Activities and Staff Storytime

Create your own alien

Ever wanted to create an alien? Well now you can!

Click on the link for instructions and templates. 

Instructions and Template

Camp NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month!  

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Create your own fidget spinner!

Download the template, and follow along with Aaron to create your own fidget spinner. 

More free activities for children

  • Waikato author Sharon Holt has created a website for children to learn Te Reo Maaori by singing along with her. Check it out here.

  • Have you gone on a Bear Hunt through your neighbourhood? Have a look on Facebook for more information.

  • If you love Harry Potter, don't miss out on having the Wizarding World at your house! 

  • If you want to see some virtual storytimes from New Zealand authors have a look here. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to see them all! 

  • Are you a Dog Man and Captain Underpants fan? Don't miss out on Dav Pilkey at home! Here you will find creative and fun activities to do.

  • Have you ever seen a penguin wearing a knitted jumper? Design your own using the template from Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter.

  • Create your own Lockdown Diary using the template from Stephen McCarthy. 

  • How about a virtual Zoo visit? You can meet the animals at Hamilton Zoo, or go further afield at San Diego ZooMelbourne Zoo have a live video feed or you can go behind the scenes at London Zoo with Keeper Jessica.