Kids, crafts and castles

By Ashleigh Fielding

SUNSHINE made intermittent appearances this school holidays, but that didn’t stop Albany’s youth enjoying the break from textbooks and timetables.

The Museum of the Great Southern held various craft activities, themed Kai ke ola – Ocean Life on the Islands of the South Pacific.

Children got creative and entwined fabrics, paper, beads and shells to make beach bags, wind chimes, mini outriggers and playdough creatures.

2016 hit Disney animated film Moana played on loop in the Old School Room for children to enjoy any time of day.

Reptile Haven set up camp in Eyre Park this week, with something for every child, no matter their age.

Four bouncing castles, a petting zoo, novelties and the reptile display kept the kids entertained.

“Sunday blew me away, with so many people coming down,” Reptile Haven owner Audra Pearson said.

“It’s just fun and games with it all.”

The Albany Public Library held two weeks of book-themed activities, including creating monster critters, designing lego creations, paper craft, making Percy Jackson-themed necklaces and constructing mini matchbox monster pets.

Term four resumes next week on Monday or Tuesday, depending on each public and private school’s term calendar.