Holiday Program | Goldfields Library Corporation

Colour Your Worl School Holiday Program Monday 21 September - Friday 2 October 2020

Tim Credible and toy dinosaur

Kids - join in our fun, free holiday activities!  

We love to have fun with you in the library, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun online too. We've created some awesome holiday activities that you can do at home, along with some online Zoom sessions. Check them out below! 

Download the Colour Your World Spring holiday program, or see below for some great holiday activities.

Make sure to share your creations with us, we’d love to see what you come up with! Email us at, or share on social media using the hashtag #GLCColourYourWorld




Recycled Weaving with Aunty Janet

Our first Australians have cared for our country for many thousands of years. We can care for our land too by recycling to create art. Join Yorta Yorta artist Aunty Janet Bromley who will talk about care of country and show you how to weave a recycled wall hanging.

Ages 7-13 years, parent participation encouraged.

Materials required:

  • Set of chopsticks or two sticks similar in shape and size
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Fabric - this can be unwanted clothing that can be cut up. And/or yarn, string or rope.

recycled wall hanging

Thursday 24 September, 11am-12pm

  This session is run using Zoom.


It's a juggle!

Join us and learn how to make cheap and cheerful juggling or stress balls from balloons and rice.

Its easy and fun! Come prepared with your favourite joke and some juggling moves.

Ages 8-12 years, younger if a parent comes along.

Materials required:

  • Coloured balloons (3 or 4 for each ball)
  • Rice (uncooked)
  • A small bowl
  • Cling film
  • Scissors
  • A spoon

juggling balls made from balloons and rice. Credit www.laughingkids;

Thursday 1 October, 11am-12pm

  This session is run using Zoom.


The Incredibubble Science and Magic Show

Tim Credible the Magician is one of Melbourne's favourite children's performers. We invite you to join to him live via Zoom for an interactive show featuring comedy, magic, ventriloquism, giant bubbles and a little bit of science as well.

A family event suited to all ages.

TimCredible with toy dragon

Wednesday 30 September, 2-2.45pm

  This session is run using Zoom.


Bubble Painting!

Bubbles are floaty, bouncy and fun! Learn how to create your own bubble wands from simple items found in your home. Prepare to blow rainbow snakes and paint with bubbles.

Ages 8-12 years.

Artwork using bubbles and paint. Credit


Colours from your kitchen

Colours from your kitchen are amazing! We'll show you how to make snack animals from food, and errupting mini volcanos using bi-carb soda, vinegar and food dye.

Ages 4-12 years.

Make animals from biscuits. Credit

view snack aminal tutorial
view volcano tutorial
activity sheet 

Sing a Rainbow with The Cartwheels

Join Dave from Eaglehawk Library and his family band The Cartwheels for some colour inspired songs featuring some really cool instruments (double bass, guitar, dobro, ukulele, drums and shaker). The band will talk about each instrument and give a demonstration before launching into song.

Ages 4-8 years. 

The Cartwheels

watch video 


Storytime Special: Be Kind to Animals Week

Celebrate and honour our animal friends with Pam and some special pals from Edgar's Mission for online storytime. Look out for the colouring competition as part of Be Kind To Animals Week too! (1-7 Oct)

Ages 4-8 years.

Be kind to animals week cow

Video coming soon.

More animal storytimes here.


Blocks of Many Colours 
Lego and Minecraft challenge

Let colour be your guide in this creating and building challenge. What colours will you use and how will you highlight them? A single colour, or many? For building suggestions and a bonus monochrome challenge, view the activity sheet.

All ages.

For a chance to win a prize, send pics or screenshots of your creation along with a title and your contact details to

two lego men looking at a piece of paper


Colour Wheel Treasure Hunt

Step outside and enjoy the colours of nature. Print out the colour wheel below, find a natural object which matches the colour and write it in the space provided. Our activity sheet includes some bonus challenges for keen nature observers.

All ages.

colour wheel


Walking Rainbow

Learn how rainbows work and create your own walking rainbow for lots of colourful fun.

Ages 4-12 years.

walking rainbow. jars with coloured water with paper towel

view video tutorial 



Baby chickens are hatching in Castlemaine. Watch these fluffy yellow cutie-pies hatch and grow on Castlemaine Library's Facebook page.

holding a chick  

This session is run using Zoom.  Sessions with this icon are run via Zoom. You will need an internet-connected device to participate. A session link will be emailed to you after you have booked your place.