Kids Activities

Life Skills Bingo

For the school holidays Corangamite Shire Council is ramping up the fun with the launch of its Life Skills Bingo challenge.

Set for specific age groups, challenges range from cracking an egg into a bowl and making a Mr Potato Head, through to growing some vegetables, building a fire and changing a car tyre.

Win great prizes, have some fun and learn a few new skills along the way.

How to play: Download and print the PDF Life Skills Bingo Board for your age group. You can either complete tasks in any line for Line Bingo or complete the all task for Full Bingo. Remember to snap a picture of each bingo board task as you go!

 Age 4-6: Life-Skills-Bingo_4-6.pdf(PDF, 17KB)
 Age 7-9: Life-Skills-Bingo_7-9.pdf(PDF, 22KB)
 Age 10-11: Life-Skills-Bingo_10-11.pdf(PDF, 21KB)
 Age 12-14: Life-Skills-Bingo_12-14.pdf(PDF, 21KB)  
 Age 15+: (PDF, 22KB)Life-Skills-Bingo_15.pdf(PDF, 22KB)

How to enter: Fill in the entry form here. Entry must include photographic evidence of tasks being completed.

Disclaimer: Prizes are limited to the first 50 for each bingo. Information on how to collect prizes will be released after entry. 

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Chalk Walk 

Corangamite Shire townships are receiving a welcome dose of colour and inspiration and it’s all thanks to the creative talents of its young people.  Kids have taken to the footpaths with colourful chalks to brighten up their neighbourhoods and share uplifting messages.

It’s not too late to get involved and lift community spirits.  Source some footpath chalk and dress up the footpath in front of your own home.  If you’re a walker, take a stroll and view the ‘footpath gallery’ to brighten up your day. Make sure to tag @corangamiteshire in your posts! 

Backyard Biodiversity 

Do you want more native birds, bugs and lizards in your backyard? Shari McDonald from the Lismore Land Protection Group shows you how with simple ‘Backyard Biodiversity’ tips everyone can adopt. 

Learn how to make pinecone bird feeders and bug hotels from what’s already available in your own backyards, find out which birdbath is best for your garden and see how you can join the Citizen Science movement.

Stay tuned for more details! 

Ed Gym

The Ed Gym team has brought their lessons online! Stay connected and active through their online platform where Maz and the team bring you songs, games and other activities each week.  

Watch here

 

Phoenix Australia

Lockdown Activities for Children and Adolescents Sheet

The Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma.They have released an extensive list of ideas to keep families entertained and is encouraging lots of healthy, fun activities, both with and without screens, including physical activity, reading, creative play, and social time with family and friends, when appropriate.

Access their tip sheet and other mental health resources during COVID here.

P.E with Joe

Energetic daily workouts with Joe the Body Coach for the little ones. 

Check him out on Facebook and subscribe to his YouTube Channel for the daily videos.

 

Kids Corner at Corangamite Regional LibrariesBusy Things

Looking for some activities to entertain the Kids? Check out our Kids' Corner for links to our Children's eAudiobooks and eBooks as well as our new FREE education platform for kids - Busy Things. Books can easily be downloaded on tablets and iPads for offline use. 

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Camperdown Library are also releasing stories on their Youtube and releasing more content on their Facebook

 

Become a Guiness World Record Holder 

Spending time indoors doesn’t mean you have to be bored. In fact, with the extra time, you can aspire to do great things, including becoming a Guinness World Records titles holder!

Guiness World Records are pleased to bring you the #GWRChallenge, a weekly record challenge we will be hosting across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. This fun challenge will lead to a new title holder every week.

Participants can try their hand at the challenges that switch week to week, and all they have to do is follow a simple set of rules for each record!

 Join here

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Country Women's Association  - "Grow, Connect, Improve"

The Country Women's Association of Victoria have pulled together some amazing resources for children and young people to enjoy. Each week a new download becomes available with fun activities to provide education, fun, and connections such as how to dye items with flowers, obstacle courses, and much more. 

“The Country Women’s Association of Victoria has helped women, children, families and communities for over 92 years. We pull together and use our resources to benefit people in our local areas and beyond. At the same time, we enjoy the support of fellow members and learn new skills"

Download here

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Harry Potter at Home

Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

Check it out here

 

Scavenger Hunt

Check out this nature scavenger hunt and get outdoors! 

Nature-Scavenger-Hunt.pdf(PDF, 721KB)

Elevenses audio book

David Walliams (TV star and children’s author) is releasing a series of daily audio stories for children to listen to for free. He is releasing an audio version of one of his World’s Worst Children stories at 11 am each day...

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Check it out here

Dance Bingo w/ DanceStruck

Share and post you/your dancer completing the bingo sheet ��

To play:
ROLL a small rock and land it on one of the activities. Perform the activity your rock has landed on. Cross off every time the activity is done.
First to cross off all the activities wins the game
PRINT out the activities, cut them up and pull them out of a hat and mark them off as you do them.
FREESTYLE a- tick off what you want when you want.

DANCE 2020  

Colouring & Art

Dreamt up at the kitchen table, Jimmi Buscombes’s Trick of the Eye Colouring Workbook offers hours of creative fun. Not just an ordinary colouring book or a gimmicky app, this workbook brings all the magic of Jimmi’s much loved 3D street art and public art pieces straight into your home.

Workbook

Art Classes for Kids has been created by Warrnambool local, Tracey Monigatti. Tracey aims to support parents in the teaching of their children about the arts during COVID-19.

Art demonstrations will be live streaming  for you to utilise with your children.

This is a totally free contribution to our community, because I care about our kids and their free expression. Art is so important for their creativity and brain development, and we cannot let this important aspect of learning be ignored. Stay tuned for our first live stream in the coming days.

Art Class 

Other great ideas

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