Welcome to Extend Holiday Programs

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Extend's school holiday programs are a fantastic opportunity for your child to do fun and engaging activities with friends. Book 14 days in advance to receive the best rate. Bookable online up to 60 minutes prior to session start.


Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba

Address: 53 Curzon Street | Toowoomba | QLD | 4350
Operating Hours: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Session Fee *: $ 79.92. Pay approximately $ 20.77 - $ 39.96 after fee relief entitlements
* Fees are per child per session. Extra fee for excursions / incursions.


Advent Calendar Image Let's count down to the holiday season! Make a festive advent calendar complete with a pouch for each day. Fill each pouch with your own handmade treats and let the countdown begin.
Around the World Image Become a pro basketball shooter as you participate in this challenging game. Aim for the hoop and be the first to make it all the way around the world. Adapted for children of all ages.
Dancing Bobble Heads Image Assemble a funny dancing bobble head using a variety of art media. Using a specially crafted template and pipe cleaner; poke, thread, and piece together your fun creation and watch it bob along to your favourite tunes!
Backyard Cricket Image Practice your batting and bowling skills as you participate in a game or two of backyard cricket. An Aussie favourite suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Wacky Flipbooks Image Bring a photo of yourself and create your own mix-and-match flipbook with various heads, bodies, and legs to form an array of comical and wacky combinations! Be as crazy and creative as you like.
Kickball Image Test your kicking skills with this popular variation of baseball with a fun twist! Suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Cooking: Strawberry Bites Image What do you get when you combine frozen strawberries, a generous helping of oats and sunflower seeds, and a dollop of coconut goodness? Come along and taste how delicious these healthy strawberry bites really are.
Team Pacman Image Participate in a real-life version of this popular game and do your best to outrun the pacman! How long will you last on the court until the pacman reaches you? Suitable for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Cultural Kites Image Learn how to build and construct a real kite perfect for the summer holidays! Decorate to represent different cultures around the world.
Paper Plane Golf Image Experiment with different techniques to fold a paper plane that will fly the furthest and enjoy a game of paper plane golf. Challenge your friends and aim for the targets!
Extend's Got Talent Image Lights, camera, action! Soak up the limelight with your special talent showcase or take on the role of a judge. Make your own costume and props, perform on your own, in pairs, or in groups.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Science: Breathing Machine Image What do your lungs do when you breathe in and out? How many times does the average person breathe in a year? Work in groups to construct your own breathing machine mechanism to learn more about how human lungs work.
Balloon Madness Image Can you work as a team to keep all the balloons in the air at one time? But there's a catch
Embossed Designs Image Apply a cool art technique using string and foil to create an abstract piece of artwork of embossed shapes and patterns. Finish with an impressive stained-glass window effect.
Capture the Flag Image Test your speed and teamwork skills in this popular group game. Work in teams to capture the flag and beat your opponent. May the fastest team win! Adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Pinch Pots Image Enjoy this hands-on activity using clay to create your own clay pinch pot and character. Pinch, sculpt, twist, and mould into your wonderful creation.
Kick Masters Image Join in on a fun game of 'Through the Gate' to perfect your kicking and passing skills. Kick like a pro and score a point each time you pass the gate.
Picnic Party Image Come along dressed in your best picnic outfit with a prize for the best dressed! Bring along your favourite teddy bear or toy to enjoy an afternoon summer picnic. Celebrate with party games and party food!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Cooking: Zucchini Fries Image Come along and unveil the secret to making fries that taste amazing but are also healthy and nutritious. These mouth-watering cheesy zucchini fries will have you coming back for more.
Chinese Ball Image Keep your eyes on the ball in this team game that will test your reflex and speed. Maintain an intense focus or you're out! Suitable for children of primary school age.
DIY Bath Bombs Image Bath bombs are super fun to use but also lots of fun to make! Learn how to make your own fizzy bath bombs using safe household ingredients.
Spiders & Scorpions Image In this team game you get to be a spider or a scorpion! Spiders must crawl as fast as they can away from the scorpions or be infected by their sting!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Darling Downs Zoo Image Find yourself on an amazing animal adventure as you journey through Darling Downs Zoo. See mischievous Monkeys from South-east Asia, tiny rainforest Marmosets, bouncing Baboons from Africa, and much more! Children must bring a hat.
Excursion runs from 10:30am until 2:00pm. Children must be dropped off by 9:00am for bus departure, and can be collected from the program from 3:30pm onwards.
Session Fee + $26.00
Custom Accessories Image Celebrate the upcoming holiday season by personalising your own Christmas stocking and back pack in your favourite colours. Let the countdown begin!
Bird Feeders Image Select one of two unique ways to create and construct a real bird feeder for your backyard. Create a Cheerio bird feeder in different shapes, or use orange peel and twine for a sustainable option.
European Handball Image A popular game combining soccer, netball and basketball perfect for indoor and outdoor play. Adapted for all ages, learn the varying skills of each sport and combine them into one awesome game!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Session Fee + $20.00
Board Game Masters Image Be the master of your own board game by creating your own take-home model. Recreate your favourite board game with ready-to-use templates and a range of art media.
