Kids Activities & Worksheets

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

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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.

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Crafty Easter fun for kids

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

Chocolate alternative Easter gifts for kids

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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.

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St Patrick's Day Jokes for kids

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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

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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

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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.

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Why did the chicken cross the road jokes for kids

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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How to grow your own Crystals

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

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DIY paint made from household ingredients

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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!

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Woolies to release new series of collector cards

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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!

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Paging Fun Mums Great learning craft for your future Paleontologist.

DIY night light

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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).

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Paging Fun Mums joins Essential Kids

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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.

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Homemade Modeling Clay

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Paging Fun Mums This Clay Recipe is so simple to make and it is perfect for making 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

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

Halloween bingo game

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

Halloween paper chain cut-outs

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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

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

Vampire mask activity

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

Werewolf mask activity

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

Frankenstein Halloween mask

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

Zombie Halloween mask

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

Halloween creative writing story starters

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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

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

Start your Aussie animals collection

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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

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

Brainstorm about dad

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Download and print this free Father's Day activity.

Printable routine reward chart

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

Tracing shapes - younger kids free printable activity

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Young primary school children can practice tracing and drawing shapes with this free printable activity. Download it now and let the fun begin!

Shopping List

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Download and print this free printable activity and have your little one help out on shopping trips with this template.

Indoor school holiday fun

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Wendy Preston From photography to bowling, there are plenty of ways to stay warm indoors, says Wendy Preston.

Interview with Aladdin from Disney on Ice

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Livia Gamble We talk to everyone's favourite street urchin turned Prince about what it's like to be a part of Disney on Ice and what he would ask for if given three wishes.

The Aboriginal flag

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Download and print this free activity and teach your kids about the Aboriginal flag.

The Torres Strait Islander flag

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Download and print this free activity and teach your kids about the Torres Strait Islander flag.

Mother's Day cards, craft and breakfast cuisine

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Spoil mum this Mother's Day with cards, craft and scrumptious breakfast cuisine.

Circle the letter P

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Using a popular nursery rhyme, help your kids recognise the letter 'P'.

Easter Holiday Extravaganza

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The Easter school holidays are almost here and we have everything you need to keep the kids entertained.

Fun things for kids to do in the dark

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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.

Valentine's Day activities and recipes

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For kids who think kissing is gross.

Valentine's Day Writing Exercise

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Download and print this Valentine's Day writing activity.

Year of the Snake Writing Exercise

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A fun and educational writing exercise.

Hotel Transylvania Naughts & Crosses Game

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Print out this free activity for an old-fashioned game of naughts and crosses.

Hotel Transylvania Colouring Activity

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Print and colour in the monsters from Hotel Transylvania.

Hotel Transylvania Maze Activity

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Download and print for some monster maze fun.

Dracula Mask

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Download and print this free Dracula mask activity.

Crafty Halloween fun for kids

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Celebrate the spookier things in life with these fun Halloween craft activities.

Pirate mask activity

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

Cat mask activity

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

Frankenstein mask activity

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

Spooky Halloween fun

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Celebrate the darkest and most devilish holiday of all with some ghostly art and scrumptiously creepy treats.

Simple addition worksheet 1

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Help your kids with their simple addition with this free activity sheet.

Simple addition worksheet 2

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Help your kids with their simple addition with this free activity sheet.

Simple addition worksheet 3

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Help your kids with their simple addition with this free activity sheet.

Simple addition worksheet 4

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Help your kids with their simple addition with this free activity sheet.

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