Sleepy looking Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies sitting in the mossy grass with tall dark green grass and tree behind them.

Activities with Keeper Kids

Foster your child’s love of wildlife through connection with the wonders of their natural world.

Enjoy a range of activities for children aged 0-8, designed and brought to you by the Early Childhood Educators at Keeper Kids.

This term, we are learning about the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby through story telling, craft and play.

Try these activities from home, or visit Keeper Kids at Melbourne Zoo for educator-led daily activities (during school term): 

  • 10am Story time held inside at Keeper Kids
  • 11am Nature play* 
  • 12.30pm Crafternoon*

*See What's On Board inside Keeper Kids for location. Subject to change or cancellation without notice. 

Story time

Our feature story this term is Shadow the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.

Shadow the Rock-wallaby has come out of her den to play. Join Shadow on her adventures through the bushland.

You can make your own Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby costume and jump around like Shadow. Use the instructions or watch the video below to learn how. 

Nature play

Learn more about your local wild areas through playing in nature. You can also enjoy nature play at Melbourne Zoo. 

Have a go at this this nature play search. What did you find?


Create your own Rock Wallaby craft using sustainable materials. Follow the instructions here or watch the video to learn how. 

Take a photo and send it in to Visit the Keeper Kids Gallery wall at Melbourne Zoo to see everyone's craft!

Come back next school term, for new and engaging activities on another one of our Local Threatened Species

Keeper Kids term 1

Two Southern Corroboree Frogs climbing across white pebbles

If you missed all the fun of last term's activities featuring the Southern Corroboree Frog, you can catch up now. 


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