Kids Corner: video chat hacks

Kids Corner is the place to find fun activities to help fill the long days of lockdown.

Age Guide: all ages

We want to help kids stay in touch with family members and their friends, but sticking kids in front of a video camera and expecting them to be able to connect and carry on a conversation can be stressful for all involved. Here are some wonderful ideas (and instructions!) for games to play over video calls by Tip Junkie.

For more ways to help kids explore ideas of family and connection see these items from our collection:

Who's in My Family?

The Read-aloud Family

Live Love Now

Kids Corner Archive

Previous Kids Corner activities...

Interview your sibling(s)

Backyard scientist: Bush Blitz teach you to find flora and fauna

Digital etiquette: online safety and smart behaviour

Crack the code: cryptology and cipher online games

Listen in to space: podcasts from NASA

Behind the News: kid friendly news broadcasts

Choose your own adventure: an online game teaching ethics and critical thinking skills

Grug: watch a book being read and join in the grugrobic workout

Magic Treehouse games: history and geography online game based on the books

Bugs in your backyard: create a pitfall trap and study crawly critters

String art: get hands-on with hammers and string to make some art

Muzafar's true story: online game/storytelling portal of a young refugee's journey to Australia

Create a zoo animal enrichment activity

Plastic pollution: watch documentary short films then tackle plastics in real life

Lego extension activities: inspiration to use Lego differently

Beautiful Oops: recycled craft and art ideas based on the picture book

Spaghetti construction: video of an engineering-based challenge using spaghetti as a building material

Homemade instruments: make your own, watch videos of homemade instruments or see MSO performances for children


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