Keep the kids entertained this School Holidays in Kalgoorlie Boulder.
Rather tempting to stay in and watch Netflix considering it’s so chilly these term holidays, but don’t! Get out and about in our community and keep the kids occupied with these low cost, educational and super creative activities!
It’s bigger than Pokemon Go!
After learning about this new worldwide ‘hide and seek’ game, local facepainting artist ‘Super Sarah’ has made the hunt super easy and anyone can join in. Paint and hide rocks in parks around Kalgoorlie Boulder and then share with the 500+ member group what you’ve found and where!
Sarah and Sammie are the moderators for the KB Rocks Facebook group which helps explain the craze. If you do not have access to paints and rocks, pop into Super Sarah and Friends plastercraft store on Burt St and for a small fee, you can use the equipment there and get involved.
The first large scale public art project of it’s kind in Kalgoorlie, Heartwalk has brought our CBD to life with vibrant murals by professional artists from the Goldfields and beyond. You can grab your Heartwalk map online, from the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor centre or a number of CBD outlets including Relish and Black Crow Studios.
The entire 3km trail is best enjoyed over a couple of hours, with breaks for morning tea and lunch to keep your energy levels up! Taking the tour on bicycle is a great way to cover more ground in less time and a perfect activity for those crisp, sunny winter days.
Dreamcatchers, Catapults, Minibeasts and Slime!
Sounds a bit like an alternate version of ‘What Little Boys and Girls are made of’.
Offered by the William Grundt Memorial Library and the Goldfields War Museum, there are four workshops available, make a dreamcatcher, a slime stress ball, build a catapult or make a butterfly terrarium, for ages 6+ and only cost $3 each to attend. Here’s a link to the full flyer explaining the dates, workshop locations and how to book your spot.
Walk and Talk ‘Like An Egyptian’
Hieroglyphs are the ancient form of communication used by Egyptians. See if you can write your name using these ‘picture letters’ or take the kids on a Mini-Mummy hunt! Older children might prefer the jewellery making class but whatever the age you’re sure to have fun and learn something new.
Check out the Museum’s website for full details of these low cost activities.
3×3, Industrious Kids at Industrial Lane
Set over 3 hours, children over 8 years are invited to become rather industrious crafting 3 different items at the Industrial Lane workshop & retail space in Boulder. Under guidance by the talented duo, Sheryle & Katrina, participants will learn how to make a beeswax candle, a fizzy bath bomb and a french knitter. All materials are supplied as is a fruit platter and water to keep the creative juices flowing. You can book online for Wednesday the 5th or 12th via this link.
Library activities for little ones
A perfect oasis in times of cold weather, the William Grundt Memorial Library would like to remind all patrons that their regular Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Story & Craft sessions are still on over the school holidays.
Baby Rhyme Time is for ages 0 to 18 months and is on every Tuesday at 10am. Toddler storytime is for ages 18 months to 3 years and is on every Friday at 10am. Storytime for older children, aged 3 – 5 years, is on every Tuesday and Friday at 11am and 10:30am respectively.
Visitor Centre Pet Rocks
Yup, rocks are all the rage this month! Pop into the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre 10:00-11:30am on Tuesday 11th or Thursday 13th July and for $5 you can create your very own pet rock to take home!