april 2020 Articles

Mountain Goat Mountain | Online Theatre Experience | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | May 2020

[ May 14, 2020 to June 14, 2020. ]
New Audio-led Theatre Experience For Families To Enjoy At Home
An adventurous new audio-led theatre experience, Mountain Goat Mountain, has been created during isolation for families across Australia to enjoy at home.
The work was created by Australian theatre company Threshold and developed with the support of Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, AWESOME […]

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Bluey Colouring-in Activities | Free Downloads

Bluey Colouring-in Activities – Free Downloads
Penguin Books Australia have free Bluey colouring-in activities for the whole family.
Did you know that colouring-in improves motor skills, boosts creativity, contributes to better handwriting, improves focus and helps relieve stress? And what better way to do so than with the Heeler family.
Penguin have free downloads for the littlies, older […]

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Messenger Kids | Video Calling & Messaging App

Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app for smartphones and tablets
Messenger Kids app has been designed for kids as a safer alternative to the current ‘Messenger’ app. The app allows kids to keep in touch with close friends and family with fun-filled features like filters and stickers.
Parents control and can set up […]

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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2020 | Access Free Films

SCINEMA – Putting the Science in Cinema
SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.
Films cover a range of STEM topics, each with dedicated teacher resources packed full of lesson inspiration, classroom activities and thought-provoking questions all linked to the […]

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Get Around It Zine | Digital Showcase of young South Australian thinkers, makers and doers

Get Around It Zine – a showcase of young South Australian thinkers, makers & doers
Last week as part of Youth Week 2020 celebrations the Get Around It Zine was launched. It features a year’s worth of profiles of young South Australians who include gymnasts, poets, musicians, activists, designers, and dancers to name a few.
Get Around […]

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Deep Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Deep Fried Ice Cream Recipe | Dessert Treat

How to make Deep Fried Ice Cream Dessert
Deep Fried Ice Cream is an old Chinese restaurant favourite. However this is not a dish that you will find in China – it’s more a western Asian cuisine dessert. Basically, Deep Fried Ice Cream is a scoop of ice cream, crumbed and deep fried so it’s deliciously […]

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Art Gallery of South Australia Online Experiences, Artmaking & Events | May 2020

AGSA now offers extensive resources and online workshops for educators, activities for children of all ages, online events, curators’ tours and podcasts online.
The Art Gallery of South Australia is responding to its temporary closure with enhanced digital experiences for audiences to engage with its collection, exhibitions and their own artmaking online.
Each week, via its website […]

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COVIDSafe app | Australian Government app | Download from 26 Apr 2020

COVIDSafe app
The Australian Government has launched the COVIDSafe app to speed up the way in which they contact people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
The COVIDSafe app has been designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  If enough people in Australia download the app, the Government will have confidence to find and contain outbreaks quickly, meaning governments […]

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Family, Nature & COVID-19 | Free Online Guide to Support Families by Nature Play SA

Family, nature and COVID-19 – A free online guide to support families by Nature Play SA
In an Australian first, South Australian, not for profit organisation, Nature Play SA has launched a free, online guide to support families across the country and the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This beautifully presented 85-page e-book offers credible information, strategies, and […]

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Mini Photo Sessions with Catherine Leo Photography

Mini Photo Sessions with Catherine Leo Photography
At a time when many of us are spending more time at home and trying to find the positives in the changes we’re experiencing, a local photographer is offering the chance for you to have your family connections and activities captured in your front or back yard, or an […]

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Stuff at Home – Put it in the Right Bin Interactive for Kids

Stuff at Home – Put it in the Right Bin 
The ‘Stuff at Home – put it in the right bin’ interactive house is a fun, engaging and educational way to teach people about correct disposal of common household items.
With families staying home 7 days a week during the COVID-19 restrictions you may have noticed you […]

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The Kindness Pandemic | Campaign of Kindness for Older People

The Kindness Pandemic – a Campaign of Kindness for Older People
The Coronavirus is impacting on everyone; few people have not had their lives changed. In response, the Kindness Pandemic Campaign is focusing on a number of vulnerable groups, and those on the front line.
Vulnerable groups include older people, who are particularly at risk of the […]

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Crawl, Walk, Style SA Online Market | 24-26 Apr 2020

[ April 24, 2020 to April 26, 2020. ]
Crawl, Walk, Style Online Market in SA
Crawl, Walk, Style is hosting its first online market from 24-26 April 2020 from their website. The online market will allow customers to browse and shop through a variety of South Australian products and services.
The market is encouraging people to shop from the comfort of their own home in […]

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Music from the Home Front | Anzac Day Concert | 25 Apr 2020

[ April 25, 2020; ]
Music from the Home Front – an Anzac Day Concert for the fight against COVID-19
On an Anzac Day like no other, Saturday 25 April 2020 will see the Australian and New Zealand music community join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations.

While recognising and acknowledging the Anzac message, […]

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Peppa Pig Family Time

Peppa Pig Entertainment at Home | New Episodes, Activities, Apps & Music | Apr 2020

Peppa Pig Entertainment at Home
New episodes of Peppa Pig are now airing on ABC Kids. There are also playlists, apps, music and The Family Time Activity Pack.
The Peppa Pig show is all about everyday life and family moments, regular routines and fun times and the character is a role model for young kids helping to […]

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National Pharmacies 2020 Adelaide Christmas Pageant | Mini Float Competition

[ April 20, 2020 to June 30, 2020. ]
National Pharmacies 2020 Adelaide Christmas Pageant Mini Float Competition
Children aged 5 to 16 years have the chance to win a ‘A World Full of Wonder’ experience at this year’s National Pharmacies Adelaide Christmas Pageant. The prize includes $500 cash, a behind the scenes tour of Stardust Castle and reserved seating at this year’s pageant.
To enter […]

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Sprout at Home – Online Cooking Classes | Launched April 2020

Be a mini MasterChef with Sprout’s popular cooking classes at home
Run out of ‘isolation’ dinner ideas? SA cooking school Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio (run by MasterChef All-Star Callum Hann and mate Themis Chryssidis) has launched online cooking classes, Sprout at Home.
It’s like having the friendly Sprout demonstrators in your own kitchen, walking you […]

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Grug Colouring In Sheets, Games & Craft Ideas

Grug Colouring In, Games & Craft Ideas
Enjoy some adorable Grug games and craft ideas at home including a maze, colouring in sheets, word search and drawing guide. You can download and print them all via the link on the Grug Facebook page.
Grug (1962-1975) is a fictional character appearing in a series of Australian children’s books […]

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Windmill at Home | Interactive Journeys, Storytime and Digital Content

Windmill at Home
According to Windmill, the show must go on(line)!
Windmill at Home is a new online platform that hopes to bring a little bit of Windmill joy into your home. Windmill believe that good stories bring people together and can make even the darkest days brighter.
They have worked closely with their team of artists and […]

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Hills Radio ANZAC Day Broadcast | 25 Apr 2020

[ April 25, 2020; ]
Hills Radio ANZAC Day Broadcast
On Anzac Day this year Hills Radio announcer Bill Hodgson will be presenting six hours of music, interviews and scenarios covering the ANZAC involvement in theatres of conflict from the Boer war to Afghanistan.
Bill has put in extensive research and brought in local authorities from around the Adelaide Hills. The Anzac […]

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Digital Season – Sydney Opera House | Live Recordings & Footage

Digital Season – Sydney Opera House
This digital season is a weekly program of unmissable full-length performances, live recordings and never-before-seen footage from the Opera House archives. You can watch these all for FREE from the comfort of your own home on the Sydney Opera House website. 
Titles include:

David Walliams: Author Talk
Nigella Lawson: A Celebration of Home […]

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The Snail And The Whale | Watch on ABC Kids iView

The Snail And The Whale
A beautiful tale of an unlikely friendship, a tour of the world and a heroic rescue. Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on […]

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South Australia’s Golden North Scoops Award For Australia’s Favourite Ice Cream Third Year In A Row | 2020

South Australia’s Golden North Ice Cream has been rated Australia’s favourite ice cream for an unprecedented third consecutive year.
The iconic South Australian-made ice cream received the top rating from an independent survey of 2,791 consumers, conducted by Canstar Blue, earning the only 5 Star rating for Overall Satisfaction as well as top marks for Taste, […]

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April School Holiday Program: Wonders of the Earth | South Australian Museum | 20-24 Apr 2020

[ April 20, 2020 to April 24, 2020. ]
April School Holiday Online Program: Wonders of the Earth
Monday 20 April 2020 to Friday 24 April 2020
During the school holidays, the museum lawns and galleries would normally be alive with school children. As the South Australian Museum is currently closed, it is opening it’s virtual doors to bring the wonders of the Museum to you […]

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Search Your Family History from Home with Ancestry | Libraries SA

Family History Search (Ancestry) with Libraries SA
For limited time Libraries SA One Card members can access the Ancestry.com Library Edition from home.
Ancestry.com Library Edition provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. It also provides limited Australian coverage.

This service is […]

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Online Dance Classes | Australian Company of Performing Arts | Term 2 2020

[ April 27, 2020; ]

Australian Company of Performing Arts Online Dance Classes
A lot of children’s activities have been suspended due to COVID-19, but students who attend ACPA are still experiencing their classes, just in a totally different format. Teachers are using video calls and live streams to maintain interaction with their students and it’s been incredibly positive.
“It’s important that […]

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Pop-up Poppies | Decorate your Garden, Fence or Home for Anzac Day

[ April 25, 2020; ]
Pop-up Poppies – this Anzac Day decorate your garden, fence or home
The City of Marion are encouraging families to decorate their gardens, fences and houses with red poppies to honour the ANZACs this year.  An idea all council areas can embrace, it’s a simple way to show your respect on Anzac Day.

