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Children's Week

Children's Week is celebrated across Australia every October as a way to recognise the right of every child to be healthy, safe and happy.

It's a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. Thousands of children and families will join in activities and events hosted by schools, playgroups, childcare providers, kindergartens, libraries, cultural groups and community groups.

We've organised some fun activities for Eurobodalla kids and families to enjoy during Children's Week, between Monday 25 to Friday 29 October 2021.

What’s on in Eurobodalla

Healthy eating at home with 3Bs Playgroup

Join us for this fun online healthy eating activity. We will be having lots of laughs whilst making a yummy silly alligator spinach wrap.

Participants will need to purchase their own ingredients. For your silly alligator wrap you will need:

  • 1 spinach wrap
  • Chicken (sliced)
  • ½ cup shredded lettuce
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • 1 slice cheese
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large black olive or Grape

Join in this healthy eating activity for your chance to win an IGA voucher valued at $50!

  • Where: online via Zoom
  • When: 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Cost: Free

For more information and to join us on Zoom contact 3Bs Playgroup Coordinator Justine Tominey:

Relay challenge | Ready, set, go!

Get moving with the kids, have some fun as you race back and forth against each other placing water balloons or other household items in buckets.

As part of Children’s Week, Children’s services across Eurobodalla will be participating in various relay challenges.
For more information and to join in these fun relay challenges at home, contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Suggestions for celebrating Children’s Week at home:

  • Enjoy a family picnic
  • Ask the children to draw a family portrait
  • Play games of hopscotch

Zumba

Laugh, dance and get fit with Zumba. Join us online to learn some funky Zumba moves and get an awesome dance workout at the same time.

  • Where: online via Zoom
  • When: 10.00am–11.00am
  • Cost: Free

Join in this fun activity for your chance to win a children’s book pack!

For more information and to join us on Zoom contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Relay challenge | Bean bag balancing

Practice your balancing skills as you walk along a chalk line whilst keeping a bean bag balanced on your head.
Who will go the furthest without dropping it?

As part of Children’s Week, Children’s services across Eurobodalla will be participating in various relay challenges.
For more information and to join in these fun relay challenges at home, contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Suggestions for celebrating Children’s Week at home:

  • Make pancakes for breakfast
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Go on a bike ride

Paint a masterpiece with 3Bs Playgroup

Using an artist’s mini canvas and water-base paint you will create your own mini masterpiece. You will be guided through the process as you create a work of art you will be proud of.

Join in this activity for your chance to win a children’s book pack!

  • Where: online via Zoom
  • When: 9.30am–10.30am
  • Cost: Free
  • More information: Materials will be supplied for registered participants. Registrations close 4pm, Friday 22 October 2021.

To join us on Zoom contact 3Bs Playgroup Coordinator, Justine Tominey:

Relay challenge | The car racer

We’re off and racing!

Explore force and motion as you race toy cars down home-made ramps. Using things around the house, like cardboard, blocks or the ironing board, create ramps to launch your cars.
How fast and how far will your car go?

As part of Children’s Week, Children’s services across Eurobodalla will be participating in various relay challenges.
For more information and to join in these fun relay challenges at home, contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Suggestions for celebrating Children’s Week at home:

  • Search for treasures at your local beach
  • Have a family game night
  • Make a yummy fruit salad

It’s bingo time

Eyes down and listening ears at the ready!

Join our bingo caller Monique to play three variations of this much-loved game. Match the pictures, match the colours, and lastly, match the silhouettes.

You will need to have some counters or small items to place on your bingo card as you match the items.

Join in this activity for your chance to win a bingo board game!

  • Where: online via Zoom
  • When: 10.30am–11.00am
  • Cost: Free
  • More information: Bingo cards will be supplied for registered participants. Registrations close 4pm, Friday 22 October 2021.

To join us on Zoom contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Relay challenge | The fruit and spoon race

Place your fruit on a spoon and race against each other. Make sure you don’t drop the fruit!

Get the children involved in this age-old classic with a twist. Instead of using an egg, grab a piece of fruit and a large spoon and get ready to race! Try an orange, lemon or lime.

As part of Children’s Week, Children’s services across Eurobodalla will be participating in various relay challenges.
For more information and to join in these fun relay challenges at home, contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Suggestions for celebrating Children’s Week at home:

  • Go for a walk around your neighbourhood
  • Have a game of backyard cricket
  • Dance to your favourite music

Music time with Sing and Grow

Get your singing voices ready and put your dancing shoes on.

Sing and Grow is a great way to get moving and learn new songs along the way. What better way to assist in your child’s learning than through the power of music.

Join in this activity for your chance to win a music pack!

  • Where: online via Zoom
  • When: 10.00am–11.00am
  • Cost: Free
  • More information:
    Sing and Grow is a national, evidence-based music therapy program providing services for young children and their families.

To join us on Zoom contact 3Bs Playgroup Coordinator, Justine Tominey:

Relay challenge | The straw javelin throw

Launch your straw javelin in the air and hit the target you made out of a paper plate. Write numbers on the plate and add the numbers together as you hit the target.
Highest score wins!

As part of Children’s Week, Children’s services across Eurobodalla will be participating in various relay challenges.
For more information and to join in these fun relay challenges at home, contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg:

Suggestions for celebrating Children’s Week at home:

  • Have a dress up day
  • Draw with chalk on the path
  • Make some playdough

For more information about Children's Week activities in Eurobodalla, contact Council's Children's Development Officer, Jenny Hogg: