KIDS' PAGE - FAMILY GUIDED ACTIVITIES
Like other organisations, the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network has a duty of care which is of particular importance at present. To ensure everyone’s safety and avoid the spread of COVID-19, no organised group activities will be offered during the upcoming holidays. Although we had promised self-guided activities without CWCN volunteer involvement such as a 'Wildlife Safari', a 'Mushroom Mystery Game", and a NIghtime Activity, we are following advice and will not make them available. Everyone's health is at the forefront of all decisions. Once we have conquered the pandemic together we will celebrate with you by offering those activities.
In the meantime, we are working on developing alternatives for you and your families. There are many ways to stay active and be inspired by nature, even when your kids can't meet their buddies. There are also multiple ways of using the sustainability theme and creativity to spend fun-filled time.
Nature Diary - sketching - collecting - writing about what you see and hear and feel
. To make your own Nature Diary can be a wonderful activity for every family member. Allow your children to go on a journey of discovery. They observe nature with all their senses and are amazingly focused when it comes to reproducing their impressions. This activity is equally exciting and calming Why not repeat it over time and have children create a nature journal covering longer periods of observations.
QuestaGame - Young citizen scientists wanted who have an eye for nature and like a challenge!
QuestaGame is a fun activity which can keep you and your entire family busy, challenged and entertained throughout the holidays and beyond. It will provide you with a focus during periods of movement restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Discover nature around us, contribute to the Atlas of Living Australia, and win a prize.
Documentary Filmmaker Wanted!
We are looking for budding filmmakers who are keen to bring nature onto the small and big screens. It takes observation skills, patience, and a smart device to film fauna, flora or fungi. A little bit of research and some explanatory narration will go a long way. Your short film of three to five minutes length can win you a book voucher of $50.
Easter Crafts - Making Nests
Easter is around the corner. There are many ways of creating your own nests. Let the Easter Bilby choose the favourite. Here are activities for the entire family with varieties suitable for all age groups.
Easter Crafts - Decorating Eggs
A perfect way to combine nature with traditional crafts and honour traditions. Eggs have been decorated in many parts of the world for centuries. Techniques vary. Let's follow a very common one by using leaves from the garden and dye to make some beautiful designs.
Fairies, Witches, Scarecrows and Monsters - Craft Activities with Egg Cartons and Toilet Rolls
Here is a fun activity with materials easily available. Egg cartons and toilet rolls, plus a few additional ingredients allow for many hours of creativity and entertainment. Check out some ideas for making all sorts of little characters, develop others. Once these little figures come to life you can play with them and develop all sorts of storylines.