Hands-on holiday activities for kids
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.
More projects for crafty tots
Watch the rest of the series to see Geelong Gallery Educator, Tess McMahon, guide you to create a small artwork inspired by artworks from the Gallery.
Get gardening! (But not as you know it!)
Do you struggle to get the kids out in the garden? Not any more! This video series from Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation shows how to build a home for bugs, and open a wiggly worm cafe!
- SAKGF Garden Activities: Open a Worm Cafe
Put food scraps on the menu at a worm cafe!
- SAKGF Garden Activities: Build an Insect Hotel
Be the hotel manager for a B&B full of bugs!
- SAKGF Garden Activities: Make a Mini Greenhouse
Bring a wild world to life - in miniature!
- SAKGF Garden Activities: Make Seed Spheres
Spread some joy with this seed ball recipe.
- SAKGF Garden Activities: Propagating Rosemary
Learn the magic of propagating!
Build up some brand new skills!
The school holidays are the perfect time to skill-up in the kitchen! From knife skills to recipes, there's plenty for older kids to master in this short video series.