School Holiday Programs

September 2021 Programs

 

Each venue is working on adapting their program to the current public health orders.

In the situation where public gatherings are not allowed, these activities will be delivered online or through a take home activity pack.

 

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Title Time Delivery Organiser Cost Description & Information
Tuesday, 21 September
Dream Catchers - Ages 5+ 10:30am - 11am Take home activity Barraba Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Expressive characters with Danny Stanley 10:30am - 11:30am (5-8 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years - $10 From whacky to worried to woozy, this class will be all about drawing cartoon characters who express their feelings through their facial expressions and body language. Students will learn from the best, by drawing from famous actors in classic kids movies. Book here.
Expressive characters with Danny Stanley 12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 From whacky to worried to woozy, this class will be all about drawing cartoon characters who express their feelings through their facial expressions and body language. Students will learn from the best, by drawing from famous actors in classic kids movies. Book here.
Expressive characters with Danny Stanley 2pm - 3:30pm (8-12 years)
Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 From whacky to worried to woozy, this class will be all about drawing cartoon characters who express their feelings through their facial expressions and body language. Students will learn from the best, by drawing from famous actors in classic kids movies. Book here.
STEM Rolling Tank Machine - Ages 10+ 11am-12pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Older children's STEM activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Stickers by Numbers - Ages 5+ 11am - 12pm Take home activity Kootingal Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Library Workshop (12-18yrs) 2pm-3pm   Education Room 1 and 2, The Youthie Free Fun and creative activity with Central Regional Library! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be cancelled.
Sphero Chariot Racing - Ages 8+ 2pm-3pm   The Youthie Free Older children's STEM activity - bookings are essential. In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be cancelled.
Iron Beads - Ages 5+ 2pm-3pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here
Wednesday, 22 September
Painting with Jodie Herden 10:30am-11:30am (5-8years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years - $10 Jodie Herden is an active artist in our community whose works are vibrant, colourful and imaginative! A proud Gomeroi woman, Jodie will bring her creative skills and Cultural knowledge to this workshop, and guide you through the process of making your very own painted masterpiece to take home on the day. Book here.
Painting with Jodie Herden 12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Jodie Herden is an active artist in our community whose works are vibrant, colourful and imaginative! A proud Gomeroi woman, Jodie will bring her creative skills and Cultural knowledge to this workshop, and guide you through the process of making your very own painted masterpiece to take home on the day. Book here.
Painting with Jodie Herden 2pm-4pm (12+)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 12+ - $20 Jodie Herden is an active artist in our community whose works are vibrant, colourful and imaginative! A proud Gomeroi woman, Jodie will bring her creative skills and Cultural knowledge to this workshop, and guide you through the process of making your very own painted masterpiece to take home on the day. Book here.
Music Class - Intro to Drums (12-18yrs) 1pm-2pm   Stage, The Youthie Free This is your opportunity to try-out an instrument that you may have been curious to try, but not had the opportunity - here is your chance! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be cancelled.
Sphero Chariot Racing - Ages 8+ 1pm-2pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be replaced with a STEM video workshop you can do with resources found at home. Older children's STEM activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Wire Chickens - Ages 5+ 2pm-3pm Take home activity South Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here
Jam Sessions (12-18yrs) 3pm-5pm   Stage, The Youthie Free Jam Sessions is the opportunity for young musicians of varying skill levels to have fun making music and new connections! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be cancelled.
Thursday, 23 September
Stickers by Numbers (5+) 10:30am - 11:30am Take home activity Manilla Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Collage with Sophie Honess 10:30am - 11:30am (5-8 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years - $10 Mix and match your favourite things in this workshop with Sophie! Collect some treasures from old books, magazines, and newspapers and add drawing and painting to create your very own collaged characters and scenes in this workshop with Sophie Honess. You are only limited by your imagination! Let's imagine, collect, arrange, attach in this workshop that will let your creativity run wild, book here.
Collage with Sophie Honess 12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)
Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Mix and match your favourite things in this workshop with Sophie! Collect some treasures from old books, magazines, and newspapers and add drawing and painting to create your very own collaged characters and scenes in this workshop with Sophie Honess. You are only limited by your imagination! Let's imagine, collect, arrange, attach in this workshop that will let your creativity run wild. Book here.
Collage with Sophie Honess 2pm - 3:30pm (8-12 years)
Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Mix and match your favourite things in this workshop with Sophie! Collect some treasures from old books, magazines, and newspapers and add drawing and painting to create your very own collaged characters and scenes in this workshop with Sophie Honess. You are only limited by your imagination! Let's imagine, collect, arrange, attach in this workshop that will let your creativity run wild. Book here.
