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FREE Easter School Holiday Program at M.A.D.E

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by EricaL (subscribe)
High school teacher and writer living in Melbourne, Australia.
Published February 28th 2015
Take the kids on an Easter fact-finding mission
Easter is coming, but it isn't all about the chocolate. Let's not forget the kids are off school again this April, and they will need entertaining for two whole weeks.

Visit Australia's newest exhibition building; The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), and take the children on a fact-finding mission to learn about Easter traditions from all around the world.

M.A.D.E Easter Activities
M.A.D.E Easter Activities

The M.A.D.E Easter School Holiday Program includes:

Balloon Eggs and Egg Games

Encourage your kids to make a colourful, squeezy balloon egg that will be used in M.A.D.E's Easter egg games. There will be fun competitions to participate in including the old favourite egg and spoon race, egg rolling and egg tapping, based on traditions from the 'olden-days'.

Easter Origami

Take your kids into the craft room to enjoy some school holiday crafting, origami style. A few folds and your children will be creating a 3D standing Easter bunny out of paper to take home.

Easter Storytime

Make the most of M.A.D.E's giant cushions and beanbags to relax and hear the adventures of 'The Smallest Bilby' written by award-winning author Nette Hilton. The story will appear on M.A.D.E's big, digital screen so everyone gets a great view.
Storytime is held at 11am and 2pm daily.

Discovery Worksheet

This April, M.A.D.E will present an Easter themed discovery worksheet to all visiting children. Your kids will need to hunt out egg markers throughout the exhibition, and decode the clues in which children will learn the unusual ways people celebrate Easter around the world.

M.A.D.E Easter Activities
M.A.D.E Easter Activities

M.A.D.E school holiday activities are geared toward children aged 4 to 12 years old, all of which must be accompanied by an adult. School holiday activities are free upon entry into the museum.

Easter fun at M.A.D.E
Easter fun at M.A.D.E

M.A.D.E is dedicated to democracy, located on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat. The exhibitions seen at M.A.D.E are interactive and immersive, exploring the evolution of democracy and how it has shaped cultures and countries around the world.

Interactive fun at M.A.D.E
Interactive fun at M.A.D.E

Take a trip out to M.A.D.E on the VLine, with trains running daily to Ballarat from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station.
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Why? Free stuff for Easter hols is good
When: From 10:00am 5:00pm daily
Phone: 1800 287 113
Where: M.A.D.E, 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat, Victoria
Cost: Adult entry $12, Children & Concession $8, under 5s and Ballarat residents are free.
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