Hands-on holiday activities for kids

Everyone loves a project they can really get stuck into! From getting their hands dirty in the garden to learning skills in the kitchen, there’s plenty for kids to make and do these holidays.

The holidays are here! We know that once the first excitement of being off school is over, it doesn’t take long for the dreaded boredom to set in!

So what better way to make sure the holidays stay happy ones than by giving the kids plenty of activities to keep their minds engaged and their hands busy?

We've organised these activities by suggested age group - from tots to older kids - so everyone can get involved.

From getting their hands dirty in the garden to learning skills in the kitchen, there’s plenty for kids to make and do these holidays.

Create a mono-print Christmas card

Give your 3 to 5-year-old a hand to create something special with this video workshop.

Make it together
Image of a woman painting a blue picture

Make your own rainbow bath crystals, and more!

Have some fun and get creative with State Library Victoria’s crafternoon activities.

See the series