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Activities for children

2020 04 29 LSP 025

During these uncertain times, it is important that children and young people remain physically active and keep busy during their day.

Raising children

The Raising Children website has information guides, mobile apps and tools to help carers and children thrive together.

Learning between school and home

School learning, whether at home or at school, will assist children to develop a regular routine and ensure they continue to develop their fundamental skills. The Department for Education has developed Our Learning SA to support students, teachers and families. The site complements children’s classroom education by giving access to curriculum resources across all learning areas taught in Australian schools and preschools.

Children’s road safety

A great way for families to stay active during this time is to jump on your bikes or go for a walk around your neighbourhood. With more people out exploring on foot or on bikes, South Australia Police has launched a series of online road safety activities for families that cover things like:

  • crossing the road safely
  • passenger safety
  • walking safely and safe places to play
  • bike safety
  • triple 000 emergency calls.

Children's games

Playing games is a great way for children to experience positive health and wellbeing as they encourage physical activity and social connection. Multicultural Communities Council of SA have developed instructions for simple games popular with primary school aged children in multicultural communities.

Chile - Tutti Frutti

Fiji - Shells Game

Germany - Topfschlagen

Iran - Kash

Italy - Strega Comanda Color

Lebanon - Baddy Safer Ala

Sierra Leone - Botkidi

Sri Lanka - Kopara Pipinya

Ukraine – Rybalka Fishing Game

In this video you can see children from the Slava Ukrainian Cultural Centre wearing traditional dress demonstrate the Fishing Game.

Activity ideas and resources

ABC Kids

ABC Kids caters for children up to 6 years and has TV shows, games and craft activities to entertain and educate young children.

Art Gallery SA

Art Gallery SA has at-home activities for kids available through their Start Art Club. The activities are based on artworks at the gallery and include instruction sheets for how to recreate them at home.

Commissioner’s Digital Challenge

South Australian children are challenged to take the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge because digital skills are life skills – critical to future jobs, social inclusion and a more equitable world.

Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts & Culture is an online platform that brings together artworks from galleries around the world.


hub is a place for young people to ‘visit, hang out, keep up to date, have a say, and connect’ with other young South Australians. hub is an initiative of the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Libraries SA

Libraries SA offer hundreds of free quality, exciting and engaging programs and events for early childhood, children and young adults during term time and in the school holidays. Programs are offered in a variety of exciting and curiosity-driven topics and interest areas, like literacy, music, the arts and craft, science and nature, STEM and technologies. Contact your local library for more information.

Phenomenom food fun

Phenomenom has fun videos and resources to educate upper primary aged children about vegetables and encourage them to be curious about food.

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