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Be playful
  • Last updated:
  • 24 Nov 2020

Having time for play is as important for adults as it is for children, it is a great way to create joy and have fun - make play part of your day!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw 

The Genius of Play have great family resources, play ideas and games. Here are their top 10 reasons to play:

  1. Play strengthens you 
  2. Play makes you smarter 
  3. Play helps you solve problems 
  4. Play boosts creativity 
  5. Play reduces stress 
  6. Play helps you make friends 
  7. Play enhances attractiveness 
  8. Play builds resilience 
  9. Play promotes discovery 
  10. Play is fun  

Host a Christmas carol night 

Watch the carols with your neighbours, get dressed up, sing along and share your fun with #festiveindness 
  • Sunshine Coast Community Carols 
    Saturday, December 19 online via council’s YouTube and Facebook, featuring a stunning line-up of local performers including Hot Ginger Chorus, Eumundi School of Rock and the Sunshine Statesmen Men’s Barbershop Chorus.
  • Carols in the Domain 
    Seven Network Wednesday 23rd at 7.30pm
  • Online Carol Service
    An online carol service where you can listen to the carols, download the words and join in!

Family fun for the festive season

Kids fun for the festive season

  • GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
  • ABC children features children's content from across the ABC - including ABC ME, ABC Kids, ABC Kids listen, ABC Education, Behind the News and more.
  • Kidsactivites.com offers a huge range of resources including an entire list of free education sites, 40 virtual field trips and loads of ideas for indoor TV free activities.
  • All Kids Network has thousands of fun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, colouring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
  • Department of Education (North Coast Region) have created Stay @ Home and Play Booklet [16MB][16612KB] which is jam packed full of low cost and no cost play ideas for families to try out at home.
  • Nature Play Queensland have a fantastic nature play passport that contains outdoor missions and learning activities for your children achieve, it’s fun and it’s free.

Sunshine Coast Libraries 

What's On!  Discover events, programs and activities for the whole family.

If you aren’t already a member of Sunshine Coast Libraries join online to access a huge range of resources including books, magazines, movies, audiobooks and educational platforms all for free.  

The new myLibrary app gives you fast access to your member account, loans and reservations. It is like a digital library card in your pocket.

For help using eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMovies and eMusic on your device contact the eLibrary Helpdesk on (07) 5475 8989 or email libraries@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Nature Play Queensland have some great ways that you and your family can use nature and play to calm anxiety, improve your wellbeing and have some fun - whether you have access to your local park, backyard or balcony! They even have some great educational pieces if you're looking at doing some learning at home. 

  • Take free drawing classes from famous illustrators, most are designed for kids—but also great for the young at heart. 

  • 202 hilarious jokes for kids have your own comedy night!

  • Take a virtual field trip from your lounge room, watch animals on live cam, explore museums or travel through time and space. 

  • Here are some awesome fad dances to teach your kids.

  • Visit the Laughter Online University get your Certificate of the Inner Child [81KB] and explore 40 ideas to experience childlike playfulness as a

  • Nature Play Queensland have some great ways that you and your family can use nature and play to calm anxiety, improve your wellbeing and have some fun - whether you have access to your local park, backyard or balcony! They even have some great educational pieces if you're looking at doing some learning at home. 

  • Take free drawing classes from famous illustrators, most are designed for kids—but also great for the young at heart. 

  • 202 hilarious jokes for kids have your own comedy night!

  • Take a virtual field trip from your lounge room, watch animals on live cam, explore museums or travel through time and space. 

  • Here are some awesome fad dances to teach your kids.

  • Visit the Laughter Online University get your Certificate of the Inner Child [81KB] and explore 40 ideas to experience childlike playfulness as a

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