We all love the summer holidays… up to a point. Christmas, New Year, the beach and friends and family… but there comes a day, especially when the kids are younger, when we look at the calendar and count how long it is until they return to school. Getting out and about is fun, but when we’re at home, children are often hooked on devices, and entertaining them can be tough.
Nurturing reading habits helps – young readers rarely get bored. But what happens when all those wonderful books you got them for Christmas have been read from cover to cover? We’ve got some special book lovers treats for you below, so you can get the most out of your reading experience. We’re put together 5 PLUS fun and fabulous ways to keep kids entertained these holidays.
Get the most out of your child’s favourite books with activities, worksheets and resources that will keep kids entertained for hours, and give you a break too! There’s even a few fabulous storytime clips, with authors Alexa Moses, Cressida Cowell and Maxine Beneba Clarke reading their books.
Download and let these great worksheets and activity packs do the entertaining for you. There’s plenty of boredom busting fun here… Just click the links below.
This ground-breaking, practical and positive book will help kids develop the inner confidence to LIKE themselves. Start with these positive worksheets…
Armadillos sit on pillows, bunnies sit on honey and cheetahs sit on fajitas… Now match your own pairs in the activity sheets attached. Colourful and fun.
Can’t get enough of the Nevermoor series? Then you’ll love these teachers’ resources, not just for teachers, but for any fan of Jessica Townsend’s magical tales.
Kids love this beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia by award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly. And now they can enjoy 21-pages of incredible worksheets. Bumper holiday fun.
Newbie gods Connor, Sally and Locky want to change the world – no biggie. But they're soon drawn into a centuries-old conflict that just might destroy it. Rebel Gods is the gripping conclusion to Monuments, from YA superstar Will Kostakis. Follow the book up with this great question sheet.
A breathtaking, enchanting series, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world – but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination. Colour some of the book’s characters here…
Yes, it’s Christmas, but we love Bilbies all year round. Besides, there are so many activities on this list, it will be Easter by the time you’ve finished.
Colour in these beautiful illustrations from Heartstopper, the LGBTQ+ graphic novel series about life, love, and everything that happens in between.
Join author Alexa Moses as she reads from Santa and the Sugar Glider with a special guest, Kandi the Sugar Glider! With thanks to our friends at WILD LIFE Sydney.
Author Cressida Cowell reads Chapter One of The Wizards of Once. Join in here…
Maxine Beneba Clarke reads from her debut children's book The Patchwork Bike. Perfect for young children.
In the current climate of uncertainty surrounding school closures and access to books, Hachette Australia will be granting free permissions for online story-time events for those areas in a local lockdown.