Six free virtual Children’s Week events

Kids are invited to cover their windows and fences with artwork, and join virtual storytimes and sing-alongs, to spread friendship across Melbourne this Children’s Week.

Children play an important role in shaping our city and we have been running lots of virtual events for kids and families to help people stay connected during COVID-19.

Here are six extra-special virtual events to enjoy during Children’s Week, from 24 October to 1 November.

1. Hands of friendship
Trace around your hand, then carefully cut out and decorate the shape. Send your artwork to someone you miss or display it in your window. Look out for the hands of friendship on your walks around the city.

2. ArtPlay free activities
Get creative with activities designed by local artists, including puppetry, creative writing, music and drawing. ArtPlay’s online activities are suitable children of a range of ages and interests.

3. Storytimes and songbirds
Do you miss going to the City of Melbourne’s libraries? Catch up on our storytimes, sing-alongs and other fun activities online.

4. NGV Kids at Home
Explore activity sheets, e-books and art-games for the whole family based on works in the NGV collection, as well as an expertly-designed art-making resource for children living with autism.

5. Parenting programs
Get practical advice on sleep and settling, fussy eating, learning through play, mental wellbeing for dads and sustainable parenting practices in a series of workshops form Monday 26 to Friday 30 October.

6. Let’s BOO-gie
Join us for an intergenerational afternoon of spooky tunes, fun costumes and dancing on Friday 30 October. This fun-filled extravaganza celebrates the Victorian Seniors Festival, Children’s Week and Halloween.

We are committed to engaging and celebrating Melburnians of all ages, year round. To find out more about upcoming events and how to connect with other local families, visit Children.