Science Club (5+) 11am - 12pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens science activities - bookings are essential, book here
Mood-Booster (12-18yrs) 2pm - 3pm   Education Room 1 and 2, The Youthie Free A fun activity to have a laugh, get active and boost your mood! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be conducted via Zoom.
Iron Beads (5+) 2pm - 3pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here
Friday, 24 September
Music Class - Intro to Guitar (12-18yrs) 1-2pm   Stage, The Youthie Free This is your opportunity to try-out an instrument that you may have been curious to try, but not had the opportunity - here is your chance! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be cancelled.
Jam Sessions (12-18yrs) 3pm -5pm   Stage, The Youthie Free Jam Sessions is the opportunity for young musicians of varying skill levels to have fun making music and new connections! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be conducted via Zoom.
Saturday, 25 September
Wooden Looms (5+) 11am - 12pm Take home activity Kootingal Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Hoop-a-thon (12-18yrs) 1pm-2pm   Courtyard, The Youthie Free Show off your hoop skills at the hoop-a-thon! Prizes to be won! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be cancelled.
Tuesday, 28 September
Dream Catchers (5+) 10:30am - 11:30am Take home activity Barraba Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here
Assemblage with Sophie Honess 10:30am - 11:30am (5-8 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years - $10 Choose your favourite bits and pieces and arrange them into an imaginative and exciting 3D work of art in this workshop with artist Sophie Honess. Feel free to bring along any interesting items you might have collected- feathers, stamps, fabric, coins, rocks, buttons to glue into your 3D artwork... you are only limited by your imagination! Book here.
Assemblage with Sophie Honess 12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Choose your favourite bits and pieces and arrange them into an imaginative and exciting 3D work of art in this workshop with artist Sophie Honess. Feel free to bring along any interesting items you might have collected- feathers, stamps, fabric, coins, rocks, buttons to glue into your 3D artwork... you are only limited by your imagination! Book here.
Assemblage with Sophie Honess 2pm - 3:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Choose your favourite bits and pieces and arrange them into an imaginative and exciting 3D work of art in this workshop with artist Sophie Honess. Feel free to bring along any interesting items you might have collected- feathers, stamps, fabric, coins, rocks, buttons to glue into your 3D artwork... you are only limited by your imagination! Book here.
Stickers by Numbers (5+) 11am - 12pm Take home activity Kootingal Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
STEM Rolling Tank Machine (10+) 11am-12pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Older children's STEM activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Mood-Booster (12-18yrs) 2pm-3pm   Education Room 1 and 2, The Youthie Free A fun activity to have a laugh, get active and boost your mood! In event of COVID lockdown extension this event may be conducted via Zoom.
Iron Beads (5+) 2pm - 3pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Wednesday, 29 September
Print making with Emma Stilts 10:30am - 11:30am (5-8 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years - $10 If you like drawing, you will love printmaking! Join the Gallery's Education Officer Emma Stilts and learn how to make your very own series of prints that you can turn into artworks for your wall, cards or even a gift for someone special. Book here.
Print making with Emma Stilts 12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 If you like drawing, you will love printmaking! Join the Gallery's Education Officer Emma Stilts and learn how to make your very own series of prints that you can turn into artworks for your wall, cards or even a gift for someone special. Book here.
Print making with Emma Stilts 2pm - 4pm (12+ years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 12+ - $20 If you like drawing, you will love printmaking! Join the Gallery's Education Officer Emma Stilts and learn how to make your very own series of prints that you can turn into artworks for your wall, cards or even a gift for someone special. Book here.
Wire Chickens (5+) 2pm-3pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here
Stickers by Numbers (5+) 10:30am - 11:30am Take home activity South Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here
Thursday, 30 September
Clay cartoon faces with Danny Stanley 10:30am - 11:30am (5-8 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 5-8 years - $10 Join cartoonist Danny Stanley for a cartoon class in three dimensions! Using air-dry clay, carving implements and classic cartooning techniques, we will create ghoulish and goofy faces, perfect for door-side gargoyles or mantel top marvels. Book here.
Clay cartoon faces with Danny Stanley 12pm - 1:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Join cartoonist Danny Stanley for a cartoon class in three dimensions! Using air-dry clay, carving implements and classic cartooning techniques, we will create ghoulish and goofy faces, perfect for door-side gargoyles or mantel top marvels. Book here.
Clay cartoon faces with Danny Stanley 2pm - 3:30pm (8-12 years)   Tamworth Regional Gallery 8-12 years - $15 Join cartoonist Danny Stanley for a cartoon class in three dimensions! Using air-dry clay, carving implements and classic cartooning techniques, we will create ghoulish and goofy faces, perfect for door-side gargoyles or mantel top marvels. Book here.
Dream Catchers (5+) 10:30am - 11:30am Take home activity Manilla Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.
Science Club (5+) 11am - 12pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens science activities - bookings are essential, book here.
Stickers by Numbers (5+) 2pm - 3pm Take home activity Tamworth Library Free In event of COVID lockdown this event will be provided as a do-at-home activity pack. Childrens craft activity - bookings are essential, book here.

