Free Creative Activity Workbooks Bound to Keep Kids Busy

Isobel Brandy testing out the new creative activities for the school holidays at Coffs Harbour’s cultural facilities.

 

THE kids will be well catered for rain, hail or shine, beat holiday boredom and get some cultural enrichment these holidays with a new initiative by Coffs Harbour Council.

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The Creative Activity Workbook is being provided free to families these holidays based on our cultural facilities.

Children and young persons across the Coffs Coast can ignite their creative spark thanks to the new workbooks.

The different activities are able to be done at home, while you are beating the heat or while visiting any of the Coffs Harbour Council’s cultural spots: Coffs Harbour Libraries, Museum, Gallery or the new Culture Hub.

Designed to entertain and educate, there’s something to keep kids of all ages busy, whether they want to draw, read, write, make, watch or simply imagine.

“We want to foster the creative spark in kids as they explore our Libraries, Museum and Gallery, with new ways to keep them engaged and get them thinking,” explains Ashleigh Frost, Programs Facilitator.

“Ideally families combine our activity ideas with a visit as each of our cultural facilities offers a unique experience that’s free and an escape from the summer heat!”

At Coffs Harbour Libraries kids can join the Summer Reading Club for exciting reading challenges with prizes on offer and hands-on events from fun animation and fantasy craft to a creative writing workshop.

A Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery spokesperson suggests kids draw their home from above, like the Aboriginal artists whose works are now on show, or imagine they are a curator and map out how they would display their own clay sculptures.

Meanwhile over at Culture Hub, kids can discover the performance and artworks of Eugenia Lim, become an ambassador themselves and take time out in the ‘yellow tent’ installation.

Kids can also explore the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum to find fascinating objects that tell a story about their region’s past including the historic Tasma Theatre projector which staff are happy to demonstrate.

Families are invited to pick up their free Creative Activity Workbooks now available from each Library branch (Coffs Harbour, Toormina and Woolgoolga), the Regional Gallery, Regional Museum and Culture Hub in Coffs Central.

For opening hours over the holidays visit the council website: https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au.

 

By Sandra MOON

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