Inspire Your kids

Inspire Your Kids

Inspire Your kids

As parents, we want to give our children every opportunity to excel. In this section, we have included links to some of our favourite kid-friendly educational websites to help  inspire your kids.

When it comes to helping kids find the resources they need for homework and projects, we have made it easy, with links to general reference sites, and other fun and informative specialist sites, sorted by subject and school age. Many also offer activities, educational games, puzzles, worksheets and printables.

And don't forget to look at our online games section, which has links to fun games (with an educational twist) for your kids.  They won't even know they're learning!

ABC Splash

ABC Splash is a public online education portal that provides students, teachers and parents with access to an extensive range of educational media resources mapped and aligned to the Australian Curriculum. more »

Word Adelaide Poetry and Short Story Competition 2013 - Entries Close 5 August


Are you a wordsmith? You’re invited to be part of the Word Adelaide Poetry and Short Story Competition. more »

Spanish for Kids

Kids can learn basic Spanish online for free, and have fun at the same time! more »

Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Hothouse Program

ACMI HothouseThe Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) runs the Hothouse: Tall Poppies Grow Here program which aims to develop the creative talents of ten of Victoria’s best young aspiring filmmakers in years 10 to 12. more »

Maths is Fun

This website offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, to make mathematics fun.  The site aims to cover the full Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum. more »


PrimaryLeap provides teachers, parents and homeschoolers with thousands of printables covering English, maths, science, geography, history and lots of fun themes for children. more »

Free Mathematics How-To-Library

Select a category and click topic headings for free exercises and explanations on a range of mathematics topics, brought to you by the teacherschoice website. more »

Screenshot Student Photo Prize 2013 - Entries close 30 November


The NSW Art Gallery’s annual student photo prize offers an annual high profile opportunity for students to develop their photographic skills and gain recognition for their efforts. more »

The Science Spot

A resource for middle school teachers and students...  Lessons and activities, science concepts, word searches. crosswords, project ideas, and more. more »

World Food Day Poster Contest 2013 - Entries close 30 September


World Food Day Poster CompEnter 23 Jul -  30 Sep 2013. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – together with the United Nations Women’s Guild – is inviting children and young people aged 5  to17 to enter the second international World Food Day poster contest. more »

Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition - Closes 5 August 2013


National Tree Day 2013'Get Outside and Grow'. Three lucky schools (a preschool, primary and high school) will each be awarded the makings of a spectacular vertical garden (valued at $500). more »

Little Sydney Lives Photography Competition - Entries close 12 July


Little Sydney Lives is a photographic competition giving children aged 3 to 11 years the opportunity to participate in Art & About Sydney 2013. The competition is a knee high version of the much loved Sydney Life Exhibition in Hyde Park. more »

Melbourne Writers Festival 2013 - Kids


The 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival is an 11–day literary extravaganza featuring the world's leading writers, thinkers, illustrators and performers. more »

Kids Free Writing Competition 1 2013 - Closes 30 June


This Competition is run by 'Writing Classes for Kids'.  The theme for Competition 1 in 2013 is: 'Real'. more »

FAW Young Writers' Awards 2013 - entries close 30 November


The 2013 National Literary Awards by the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) include a number of prizes for writing by school age children. more »


Gnowledge is an online test publishing platform.  Tests and exercises can be created by anyone and are categorized by title, subject, grade, school and/or country. Once published, these tests are available for everyone to use and share. more »

BUFTA Film Awards 2013 - Closes 27 September


Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) is THE short film competition for aspiring filmmakers from Year 11 and 12 secondary schools across Australia. more »

AVA PetPep

AVA PetPEP is the Australian Veterinary Association's Pets and People Education Program. AVA PetPEP teaches children and the community about responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, healthy living (pets and people), welfare of animals and animals in the community. more »

'Rock the Schools' Music Project

Australian school students with a passion for music will benefit from new Australian Government funding for the ‘Rock the Schools’ project, with $400 000 being provided to help bring music tours and workshops into more schools next year. more »

Clean Up the River

Clean Up the River is an interactive recycling game for primary school students, brought to you by Clean Up Australia. more »

Australian Poetry Library

The online library holds more than 42,000 poems by 217 Australian poets. The poems on the site are fully searchable by poet, theme and form. You can, for example, search for an animal poem, a bush poem, a poem for kids, a friendship poem, a funny poem, a war poem or a school poem. If you feel like a ballad, a haiku, a parody, a sonnet or just a poem that rhymes you can find all those categories and more. more »


Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket. more »

Alastair Galpin took to world record-breaking in 2004 after being inspired by a record-setting rally driver in Kenya. What began as a hobby soon escalated into an active publicity pursuit. more »

Kerri's Library Page

Kerri's Library Page has been created by a library technician.  The website has been created for schools and is used widely.  It has excellent reference materials and links to a variety of subjects, and there is a section loaded with games for kids. more »

Behind the News

News for kids by ABC.  Understanding current events made easier for kids.  Watch clips, read about the latest happenings around the world, and be informed about the issues. more »