Kids Activities & Worksheets

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.

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?

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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

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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

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

Subtraction for year 1-2 students

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

Kindergarten subtraction worksheet

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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

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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

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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.

Easter word search puzzle

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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

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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?

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How to create DIY Christmas wrapping paper

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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

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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

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

Pirate maze activity

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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

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

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The Boxtrolls activity sheet

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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

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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

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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?

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World Cup Football word search

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

Cat Jokes for kids

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

Dog Jokes for kids

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

Dinosaur jokes for kids

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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

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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 experimental 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

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.

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Winter stitch and knit craft for kids

With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.

All about girls

Advice to help you navigate some of the most difficult parenting issues. Including how to talk to your child about body image, set screen time limits and help them build resilience

Best books for sporty kids

Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

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Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

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Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

When they were famous

Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

Boys growing up in the 80s

Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

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