Staying creative and playful during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Wednesday 22 April 2020
Stay Creative and Playful WEB

Calling all green thumbs, home renovation and cooking experts. Sunshine Coast Council has compiled hundreds of online resources for children and adults to stay creative and playful during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mark Jamieson encouraged people to think outside the box to enjoy their time together.

“Council recognises this may be a challenging time for many families, which is why, through our Covid Kindness initiative we have put together a suite of resources for everyone to stay connected, stay informed, stay healthy, stay creative and stay playful,” Mayor Jamieson said. 

“Now is a wonderful opportunity for people who perhaps have always wanted to learn a new skill or try a new hobby but have never had the time to do so.”

Aspiring horticulturalists, DIY home renovation and cooking experts have been looked after with virtual resources to nurture creativity through tips, guides and videos.

People can foster their art and craft skills through art contests, webinars and even taking a virtual tour through museums.

Lovers of culture can let their inner star shine from the comfort of their own home through couch choir or simply sit back and enjoy inspiring local, national and global stories, projects and art experiences courtesy of the Horizon Festival.

Children have also been included, with a host of ideas available to help the little ones stay playful.  

Youngsters can participate in online drawing classes, film a news story, join in the national bear hunt and rainbow collective or make use of council’s great online resources through Sunshine Coast Counci’s eLibrary.

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For information about other council facilities and services during this time, council's website will be updated if changes are made to council’s service delivery as a result of COVID-19.