What can I do? I am bored! Get off the play station and start exploring online.

What can I do? I am bored! Get off the play station and start exploring online.

Whilst everyone is eagerly looking forward to the holidays it is always a challenge to keep children and young people engaged and occupied. As attractions are slowly opening their doors after the COVID-19 restrictions it is useful to have some ideas on activities that will keep your children occupied, entertained and learning. As the winter holidays are not always conducive to trips outdoors I have compiled with the help of “The Big Life Journal” some activities that can be accessed online and even better they are free!! So spend some time with your children indoors and help them enjoy some new materials with your assistance.

 

Writing Storytelling and drawing classes, for all ages, from award winning author illustrator Arree Chung
https://arree.com/camp/ Free June 22 to 26 US Time Zone

Varsity Tutors –Free Live lessons and virtual summer camps on diverse subjects for grades K-12.
Topics include enrichment-based classes, wildlife, art, recycling, crafts and more.
https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camps?irgwc=1&irclickid=1a-xP5WYwxyORPSwUx0Mo3YXUki3MAUENwH%3AUY0&network=af&utm_source=ir&utm_medium=affiliates&affid=10078&vtmedium=affiliate&vtsource=impactradius&vtcampaign=10078&aff_tel=

Geocaching
Explore new areas worldwide with Geocache Travel. There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world for you to find. All Ages.
https://www.geocaching.com/play

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours
Experience the best museums from your home. Perfect for all ages.
https://www.southernliving.com/syndication/museums-with-virtual-tours

San Diego Zoo
Online learning resources for families that help you stay connected with virtual visits anytime you want. Activities include wildlife cams, games and crafts.
https://www.southernliving.com/syndication/museums-with-virtual-tours

Sew A Softie
Online sewing patterns and videos to help children learn to sew.
https://www.sewasoftie.com/2020/05/good-age-to-teach-a-child-to-sew.html

WOW Art
Free daily painting tutorials for children of all ages.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZutxI1UnH9N3Fh_TeQ4Kw/featured

Kids Gardening
Fun Gardening ideas and activities for children of all ages.
https://kidsgardening.org/garden-activities/

City Blossoms
Free gardening resources, lessons and activities for children of all ages.
http://cityblossoms.org/resources

Out and About in Canberra.
The best free things to do with kids in Canberra.
https://www.qantas.com/travelinsider/en/explore/australia/australian-capital-territory/canberra/the-best-free-things-to-do-with-kids-in-canberra.html

 

Linda James
College Counsellor

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