Activities for Older Kids

How teal coloured pumpkins are making Halloween safer for kids with allergies

Livia Gamble 2:42pm Not all kids get to take advantage of adults handing out sugar by the handful.

School holiday activities

School holiday activities

Your guide to entertaining the kids these school holidays.

Schools dress code: student sent home for leopard print hair

Leopard hair

Kerri Sackville Mother claims school dress code is a breach of her daughter's human rights.

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Two Russian boys dig their way out of kindergarten, plan to buy a sportscar

Great escape ... two boys dug their way out of kindergarten.

Livia Gamble Planning their escape for several days, two five-year-old boys set out to buy a car.

School holiday activities: Brisbane & QLD spring 2015

Things to do in the school holidays: Queensland.

To help minimise the complaints these holidays, here's what's happening in and around Queensland.

Melbourne Fringe Festival kids' program

Random Musical at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Annalisa Giudici Melbourne Fringe Festival runs through September and has 22 events for kids.

Melbourne: eight places for kids to play in the city

Fun for kids in the city.

Megan Blandford Explore the playful side of Melbourne with these eight fun-filled activities.

Sydney Fringe Festival kids' program

Sydney Fringe festival kids' program.

Livia Gamble The Sydney Fringe Festival is on throughout September.

Sydney the ultimate spring playground for kids

Playful fun in the city.

Megan Blandford How to slow things down and really experience Sydney in a way that makes it fun for all.

School holiday activities: Canberra & ACT Spring 2015

Livia Gamble Say goodbye to boredom and hello to fun.

School holiday activities: Hobart & Tasmania spring 2015

Tasmania spring 2015 school holiday activities.

Livia Gamble Workshops and adventures - kids will love the activities available these school holidays.

School holiday activities: Darwin & NT spring 2015

Livia Gamble Home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia, kids can have a hands-on croc experience these holidays.

School holiday activities: Perth & WA spring 2015

Western Australia spring 2015 Western Australia

Livia Gamble Western Australia has loads of opportunities to keep the kids active these holidays.

School holiday activities: Adelaide & SA spring 2015

South Australia spring 2015 school holiday activities

Livia Gamble South Australia will please the little sports stars, foodies and more this spring.

School holiday activities: Melbourne & VIC spring 2015

Discover Africa at Zoos Victoria.

Livia Gamble & Annalisa Giudici Whether it's educational or fun activities you seek, Victoria has plenty on offer.

School holiday activities: Sydney & NSW spring 2015

New South Wales school holiday activities

Livia Gamble & Wendy Preston There's so many new opportunities get out and enjoy the great outdoors this spring. Or why not take in one of the many festivals that offer a range of family entertainment?

The ultimate man-friendly Father's Day feast

Father's Day ... how to make the man feel loved.

Danielle Colley Everything you need to plan a special meal for your dad this Father's Day.

Winter Word Scramble kids activity worksheet

Catch a snowflake

Using the winter themed words, find them all in this chilly wordsearch worksheet.

Winter Acrostic poem kids activity worksheet

W is for woolly jumpers

What does winter mean to you? Use this free printable activity to write a little poem all about winter.

Campbell Remess: 11 year old charitable teddy bear maker extraordinaire

Loren Smith Everyone kept saying “can I buy one?” and he’d say “no” because they’re going to hospitals.


Recording Data - Stage 3 Activity

Printable PDF Activity

Ellen Shaw This worksheet will help students practice reading and interpreting 2 way tables, using that information to create a side by side column graph and then answering questions to analyse and evaluate the data.

Art performance of giant human puppet giving birth causes confusion


Livia Gamble A Melbourne performing arts company has been making waves this week after a video of their live performance was picked up on social media.

Sydneysiders are getting an official Hello Kitty diner

Hello Kitty diner comes to Sydney.

Livia Gamble Hello Kitty fans will be pleased to know the restaurant franchise is coming to Sydney.

Subtraction for years 3-4 students


Ellen Shaw Students can practice their subtraction skills with these questions.

Australian cricketer Michael Clarke says there's more to sport than winning and losing

Michael Clarke: There's more to sport than winning and losing.

Livia Gamble Even Australian cricket team test captain Michael Clarke has setbacks; but without the tough times he says he wouldn't be where he is today.

Behind the News anti-bullying campaign, asking students to pledge support to victims of bullying

Friday March 20 is the National Day of Action Against Bullying

Livia Gamble TV program Behind The News is encouraging kids to stand up and support those who need it most this National Day of Action Against Bullying.

Movie World: Six people spent 3 hours trapped on Green Lantern ride after 'an issue with a wheel'

Six people were stranded on the Green Lantern ride for more than three hours on Sunday.

Amy Remeikis Six people spent more than three hours trapped in carriage 33 metres above ground.


Volume worksheet - Stage3

Calculate the volume practice activity

Ellen Shaw This worksheet is working towards students being competent in their measurement and calculating the volume of objects. In Stage 3, students are also expected to convert units which is another skill that this worksheet will allow students to practice.

Volume worksheet - Stage2

Work out the volume of these objects.

Ellen Shaw Volume is the amount of space at an object takes up. Get your Stage 2 student practicing the concept of volume with this printable worksheet.

