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Learning at Home

The seven-week Learning At Home program provided free on kidsnews.com.au during the coronavirus disruption is now complete.

No new content will be added after Friday, May 8 now that some schools are returning to normal classes and the majority of other schools are providing online learning resources to those students still at home.

There are more than 800 free educational activities listed below and they are categorised into four age groups to ensure lesson plans are relevant and engaging.

Kids News will leave this free resource online to assist those still looking for educational lesson plans that are linked to the National Curriculum.


Friday, May 8

Can you blow up a balloon without using your mouth? Plus family games night.

Make a cherry blossom painting for Mum, plus understanding graphs.

Create your own mini compost patch, plus make a 3D Mother's Day card.

Learn why humans being stuck at home is great news for sea turtles, plus a 10min drawing challenge.


Thursday, May 7

Learning to understand the weather, plus draw your own hopscotch.

Find out how to draw Mickey Mouse, plus learning sport skills.

Watch how seeds grow under different conditions, plus a musical performance.

Turn your favourite book into a news article, plus playing sudoku.


Wed, May 6

Can you guess how long a minute lasts? Plus, discovering facts about ants.

Take a trip to Unworry Island and leave your troubles behind. Plus, solve the card puzzles.

Add more emotive language to a Letter to the Editor, plus learning about buying power.

Take a virtual tour inside the MCG, plus create a Constitution board game.


Tuesday, May 5

Play a fun game called What's My Number, plus get dancing.

Discover the fascinating world of pop art, plus reading timetables.

Improve your geographical knowledge of the world, plus perform a well-known poem.

Write your own song or rap about maths, plus write a new Constitution.


Monday, May 4

Let's go on an insect hunt! Plus, the power of positive talk.

Make up your own version of home tennis, plus touch typing.

Build your own version of a sun viewer, plus examine a letter to the editor.

Learn about the importance of human rights, plus what makes objects balance?


Friday, May 1

Discover the benefits of acts of kindness for others, plus play the Google Doodle coding game.

Create a crazy snake make of bubbles, plus learning angles.

Learn about some of the world's most famous inventions and discoveries, plus silhouette sunsets.

Imagine a new ending for one of your favourite books, plus the language of economics.


Thursday, Apr 30

Find out the difference between school today and in the olden days. Plus, act out a story.

Learn maths from card games, plus design a dream bird for Mum.

Play a range of fun games with balloons, plus plan a family meal.

Can you create a masterpiece from recycled materials? Plus logic puzzles.


Wed, Apr 29

Learn how your shadow is formed, plus go on a nature treasure hunt.

Use your problem-solving skills to find the pirate's treasure, plus town maps.

Can you make a popsicle raft that will float? Plus tessellated patterns.

Learn about different world celebrations, plus logic puzzles.


Tuesday, Apr 28

Listen ... can you hear high or low sounds around you? Plus skip counting.

Can you understand what a picture is trying to tell you? Plus reading a calendar.

Research and compile your family tree, plus understanding cause and effect.

Study Australia's wild weather history, plus host your own talk show.


Monday, Apr 27

Teaching young children to cope during tough times, plus dance with the Trolls.

Have fun creating the Earth from papier mache, plus number patterns.

Turn your household events into a news program, plus make a marble run.

Can you predict if the drink can will sink or float? Plus using shapes to solve puzzles.


Friday, Apr 24

Can you predict which item is heavier or lighter? Plus fun with skipping.

Write a poem to honour the Anzacs, plus work out like a soldier.

Learn how music an evoke emotions, plus baking Anzac biscuits

Create a new book cover for a novel you are reading, plus build a backyard gym.


Thursday, Apr 23

Build your own drum kit at home, plus going on a word hunt.

Solve the riddle with the letter clues, plus spotting real and fake news.

Make your own Anzac Day poppies, plus design an energy efficient house.

Can you reduce your ecological footprint? Plus who's who in computing.


Wed, Apr 22

Can you find a way to rescue the teddy bear? Plus understanding patterns.

Cook your family some delicious Anzac cookies, plus train like a soldier.

Learn how to dance like a Latino, plus see close-up photos of the Sun.

Learn the magic of centrifugal force, plus the history of the Anzacs.


Tuesday, Apr 21

Build your own indigenous rain sticks, plus learn about Simpson and his donkey from Gallipoli.

Design your dream bedroom set-up, plus learn how skipping improves your health.

Understand the meaning behind Yothu Yindi's song Treaty, plus let the dice tell your story.

Learn about the world's fastest ant, plus take the creative artwork challenge.


Monday, April 20

Build a parachute and discover how it works, plus learning gratitude.

Play a game where you have a minute to win it, plus why koalas are a risk.

Build a volcano and see it erupt, plus solve the character puzzle.

Understanding Australian citizenship, plus saving our Great Barrier Reef.


Friday, April 17

Practice how to keep the beat to music, plus matching nursery rhymes.

Help solve a real-life problem at the zoo, plus building a growth mindset.

