Activities at home
We have a range of programs and activities to keep you informed and entertained. From storytime streaming, meditation and exercise classes, art exhibitions, DIY projects and drama workshops, there’s something for all interests and ages.
Drop in and game
Join us along with Synergy Youth Centre for an afternoon of fun and games. Through the powers of Zoom we will be playing Skrbbl.io and hanging out this Friday. Are you game?
Email email@example.com for the zoom link.
More info on our Facebook page
Chat and create
Join us along with Synergy Youth Centre in an afternoon of chatting and creating. Through the powers of Zoom we will share screens and paint together while enjoying conversation and becoming creative. 12 - 18 years.
Paint and sip
Ku-ring-gai and Chatswood Youth Centres welcomed young people aged 12 – 24 for an afternoon of (non alcoholic) refreshments and live group painting! Through the powers of Zoom they shared screens, got creative and painted together while enjoying great virtual company and conversation. Check out their creative artworks.
Backyard photography competition
Ku-ring-gai Youth Services and Chatswood Youth Centre ran a backyard photography competition for young people aged 12 – 24 years! Take a look at the entries and winners.
Facebook catch ups
Follow Ku-ring-gai Council’s youth services team on Facebook. The team are organising messenger time slots for young people to talk to a youth worker. They also have online fitness activities and mental health support on their page.
Join Joanne and Michelle for stories, song and rhyme. Live streaming weekly storytimes on Facebook directly to your living room.
Share in the excitement and love of reading with your child as we interact with stories, finger plays, rhymes and singing.
To keep everyone safe, we will continue to stream our storytime programs because we don't want you to miss out. A full listing of what is being streamed is listed below, if you can't be part of the action on the day, the videos will be kept on the Library Facebook page for you to watch at another time.
Storytime on demand
A collection of storytimes presented by the storytime team and special guest Mayor Jennifer Anderson. The storytime playlist can be viewed on councils YouTube channel.
Library online author events
Join the libraries virtual author talks, conversations and Q&A sessions from the comfort of your own home.
For more information about upcoming author events check out our What’s on calendar of events.
Join the library for immediate free access to our elibrary where you can get movies, ebooks, audio books, digital magazines, comics and music.
Storytime with Mayor Jennifer Anderson and librarians.
Ku-ring-gai Library local history puzzles
Using some wonderful historical photographs from the Ku-ring-gai Library Local Studies collection we have created a collection of online puzzles that you can access from home via Jigsaw Planet. We’ve created puzzles for range of ages so please take a moment to enjoy a puzzle and help us piece together our local history.
Ku-ring-gai Library puzzle page on Jigsaw Planet
Exercise and relaxation classes
NSW Office of Sport - Staying active during COVID-19
Active and healthy NSW - home exercises for seniors
Join Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre and get access to over 800+ online workouts which include yoga, mindfulness, strength, cardio, high intensity, kids and teens programs.
KFAC how to swim - a freestyle recipe + test swimming knowledge!
Petrea King online meditation group
Qi gong exercise class
Qi gong seniors exercise class
Virtual tours and group chats
Take a weekly ‘tour’ to some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating places, and then join in a group discussion by phone or online. We will provide a website link to the tour, or print and post guide books, and you can then book into a phone or on-line meeting to chat about each tour.
For more information, visit our senior events page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Wild at Home
Fun do-at-home nature play activities and craft led by the Wildflower Garden.
Follow the Wildflower Garden Facebook page to keep up to date.
Envirotube: watch home tours, find out about our local wildlife, native bees or how to convert your pool to a pond. Over 10 years worth of fabulous local videos for your viewing pleasure.
Around the home
Native Bees – are you one of our hundreds of residents who foster native bee hives for us or are you keen to in the future? Find out how to care for your hive and keep up to date as we share live content in the coming weeks.
Our Sustainable Living page shares easy DIY, gardening tips, cooking with native foods and how to grab a discounted compost or worm farm.
Top tips for making your home more sustainable in the lead up to colder weather we have everything you need on the Sustainable homes page – broken down into all areas of the home.
Now is the time to prepare your bushfire plan and ensure you are ready should a bushfire, storm or flood occur. Simply enter your address and find out your homes top hazards here Climate Wise Communities.
Claim one of our many Community Rebates: from bushfire retrofits to pool pump replacement and water tanks, we have you covered.
Art and drama
Visit Ku-ring-gai Art Centre for its current online exhibitions:
Ku-ring-gai Art Centre also offers online tours of tutors home studios over on its Facebook page.
Marian Street for Young People
Online interactive classes.
North Shore Mums resources and activities
Sydney Living Museums
GECA sustainable activities while self isolating
Zoo life- Taronga
Melbourne or Werribee zoos live stream
Vooks – storytime
Outdoors and Forest Schools
Munch and Move
Basic ballet class
Little Bluebirds Craft Ideas
Resources for Parents