Looking for some fun ways to brighten your Easter. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
SEA LIFE SUNSHINE COAST
Did you know that starfish don’t have a brain or a heart? You will learn all sorts of quirky trivia when you tune it to Sea Life Sunshine Coast’s free online talks. Kids and adults alike are sure to get a kick out of watching and learning about the cute blue penguins or the aquarium’s resident sharks. The live educational talks will be streamed via the Facebook page each Thursday at 10am. Plus, the organisation has also launched Merlin’s Education Toolbox, a free online resource hub to help parents and teachers deliver content to keep kids engaged and inspired. From videos, worksheets, fun facts and craft activities, there is plenty to keep little learners entertained. Visit merlineducation.com.au
STAY, CONNECT, CREATE
Sunshine Coast Council has launched a new series of online programs and videos to help the community stay connected and inspired. The Stay Connect Create program offers a variety of workshops, kids’ art activities, early literacy, rhyming, science activities, virtual tours, historical stories and more. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:
- Caloundra Regional Gallery is online with workshops, behind-the-scenes, professional development sessions, artist profiles and more – including the gallery’s Kids Art Attack program.
- Digital Detectives – children can discover their super-sleuthing skills with Digital Detectives over the school break.
- Horizon Festival has curated a list of the most interesting and inspiring local, national and global stories, projects and arts experiences for you to enjoy from the comfort of your couch.
- Heritage stories and activities – delve into the Coast’s cultural heritage with online exhibitions and documentaries.
- For the budding gardener, there’s advice on growing a microgreens garden.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
Sunshine Coast Libraries not only have a wide range of e-books available to members, but they are also offering fun and educational activities for all ages. From learning French to inspecting the Louvre, or learning about gardening, there is loads to learn. Visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/stayconnectcreate each week. Libraries will list 10 of the best things you can do that week including rhymes and stories at home, challenges, creating a scavenger hunt and more.
Yes, you read that right. There are other ways to join together to have a little fun. Netflix has launched the Netflix Party app, which allows friends and family in different households to watch the same movie or television show at the same time. You can even comment and share your thoughts together. For those wanting to connect on a more social level, why not try setting up a Zoom session where numerous people can chat together via the device or desktop meeting link?
Get the entire family involved in a cooking challenge to see who can create the most festive dessert. All you need is your favourite cupcake recipe and delicious decorating treats. We love these bunny cakes. Use chocolate melts, chocolate sprinkles for whiskers, smarties for the nose and marshmallows with pink crystal sprinkles for the ears (rainbow sprinkles also work great!).