Create a unique sport of your own, plus compare Chinese dances.

Send a thank you letter to someone special in your life, plus play detective.


Thursday, April 16

Make your own string telephone, plus learn about healthy eating.

Create a commemorative wreath for Anzac Day, plus learning patience.

Sketch a household item, plus is that a rhetorical question?

Understand the Australian Stock Market, plus are energy drinks good or bad?


Wed, April 15

Helping children remember this situation will not last forever.

Create a unique family keepsake of life in isolation.

Learn different perspectives from play-acting a scene at a supermarket.

If you could invite anyone in history to a Zoom meeting, who would it be and why?


Thursday, April 9

Learn about our Australian currency, and play a rhyming word game.

Document all the things you are grateful for, plus going on a word hunt.

Test yourself in the synonym word game, and learn money management.

Learn how eating good food equates to good health, plus palindromes.


Wed, April 8

Learn how to make a whirligig, and write an Easter poem.

Grow a plant or sunflower from seed, plus a fitness challenge.

Create a decorate garland from Easter Eggs, plus build a dream bike.

Explore how families are made up of many different structures, plus get coding.


Tuesday, April 7

Wrap your mouth around this tricky tongue twister and then practise writing it.

Look inside the mind of a character and analyse what they are seeing, thinking and feeling.

Take on your family in this funny races challenge, plus selling a household item.

Using maths to understand how much credit costs over time, plus take the thinking challenge.


Monday, April 6

Find the hidden alphabet letters in your house, plus acting out fun scenes.

Make Easter biscuits, plus see how far your origami shooting stars can fly.

Build a device to launch a ping pong ball, plus learn a numbers magic trick.

Understanding good leadership, plus discover the lost city of Pompeii.


Friday, April 3

Create a monster or fantastic creature with your drawing buddy and learn how to collect data.

Move your body with fun dance sessions, plus can you solve the logic puzzles?

Create amazing comic book word art, plus discover how plants survive.

Discover if you learn best by seeing, listening or reading, plus recognising the good things in life.


Thursday, April 2

Bring wild animals to life in 3D inside your house plus card wars.

Learn how to type without looking at the keyboard, plus make up a fun, new game.

Film and narrate a family wildlife documentary, plus build a backyard obstacle course

Learn how our Indigenous people describe the seasons, plus take the 15-minute drawing challenge.


Wed, April 1

Discover what makes items float and sink, plus going on a bear hunt.

Explore the animals at San Diego zoo, plus take the 30-day Lego challenge.

Create a map to find the pirate's treasure, plus life during the Gold Rush.

Understanding paralanguage, plus making a maths video.


Tuesday, march 31

Understand the geography of Australia, measure your house and create mosaics.

Make music with your body, create cool poetry and make a backyard fitness circuit.

Learn how the Earth rotates and how tsunamis are formed, plus create Batik art.

Solve the mystery of the disappearance of Year 7A, plus understanding human rights.


Monday, March 30

Learn how to bounce back from difficult times, plus balancing games and taste tests.

Join elite netballers for sessions including yoga, cooking, fitness and how to stay positive.

Create an improved robot to dig on the Moon, start a diary and move to the groove.

Creative ideas on why Mondays should be banned, plus forming hypotheses.


Friday, March 27

Create a jingle to encourage your family to stay at home, plus create an ad to sell a toy.

Can you find all the items on the neighbourhood treasure hunt? Plus meaningful letter writing.

Discover prisms around your home and design them, plus creating artistic 3D sculptures.

In worrying times, learning to be grateful for what you have can be a powerful tool.


Thursday, March 26

Study how your face has changed over time from a baby to now, plus leraning days of the week.

Telling and understanding the time teaches us about day and night, plus a newspaper treasure hunt.

Build a scale model to understand the distance between the sun and each of the planets, plus healthy food choices.

Trying to understand how other people are feeling, plus take the crazy writing challenge.


Wed, March 25

Get creative and design a new toy you can play with, plus play a fun dice game.

Discover how a gratitude flower can help you focus on what's good in life. Plus let's go shopping!

Experiment with autumn leaves and art and learn about texture, plus learn about the Gold Rush.

Wander through New York's amazing MoMA museum and describe what you see, plus how to celebrate Anzac Day this year.


Tuesday, March 24

Hunt for squares, circles and triangles in your home plus making funny, mixed-up sentences.

Learn how soap works with this fun experiment, plus play balloon tennis and create a word cloud.

Build a 30cm bridge that is strong enough to hold a can of food, plus put on a percussion performance for your family.

Can you build a steady tower out of the things you can find at home? Plus creating a storyboard and dealing with data.


Monday, March 23

Discover the science behind how round objects move plus  dice wars to learn maths and reading comprehension.

Pick a number of the day and crunch it! Plus a scientific egg drop challenge

Study interesting facts about volcanoes, plus create pop art and complete a fitness circuit.

Learn how to code plus discover the importance of a new family routine in these times.