Activities and Resources for families
Our team has prepared a range of fun ideas, activities and resources to help entertain and engage our children!
Online Church Services
We encourage you to stay connected with your local church, especially through this season. You are welcome to join Life Church at Home online services including the new online Kids Life programs with parent resources. Checkout some Life Church links below:
- Kids Life on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
- Kids Life Parent Blog
- Life Massive (Youth Ministry) on Instagram and Facebook
Zoom Conference and Group Calls
Zoom is an easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration and chat across mobile devices, desktops and other devices. Free accounts provide 40 minute sessions. Get creative with your friends and family – try activities like cooking or games with your friends online. CLICK here to access some ideas you can try over video chat.
Compassion Resources – Colin Buchanan
Compassion wants to help schools to encourage their students in the midst of what is happening! Much-loved Compassion Ambassador Colin Buchanan has created some kids’ resources for use in school communities. ‘Kids’ Talks with Colin’ is a brand-new (and entirely complimentary) video series featuring short talks, Bible readings, prayers and of course, music—so jump on and check out these fun resources via this link: https://www.compassion.com.au/colin-buchanan
Department of Education
The Department of Education has a number of online tools and resources to support students. Curriculum resources for English and Mathematics are available for students to complete at their own pace. Students in Prep to Year 3 may require support to read and understand instructions. https://education.qld.gov.au/
The ABC have expanded their education schedule to support students learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Further information can be accessed here in the Media Release, which includes relevant links.
Seven Network – Learning from Home
Queensland children will be able to tune into the Seven Network to learn as they remain at home due to coronavirus restrictions. 7NEWS Brisbane has teamed up with the Queensland government to broadcast Learning@home TV. The educational program will be broadcast from 8.30am to 10.30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on free-to-air channel 7TWO. CLICK here for more information.
TED has 3300+ talks to stir your curiosity.
Free Audio Books from Audible
Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing and more. For new members of Skillshare you will receive your first two months of Skillshare Premium free.
Activities from Brisbane Christian College
Free Virtual Tours
Around the world, museums, zoos and theme parks are offering virtual tours. The following are articles that list some of these places:
Bible App for Kids
Help your children fall in love with God’s word! Download this great app for interactive bible stories with your children. Available for free at bibleappforkids.com.
Procreate is a multi-award winning creative application that gives you the power to create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning digital illustrations, with a new animation assist option so you can add animation to your illustrations.
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
The following are a few examples of entertainment with VR & AR applications.
- Notes on Blindness
- Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs
- Just a Line
- GIPHY World: AR GIF Stickers
- VR X-Racer
- VR Tunnel Race: Speed Rush VR
- Maze Walk
- Enter the room
Discover what your mind can do with Lumosity. Lumosity is an online program consisting of games claiming to improve memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing and problem solving.
Learn a language
Why not learn a language? Here are two free resources that help learning a language just that little bit easier.