School holiday activity guide

Posted on April 1, 2020

We’ve almost made it! I’m sure many of you are ready for a holiday – albeit a little different to the holidays we might usually take at this time of year.

In this School Break Survival Guide, we have created a list of of activities you might like to encourage your children to do over the break. We’ve also included some useful app suggestions and contact details for various support services.



Do a puzzle Discover some new music – ask your friends what they are listening to Learn about a new topic – Scholastic have 10 free online courses available HERE
Read a book Re-organise your clothes Go on a virtual tour of a museum – see HERE
Create a signature Marie Kondo your drawers Listen to a podcast
Create a vision board Set some personal goals for yourself – what part of you would you like to improve? Listen to an audio book
Start a gratitude list Have a picnic lunch in your backyard Visit a virtual zoo – see HERE
Write a poem or short story Have a paper aeroplane challenge with your family Learn a language – try the DuoLingo app
Rearrange your furniture Write a bucket list Explore world landmarks – see HERE
Go outside and draw what you see Write thank you notes Have virtual group catch-ups with mates over video chats (e.g. Messenger)
Make a friendship bracelet to give to your friend next time you see them Learn origami Stretch every day – see if you can improve your flexibility


Useful apps

Happify – science based activities for stress and anxiety relief

SuperBetter – games to increase resilience

InHand – tracks mood; activities to bring you back to balance

Music eScape – develop playlists to match your mood; use to express, enhance or change mood

MoodKit – mood improvement tools

Smiling minds – meditation app to help with stress and worry


Where to go for help

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (free)

1800 650 890 

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636

Reach Out
Lifeline 13 11 14


Mrs Karen Semple & Ms Amanda Pashen 
School Counsellors

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