Crab Soccer Image Act like a crab and join in on a game of soccer! Work on your skills in coordination, balance, and control as you work together with your teammates to score the most goals. Adapted for children of all ages.
Monet's Paintings Image Draw inspiration from the famous Claude Monet by using various sponges to recreate his artwork. Adapted to children of all levels.
Basketball Image Drills which will polish your skills! Hit the courts and take part in a championship match! Modified to suit all age groups.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Science: Pulley Power Image How do pulleys work and how can they lift weight? Explore the world of physics as you learn how to construct a miniature pulley machine using a range of art resources.
Team Challenge Image Compete in teams in a number of challenging relays and races incorporating sprinting, basketball, soccer and more. Test your speed, teamwork, and accuracy.
Whimsical Windchimes Image Construct, assemble and paint a whimsical wind chime out of beads, feathers, string and a range of art media. A colourful and welcome addition to any summer garden.
Tanker Image Be ready to duck, jump, and dodge the ball to survive! A fast-paced team game that keep you on your feet. Suitable for children of primary school age.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Festive Decorations Image It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Make a miniature Santa ornament and DIY your own gift wrapping paper to celebrate the festive season.
Dodgeball Image Test your speed, agility and aiming skills in this popular team game that will keep you on your toes! Aim for your opponents and dodge the ball! Safe and adapted for children of all ages.
Science: Static Electricity Image Learn all about static electricity while you participate in a series of mind boggling experiments! Bend water with static electricity, magically pick up items with a balloon, roll a can with no hands, and make a paper snake rise up.
Balloon Tennis Image Participate in a balloon tennis tournament with your hand crafted tennis racket. Adapt your tennis skills and techniques to become a balloon tennis master!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
My Summer Holiday Image Love drawing cartoons and want to take it to the next dimension? Learn how to draw a cool cartoon-like self portrait with giant sunglasses reflecting your favourite Summer holiday destination.
Obstacle Courses Image Hop, jump, crawl, skip, and weave your way through an obstacle course! Act like a stealth ninja and make your way through a laser beam challenge made of string. Do you have what it takes?
Cooking: Homemade Gummies Image We're making our own squishy, delicious gummy lollies using real fruit and honey. Delightful treats that are all-natural, easy to make, and enjoyed by all.
Basketball Dribble Image Put your coordination skills to the test as you make it through an obstacle course while dribbling a basketball. Challenge your friends to see who can make it the furthest! Adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Marionette Puppets Image Learn the art of constructing your own string puppet, also known as a marionette. Host a puppet show and bring each character to life.
Kickball Image Test your kicking skills with this popular variation of baseball with a fun twist! Suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Masters of Disguise Image Which animals are masters of disguise? Why do they need to be camouflaged? Discover the fascinating answers as you create your own master of disguise artwork.
Touch Footy Image Give us your best! Play a game of safe Touch Football suitable for all ages and compete against your friends in a mini competition with a prize for the biggest kick!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Space Invaders Image 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! Travel into outer space and make a flying saucer, UFO space craft, wacky Martian, and futuristic robot! You'll have a blast with these mini space activities.
Zombie Bull Rush Image This fun variation of poison-ball is a popular favourite for boys and girls of all ages. Test your agility and speed!
Cooking: Strawberry Bites Image What do you get when you combine frozen strawberries, a generous helping of oats and sunflower seeds, and a dollop of coconut goodness? Come along and taste how delicious these healthy strawberry bites really are.
Team Pacman Image Participate in a real-life version of this popular game and do your best to outrun the pacman! How long will you last on the court until the pacman reaches you? Suitable for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Cosmic Colours Image Unleash your creativity and imagination with this fun sensory art activity perfect for all ages. Experiment with different colours, patterns and movements to create a cosmic masterpiece.
Capture the Flag Image Test your speed and teamwork skills in this popular group game. Work in teams to capture the flag and beat your opponent. May the fastest team win! Adapted for children of all ages.
Christmas Bonanza Image We're throwing a huge Christmas party and you're invited! Enjoy party food, games and activities including a snowman building competition, Grinch Kebabs, Christmas Bingo and make your own reindeer photo frame.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Van Gogh's Starry Night Image Apply a fun salt painting technique to recreate the famous 'Starry Night' painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Experiment with different textures, light and shade.
Balloon Tennis Image Participate in a balloon tennis tournament with your hand crafted tennis racket. Adapt your tennis skills and techniques to become a balloon tennis master!
Island Vacation Image Come along dressed in your best Hawaiian gear with a prize for the best dressed! Enjoy an island party afternoon filled with themed activities and games. Learn how to hula and celebrate with a team dance-off! Finish off by making refreshing fruit skewers.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Fishing School Image Learn all about fishing with this hands on interactive workshop that will take you through an array of techniques and skills required to fish like an expert! Activities include reading the beach, yabby pumping, bait netting, cast net throwing, knot tying, gear maintenance, and more. (10.00am - 1.00pm)
Mini Fishing Image Create your own mini fishing game with a variety of sea creatures. Cut out templates, paint with your favourite colours, and construct each piece of the fishing game complete with varying levels of difficulty.
