Anzac Day - 25 April
Explore the Shrine from home with a virtual tour.
Free school holiday cultural events, no fee or booking required
Islands at ArtPlay: escape to a surreal desert island in this new interactive exhibition.
Marvel Studios' Moon Knight Museum of the Moon at Fed Square.
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 a range of family-friendly activities inspired by items in Museums Victoria's collections and exhibitions!
Heide at Home gives you sneak peeks of exhibitions, keeping you informed about the Heide gardens, and providing some creative activities for adults and kids alike.
Visit NGV Kids to connect with art at home with free online events, activity sheets and games. Print, watch and create or take inspiration with paper and pencils at hand. Transform the kitchen table into a table-top studio and turn potential boredom into productivity.
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.
After watching stories on Story Box Library, kids can engage with the Activity Time instructional videos and PDFs, get inspired about creativity and craft.
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.
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
Use kitchen scraps to create your very own vegetable garden(PDF, 515KB)(PDF, 515KB).
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.