Kids Activities

Zentangle® Drawing Class

Find your zen in this introductory Zentangle® technique drawing class led by Lianne Woods. Zentangle® is the art of creating structured free hand patterns for the sake of art and mindfulness. Learn a range of tangle types, designs and techniques to get creative and unwind in this 2-hour workshop. Prior drawing skills not necessary.

Zentangle® Flexagon Template(PDF, 161KB)

Parents and Carers: Summer Success Learning Activities

Get some inspiration for fun and enriching learning activities to keep your kids or grandkids engaged over the summer break. Lindamood - Bell shares with us a range of family friendly literacy activities to encourage learning experiences and avoid that summer slump.

Holiday Fun: Sustainable Family Craft

We're dreaming of a waste free Christmas! Follow along with the video to make your own memories and special mementos using recycled materials from home.

Download the template(PDF, 108KB)

Down the Garden Path

Get out and about in your garden with a range of family friendly activities, DIY projects and crafting.

colouring in

We have included a Colouring In Mindfulness Activity(PDF, 2MB)  of Blackburn Gardens-Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf to get you started.

Garden Story Time - Bug Craft Activity

Join Asiyeh Ansari, illustrator and co-host of our Flora and Rainbow Hopping Bug Garden Story time for a bug themed craft activity.

Paper Flower Craft

Use a range of templates as well as our demonstration video to create a flower bouquet, paper flower crown or decorations for gifts or around the house. Grab some pipe cleaners and coloured papers or tissue paper to get started to make a collection of flower creations.

Download the Blossom template(PDF, 74KB)

Download the Apple Blossom template(PDF, 45KB)

Download the Daisy template(PDF, 769KB)

Download the Simple Daisy template(PDF, 102KB)

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Intro to Zines

Learn the craft of zines in this practical introduction that mixes creative writing, art and craft techniques. You can make a zine using collage, stamps, stickers, writing, drawing and simple printmaking techniques.

Download the template(PDF, 224KB)

Festive Decorations Craft

Celebrate the holiday season and make a Christmas ornament to hang at home! Follow along with the video for the step by step instructions.

Halloween Bat Craft

Don’t be left hanging for Halloween, make our fun bat craft with some simple materials at home. There is no need to wing it, follow along with the video for the step by step instructions.

Download the template(PDF, 13KB)

Wind Chime Craft

Create your own colourful wind chime. Follow along these easy steps to make your craft.

Little Bang Discovery On Demand (ages 4-8)

Conduct science experiments at home through four fun-filled sessions of Little Bang Discovery On Demand hosted by Woollahra Libraries. This hands-on program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children and their accompanying adults will thoroughly enjoy.

Before starting, we recommend putting together your own Discovery Box, containing the listed or similar items(PDF, 264KB) , which you will use during each session to maximise enjoyment. There are also some additional items specific to each session - have fun collecting them with your young scientist before the session begins.

Equipment List(PDF, 264KB)

Session 1: Collecting and Classifying

Session 2: Measuring and Recording

Session 3: Experimenting

Session 4: Science Fair

Chicken Divas

Get busy with this craft activity for our National Simultaneous Storytime book Chicken Divas.

School Holiday Fun

Download a free book of activities(PDF, 638KB) to keep kids of all ages busy at home during the school holidays.

school holiday activity book