Kids Activities & Worksheets

Julia Donaldson, 'The Gruffalo' isn't her most popular book

Livia Gamble Despite the figures children’s author and performer Julian Donaldson said 'The Gruffalo' isn’t her most popular book.

Ideas to celebrate Valentines Day with your family

Family love: Valentine's Day is just as much for families as it is for lovers.

Lisa Almond If Valentine's Day is all about love, and we all love our kids so much, then why aren’t families celebrating this holiday as well? Here is how you can.

The best age for children to start making New Year resolutions

Making resolutions count ...

Catherine Rodie I have been making new years resolutions since I was a child and I am really keen to pass this tradition on to my five-year-old daughter – but will she be ready?


How to create DIY Christmas wrapping paper


Emma Clapham Create a special, more personal touch to your Christmas gifts this year by decorating your own wrapping paper. Here is your step-by-step guide.

Kids hand print Christmas wreath tutorial


My Name Is Snickerdoole The Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath tutorial couldn't be easier and can also be given as present to grandparents.

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.

Christmas craft for kids

These hand decorated Christmas baubles are a great way to personalise Christmas.

Here is a selection of the best Christmas craft for kids to make this festive season. Your home will be filled with homemade treasures and your kids will be thoroughly entertained. What more could you ask for?

Healthy Halloween treats for kids

A healthy twist on Halloween treats.

Nicole Avery You can still have fun without candy at Halloween with these simple fruit treats.

Pirate maze activity

Walk the plank

Help ye buccaneer to the treasure and back to his ship in this fun free kids maze activity.

Gardens spring to life as kids get busy in the yard

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Zara Alcock, 6 and brother Henry Alcock 3 1/2, and dog Gracie, in their vegetable and aromatic garden Seen here picking lemons fresh off the tree. on September 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Michele Mossop/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Esther Han Australia's gardens will be flowery and colourful affairs this spring, trending away from green-on-green designs and a laissez-faire approach, green-thumbed experts say.

Music and art for kids big and small

High five: Phil Jamieson and James Rees (aka Jimmy Giggle) are performing at the Dress Up Attack! festival in Marrickville.

Letitia Rowlands Thanks to Dress Up Attack! there's no reason to give up music festivals just because you've become a parent.

Father's Day crafts from around the web


Father's Day is nearly here, help your kids show how much they love their dad with one of these cute crafts.


The Boxtrolls activity sheet


Try this fun Boxtrolls activity worksheet that is full of all the favourites - spot the difference, word finder, maze and find Fish.

Make your own word search activity


Create a word search activity that is great for practising sight words, spelling lists or theme-based words.

Five tips for a great play-date

Fun ideas for a play-date.

Victoria Birch Here are a few ideas to make sure you host a play-date rather than a play-don’t.

Cold and flu play dough

A fun way to clear stuffy noses.

Paging Fun Mums Here’s a simple recipe for making a special batch of play dough when your children aren’t feeling the best.

Lost photos reveal unchanging face of motherhood

Ken Heyman

Mark Bussel and Ken Heyman Photos left forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years resurface to reveal stunning candid moments of motherhood taken by accomplished American photographer Ken Heyman.

Best themed movie marathon ideas for kids

More than a movie night.

Rachel Clun Make the kids day with a themed movie marathon - here are four ideas to get you started!

How to throw an indoor picnic with the kids

Bringing your picnic indoors.

Rachel Clun Picnics are always great fun and you don’t have to let the weather stop you from enjoying one.

How to make homemade snow

Make your own snow

Paging Fun Mums If your kids have been begging you to build a snowman since watching Disney's 'Frozen' here is how you can help them make their own 'snow' with only two ingredients.


Should school holidays be for recuperation or activities?

Do your kids have active or relaxing school breaks?

Lakshmi Singh Do you pack your child's day full of activities during the school holidays or are you more inclined to use it as a break from schedules and plans?Which is the better approach?


10 indoor adventures for kids

How to have fun inside

Rachel Clun Here are ten great indoor activities that will keep your children happy and entertained when the winter weather keeps them inside - you might even find you have some fun yourself.

World Cup Football word search


Find all the football words in this fun word search for kids.

Cat Jokes for kids


Download and print this page of funny Cat jokes for kids. They will have you purring with delight

Dog Jokes for kids


Download and print this page of funny Dog jokes for kids. You'll be barking mad with laughter!

Dinosaur jokes for kids


Download and print this page of funny dinosaur jokes for kids. They'll have your mini-Paleontologists giggling all the way to the museum.

Easter Jokes for kids


Download and print this page of silly Easter jokes for kids. They'll "crack you up!"

