School Holiday Boredom Busters

School Holiday Boredom Busters 

Keeping kids entertained while running a business can be difficult enough without adding the challenges of COVID-19. We've put together a list of activities to keep your kids entertained during the school holidays.

Visit the virtual zoo

For animal lovers out there who can't get to the zoo, you can take a virtual tour of San Diego Zoo or Smithsonian Zoo. Kids can see live footage of animals in their natural habitat including lions, pandas and hippos. View San Diego Zoo livecams

Learn at Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a learning resource for kids of all ages. Khan Academy is a free website that provides online lessons that cater for all sorts of kids interests including maths, science, history and more. There are a range of interactive experiences featured on Khan Academy that aim to empower kids to learn. Visit Khan Academy

Take a world trip from home

Earthcam is an online webcam that shows live footage of parts of the world. Kids can use the earthcam to virtually travel the globe, visit yellowstone park or explore our oceans. View Earthcam

Discover Te rēo Māori

Download the Kupu app and add some te rēo to your vocab. You can download the app, then simply point your phone camera at everyday objects to learn their Māori name. A great way for kids to learn and incorporate te rēo in their everyday life. How to download Kupu

Create your own science experiments

Nano Girl is a popular scientist who aims to make science more accessible to everyone. Kids can explore Nano Girl's lab an online website which provides a variety of learning tools including watching scientific experiements and learning how to create their own experiments at home. Visit Nano Girl's website

Get crafty 
Kids Craft or Art for Kids are a couple of the best Youtubers providing family-friendly ideas for the kids. Browse through a wide range of videos that showcase all the best arts and crafts that kids can do at home. View Kids Craft Youtube channel.
Head on a scavenger hunt

Create a scavenger hunt by creating a list of things you have to find either around the house or your neighbourhood. Younger kids might love making a nature rainbow. You can do this by sending them outside to find something red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple then arrange the collection into a rainbow. 

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