During these uncertain times, it is important that children and young people remain physically active and keep busy during their day.
- Coronavirus booklet for children storybook for young children about coronavirus
- My hero is you storybook for ages 6 to 11 about coronavirus
- Social distancing video from The Wiggles
- Carer information sheet list of activities for children at home
- International Play Association 'Play in Crisis' booklet for parents
- Resources for Aboriginal children and young people including links to help carers teach traditional Aboriginal games, colouring-in pages, music, podcasts, and story-telling videos
- Activities for carers and children with a disability
- Family, Nature and COVID-19
The Raising Children website has information guides, mobile apps and tools to help carers and children thrive together.
- Baby Karaoke: Sing along to children’s favourites like Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rock-a-Bye Baby and Old MacDonald.
- Movie reviews: Discover a range of movies based on the child’s age and suitability.
- Activity guides 0 to 6 years: Get fun, low-cost play ideas.
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.
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.
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 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 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.