Loom bands and bracelets: how to make the latest trend in the schoolyard

Rainbow Loom

Amber Robinson If your child is not yet pestering you to buy tiny and colourful rubber bands, it’s only a matter of time. The Rainbow Loom trend is sweeping the world. Here are seven bracelet tutorials to get you started.


Crafty Easter fun for kids


Celebrate the Easter holidays with these fun Easter-themed craft activities.

Chocolate alternative Easter gifts for kids


Trying to limit the amount of chocolate your kids are going tto eat over the Easter break? Here are some ideas for non-chocolate easter gifts.


St Patrick's Day Jokes for kids


What's the craic? Download and print this page of St Patrick's Day jokes for kids. They'll be telling these ones for years to come.

Mini Easter Basket Craft


Paging Fun Mums These adorable Easter Baskets are so easy to make and don't require a lot of preparation - making them a perfect craft for an Easter Party, Playgroup or Classroom activity.

Valentines day crafts activities


Josefa Pete Valentine’s Day can be a great way for kids to show the ones they love just how much they care and an even better way to get into some crafty and fun ways of showing that love.


Why did the chicken cross the road jokes for kids


Download and print this page of cross the road jokes for kids. These are classic corny dad jokes - the kind you see in christmas crackers - but are good clean jokes for kids.

What do you get when you cross a ... Jokes for kids


Download and print this page of what do you get when you cross a ....jokes for kids. Good clean fun jokes for kids to learn and try out on their friends.

Knock Knock Jokes for kids


Download and print this page of knock knock jokes for kids. They'll be telling these ones for years to come.

Printable Australia Day activities for the kids

Australia Day

Still planning your Australia Day? Essential Kids have some free printable Australia Day activities to keep the kids entertained on the day.

Bottle Cap Bug Craft


Paging Fun Mums Reuse what would normally go in the bin to make these cute little bugs. Don't forget to give them each a name.


How to grow your own Crystals


Paging Fun Mums A good friend of mine shared this experimental craft with me a while back. It’s so easy and fun!


DIY paint made from household ingredients


Paging Fun Mums A DIY homemade paint recipe, this is simple and FUN to make (like a mini science experiment), very low cost and it is really wonderful to paint with!


Woolies to release new series of collector cards

Animal Cards return

Amber Robinson In good news for children addicted to the Aussie Animals collector cards earlier this year, Woolworths plans to release a special edition of ‘Baby Wildlife’ trading cards just in time for Christmas.

DIY – Dinosaur Fossils!


Paging Fun Mums Great learning craft for your future Paleontologist.

DIY night light


Paging Fun Mums These are so inexpensive and easy to make. Such an adorable addition to any child's bedroom (especially those who need a little comfort).


Paging Fun Mums joins Essential Kids

Mother and daughter

Staff writers We’ve partnered with Louise and Jenni from Paging Fun Mums, to bring you awesome craft activities that you can make in your own home – with every day items and ingredients.


Homemade modeling clay

How to make clay

Paging Fun Mums This clay recipe is so simple to make and it is perfect for creating just about anything.

DIY Water Blob

Fun water activity for kids

Paging Fun Mums As soon as the weather started to heat up I knew we needed to try one of these ‘Water Blobs’!

DIY – Wooden Popsicle Stick bangles

How to make bangles

Paging Fun Mums A fun bejeweled activity for kids to create their own bangles.

Halloween bingo game


Download and print this free bingo game to play while out and about trick or treating around the neighbourhood.

Halloween paper chain cut-outs


Download and print this free halloween decoration paper chain cut-out activitiy. With spooky pumpkins, witches hats and bats, simply fold and cut.

Halloween in Hollywood


It's that time of year again, as celebrities pick a pumpkin for a date with the paparazzi.

Vampire mask activity


Download and print this free Vampire mask to create a fun Halloween costume.

Werewolf mask activity


Download and print this free werewolf mask to create a fun Halloween costume.

Frankenstein Halloween mask


Download and print this free Frankenstein mask to create a fun Halloween costume.

Zombie Halloween mask


Download and print this free zombie mask to create a fun Halloween costume.

Halloween creative writing story starters


Download and print this free creative writing story starter set. Great for the classroom or at home for a budding story teller.

Free printable science party game


Classic party game - for the science party theme - Pin the goggles on the scientist. Download our free printable game.

Start your Aussie animals collection


Marion Turner I used to collect. I collected stamps, I collected coins, I collected shells, erasers, sharpeners and other assorted stationery. Then there were the cards - footy cards with my favourite players. What is all this stuff worth now? Should I put the 80's eraser collection on eBay?

Father's Day activities and recipes


Spoil dad this Father's Day with these free printable activities for kids and scrumptious lunch recipes.

Brainstorm about dad


Download and print this free Father's Day activity.

Printable routine reward chart


Download and print this free printable chart to record routines and rewards. and have your little one help chose their tasks and rewards.

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