Kids Activities & Worksheets

Five easy magic tricks your kids will love

Livia Gamble Once you've impressed them with your tricks, pass the secrets down for your kids to show their friends.

Love your Garden

Get outside with the kids and nurture a healthy lifelong hobby

School holiday fun with Jason and Heidi Hodges and friends in the garden.

Jason Hodges Gardening with the kids can be a fun, educational and cheap activity that also gets kids outside and active.

School holiday ideas: activities and worksheets

School holiday ideas: download and print these activities

Livia Gamble Keep the kids entertained with these activities and worksheets for children of all ages.

Why parenting in spring is the best

Why parenting in spring is the best

Livia Gamble Here's 11 fun ideas and moments to relish in spring with kids.

Spelling Bee - stage 1

Practice spelling with this Spelling Bee activity.

Ellen Shaw Download and print this free activity for kids to practice their spelling.

Monkey door hanger craft


A step-by-step guide to make your very own monkey door hanger.

Child sucked under jumping castle mat

Bottom right hand corner: a boycan be seen falling into the jumping castle.

Paul Easton A parent has posted an alarming video of the moment his son slipped under an inflatable play area in Auckland and disappeared from view.

Winter word search kids activity worksheet

Find your mittens

Can your kids find the winter themed words in this word search worksheet?

Aboriginal girl who was racially abused at a Frozen event finally meets Queen Elsa

Three-year-old Samara Muir, who was racially vilified at a Disney <i>Frozen</i> event in May, attends a Melbourne high tea to meet the Norwegian sisters she adores, 'Anna' and 'Elsa'.

Daniella Miletic A three-year-old Aboriginal girl who was racially vilified at a Disney 'Frozen' event attends a Melbourne high-tea to meet her favourite film character, Queen Elsa of Arendelle.

Best of Melbourne's historical adventures for kids

Polly Woodside: The 1885 tall ship icon of Melbourne.

Josefa Pete While it may seem like rugging up and staying home out of the cold is the only thing you can do these school holidays, many adventures lie in wait in Melbourne's historic city.

2015 winter school holiday guide

2015 Winter school holiday activities.

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

Seven-year-old boy at Bonnaroo music festival breaks world record for most high fives in one hour

Squish, 7, breaks the world record for most high-fives in an hour.

Clare Sibthorpe Ever wondered what the record is for the most high-fives in one hour?


Homonyms - Stage 1 Activity

Printable PDF Activity

Ellen Shaw Print off this worksheet that gives students in stage 1 practice in identifying the correct homonym in the context of a story.

Homonyms - Stage 2 Activity

Printable PDF Activity

Ellen Shaw Print off this worksheet that gives students in stage 2 practice in identifying the correct homonym in the context of a story.

Recording Data - Stage 2 Activity

Printable PDF Activity

Ellen Shaw This worksheet allows students to practice their comparison and interpretation of data, in this case in the form of a survey.

Recording Data - Stage 1 Activity

Printable PDF Activity

Ellen Shaw In this worksheet, students will be collecting data using the farm picture at the top of the page. They will count the number of each type of animals and write the total of each in the form of a tally.

Rhyming Words Early Stage 1 Activity

Printable PDF Activity Sheet

Ellen Shaw This worksheet will help your child match rhyming words together by using pictures. Rhyme is an important skill for children to grasp from an early age as it allows children to see the connection between the sound of a word and how it is written.

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream celebrates past and present princesses


Livia Gamble Disney princesses have evolved from damsel in distress to the heroine of the story. But do the classic princesses or the moderns take the title of favourite?

Vivid: 10 best light displays for kids

Vivid for kids: Best light events for kids.

Livia Gamble For those who aren't able to get around to see everything the festival has to offer, we have selected the ten best light displays for kids.

Hundreds chart


Ellen Shaw A Hundreds Chart is a great resource to have for mathematics.

Subtraction for year 1-2 students


Ellen Shaw Kids will learn two digit subtraction with no regrouping.

Kindergarten subtraction worksheet


Ellen Shaw Using pictures of fruit and vegetables, help kids learn about subtraction.

DIY rock cactus

A simple gift for the kids to make mum this Mother's Day.

Bunnings Make mum a rock cactus this Mother's Day.

Practicing Patterns for Year 1-2 students


Ellen Shaw Get your Year 1-2 students up to speed on patterns with this activity worksheet.

Australian sisters make over $160,000 a month from their cooking YouTube channel

Charlie's Crafty Kitchen:

Livia Gamble Two Australian sisters are making six figures from their cooking YouTube channel.

Fun things for kids to do in the dark


Katie Carlin Night doesn't have to be scary for kids. Show them how fun it can be with Essential Kids' top fun things for kids to do in the dark.

Easter word search puzzle


Download and print this free Easter themed word search puzzle activity to entertain kids with this long weekend.

Volume worksheet - Stage1

Ahoy there! Count the volume to work out the secret word

Ellen Shaw Get your Stage 1 students up to speed on Math concepts: Volume with this printable activity worksheet.

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.

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.

St Patrick's Day word search


Find all the words in this shamrock inspired fun St Patrick's Day word search printable activity.

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.

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.

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?


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.

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