Are the kids bored at home on rainy days? Check out our list of educational activities for kids that are more like good fun than learning.
Auckland Zoo Kids Hub
Auckland Zoo has created Kids Hub, where you’ll find activities, games, puzzles and other fun ways to bring the zoo and the animals home.
Butterfly Creek Activities
Butterfly Creek have put together a webpage that contains activity sheets, colouring in sheets, quizzes, and keeper videos.
MOTAT Fun is full of boredom-busting activities, games, puzzles, videos and recipes that are all easy to do at home. Keep checking back because more things are added all the time.
Auckland Museum At Home
Even with the museum closed you can still explore and learn with Auckland Museum At Home. They have a tonne of videos, articles, and activities on their website. Including an interactive activity exploring life in the ocean and a fun game of backyard bingo.
Te Papa’s Little Page of Calm
Te Papa’s Little Page of Calm encourages you to take a deep breath, have a bath, do a jigsaw, quiz or activity book, watch a sunset video or browse their collections online.
Wellington City Libraries Virtual Storytimes
During lockdown Wellington City Libraries are bringing storytime into your home. Various authors will be bringing you livestreamed storytimes directly from their living rooms via the Wellington City Libraries Facebook Page. You’ll be able to watch the stream live, or later at a time that works for you.
Capital E! online videos
Capital E brings the excitement of their kids creative space online with Term Time Online videos. Families can watch a range of online activities from science to dance, crafts to music. Plus take a look at their fun kids theatre resources!
Nanogirl’s Lab has launched an online series with a host of hands-on STEM projects for kids learning at home.
Harry Potter at Home
For some learning that is a little bit on the magical side, direct your kids to Harry Potter at Home. There are craft videos (like learn to draw a niffler), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and loads more to banish boredom.
Dyson Challenge Cards
Possibly better for 8 years-old plus, Dyson have launched their Challenge Cards. The Challenge Cards have different activities that have been designed by Dyson engineers specifically for kids. Think spaghetti bridges, marble runs, and cardboard boats – this will keep them focussed for hours!
more entertainment and games from tots to teens: