Free activities to support kids learning in this unique and challenging environment.
[email protected] resources are designed for parents, caregivers and teachers to use with children in the home environment. You can choose to use these as stand-alone activities or teachers can build them into existing class learning, as all activities are curriculum-aligned.
Our [email protected] series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages. The second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students.
Many activities in this series have been tried and tested in classrooms across Australia and simply adapted for parents and caregivers to do at home. They include step-by-step instructions, worksheets and real-world content that parents can relate to, keeping learning stress-free and fun.
We will also be releasing new activities each week to support parents, caregivers and teachers to make sure all kids are [email protected]
Anyone can register and access our complete learning library. Then make sure you jump on our socials for the latest lesson updates and to stay in touch.
Types of Activities and Lessons available
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.
We have focused on activities that get kids off the tech and outside or engaged in hands-on tasks like science experiments, craft or art.
Creativity is key! Remember, if you don’t have a backyard,
Just remember to observe local social distancing guidelines!
Supporting learning for kids in years 5-10 is really critical. We are developing new self-directed lessons that will help older kids guide their own learning independently.
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!
We have lots of self-directed lessons in development, so stay tuned for more updates.
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Once you have registered, parents and caregivers can access our complete learning library.
Latest activity releases
Challenge your thinking
Do your kids need a creative design challenge? We have a couple of great ideas for older primary school kids with some topics that they might find interesting!
Imagine you are the next Steve Jobs. You are working on a sustainable smartphone design that is going to change the world. First, you’ll research what’s already out there (to get a look-in on the competitors), then you’ll work on your own design.
What is the True Meaning of wealth? Have you ever dreamed of being rich and famous? Would all that money and pressure actually make you happy? In this lesson, come up with your own ideas about the truly valuable things in life.
Nothing in this world is perfect, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make improvements! Think about a problem in your community or home and invent something that will solve it. Consider all the costs and materials that you’ll need and don’t forget to draw up your design!
Get hands-on & inspire creativity
Here are some ideas for younger children to get them off tech and exploring their world – whatever that might be.
Learning outdoors. Ages 3-4
Take learning into the garden or even around the block with activities for younger kids.
You can introduce counting, make maps or create some artwork – or for those up for a challenge, try our Ramp it Up activity.
Great activities for toddlers and kinder kids
Great lessons combining science, art and nature. Ages 7-9
Here are some creative activities to inspire all sorts of passions!
Create a Weather Calendar: Become a ‘scientartist’ as you draw and paint your observations of the weather each day.
Find your special place in nature: Sometimes when you’re stressed or upset, it can be great to go and sit in a special place in nature that helps you relax. Do you have a place like this?
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