Quincy Symonds is champion surfer and she's only six

The Flying Squirrel: 6-year-old champion surfer.

Livia Gamble A six-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that affects her body’s ability to create cortisone is a surfing champion.

Should Aussie kids go on US-style summer camps?

Summer camps give kids something to do on the ever-so-long summer holidays.

Rebecca English Is there something to this American summer camp idea? After all, they give kids something to do on the ever-so-long summer holidays.

Frozen's Olaf sock snowman tutorial

Do you want to build a snowman?

One Creative Mommy Do you want to build a snowman? This tutorial shows you how to an Olaf snowman without the snow.

7 DIY advent calendars for the home


Get your craft on this weekend with these cool DIY advent calendars for the home.

Single people refused entry into theme park, potential risk to children


Livia Gamble A theme park in London has come under fire after refusing entry to single people in case they are paedophiles.

Kids have no idea how to load a camera with film


BRIAN KOERBER The Fine Bros. questioned 11 kids, ages 13 and under, about a 35mm Canon Sure Shot 85 Zoom from 1998. It's safe to say that they weren't too familiar with the concept of film photography.


How to make a terrarium

Make your own arid terrarium by following the steps below.

Paging Fun Mums If your child loves everything about gardens we have a fun project for them to get their green thumbs stuck into.

Seven Dwarfs ride at Disney's Magic Kingdom catches fire


Brittany Levine Firefighters have extinguished a fire at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at the Magic Kingdom park, Saturday night.


30 spooky snacks for a frightfully delicious halloween party


Andrea Romano If you want your big monster mash to be hit, it's not the music or the decorations that are really going to wow your guests — it's the food.


Teach kids how to make butter

Kids will learn how to make butter with fun and useful experiment.

Rachel Clun Science experiments are always great fun, but they can often be complicated and messy to do at home. Not this one.

Dad films son take electric wheelchair and sister for a spin in adorable video

11-year-old Reece Delashmit and his baby sister Sophie take his new electirc wheelchair for a spin.

Brian Koerber Reece Delashmit, 11, decided to test out his new powered wheelchair by giving his little sister a test ride down the hall, on the way to deliver some clothes to the laundry room.

Your guide to the total lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse

Caroline Zielinski Everything you want to know about tonight's lunar eclipse. A great resource to share with your kids beforehand.

Mermaid school is making kids' dreams come true


Livia Gamble Sirenas Mediterranean Academy in Tarragona, Spain teaches humans how to be mermaids.


April Fool's Day trick word search


Find all the words (or not) in our fun printable trick word search activity.

Pirate word search

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum

Find all the words or you'll walk the plank with these pirate realted words in our fun printable pirate word search activity.

Spring school holiday guide 2014

Plan your school holiday fun here.

Livia Gamble According to a poll, grumpy children say they are bored over 200 times over the summer holidays. To help you minimise the complaints here is state by state guide of what's on around Australia during the Spring holidays.

How to make baby Groot cupcakes

Baby Groot in cupcake form.

If your family loved Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as much as ours did you will be racing the kids to the kitchen to create these adorable baby Groot cupcakes.

Roald Dahl's 'The Witches', a one-man show

Bewitched: Roald Dahl's wicked tale is brought to the stage.

Linda Morris From Grand High Witch to wind-up mouse, Roald Dahl's beloved children's book The Witches gets a timely work-out.


11 ways to make science fun for your kids


Sylvan Lane The vinegar and baking soda volcano is a science fair classic, but making science fun for your kids can mean a lot more than making a mess of your kitchen.


Best board games by decade

Quality family time around a classic board game.

We have collected a list of our favourite releases by decade for you to add to your growing pile of games.

Teach children how to plant a tree


Kids can learn how to plant a tree in time for National Tree Day on Sunday 27th July with this step-by-step guide.

Vision-impaired children fly high with circus activities

Zara Perry

Michael Power Nine-year-old Zara Perry has severe vision-impairment and albinism but that hasn't stopped her from flying on the high trapeze.


Know your bike parts?


Test your or your kids bike knowledge with this "Name the bike parts" worksheet.

Learn to draw - Bicycle


Le Tour keeping you and the up at night? Here is a quick and easy way to learn to draw a bicycle.

Winter school holiday guide 2014


Livia Gamble Wondering how you will keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Here is what's on around Australia in your state. From ice skating to music theatre classes there is something to suit every child and every budget.

Printable School Holiday Planner


Download and print this free printable chart to organise the school holidays

Know your flags - FIFA World Cup 2014 Quiz


Do you know all the FIFA World Cup 2014 teams and their flags? Test your knowledge of the world flags.

Football World Cup 2014 activities for kids


Activities for your little football fan. Design a kit, word search, flag quiz.

Design a World Cup Football kit

Your chance to design your team's kit to celebrate the FIFA World Cup.

Make your own butterfly feeder

How to make a butterfly feeder.

Paging Fun Mums Who wouldn't want to attract butterflies to their home? This is so simple to make and the kids love it.

Freaks and pigs pull visitors in at the Easter Show


Melanie Kembrey The wet weather certainly didn't deter the crowds from heading to the show on the first day of school holidays. While the self-confessed "freaks" are a hit, it's the "humble pig" that is the real star of the show.


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