I SPY bingo sheet
Explore the outdoors with your family using this I SPY bingo sheet(PDF, 633KB) and find out how many of objects around your neighbourhood you can spot! See if you can find 4 in a row - up, down, across, or diagonal. Children can also draw a picture or write a story about their walking adventure! If you would like to share your picture/story, you can tag @stonningtonlibraries on Instagram.
Museums and zoos
Explore the latest exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, Triceratops: Unearthing an Icon. Find activities to do at home from Scienceworks Museum. Find a great selection of Australian virtual tours, zoo cams and museums to explore from home. Go further abroad and take a look at some of the world's top museums offering virtual tours and exhibitions.
Short, educational videos on a whole variety of subjects bought to you by the people who gave us TEDtalks. TedEd is designed to spark curiosity.
Stories and Songs
Log into Story Box Library with your Library card and watch unlimited Picture Books being read aloud by fantastic storytellers including Justine Clarke, Eddie Perfect, Nick Cave and more! Celebrate CBCA Book Week by exploring the shortlisted stories available. Each story also has an activity to complete.
The Storykids podcast, which is in partnership with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, creates 10-minute episodes featuring stories written by children read by a host of well-known Australian personalities followed by interviews with the young authors.
Learning to knit is made easy with this You Tube tutorial on the basic knit stitch.
Let your imagination run wild with these creative writing prompts.
Send a handmade postcard to a friend of loved one.
Create your very own digital book with some great suggestions from Scholastic.com.
Attention Bird lovers! Learn about the Melbirds project and then download a copy of the book. How many of Melbourne's birds you can spot through your window or out on a walk?
Want to learn more about the animals you're seeing on the Nature live feeds? Log into Britannica Library with your Stonnington Library card and explore!
Gardening and Recycling
Nature Scavenger Hunt. Head outside and see if you can tick off all the things on this list. Some you can collect and others you need to observe or listen for.
Use kitchen scraps to create your very own vegetable garden(PDF, 515KB). Pop on your gumboots and beanie and explore the garden with these outdoor autumn and winter activities.
Kids can explore local and international current events with this child-friendly news website from News Corp Australia. Kids News is suitable for grade 3 to year 8. About Kids News
Printable alphabet worksheets and activity packs.
Encourage your child's imagination with this STEM-based activity sheet from Raising Literacy Australia(PDF, 879KB).
A collection of fun self-directed activities that children can do at HOME from the Department of Education and Training. Activities include art, crafts, STEM and more and are suitable for early childhood (up to 5 years of age), Primary and Secondary school students.
Constructing and play together, respond to movement and sound, and use what’s in your home to help the development of your child’s fine motor skills using sensory elements with the Melbourne Museum Virtual Play Box.