School Holiday Craft & Science Fun – Session 2 | Melbourne Region
Please note this activity has been cancelled. You can still sign up to Session 1 – 12 – 1:30pm: suitable for 5–9-year-olds – slime and bubbly volcano activity. Register for session 1 here. Please check the Wellbeing Activities Calendar for more activities in your area, or sign up for our monthly Fortem Connect newsletter to stay up for date with Fortem activities, announcements and advice. If you have any queries, please email activities @fortemaustralia.org.au
First responder families, wondering how to keep your children entertained, socialising with other kids and developing science or art skills? This school holiday activity combines the opportunity for some well deserved time out for first responder parents to have a cup of tea whilst your children are participating in a fun activity. Parents are welcome to supervise their children if they prefer. Children in the younger age group will learn how to make the ever popular slime and bubbly volcanos and the older kids will get to choose an item to learn the skill and art of tie dying. Classes will run for 90 minutes each.
This Fortem activity can help improve children’s self-esteem and contribution to self-identity through mental and physical stimulation provided by working on crafting project. Crafting can be a mindful activity, allowing you to be ‘in the moment’. It’s also a great way to build meaningful social connections by engaging with other first responders families. Having a shared experience in learning a new skill and getting to know “how things work” can provide a sense of achievement, build confidence, and be great fun! It’s also a great opportunity to connect with other first responders and their families, boosting your social well-being by broadening social networks and range of relationships with others in the wider community.
This wellbeing activity is free for first responder families. Suitable for children aged 5-13, registering with a first responder family member, carer or guardian. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.