Kids Activities & Worksheets
Create a word search activity that is great for practising sight words, spelling lists or theme-based words.
Victoria Birch Here are a few ideas to make sure you host a play-date rather than a play-don’t.
Paging Fun Mums Here’s a simple recipe for making a special batch of play dough when your children aren’t feeling the best.
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.
Rachel Clun Make the kids day with a themed movie marathon - here are four ideas to get you started!
Rachel Clun Picnics are always great fun and you don’t have to let the weather stop you from enjoying one.
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.
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?
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.
Find all the football words in this fun word search for kids.
Download and print this page of funny Cat jokes for kids. They will have you purring with delight
Download and print this page of funny Dog jokes for kids. You'll be barking mad with laughter!
Download and print this page of funny dinosaur jokes for kids. They'll have your mini-Paleontologists giggling all the way to the museum.
Download and print this page of silly Easter jokes for kids. They'll "crack you up!"
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.
Celebrate the Easter holidays with these fun Easter-themed craft activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download and print this page of knock knock jokes for kids. They'll be telling these ones for years to come.
Still planning your Australia Day? Essential Kids have some free printable Australia Day activities to keep the kids entertained on the day.
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.
Paging Fun Mums A good friend of mine shared this experimental craft with me a while back. It’s so easy and fun!
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!
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.
Paging Fun Mums Great learning craft for your future Paleontologist.
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).
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.
Paging Fun Mums This Clay Recipe is so simple to make and it is perfect for making just about anything.
Paging Fun Mums As soon as the weather started to heat up I knew we needed to try one of these ‘Water Blobs’!
Paging Fun Mums A fun bejeweled activity for kids to create their own bangles.
Download and print this free bingo game to play while out and about trick or treating around the neighbourhood.
Download and print this free halloween decoration paper chain cut-out activitiy. With spooky pumpkins, witches hats and bats, simply fold and cut.
It's that time of year again, as celebrities pick a pumpkin for a date with the paparazzi.
Download and print this free Vampire mask to create a fun Halloween costume.
Download and print this free werewolf mask to create a fun Halloween costume.
Download and print this free Frankenstein mask to create a fun Halloween costume.
Download and print this free zombie mask to create a fun Halloween costume.
Download and print this free creative writing story starter set. Great for the classroom or at home for a budding story teller.
Classic party game - for the science party theme - Pin the goggles on the scientist. Download our free printable game.
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?
Spoil dad this Father's Day with these free printable activities for kids and scrumptious lunch recipes.
Download and print this free Father's Day activity.
Download and print this free printable chart to record routines and rewards. and have your little one help chose their tasks and rewards.
Young primary school children can practice tracing and drawing shapes with this free printable activity. Download it now and let the fun begin!
Download and print this free printable activity and have your little one help out on shopping trips with this template.
Wendy Preston From photography to bowling, there are plenty of ways to stay warm indoors, says Wendy Preston.
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.
Download and print this free activity and teach your kids about the Aboriginal flag.
Download and print this free activity and teach your kids about the Torres Strait Islander flag.
Spoil mum this Mother's Day with cards, craft and scrumptious breakfast cuisine.
Using a popular nursery rhyme, help your kids recognise the letter 'P'.
The Easter school holidays are almost here and we have everything you need to keep the kids entertained.
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.
For kids who think kissing is gross.
Download and print this Valentine's Day writing activity.
A fun and educational writing exercise.