 

Activities to do anytime

F.A.S.T Video Workshops

The Library Innovation Studio and Children's Services bring you more fun Food, Art, Science and Technology (F.A.S.T) video workshops to do at home - from creating your own Moving Holograms, making a Solar Oven, cooking Giant Rainbow Pancakes and more!

These will be released on the first day of the school holidays (19 December 2020) and will be available for you to do at any time you choose.

They will include:

  • Baking ANZAC Biscuits
  • Build a Solar Oven
  • Make Moving Holograms
  • Super Rainbow Pancakes
  • Remote Camera
You will be able to access the videos here.

 

Veggie Patch Science workshops

Get busy in the garden these holidays and grow your own veggies! In this series of video workshops we show you how to dig and plant the perfect veggie patch, make a watering can, build a bird feeder, make compost and more!

The videos will be available on the following dates:

  • Friday, 11 December 2020 - Bee Billabong
  • Friday, 18 December 2020 - Bean Pole Update! Encouraging growth, picking and harvesting.
  • Friday, 8 January 2021 - Build a natural Bird Feeder
  • Friday, 15 January 2021 - Batch Composting with a DIY Bin
  • Friday, 22 January 2021 - Make Sun Dial

You will be able to access the videos here.

All year activities

Check out the great virtual activities we have put together which means you can participate from home anytime and join in the fun!

Make a night scape with Kate

Make a beautiful night scape artwork with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong, using things you can find in your home. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years.

You'll need:

  • White paper
  • Blue, black and white paint
  • Paper or plastic plate for paint
  • Paintbrush or sponge
  • Yellow, grey and black crayons or oil pastels
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Lego/building blocks
  • Foil
  • Old or disposable cup
  • Newspaper

 

Workout with Blake - Animal & Tabata

Animal workout - ages 5 to 12

Based on animal movements including a bear, inch worm and spider, this workout is a great way to get your body moving and have fun with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella!

 

Tabata Workout - ages 12 to 18

Join Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella for this Tabata workout, combining 20 seconds of exercises and 10 seconds of rest. But don't be fooled, this workout will get you hot and sweaty! 

 

Coding with Julian

Join Tamworth Regional Council's Makerspace & Digital Learning Programs Coordinator Julian Mann for Part One of this video tutorial which shows you how to use the Makecode website (https://makecode.microbit.org) to program a virtual Micro:bit from within your browser. The Micro:bit is a pocket sized computer with built-in LED screen, compass, accelerometer, temperature sensor and buttons. It is an excellent tool to learn electronics and coding. Best suited to ages 8-14.

Make a t-shirt bag with Kate

Using an old t-shirt, make your very own reusable bag with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong. This is a no sewing technique that allows you to use that old t-shirt you loved but grew out of!

You'll need:

  • An old t-shirt
  • Scissors (you might need a grown up to help you)
  • Paper or plastic
  • Texta, pen or marker

 

Workout with Blake - Broom & EMOM

Broom workout - ages 5 to 12

Using your standard household broom, follow along with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella for this great workout to get active and move your body!

 

EMOM workout - ages 12 to 18

This EMOM workout which stands for 'Every Minute On Minute' is a high intensity workout. Get the blood pumping and keep your body moving with Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella.

 

Coding with Julian - Decisions and Loops

Join Tamworth Regional Council's Makerspace & Digital Learning Programs Coordinator Julian Mann for Part Two in the video tutorial on coding with the program Micro:bit. This lesson is on 'Decisions and Loops'.

The tutorial uses the Makecode website to program a virtual Micro:bit from within your browser. It can be found at https://makecode.microbit.org.

 

 

Workout with Blake - Hand eye coordination game

Hand eye coordination plays an important role in a range of sports and activities. In this video, Tamworth Sports Dome Program Officer, Blake Mammarella shows you some simple games to improve your hand eye coordination skills.

Suits all ages.

Learn cartooning with Danny

Join local artist Danny Stanley for a 101 in cartooning! All you need is a piece of paper and a pen, texta or pencil!

This activity can be enjoyed by all members of the family but is best suited for ages 7+.

 

Other activities to entertain the kids

Home Water Efficiency Audit
Homes can use a lot of water and often water is wasted without our knowledge. Students like you can help to see if your home is water efficient and where fixes and savings can be made by doing the Water Efficiency Audit for your home.
Just follow the steps and have fun with your family members doing some of the activities.
Click here to do the Home Water Efficiency Audit 

Interactive Science Workshops
Fun interactive science based workshops for primary aged children to keep them busy over the school holidays. Best suited to ages 6-16.
Click here to view the introduction video
A new video will be released every weekday on the Tamworth City Library Facebook page in the school holidays starting Tuesday 14 April. Activities will include Escaping Water, Jumping Marbles, Chromatography (Separating Colours), Hanging Arch, Lava Lamp, Catapult, Colour changing milk, Hi-Tech Claw and Bicarb fun!
These tutorials are coordinated by Central Northern Regional Library (CNRL). 

Andrew Daddo Interview
Listen to an interview between Amy Rake and Andrew Daddo about all things reading and writing and how Andrew comes up with ideas, sets it out and organises his writing. You will also learn about his new book and offer the parents some tips to encourage reading. Best suited to ages 5-16.
Click here to listen