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Resources for online activities

We would love you to share your learning and play with us using the #GEplay. Watch this space as we launch a new activities.

Playdough with lavender

Looking for a weekend activity with the kids? Make playdough! Can you find other herbs, spices or essential oils you could add to the playdough? Thyme? Rosemary? Share your playdough creations with us.

Playdough — Activity sheet


 

Nature Colour Treasure Hunt

Materials: empty egg carton, water, paint and brush, scissors, marker

Cut egg carton in half. You could also set a real challenge and use all 12 cups. Decorate the outside of your treasure box with paint — any design you want. Paint each internal cup a different colour. Leave to dry.

Go on a hunt. Look for colours in nature that match the colours in your treasure box.

Treasure hunt — Activity sheet


 

Seed bombs

Making seed bombs is a great way to plant seeds in your garden. Launch them into garden beds and watch them grow where they land. Plant edible flowers and herbs to attract bees and butterflies.

What you will need:Recycled paper — shredded or torn into small pieces (newspaper or office paper is perfect), water, bowls, dried seeds — marigold, sunflower, cosmos, parsley, basil, fennel, coriander. Any seeds you have — flowers for bees are great.

Seed bombs — Activity sheet


 

Hands up!

As individuals, families and communities we all have a role to play towards Reconciliation. Put your hands up for National Reconciliation Week. We invite you to share your promise as we move towards unity and mutual respect. We are all #InThisTogether2020 #NRW2020

Hands up! — Activity sheet


 

Neighbourhood Show

Use recycled materials and your imagination to make a mini portrait gallery of your family, friends and pets. Take us on a tour by sharing your galleries with us.

Neighbourhood show — Activity sheet


 

Bug hotel

Have you seen any bugs in your garden? Where do they live? Make a special place for them to go. Collect leaves, twigs and other items you find in your garden to create a hotel for bugs to live in. Share your creations with us.

Bug hotel — Activity sheet


 

Damper recipe

Looking for a weekend activity for the kids? Bake some damper and enjoy it with butter and jam or honey. Can you call some friends to virtually join you for an afternoon tea party? There are many different online platforms that can help you connect with others.

Ingredients: 3 cups self raising flour, 30g butter, ½ cup milk, 1 cup water, approximately

This recipe is from Australian Women’s Weekly — Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites

Damper — Recipe sheet


 

All Aboard!

Row, row, row your boat. Create a boat and take it on a magical journey. Where will your boat go? Use your imagination to visit the world.

What you will need: milk carton, small piece of cardboard, ruler, black marker, scissors, paint and brush, white paper, coloured pencils, glue and a stapler or masking tape and string.

All Aboard — Activity sheet


 

Mother’s Day Necklace

Say thank you and l love you to mum with a homemade gift for Mother’s Day.

Get crafty and share your creations with us.

What you will need: cardboard, scissors, pencil or marker, wool or string, paint, stencil for making a circle (we used a spice jar) and a large darning needle.

Mother’s Day Necklace — Activity sheet


 

Walking BINGO

While you are out walking in your neighbourhood with your family, why not play a game of Glen Eira bingo? Download our fun activity sheet here and share your adventures with us.

Walking bingo — Activity sheet


 

Growing seeds

Growing seeds can be fun and rewarding. Why not try growing herbs or vegetables to enjoy at home.

What you will need: recycled container (egg carton, egg shells, donut boxes, yoghurt pots), seeds, soil/dirt, icy pole sticks, black marker and a watering can.

Happy planting.

Growing seeds — Activity sheet


 

Furry friend!

You might like to make your Lion something to eat too!

Materials: cardboard, brown paper or newspaper (for mane), white paper (for teeth), glue, scissors, pencil, paint and brush and string.

A furry friend — Activity sheet


 

Poppies

Materials: egg carton, scissors, paint and brush and black marker or pencil.

Poppy — Activity sheet

Anzac biscuit recipe

This recipe is from Women’s Weekly.

Ingredients: 125 grams butter, chopped | 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle | 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) |2 tablespoons boiling water | 1 cup (90g) rolled oats | 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour | 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar | 3/4 cup (60g) desiccated coconut

Anzac biscuit — Recipe sheet


 

A feathery friend!

Materials: cardboard, scissors, glue, pencil and paint.

Cut out the duck, beak and stands and trace shapes on to cardboard using a pencil. Make sure the middle of the beak is on a fold line so that it can bend. Cut the cardboard shapes out. Glue on the beak and paint your duck.

Time to quack!

A feathery friend — Activity sheet


 

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