Holiday Resources

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Celebrate the special holidays and events of the year with our free Holiday Resources! Inspire children to learn, play, and create through these fun activities!

Anzac Day Craft Activities for Remembrance

We have compiled a list of Anzac Craft Activities for you to introduce into your home this Anzac Day. Each family celebrates this differently, but there are traditions that seem to stand the test of time. Remembering those who fought to bravely for the freedom of our country is important. It is a hard topic to broach, but there are some easy ways to introduce this day to young kids. Keep reading for craft and recipe ideas to use this Anzac Day!

DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Poppy Craft This clever craft is created from recycled plastic bottles, and creates such a beautiful ornament style decoration. The kids will have an absolute ball making these pretty poppies.

Anzac Day Paper Plate Poppies – This is a great activity for younger kids, and it requires barely any supplies. Cut your paper plate into a poppy shape and assist your child to use red paint and colour it in. Black paper glued into the centre finishes the activity. You’ll be left with a great big poppy which would look great on a front door!

Donna Hay’s Anzac Biscuits – Who doesn’t love an Anzac Biccy? These traditional war-time biscuits are one of the most festive flavours of the year, and such an Aussie staple.

Australian Flag Cut and Paste Activity – This free printable will help young kids to learn the identifying features of the Australian flag, and older kids can learn the names of each feature and what they represent. This is quite a simple activity but a good addition to other Anzac traditions.

Remembrance Day Red Poppy Craft – You may not have had as many opportunities to purchase a Poppy Pin this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, or perhaps a DIY is more your style, either way this is the perfect craft!

 

Other Activities

We have been regularly updating our COVID-19 Response Page with loads of resources you can use to stay in touch with little ones in your life that you might not be able to see right now. Our COVID-19 Resources can be great for school aged pen-pals or even just keeping your kids busy while isolating. We hope you love them as much as we do!

FUN & EASY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS

 

Christmas is coming up quickly! So to get in the spirit, we have found six fun and easy crafts kids will love this festive season. Best of all, most of the materials are things you may already have at home; making these activities accessible while staying reasonably affordable.

Playdough Christmas Trees

Kids will love letting their creative side show while molding and decorating their own trees. This easy-to-make playdough be stored for up to 6 months to be used over and over again; what a win!

Pom-Pom Pine Cones

Create cute and quirky mini-tree ornaments with this simple but effective craft. Use green, red and white pom-poms to achieve a fun, festive look that all will marvel at!

No-Sew Sock Snowman

Bring a little snowman friend to life with this adorable craft! With no sewing required, this craft is a fun way to make use of any odd socks lying around and add a touch of festivity.

Rudolf The Fingerprint Reindeer

Inspired by everyone’s favourite reindeer, this craft is bound to bring out every child’s creative side. For a fun challenge, try to name all the reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh.

Origami Santa Hats

These instructions make origami easy enough for everyone to enjoy. You can hang the hats as individual ornaments, attach them the front of a greeting card or even join them together to create a garland!

Christmas Colouring In

Colouring in is always popular amongst young creatives and with a variety of options available to download they can keep colouring well into the New Year!

 

We hope you enjoy testing out some of these fun crafts this festive season. Do you know what you are going to play this December? Perhaps try some of these fun resource free activities! From all of us at The Pyjama Foundation, we wish you a very happy and safe Christmas.