Resources for children

Healthy holiday activities to do with your children

  • making a kite
  • helping in, or making, a garden
  • building an obstacle course and having your children compete with their friends, siblings and YOU
  • cooking
  • making and playing with playdough (see our easy recipe below)
  • making craft items
  • making artwork with drawing or painting (see our cornflour paint recipe below)
  • playing board games
  • researching something the children are interested in

Playdough Recipe

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 2 cups of boiling water (cold water does work)
  • food colouring

Mix all ingredients together and knead until mixture resembles playdough texture

Cornflour Paint

  • 500 grams of cornflour
  • Approx half cup of cold water - may need more
  • food colouring

Add water to cornflour mixing to smooth consistency, add food colouring


Spending time in the kitchen with your kids can be very rewarding and lots of fun. A favourite for many of our families is the "Easy Zucchini Slice..... from Nutrition Australia. For more recipes go to Nutrition Australia's website.

Free colouring in pages, games and puzzles

Looking for ideas to spend time with children? Click this link to download a range of free resources

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