At the Y Canberra Region, our mission is to inspire and empower children and young people. We strive to ensure that all children have access to positive learning, development and wellbeing outcomes for school and life.

Learning at home is important to foster a child’s curiosity and allow them to continue to grow even when they aren’t at one of our centres.

Online at the Y gives children, young people and families some inspiring and engaging content to keep learning and having fun!

Our online content is updated regularly and is a collection of fun, learning activities and experiences, with categories allowing you to explore whatever you’re drawn to.
Some of the activities are designed for you to play together with your young person, or allow them to explore themselves.

Each activity has been put together by our wonderful educator team at our Early Learning Centres!

Physical Health & Wellbeing
Creativity & Arts
Literacy & Numeracy
Communication & Language
Personal, Social & Emotional
Understanding the World

Mango Sago

Animal Sounds Obstacle Course

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

Chia Seed & Blueberry Muffins

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Chocolate Crackles

Lemonade Scones

Simple Fried Rice

Strawberry Muffins

Watermelon Lemonade

Simple Sesame Noodles

Baked Chicken and Egg Rolls

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Green Smoothie

Other Activities

Steps to the park
Count how many steps it takes to get from your house to the park

Draw a hopscotch on the footpath with chalk and play

Picnic Day
Pack your lunch and have a picnic in the sunshine!

Kite Flying
When the day is a little windy, grab a kite to get outside and fly!

How the Birds go their Colours

All About Me Hungry Caterpillar

Ice Cream Parlour Playdough

Paper Dragon Craft

Making Snowflakes

DIY Red Envelopes

Mess Free Painting

Chinese New Year Origami

Paper Lantern Origami

Salt Dough Ornaments

Paper Mache Baubles

Gingerbread Play Dough

Other Activities

Draw What You See
Look out your window and draw what you see

Footpath Drawing
Make art on the footpath with water, chalk or tanbark

Get Creative
Cut out pictures from a magazine

Natural Art
Collect natural materials from around your garden and make an art piece!

Mirror Mirror
Look in a mirror and draw a self portrait of yourself

Smash Boom Best Podcast

Play with Words

Storytime: ABC Kids

Sensory Snow

Lunar New Year Story

Sand Tray Writing

Story Seeds Podcast

Mindfulness Podcast

Number Rocks

Other Activities

Create a Calendar
Create a calendar of your school term and all the important days coming up

Write Letters
Write your ABC’s with natural materials from the backyard

Christmas Cards
Make some Christmas cards for your friends!

Jump Counting
How many jumps is it from your front to your back door?

Write a Letter to a Family Member
Pick a family member you haven’t been able to visit and write them a letter

Write a Letter to your Early Learning Centre
Write to us at your Early Learning Centre about what you’ve been up to!

Step Counting
How many steps to your school?

Guardian Names
Learn the names of your guardian and what letter they start with

Book Drawing
Read your favourite book and then draw your favourite part

Sounds Scavenger Hunt

Sorry Day

Make a Wish Meditation

Book Club for Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Kinderling Kids’ Radio

Mindfulness Meditation

Building Shapes – STEM Cards

Hello From Around the World Song

Baby Shark in 7 Languages

Counting in Mandarin

Other Activities

Family Chat
What does Christmas mean to you?

Favourite Book
Read your favourite book

Home Address Practice
Practice remembering your home address

Sing & Play Your Own Beats
Sing a song and make up your own beats to match

Write Your Name
Practice writing your name

Who To Call?
Pick someone to call and say hello to today

Learn How to Say “Hello” in 10 Languages
Using Google Translate, choose 10 languages, and learn how to say “Hello” in all of them

Photo Stories
Look at a photo and make up a story to go with it

Sing a Song
Sing your favourite song to someone in your house today

Learn a New Song
Learn the words to your favourite song!

Meditation Story – The Clever Fox

Cracker Dragon Yoga

Cosmic Kids’ Mental Health Yoga

Ocean Sensory Bottles

DIY Bubble Snake

When I’m Feeling Happy Story

Gratitude Jar

When I’m Feeling Loved Story

Bear Hunt Yoga

Bucket Filling Story

The Feelings Book

My Feelings and Me

Other Activities

Find a Safe Space
Find a place where you feel safe in your house

What Are You Grateful For?
Make a list of 3 things you feel grateful for today

Photograph Your Emotions
Can you take a photo of your many emotions?

Sort Your Toys
Donate your unused toys to charity

Bath Your Toys
Wash your toys in a bubble bath

Family Chat
Who would you like to thank this year?

Feed the Caterpillar

Patty Pan Flowers

DIY Rain Gauge

Community Helpers: Optometrist 

Community Helpers: Post Man

Learn About Bush Fire Safety

Soda Bottle Composting

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

ACT Rock Finding

The Handwashing Song

Recycle Soft Plastics

How Lunar New Year is Celebrated in China

Other Activities

“I Spy” Game
Play I Spy using your Christmas decorations

Pick Up Rubbish on Your Walk
On your walk today, pick up any rubbish you see.

Identify Five Safe People
Write down the five people who are safe for you

Give your Neighbour a Letter
Write a letter to your neighbour and drop it in their mailbox

Camp in your Backyard
Go camping in your backyard or outdoor space

Get outside
Organise a picnic with a friend

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday,
8am – 5pm


Phone (02) 6242 4040

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Y Canberra Region

25 Geils Court,
Deakin ACT