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

Healthy Candy Canes

Animal Sounds Obstacle Course

Cheesy Christmas Tree Snack

Chia Seed & Blueberry Muffins

Gingerbread Smoothie

Chocolate Crackles

Lemonade Scones

White Christmas Slice

Fruit Snowman Skewers

Watermelon Lemonade

Summer Fruit Salad

Watermelon Trees

Other Activities

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

Hopscotch
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

Puzzle Christmas Wreath

Making Snowflakes

Christmas Tree Origami

Mess Free Painting

Pinecone Christmas Tree

Christmas Wrapping Paper

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

Christmas Wish List

Sand Tray Writing

Christmas Puzzle

Literacy Bracelets

Create an Advent Calendar

Number Rocks

Other Activities

Write to Santa
Write a letter to Santa and his elves

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!

Wishes
Write down all of your end-of-year wishes

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

Christmas Poem: Santa’s Podcast

Meditation Story: Spaceship to the Moon

Book Club for Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Kinderling Kids’ Radio

Christmas Carols

Building Shapes – STEM Cards

Hello From Around the World Song

Christmas Bingo

Christmas Story Time

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

Wish List
Draw your Christmas wish list

Meditation Story – The Clever Fox

“The Giving Song”

Cosmic Kids’ Christmas Yoga

Make Sensory Bottles

DIY Bubble Snake

When I’m Feeling Happy Story

Recycled Material Dreamcatcher

When I’m Feeling Loved Story

Bear Hunt Yoga

Bucket Filling Story

The Feelings Book

Mindful Meditation for Children

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

Mimic Feelings in a Mirror
Show your feelings and emotions in the mirror

Gift Giving
Create a gift to give to others

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

Create a Weather Chart

Send Soldiers a Gift Pack

Community Helpers – Nurses

Learn About Bush Fire Safety

Soda Bottle Composting

What Melts in the Sun?

ACT Rock Finding

This is The Way We Go to School

Community Helpers – Educators

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

Holiday Celebrations
Ask a friend how they celebrate the holiday season

Get outside
Organise a picnic with a friend

Donation Drive
Donate some of your toys that you no longer play with so other children can enjoy them!

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday,
8am – 5pm

Contact

Phone (02) 6242 4040

Y Canberra Region

25 Geils Court,
Deakin ACT