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!
Hide & Seek
Play hide and seek in the house
Hand Washing Song
Make your own song to sing while washing your hands
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
Pack your lunch and have a picnic in the sunshine!
When the day is a little windy, grab a kite to get outside and fly!
Draw What You See
Look out your window and draw what you see
Make art on the footpath with water, chalk or tanbark
Cut out pictures from a magazine
Collect natural materials from around your garden and make an art piece!
Look in a mirror and draw a self portrait of yourself
Write to Santa
Write a letter to Santa and his elves
Write your ABC’s with natural materials from the backyard
Make some Christmas cards for your friends!
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!
Write down all of your end-of-year wishes
Learn the names of your guardian and what letter they start with
Read your favourite book and then draw your favourite part
What does Christmas mean to you?
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
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
Draw your Christmas wish list
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
Mimic Feelings in a Mirror
Show your feelings and emotions in the mirror
Create a gift to give to others
Bath Your Toys
Wash your toys in a bubble bath
Who would you like to thank this year?
“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
Ask a friend how they celebrate the holiday season
Organise a picnic with a friend
Donate some of your toys that you no longer play with so other children can enjoy them!
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