Activities

Here are some ideas for activities for your family, organisation, school or group.  Templates to assist in some of these activities are provided.

Think about your family, who is a member of your family, what are your favourite activities, what do you do on holidays, how do you participate in your community.

The templates below may be used by younger children.

If your participants are older they may want to consider these questions and write short essays, poems, create artworks including videos and music, have a group discussion or simply think about how family is important to them, and how family and communities can strengthen each other.

You may have other ideas and blank templates are provided.

My Family Templates

My family and community are strong because…

My family is strong because we…

My community is strong because…

Our favourite activity is…

On holidays my family likes to…

On weekends my family likes to…

The members of my family are…

My Family Blank Templates

Blank unlined portrait

Blank unlined landscape

Blank lined portrait

Blank lined landscape

Colouring in Sheets

Colouring in sheets are available to download. (PDF 1MB)

Colouring in sheets are available to download. (PDF 3MB)

Online resources for activities for children

Supported by the Australian Government, Raising Children Network is the complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teenagers. At raisingchildren.net.au parents can learn and access tools, support and resources as their children grow and develop. Ideas for play and learning activities for different age groups are below.

Newborns

Babies (3-12 months)

Toddlers (1-3 years)

Preschooler (3-5 years)

School age (5-8 years)

The Raising Children Network website raisingchildren.net.au offers up-to-date, research-based material on more than 800 topics spanning child development, behaviour, health, nutrition and fitness, play and learning, connecting and communicating, school and education, entertainment and technology, sleep and safety.

The NSW Advocate for Children and Young People has developed Digital Lunchbreak to assist children and young people with finding online resources and activities to do at home in their lunchbreak, around learning hours and on weekends. More

ABC Education: Thousands of free curriculum-linked resources for school teachers and students! More

Virtual Field Trip Apps and Websites: More

Visit Museums around the world from your home. More

House of Wellness: How to keep the kids active when they’re home all day. More

Drummond Street has information and activities for families in isolation. More

Resources for supporting families and communities during COVID-19

Centre for Multicultural Youth has resources available on supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. More

 

Emerging Minds: Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More

Research Centre for Children and Families: Family Time – tips on using video chats. More

Research Centre for Children and Families: Family Time – from a distance without technology. More