Further to a recent column, here’s some more school holiday activities to keep everyone happy:
- A pack of cards can be your friend on a rainy day. Younger kids will love playing snap, and Uno is a simple game that everyone can play. Uno cards are available from toy shops or newsagents.
- Cronulla Clue Challenge is for kids, 5-13 years, and requires amateur sleuths to follow a clue map around Cronulla and answer some questions. The challenge can be completed in your own time but at least 30 minutes should be allowed. Kids can go in the draw to win prizes each weekday. Pick up a map from Cronulla Beach CBD management office (near the library) and hand it back in at the completion of the challenge.
- Also at Cronulla is the free cosmodome planetarium show, suitable for primary-school aged children. The show includes a 20-minute movie and a 20-minute interactive tour through the sky. Bookings: sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Recreation/Cronulla_Plaza/Whats_on_at_Cronulla/Cronulla_School_Holiday_Cosmodome.
- The Art Gallery of NSW is having Biennale of Sydney holiday workshops until July 6. The 5-8 years group: $30; 9-13 years group: $35. Details: 92251740.
- Younger children love painting; give them a pot of water, paintbrush and tell them to go outside and paint the house/ tree/ footpath. They love it.
- Look at online cooking sites for easy recipes and ask children to measure up the ingredients. Helps teach kids fractions.
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