The Corner from home

Discover activities inspired by The Corner at State Library to support you as your child’s first and most important teacher.

At home activities

Find ideas to encourage open-ended adventures for family play and exploration at home.

The Corner at Home Activities: Shapes

13 November 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by Shapes! Join Tim on a challenge to find shapes around the State Library. Look for shapes both inside and outside and why not experiment with different ways to make a shape with your own body - or maybe you can re-create letters!

The Corner at Home Activities: Hats

16 October 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by cardboard Hats! Join Vanessa and start experimenting with different materials to construct your own hat, take a look around at what you can find in your own home to design your very own creation.

The Corner at Home: Weaving

2 October 2020
This Friday, join Frankie and explore the magic of weaving with items found in and around the house.

The Corner at Home Activities: Boxes

25 September 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by cardboard boxes! Join Walter and start experimenting with different construction and play activities, it’s amazing the things you can do with a simple box!

The Corner at Home Activities: Soft Sounds

18 September 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by soft sounds! Join Tiffany as we listen to, and explore sounds using everyday items. Listen carefully to what you can hear and experiment with your little people by using language and play.

The Corner at Home Activities: Musical Instruments

11 September 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by musical instruments! Join Tim as we search for ways to make musical instruments from household items. Experiment using different sounds with the little people in your home.

The Corner at Home Activities: Outer Space

4 September 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by outer space! Join Tom as we explore the world around us and decorate your very own telescope. Telescopes are used to make things really far-away look really close and easy to see.

The Corner at Home Activities: What's on the Line?

28 August 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by what you can find in the kitchen. Today, join Frankie and Iris in a simple backyard activity. Listen for clues in a fun game that will have your little ones hopping to help bring in the washing!

The Corner at Home: Backyard Science Expedition

21 August 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by National Science Week! Are you feeling curious? Join Walter on a backyard science expedition at The State Library of Queensland and discover who or what we can find!

The Corner at Home Activities: Action adventure challenge

31 July 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by action! Join Tim on an action-packed adventure challenge, to encourage movement and creative play for the little people in your home. 

The Corner at Home Activities: Mapping my world

7 August 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by the maps we see and use every day. Join Deanna on a map making adventure and learn how to make your own maps!

The Corner at Home Activities: In the kitchen

12 August 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by what you can find in the kitchen. Join Tiffany on a kitchen discovery to see what a little imagination and a collection of food containers can create!

The Corner at Home Activities: Photo Scavenger Hunt

14 July 2020
Inspired by the exhibition Twenty, join Mari as she plays a game of scavenger hunt using photographs taken around the State Library of Queensland.

The Corner at Home Activity: Paperclip Trains

23 July 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by a very popular mode of public transport that people use to travel every day - trains! Join Tom as he creates a paperclip train as impressive as it is long.

The Corner at Home Activities: Exploring Photography

23 July 2020
Inspired by the exhibition Twenty, join Alarna to explore photography with your little ones by learning to capture a still picture or moment in time together.

The Corner at Home Activities: Ephemeral Art

4 June 2020
Hello and welcome to The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by the exhibition, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters in celebration of Under Eights Week here at the State Library of Queensland. We are excited to have you join us for Under Eights Week activities from May 22-29. The theme is ‘Play, Playfulness, and Engaged Learners’ - which is perfect, because who are the ultimate experts on PLAY? Children of course! Join Mari as she forages in the gardens around the State Library of Queensland. Ephemeral Art or found object art means it only lasts for a short time, making this a great activity to really focus on the creative process of making. Use materials and objects found in your home environment. There are endless opportunities for play and creativity, which can be used to share your stories.

The Corner at Home Activities: Shadow Art

3 June 2020
Hello and welcome to The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by the exhibition, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters in celebration of Under Eights Week here at State Library of Queensland. We are excited to have you join us for Under Eights Week activities from May 22-29. The theme is ‘Play, Playfulness, and Engaged Learners’ - which is perfect, because who are the ultimate experts on PLAY? Children of course! Today, join Nat as she goes on an adventure around State Library of Queensland in search of shadows!

The Corner at Home Activities: Exploring Colours

7 July 2020
Kids - big and little, process complex information when we are engaged in play and having fun. Today, join Alarna on a colourful exploration in her backyard and at home, to learn about all the colours of the rainbow.

The Corner at Home Activities: Travel

13 November 2020
Today’s activity is inspired by Travel! Join Tom as he creates a magical train ticket using collage and paint materials. Use your imagination to work out where your ticket is going to take you.

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