Backyard Cricket Image Practice your batting and bowling skills as you participate in a game or two of backyard cricket. An Aussie favourite suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Session Fee + $20.00
Cooking: Pizza Bagels Image Ciao pizza lovers! We're making delicious pizza bagels with a choice of mouth watering toppings. Buon appetito!
Cat's in the Corner Image Use your skills in speed and agility to dodge the ball before seeking refuge in the corner! A great team game suitable for all ages.
Grass Head Echidna Image Create a cute sock echidna that grows real grass! Place soil and grass seedlings inside and watch it transform daily.
Chinese Ball Image Keep your eyes on the ball in this team game that will test your reflex and speed. Maintain an intense focus or you're out! Suitable for children of primary school age.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Inflatable World Image Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of giant inflatables! Slide, bounce, tumble, and hop your way through the course. Suitable for primary school aged children. Children must wear socks.
Excursion runs from 10:00am until 12:00pm. Children must be dropped off by 9:15am for bus departure, and can be collected from the program from 12:45pm onwards.
Session Fee + $31.00
Science: Magic Boats Image Create miniature boats and produce a fun chemical reaction with baking soda and vinegar to propel it across the water. On your mark, get set, GO!
Mini World Cup Image Host your own World Cup tournament and participate in a game or two of soccer. Improve your skills in kicking, coordination, and team work in this team sport adapted to children of all ages.
Geometric Bubbles Image Construct a variety of geometric 3D shapes and see what happens when you use them as bubble wands! Experiment with cubes, triangular pyramids, prisms and more.
Spiders & Scorpions Image In this team game you get to be a spider or a scorpion! Spiders must crawl as fast as they can away from the scorpions or be infected by their sting!
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Ferdinand (PG rated movie) Image After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. PG rated movie. Session time TBC.
Children must be dropped off by 9:30am for bus departure, and can be collected from the program from 3:00pm onwards.
Session Fee + $25.50
Mini Pinatas Image Hola ninos! Join our Mexican fiesta as we make tiny pinatas that are so cute you won't want to break them open! Add string to hang them up, make a few to create a garland, or swap them with friends to exchange treats.
Basketball Image Drills which will polish your skills! Hit the courts and take part in a championship match! Modified to suit all age groups.
Science: Fizzy Cloud Dough Image What's fluffy, colourful, and fun to stick your hands in? Fizzy cloud dough, of course! Learn how to make cloud dough using safe household ingredients and add a secret ingredient to make it fizz.
Crab Soccer Image Act like a crab and join in on a game of soccer! Work on your skills in coordination, balance, and control as you work together with your teammates to score the most goals. Adapted for children of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Batik Art Image Learn and apply a modified method of this ancient art technique which has been practiced for 2000 years in Southeast Asia. Create cool and intricate batik designs on your own cotton handkerchief.
Spiders & Scorpions Image In this team game you get to be a spider or a scorpion! Spiders must crawl as fast as they can away from the scorpions or be infected by their sting!
Messy Colour Run Image Bring along your old clothes because it's going to be a very messy, very colourful, and very fun afternoon! Participate in relays and races with a messy twist and embrace the rainbow of paints coming your way.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Rocket Science Image Explore the science behind rockets, flight, and space and experience the thrill of building and flying your own water propelled rocket! Participate in a range of safe challenges adapted to all ages. (Morning)
Plaster Party Image Explore and experiment with Plaster of Paris as you make your own mould and plaster artwork. Paint with your favourite colours to complete your masterpiece.
Chinese Ball Image Keep your eyes on the ball in this team game that will test your reflex and speed. Maintain an intense focus or you're out! Suitable for children of primary school age.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
Session Fee + $20.00
African Charms Image Explore West African culture as you learn how to make a traditional gris-gris, otherwise known as a good luck charm. Make your own design using felt, beads, buttons, and feathers; and finish with your favourite inspirational quote tucked inside.
Paper Plane Golf Image Experiment with different techniques to fold a paper plane that will fly the furthest and enjoy a game of paper plane golf. Challenge your friends and aim for the targets!
Cooking: Fruit Popsicles Image Cool down with these refreshing fruit popsicles made from real fruit. Combine your favourite summer fruits together for a delicious tropical treat.
Backyard Cricket Image Practice your batting and bowling skills as you participate in a game or two of backyard cricket. An Aussie favourite suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
Other Activities Free Arts & Crafts, Indoor Games, Team Games
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    WHAT TO BRING
  • A snack
  • A water bottle
  • A packed lunch (unless otherwise indicated in the activity descriptions)
  • Suitable clothing for the weather (consider Sunsmart clothing/hat or jumper when cold)
  • Suitable footwear (no thongs or open toe shoes – sandals are okay)
  • An art smock or wear old clothes for art or messy activities
  • Check the activity descriptions above for any additional items to bring on specialty days
    ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL ITEMS
  • Double-check the activity descriptions on the Extend website to ensure you are familiar with any special requirements. For example is your child attending a dress-up day? Do they need to bring a photo for a craft activity?
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