Spring has truly sprung, but sadly we will have to wait a little longer to enjoy our beautiful city.

To help make staying at home just that little bit easier this holidays, we thought we’d round up some of our favourite websites for keeping active and getting creative!

We hope everyone enjoys a well-earned break from home learning and look forward to seeing our students and their families face-to-face soon!

https://virtualschoolactivities.com

An awesome crowdsourced list of virtual tours around the world.

https://www.borrowbox.com/

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks using your local library card.

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/

Your favourite stories read by some of Australia’s favourite storytellers. A great combination of quality texts and entertaining narrators. Suitable for preschool and primary school age.

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob 

Unleash your inner artist with these lessons by well-known author illustrator Rob Biddulph.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

Learn to draw everything from Hello Kitty to an ewok. Fun for all ages.

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/move-it-mob-style

This indigenous youth crew showcase the latest dance moves, from hip hop to rap, while also delivering strong health and fitness messages. Pick a class and get grooving. 

https://mumslittleexplorers.com/educational-youtube-channels-for-kids/

A list of the best educational YouTube channels for kids to learn at home. Includes fun learning videos on a range of different subjects from science to arts, and YouTube channels to keep them moving!

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/museum-at-home/

Bring the Museum to you home – visit our galaxies, draw a Willie Wagtail, find the Dino bots, including lectures for the older kids.

https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/family-life/chores/chores-for-children

Creative ideas on chores for all ages. What better time than now to develop gratitude, and perhaps encourage that little entrepreneur to save money to spend when they’re out and about once more.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Something different for downtime, this daily mindfulness and meditation app has free programs for all ages and supports learning and mental health during COVID-19 and beyond.   

https://www.kanopy.com/kids

A free movie streaming service for library members.