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 Southern Corroboree Frogs 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 Billie's Nest.

It’s summer on Mount Kosciusko, home to Billie the Corroboree Frog. She searches for yummy insects all through the mossy bog, but something is missing; she wants to find a special nest to bring her young to life...

Nature craft

Create your own Southern Corroboree Frog by using natural materials. Then create a habitat and nest for it to live in. 

Follow the steps in the instructions or watch the video below to learn how. 

What other characters from Billie's Nest could you make from natural materials?

Perhaps a Guthega Skink, or a Flame Robin. See if your nature craft animals can go on adventures through their habitat!

Nature play

Learn more about your local wild areas through playing in nature. An amazing array of colours can be found in nature. For example, the Southern Corroboree Frog is black and yellow.

How many colours can you find in nature?

Download and print a colour wheel. Take the colour wheel outside and see what colours you can spot. 

Frog monitoring

Be a citizen scientist for frogs by taking part in the Melbourne Water Frog Census.

Can you find any frogs around your home? 

Collect data about frogs for the Census by downloading the frog census app.

Puppet craft

Make your own Southern Corroboree Frog puppet.

Follow the steps in the instructions or watch the video below to learn how. 

 

 

Take a photo and send it in to KeeperKids@zoo.org.au. Visit the Keeper Kids Gallery wall at Melbourne Zoo to see everyone's craft!

We hope you enjoy your Southern Corroboree Frog fun! See below for new and engaging activities on another one of our Local Threatened Species.

Keeper Kids term 2

Two brush tailed rock wallabies sitting close together in long grass

This term, we're learning about the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby through story telling, craft and play.

 

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