Activities

ACYP has developed Digital Lunchbreak to assist children and young people with finding online resources and activities to do at home in their lunchbreak, around learning hours and on weekends.

Take a look at the selection below to find engaging activities that fit within weekly schedules and planning. Learn, create and discover through digital workshops, learning materials, virtual excursions and more. 

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Government

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Sydney Opera House 

Experience the Sydney Opera House from your home with their range of digital content and hands on activities created especially to inspire young minds. 

Ages 2 to 12+

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Department of Education

Learn from home. Advice and resources for parents and carers to support student success when learning remotely.

Ages 5 to 12+

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The Arts Unit

Engaging over 400,000 students and teachers annually. Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.

Ages 5 to 18

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Australian Museum

Homeschool resources. Discover the Australian Museum's fun and informative online resources for teaching curious kids about science, nature and culture.

All ages

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Emergency Support Volunteering 

The NSW Government has partnered with the Centre for Volunteering to develop a new online volunteering platform, designed to link individuals willing to volunteer their time with charities, NGO’s and councils in need of support.

All ages

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State Library NSW

Learning at the Library. For families, teachers and those with an endless curiosity for life and learning.

All ages

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Geoscience Australia

Earth science resources for primary and secondary levels. Resources include background information, student activities, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters.

Ages 8 to 18

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Make Healthy Normal

Spending more time at home? Learn what you can do to stay active and healthy as COVID-19 changes our daily habits.

All ages

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The School Magazine 

Bring the learning experience to life.
A subscription to The School Magazine includes printed magazines, access to digital content and our carefully curated Learning Resources. Some costs involved.

Ages 7 to 11+

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Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Learn from home. Curriculum-linked, on-demand learning resources for teachers, learners and parents across design, technology and science disciplines.

All ages

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Sydney Living Museums

Craft and activities. Choose some craft and other activities for a rainy day. See also the Kids in the kitchen recipes page.

Ages 5 to 12

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National Museum Australia

Check out free instructions on crafting your own creations. These family activities use materials found at home and in nature.

Ages 5 to 12

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Art Gallery of NSW

Explore and learn about the collections of the gallery.

Ages 5-18

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ABC Education

ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers.

Ages 6 to 18

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TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Ages 15+

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Taronga Zoo

Taronga will be bringing its two beautiful zoos directly into your living room! Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet their friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes.

All ages

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Our Local

Use Our Local to discover local opportunities, activities, services and events for under 24 year olds across NSW.

Ages 0 to 24

Non-government organisations

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Save the Children

Coronavirus and Kids: Resources from Save the Children.

Ages 0 to 12

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Museum of Contemporary Art

The MCA have more than 100 free learning resources created by MCA artist educators. Engage with an artist, exhibition or theme with resource sets, class kits and activities. You can mix and match class kits and activities to tailor your creative learning experience.

Ages 5 to 18

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PCYC

PCYC is a charity empowering young people with 64 clubs throughout NSW. PCYC's daily connect program provides exciting and varied activities for young people of all ages.

All ages

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WIRES

WIRES is dedicated to wildlife education and knows that the future preservation and protection of Australia wildlife will be in the hands of our children. Download colouring in templates and fact sheets.

Ages 5 to 12

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Black Dog Institute

#14DaysYourWay - Black Dog Institute's social connection challenge.

Ages 12 to 18+

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Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bangarra Dance Theatre engage with students and teachers across the diverse communities we live in, through performances, professional learning workshops and access to a library of education resources.

Ages 8 to 18

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Mission Australia

The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them.

Ages 15 to 19

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Sydney Theatre Company

Explore current and past productions, including many HSC texts, through comprehensive classroom resources.

Ages 17 to 18

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Australian Children's Television Foundation

Browse a range of content and lesson ideas for learning at home.

Ages 5 to 17

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Australian Children's Laureate Foundation

The New Australian Children's Laureate's focus for 2020-2021 will be read for your life! On their website, you will find resources, videos, images, events and library card initiatives.

Ages 5 to 11

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Hear For You

Online programs including the Community Catch Up mentoring sessions which focus on bringing together deaf and hard of hearing teenagers with deaf or hard of hearing mentors. Some costs involved.

Ages 12 to 25

Commercial and other

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Sealife Sydney Aquarium

Find a range of resources for you and your family to use while staying home. Join live streams of keepers, aquarists and star sea creatures. Get exclusive activity sheets, craft activities and downloadables.

All ages

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Audible

Audible Stories is a collection of over 650 full-length audiobooks and other titles that are free to stream. It’s a great, screen-free way to access exciting and educational content, and is one way to help entertain kids spending more time at home.

All ages

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Google Arts and Culture

See online images of art collections across the world.

Ages 12+

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NASA Kids' Club

NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions.

Ages 5-10

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Resilience in Kids

Workshops are play-based and include a range of fun activities, including games, art, drama, music, movement and breathing. Some costs involved.

Ages 5 to 12

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Netball Australia

Live and free online netball workouts and programs for netballers. Between now and the end of May, Suncorp Team Girls Online Netball Clinics will be coming live to your living room throughout the week between 9am and 3pm.

Ages 12+