Looking for ways to keep entertained at home? These free resources will provide you with loads of content to read, watch and learn.
Arts, Craft and Music
You don't need fancy art supplies to get creative at home. Check out this link for loads of fun art and music resources.
There's creative competitions for you to get involved in, as well as free apps to help you produce and record your own beats.
Isolation Trivia run regular trivia night online. You can look up past quizzes in their video section and play them back in your own time. Past quizzes have included Harry Potter, Kath & Kim, The Simpsons and the Office.
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Synchronised playback allows you to watch your favourite shows and movies at the same time as your mates, while staying connected via group chat.
Listen to a playlist at the same time as your friends. You can all add songs to the queue. If you don’t have Spotify, you could play a YouTube playlist together too.
During this uncertain time, connecting with each other is even more important as we draw strength from each other, and look for new ways to grow. Join the Koorie Youth Council (KYC) to discuss what’s important to us, be proud, learn and share.
Each week for the month of May, KYC will be hosting:
- Mondays 2pm – Yarns with deadly speaker live on Instagram
- Wednesdays 4pm – Yarning circles via Zoom (for 14 -28 years)
- Friday 6pm – Medicine Songs by Still Here live on Instagram
Different Journeys is a social network for Autism Spectrum Disorder teens and young adults. Their mission is to empower young people with Autism by providing them with social platforms to create connections, celebrate and build communities.
Minus18 is Australia's organisation for LGBTQIA+ youth - smashing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia through life-affirming events, education and youth empowerment. They are running regular digital events during self-isolation check out the Facebook page for this weeks fun!
You can download eBooks and Audiobooks, stream movies and documentaries from Kanopy films, and access online courses through Lynda.
Game Builder is an online resource for people making their very first videogame!
Your first (and second, and third...) videogame will probably be simple, and it might not even work as well as you’d like it to. But remember you’re learning, and with each game you make you’ll pick up more skills and improve upon your last.
Victoria Together shares some of the best music, entertainment, nature and art our state has to offer. You can live stream free performances every weekend.
There are live stream cameras set up at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Zoo, so you can enjoy watching the animals from the comfort of home!
Watch the earth roll by, live from space, thanks to NASA.
Although Melbourne Museum’s doors might be closed, there’s still a whole lot to see. They’ve put together a range of online exhibitions for you to enjoy from the couch.
Check out famous artworks from the National Gallery of Victoria through these free virtual tours.
Download the free app and discover some of Banksy’s best street art without having to step outside.
The City of Greater Dandenong are working with ABC and are calling on all young people aged 12-18 years to share a story about your life for the Takeover Melbourne Competition. Entries must be a true story about an aspect of your life.
Stories can be in any format - text, video, or audio. Competition winners will work with ABC producers to have their story featured on ABC TV, radio or online.
Entries are now open and will close on 27 June 2020.
Youth Services are here to help you with your submissions, so message our socials or contact 9793 2155 if you are interested.
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