Our super list of great ideas for kids at home – loads of holiday fun

You've got the kids at home, we've got the ideas. Join the fun of a children's festival, try out recipes from the Museums Victoria team, sign up for dancing and singing classes from the Arts Centre, and so much more... 

Looking for fun and engaging activities you can do at home? Here’s our growing list of ideas from around the world to keep kids of all ages – and adults – entertained and engaged.

We’ve grouped these loosely into age-appropriate content, however, you’ll find some will suit varying ages, so be sure to check them all out.

And let us know of any other resources – we’ll add them to the growing list. Contact us with the details via email.

Compiled by Natalie Moutafis.

Celebrating the Royal Melbourne Show from home

Virtual summer camp with the Dreamworks animation team

Become a junior shark keeper with SEA LIFE Melbourne

Craft and play the day away with The Craft Train

Explore the Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival until 4 October

Podcast meets audiobook meets creative play for 6 to 12 year olds

Australian Marine Conservation Society Colouring Book

Nature inspired activities from Little Pine Learners

Over 40 I spy game printables with Paper Trail Design

Watch the live Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Print out and complete the My Lockdown Diary

CSIRO's The Dish radio telecsope colouring in

Junior Penguin Keeper with SEA LIFE Melbourne

Art and craft with May Gibbs

Free printables to have fund Mad Libs style

An interactive generative art game to create symmetrical art

Space themed activities from Virgin Galactic Kids Corner

Learn to play guitar at Kids Guitar Zone

Simple origami for kids

Auskick Activities to improve your footy skills 

Storytime and activities with Koorie Heritage Trust Kids

Choosing for children: A family friendly movie guide

Musical crafts and activities inspired by The Sound of Music

Crayola colouring in pages and activities

Acitivity pages inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Legoland Discovery Centre live streams and lego fun

Creative experiences with NGV Kids

V&A Museum of Childhood art and craft activities

Storytime and craft with Claris the Mouse

Learn how to draw like Disney

Activity sheets from book publisher Hachette Australia

Learng to draw with Unipiggle author Hannah Shaw

Billie B Brown inspired holiday program

All kids books are free to listen with Audible

Bedtime stories read by Dolly Parton

Art, craft and science activities at The Dad Lab

Learn to draw with author and illustrator Mo Willems

Mindfulness and movement classes with GoNoodle

Cosmic Kids Yoga classes

Illustrated online recipe library to get kids in the kitchen

Download the Mind Snacks app to learn a new language

Free trial to learn piano from Hoffman Academy

Recipes for play with Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Craft, quizze, games and videos with Tate Kids

Free virtual school holiday workshops with Arts Centre Melbourne

Daily boredom busters from Legoland

The Little Food Festival online

Interactive online artworks with Playable Web

Marine Mindfulness meditation with SEA LIFE Melbourne

Colouring and paper craft downloads from Glenn Jones Art

Workout with sports stars in your own backyard

3D and augmented reality models at home

Math puzzles, games and worksheets

Girl Geek Academy for anyone interested in technology

Draw Together with Wendy Mac

Engineering inspired challenges created by Dyson engineers

Digital games inspired by famous artworks

Colouring worksheets from Ken Done

Immersive program with The Lion King Experience

Kid-friendly plays for young people

JK Rowling's The Ickabog 

James and the Giant Peach read by celebrities

Explore Seussville by Dr Seuss

Original audio stories from Victorian students

A treasure trove of online puzzle and board games

Arnott’s Biscuits recipes to recreate at home

Colouring-in activities by author and illustrator Meredith Gaston

Learn to paint watercolours with artist Kerrie Hess

Printable activities based on the Bananagrams game

Little Angel Theatre puppetry productions and activities

Activities, podcast and more from the Rebel Girls book

Harry Potter at home: activities, videos, craft and more

How to add artworks to your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game

30 day digital technologies challenge

Art, science and creativity by Tinkerlab

Guitar Lessons with Fender

Pictionary style game against Google

Cooking with Jamie Oliver and his son Buddy

Learn to paint and draw at Art for Kids Hub

Create stories, games and animations with MIT media lab's Scratch

Videos and a virtual time machine at Met Kids

Dog Man and Captain Underpants drawing at home by Dav Pilkey

NASA at Home

Virtual cultural experiences

Here you’ll find virtual cultural experiences from around the globe – tours of museums, galleries, parks, zoos and streaming performances.

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