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery has an AMAZING video section on its website for 2-12 year olds. More here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5031071

Make your own noodle necklace – using macaroni pasta (or anything you can thread) put pasta, paint and a bit of oil in a ziplock bag, and give it a shake. Leave it to dry and later, thread it on string!

Make your own dream catcher – tried and tested – so easy, so fun! Here’s a great video:

Dream catcher craft with Sarah!

Boredom Busters are back! This time Sarah shows us how to make a beautiful dream catcher!

Posted by Eastern Regional Libraries on Thursday, 23 April 2020

Making science fun:

The Heide museum is running a weekly LEGO challenge for kids! Enter here https://www.heide.com.au/heide-home-lego-challenge

Check out the ACMI website for heaps of resources. You’ll find how to build a game resources, create your own book trailer – so much great stuff – here 

Swinburne University has developed a number of resources, including a STEM focussed online game for kids

Info here: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/2020/09/fun-school-holiday-activities-for-melbourne-lockdown/

You can find the game here: http://www.scienceisland.com/#/

Virtual fun: 

And of course, don’t forget to watch the penguins 6pm each night!

Experience theme parks we are all missing! More here