Teach and learn at home with our fun activities for kids! We’ve got you covered with more than 180 free resources and lessons – for kids of all ages.
Cool’s [email protected] resources are designed for parents & carers to use with kids at home. You will find activities like building fairy gardens, cooking, treasure maps, singing, games, fact-checking, dancing, and bird-watching. The best part is, while you think you are just having fun and entertaining the kids, you are actually sneakily educating them! We call it ninja education!
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The Two Types of [email protected] Resources
Facilitated Activity – these require your input!
Designed to get kids off their tech and outside or engaged in hands-on tasks like science experiments, craft or art – these are for all ages.
These activities are designed to be adaptable. Most activities take 20-30 minutes and cover real-world topics that you can relate to and easily complete in a home environment.
Creativity is key! If you don’t have a backyard:
- use your balcony as an observation deck or
- get some exercise and complete your activity at the same time.
Self-Directed – these DON’T require your input!
Self-directed learning for kids ages 10+, which means your kids can guide their own learning independently while you do what you need to do.
Where possible our self-directed lessons include hands-on activities to give kids a break from tech.
We have also included ideas to spark conversation and communication, which are important to learning and development. This might be with a teacher through an online chat or a video conference with kids. Or, if you are doing it independently, it can be a great conversation starter for family dinner!See All Self-Directed Resources
Social and Emotional Education with Bluey
Cool Australia has partnered with Ludo Studio to create a range of Bluey educational resources. Each resource showcases an episode from Bluey and contains all the instructional information needed to help develop kids mental and emotional resilience while enjoying their fave cartoon.
Bluey ‘Baby Race’
Bluey ‘Fancy Restaurant’
Paint A Little Positivity
HPE, Visual Arts
Ramp it Up!
Science, Maths, Arts
Sing Together Now
My Garden Treasure Map
Get Into Birds
Sustainable Shopping List Meal Challenge
HASS, English, Maths
Where Does Your Food Come From?
Design & Tech, Science
Paint Like an Animal Activist
Energy Production Investigation
Anti Sugar Ads
Healthwashing And Weasel Words
News Consumption And Mental Health
Make Your Own pH Indicator
A special body of work, put together in partnership with The Conversation to address some of the complicated topics and issues Australians and the world have been facing recently. From bushfires and mental health to COVID-19, we have a range of resources your students can enjoy independently. You might even find them informative too!
Check out some of The Conversation lessons that teachers and parents have been loving so far. You can view all the available activities here.
Communicating Clearly About COVID-19
Bushfires and Ecosystems
Keeping Anxiety At Bay During COVID-19