Pop-up Poppies involves people […]

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DJ Jesse Kidz Klub | Livestream for Kids | 25 Apr 2020

[ April 25, 2020; ]
DJ Jesse Kidz Klub – Livestream for Kids
DJ Jesse is excited to announce he’ll be back on the decks for another KIDZ KLUB on Saturday 25 April, this time co-hosted by the Commissioner for Children and Young People SA.

Kids can dance in their lounge rooms, bedrooms, kitchen – wherever! Kidz Klub is a Facebook livestream […]

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Sports In Your Backyard | Free Online Programs | Dept for Education

Sports In Your Backyard – Advice from the Department for Education
Backyard sports can help to get the kids outside and remain active while all community sport is put on hold.  Families are encouraged to get creative, but there are plenty of ways kids can keep up their sports skills and burn off energy in the house […]

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The eSafety Guide | Keeping Kids Safe Online | Advice for Parents & Carers

The eSafety Guide – Advice and Tips from the eSafety Commissioner
With children spending more and more time online for both school and home entertainment, it is important for parents to know how they can keep their children safe.  The eSafety Commissioner website has information on everything you need to know to help you learn about the […]

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Free Printables to Download & Colour In

Free printables to download and colour in
Paints, colour pencils, crayons or sharpies – print off these adorable colouring-in pictures and spend some quiet time creating your own piece of art.  You’ll need a printer and paper, plus your choice or art supplies to colour with.
Peter Cromer
Fun and free printables including a cut and paste Dream […]

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Schools in Australia to Remain Open During COVID-19 | Update 16 Apr 2020

Australian schools to remain open during COVID-19
National Cabinet met today (16 April 2020) to discuss whether schools should remain open during the coronavirus pandemic and the current evidence supports schools remaining open.
After consultation, the National Cabinet agreed with the AHPPC (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee) advice that “on current evidence, schools can be fully open” […]

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Learn About Art with Ken Done | Free Educational Resources | 2020

[ April 16, 2020 12:00 am to May 16, 2020 12:00 am. ]
Ken Done Educational Resources
Ken Done has released three free worksheets to help school students in grades 3 to 11 to learn about art at home.
Primary – stage 2 & 3 (years 3-6)
This worksheet is intended for stage 2 and 3 students. It’s aim is for students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding when creating […]

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Together In Art Kids | Online Art Project | 2020

The Art Gallery of New South Wales and media partner the ABC present Together In Art Kids.

Take part in the power of art and join this new online project. Let’s come together in artmaking and share what we think, feel and see.

Now live with award-winning Del Kathryn Barton as first participating artist, Together In Art Kids invites primary school-aged […]

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Play & Stay at Home Ideas for the School Holidays & Beyond

[ April 16, 2020 to April 30, 2020. ]
Top ideas for staying and playing at home with the kids during the School Holidays & Beyond
Families are staying at home due to coronavirus, so we’ve put together a list of fun indoor and outdoor activities that you can do with the kids, or they can do on their own. This includes arts and crafts, […]

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Coronavirus Testing Blitz for Any South Australians with Cold or Flu Symptoms

[ April 16, 2020 to April 30, 2020. ]
All South Australians with cold or flu symptoms will be able to access COVID-19 testing as part of a two-week testing blitz from 16 April to 30 April 2020.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you can be tested for COVID-19 as part of […]

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Online Poppy Making Demonstration for ANZAC Day | Marion Cultural Centre | 16 Apr 2020

[ April 16, 2020; 11:00 am to 11:30 am. ]
Live online poppy making demonstration for ANZAC day
The Marion Cultural Centre Facebook page will be live streaming an online demonstration of how to make a poppy out of a paper plate and other craft materials for ANZAC Day
Families across South Australia will this week be invited to decorate their streets with swathes of red poppies […]

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Build the City of Adelaide in Minecraft

Build the City of Adelaide in Minecraft
The City of Adelaide can now be rebuilt as you would like it – in Minecraft. Download the Adelaide 1836 Minecraft world and recreate Adelaide.
Imagine it is 1836 and Surveyor-General Colonel William Light has asked you to build a future city, Adelaide.
This place has long been the traditional home […]

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Hallett Cove Boardwalk to be Repaired & Extended | Apr 2020

South Australians will once again be able to enjoy the iconic Hallett Cove Boardwalk with the Marshall Government committing $2.44 million to ensuring it is reopened safely to the public.

The boardwalk will be repaired, reopened and extended, with a new section of the trail sensitively designed and built from Heron Way Reserve to the Field […]

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Royal Adelaide Show 2020

2020 Royal Adelaide Show Cancelled due to COVID-19

Royal Adelaide Show cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19
The organisers behind the Royal Adelaide Show have made the decision to cancel this year’s 2020 Royal Adelaide Show due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the current restrictions in place for public gatherings, along with the uncertainty of any timeline around lifting […]

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