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Spring school holiday activities

Down the Garden Path

Get out and about in your garden these school holidays with a range of family friendly activities, DIY projects and crafting. Join our sessions live or revisit our School Holidays page for templates, session recordings and activities.

We have included a Colouring In Mindfulness Activity of Blackburn Gardens-Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf to get you started.

Colouring in sheet

Whilst you're out and about in your garden you still have time to enter the Woollahra Council Garden Awards! Enter online before 15 October for the chance to win a great prize.

Growing Food from Scraps

Learn how to grow fruit and vegetables from your cooking and food prep offcuts. From carrot tops to pumpkin seeds and all sorts of fruit, check your fridge or fresh kitchen waste and then join us on a 'how to grow food from scraps' session using basic materials you most likely have at home.

Garden Story Time and Drawing

Join us for a garden themed story time reading of 'Flora and Rainbow Hopping Bug' read by author Helen Lewis and illustrator Asiyeh Ansari. This session also features a drawing exercise led by illustrator of the book. Get some paper and pencils ready to join in on the fun.

Garden Story Time - Bug Craft Activity

Join Asiyeh Ansari, illustrator and co-host of our Flora and Rainbow Hopping Bug Garden Story time (Wed 29 Sept) 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

Download the Apple Blossom template

Download the Daisy template

Download the Simple Daisy template

Spring Sprout Heads

Celebrate the start of spring with making your own cool planter pot Sprout Head.  Create your own creature filled with a seed of your choice. Learn how to care for your Sprout Head and get ready to watch it grow.

Make a Bird Bath

It is always lovely to welcome birds to your garden. We share how to make a bird bath from materials found at home and where to place them to encourage birds to visit your outside spaces.

Download the instructions

Special FX Film Making Workshop

Looking to bolster your Hollywood filmmaking toolkit? Or even just elevate your TikTok game? StarTime’s SPFX Filmmaking workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to craft your own special FX action sequence. Our professional filmmakers will show you how to use Hollywood green screen techniques and motion graphics to create fireballs, laser shots, explosions and more.​

Collage Creations Workshop

Explore what's on your mind using collage, photomontage and mix media techniques. Express your personal or universal ideas by jamming, assembling and reusing images from print media or print out photocopies from the internet to make surreal or meme-like images with the option to add mix-media materials.

Upcoming events

  • Halloween 240 x 135

    Do you dare join us this Halloween for a scaring of science? Create-along with us your own electrostatic-powered dancing ghosts, a Jack-o’-lantern self-inflating balloon, some erupting pumpkins (or apples), a vomiting ‘head’ and a devilishly dissolving bath bomb.n using basic materials you most likely have at home.

    Saturday 30 October 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm ()

    Online

Other local school holiday activities

WAYS Youth and Families

WAYS spring vacation care program is now open for bookings for 8-12yrs and they promise that your kids will love it! It includes: Laser Tag, Terrarium workshop, Chocolate School, Pablo and Picasso Art, Robotics and many more!

The Shack Youth Services

The Shack will be running a number of online school holiday activities to keep 12-17yrs entertained these holidays. Activities include: a scavenger hunt, trivia, beauty workshop, movie afternoon and more!

Email or phone (02) 66174000 or 0401 540 228 to find out more.

Jewish House Kids

JH kids have created weekly school holiday planners for primary school children to help parents plan each day for the school holidays. It has a mixture of craft activities, movement ideas and so much more. If your kid needs some quiet time there are weekly podcasts, which are short, funny stories for children to listen to. For the younger children, they are running story time with craft ideas linked to the books.

Creative Connections

Come along to a two-hour wellbeing workshop called Creative Connections that aims to foster connection and fun during a period of isolation. The sessions are run by two Masters of Creative Arts Therapy students from the University of Melbourne. Activities include storytelling, movement and art making. They have two workshops: