For everyone home-schooling at the moment, here's some activities for young and older students alike that will engage curious, creative and critical minds. There's also lots of fun to be had for little kids with big imaginations. 

  • Kids can spend this Sunday afternoon with their favourite authors and illustrators for ‘The Big Bookish Arvo’! Join in a sing-a-long, battle at bookish trivia and more alongside Festival favourites Nat Amoore, Matt Cosgrove, Aura Parker and other wonderful children’s book authors and illustrators. 
  • Complement home-schooling with some after-school learning. Designed for inquisitive minds, Australian Museum’s ‘AM Inside Out’ program brings fun and informative activities to young people at home such as creepy jigsaws, reading lists, virtual autopsies and more.  
  • The State Library of NSW is running virtual excursions for young students, including a spotlight on Shakespeare and seeing how a picture book gets made. And Inner West Library has a series of HSC workshops online to support senior students. 
  • Librarians from the City of Sydney library are bringing fun storytelling and singing to you with online storytime for pre-schoolers and rhyme time for little ones up to two years old. There’s sessions available in English, Mandarin and Auslan.
  • Melbourne Museum has put together a bunch of hands-on fun activities inspired by items in Museums Victoria's collections and exhibitions. From a musical-sensory adventure along the Birrarung (Yarra River) to learning some dinosaur moves and making a paper kaleidoscope, there’s lots to do for crafty, creative and energetic kids. 
  • Now sit back and relax watching the Melbourne Zoo live stream of otters, penguins and snow leopards – or check out the keeper talks.