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Awesome educational resources to access at home.

Trying to keep your kids interested and inspired while they homeschool? Finding yourself a bit out of your depth? We hear you and you’ll be happy to know we’ve compiled an awesome list of online resources that you can use. When your kids have had enough of worksheets or online teaching from school give some of these educational resources a go.


Hunter Education

Have you heard of Hunter Education? They are one of our amazing businesses, based right here in Lake Macquarie. Supporting local is so important for our economy. Hunter Education can send you workbooks for a variety of subjects for kids from Kindergarten to Year 6. Learn more about them here:  Hunter Education Directory Listing


Harry Potter

Is your child a Harry Potter fan? How about looking at this list of every Harry Potter spell created, then set them a task to make a beautiful wand from a stick and create their own protection spell.  Harry Potter Spell Ranked By Usefulness

Would you like to enjoy the Harry Potter inspired Hogwarts Digital Escape Room with your family? Created by Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, this is an experience that will get the whole family engaged.  Harry Potter inspired Hogwarts Digital Escape Room


Drawing & Art

Mo Willems – Lunch Doodles

The illustrator Mo Willems is putting out a regular YouTube video where he teaches kids to draw while he himself is at home in isolation. Mo Willems, a best selling author and illustrator who wrote ‘The Pigeon has to go to School!’ and ‘Knufflebunny’ as well as the Elephant and Piggie books, is hosting ‘Lunch Doodles’ on YouTube.  Have a look at them here: Mo Willems Lunch Doodles

Art For Kids Hub

Art For Kids Hub is a family YouTube channel. They love doing art together and hope you follow along with them. Many of their lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies! Click through here to get started: Art For Kids Hub



San Diego Zoo

San Diego zoo has a website that’s just for kids. There are activities, games and videos and many of the enclosures have live cams. See animals such as tigers, giraffes, elephants, pandas, penguins, koalas and so many more. Click here to take a tour!  Kids San Diego Zoo


Maths, English, Geography, Science, History

National Geographic

National Geographic has an amazing site that provides so many resources to help kids learn about animals and geography, science and history. With games, competitions, a kids club and a heap of resources for learning make sure you check this one out.  National Geographic Discover

Maths Score

There are many online maths platforms to help kids practice and improve. Math Score is broken down into grades and provides some free learning opportunities. If your child is enjoying it, you can sign up for a monthly subscription.  Maths Score


Matific is a collection of online Mathematics activities that teach students problem-solving and critical thinking through discovery. They have been academically proven to improve test scores and to reduce anxiety. Click through here to find out more: Matific Australia


The engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins. No cost, ever. Check with your teacher if you have a specific class set up. Prodigy Game

LEGO 30 Day Challenge

Does your child love Lego? How about setting them the 30 day LEGO challenge. Each day gives them a project to work on and will keep them amused for hours.  LEGO 30 Day Challenge

ABC Education

ABC Education provides thousands of curriculum-linked education options. With articles, resources, competitions and games you will find lots of things to do here for free.  ABC Education

Money Smart

Want your kids to learn about budgeting and financial management. ASIC has put together lots of projects for them to work on that will teach them mathematics in a fun way while also giving them life skills.  Money Smart Teaching Resources

Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Curriculum Lessons has lots of free resources covering all subjects and provided in a format that easily allows the kids to access materials which relate to your child’s year at school.  Australian Curriculum Lessons

BBC History for Kids

If your child loves to learn about what happened in the past how about looking at the free learning resources on BBC History for Kids.  BBC History for Kids

English for the Australian Curriculum

English for the Australian Curriculum also has a wide selection of resources the kids can use through early years into high school.  English for the Australian Curriculum

Fun Brain

On Fun Brain, your child can access games that focus on reading and mathematics. Ideal for kids from kindergarten to year 8. Check out –  Fun Brain

The Happy Scientist

The Happy Scientist is free to use and has lots of science-based knowledge that your child will enjoy learning.  The Happy Scientist

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy delivers free resources for kids between kindergarten and year 12. Head over and see what you can find.  Khan Academy

Scholastic Learn at Home

The Scholastic Learn at Home has daily courses for your child to do based on their year in school. This will give your kids things to do that keep them thinking, reading and learning.  Scholastic Learn at Home



Storyline Online

We all love listening to someone reading us a book. Storyline Online has famous people reading well-loved children’s books. A perfect way for your child to enjoy a good story.  Storyline Online


Audible has a collection of stories that your children can enjoy listening to free of charge. Head over and check out what’s on offer.  Audible Stories

David Walliams

David Walliams, the much-loved children’s author, is reading a book a day for 30 days. Head over here to listen to him before those 30 days pass.  David Walliams reading


Kids News

Behind the News (BTN)

Behind the News known popularly as BTN by the ABC, delivers short videos with up to date news. Put together for children aged 8 – 13 years of age helps kids try and understand issues that are happening in the world around them. This is a great way to talk to your kids about what’s currently going on.  Behind the News – ABC


Indigenous Education

Crackerjack Education

Crackerjack Education provides a heap of free resources covering indigenous teaching. If the kids are enjoying what’s on offer, they are also offering a deal for kids to access the whole of their site, during this crisis.  Crackerjack Education

You might want to also check out our list of Podcasts for kids: Best Podcasts for Kids

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