Ideas & Activities

School Holiday Activities for Your Jarjums and Gundoos

Running out of ideas to keep your little ones occupied while they await the return to school? We’ve got you covered with a range of isolation friendly activities perfect for jarjums of all ages!

Cosmic Kids Yoga

We all know how important it is to move your body as much as you can every day and yoga is a great and accessible way to do just that. The gentle movements are great for all fitness levels and the meditative approach gives your mind a well deserved break too. But yoga isn’t just for adults, it can be great for children too. With Cosmic Kids Yoga your child can immerse themselves in adventures to different virtual worlds and galaxies through their yoga practice.

Just head to Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube

Art for Kids

If you’ve got a budding artist in your house, then check out the Art for Kids Hub. Each day there are new drawing tutorials based on popular children’s movies, tv shows, video games, animals or food. It’s a great way to foster their talents, and keep them occupied for hours!

Head to Art for Kids Hub – YouTube

Shadow Tracing

Another great idea for those little artists in your household, shadow tracing is a great way to spark imagination and develop artistic skills. All you need is paper, pencils or textas, light and your jarjum’s favourite toys.

For a tutorial click here: Preschool kids activities: Shadow tracing – YouTube

Teddy Bears Picnic

Why not invite your jarjums and their favourite soft toy along to a teddy bear picnic or tea party? You can host it in your living room, backyard or local park (if you’re not currently isolating). Choose a theme based on your jarjum’s favourite toy, movie or book and get creative with the snacks and decorations.

Just Dance!

Do you have a little dancing king or queen in your house? Keep them occupied by challenging them to a dance off on the most exclusive dance floor there is – your living room floor. Head to just dance – YouTube for a bunch of different dance tutorial videos. All you have to do is follow the animations on screen. If the competitive streak doesn’t run in your family why not encourage your jarjums to learn a dance and put on a performance for the rest of the family at a later date?

Virtual Zoo Visit

Do your jarjums often wonder what the animals at the zoo get up to when the gates are closed? Well those clever zoo keepers at Taronga Park Zoo are all over it! They’ve set up Taronga TV so you and your little ones can keep an eye on the animals 24/7. You can also meet the zoo keepers, learn how to train flight birds and watch a Tassie devil get his very own 715 health check!

Make Your Own Playdough

Always a crowd pleaser, playdough is great for your little ones hand strength and fine motor skills. It’s also a wonderful way to encourage active imaginations and keep them occupied for hours. To make it yourself at home, the recipe is pretty simple. All you need is:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • food colouring

Then just mix it all together! The mixture will be hot, so parental supervision is a must.

Minute to Win it

If you google ‘Minute to Win it for Kids’ there are hundreds of ideas of little games and tasks for you and the children to have a go at. Whether your family relishes the competition or you need something to occupy the little minds while you work from home, you’re sure to find something to keep them entertained for hours.

Lego Challenge

Is your floor strewn with little lego pieces? Well encourage your jarjums to switch on their imaginations and turn that mess into something creative! From building zoos to waterparks, from pizza to fruit salad – this 31 day Lego Challenge is sure to keep your little ones occupied. Why not take a picture of each finished product and create a collage for your jarjum when the month is over so they can remember all their wonderful creations?

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