School Holiday helpful links

We have all had to adapt somehow, maybe working from home or having the kids home doing online school work….but now with the school holidays what can the kids do at home to pass the time?

Take a look at these useful links, there is something there hopefully for everyone.

Virtual Tours

Google Earth. All sorts of incredible learning here

Australian National Maritime Museum

Visit museums. Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Some of the options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum

The Louvre, based in Paris, is also offering its own virtual tour online for free

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

The British Museum- located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies

Type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help children learn about history

Webcams from around the world


Virtual Tours of Space




International Space station

Zoos – Webcam

Taronga Zoo

Melbourne Zoo also has live webcams

Live video of the National Zoo and Smithsonian Learning Lab

The San Diego Zoo has a live webcam for animals

Panda cam at Atlanta Zoo Edinburgh Zoo Cam

Books and Reading

Children’s books read by famous people

Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for young children. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text

Projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing…/learnathome.html

Listen to astronauts read stories from space

Arts and Craft

Mo Willems, the author of ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up Late’ is uploading daily drawing lessons

Crafts and activities

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities

Help children learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art

Carson Ellis’ Art Club- Carson Ellis, author and illustrator will be posting art assignments on her Instagram page every weekday morning. If you want to share them, you can use the hashtag #quarantineartclub. She’ll also provide individual hashtags for each exercise so everyone can see each other’s work

Red Tent Art- step by step instructions on art projects including origami, 3D cards, clay pots, etc

A wonderful detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art

Arts and Craft


Audible Stories

ABC for Kids

ABC Education

Learn to touch type for free

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

Educational games K-12

35,000 pages of online content on the different cultures and countries of the world

All sorts of online classes for kids

Maths as a fun part of your daily family routine

Short videos and texts that answer various burning questions for children. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions

Learn to code

Maths games galore

Lots of science experiments that you can do at home

Grammar – Work on the 8 parts of speech

Scratch teaches students all about coding

ABC- Educational resources!/home

Boost writing confidence with Storybird

Kids numbers

Maths Frame

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids…/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-list…

Coding for 4-10 year olds

The Kid Should See This

Learn a language

Electoral System of Australia

Kids News

Create interactive avatars to showcase children’s learning- Voki

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it puts players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun

Make your own animated videos with Go Animate

Prezi (make your presentations zoom)

Create interactive avatars to showcase children’s learning- Voki:

Go Geocatching

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals

Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design

For budding Marine Biologists- take a deep dive into ocean life

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

Geography with National Geographic

Sesame Street


PE with Joe Wicks  – Live PE lessons at 9am Monday to Friday on this YouTube channel for children of all age

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout

Yoga and mindfulness for kids

Smiling Mind – Free meditation App


Music is for everyone

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool students


Learn a language


Board Games

Recipes and Cooking

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths and science-


Cirque du Soleil – Cirque Connect Content Hub – released videos online of their shows –