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7 Apr 2020

Quarantine creative kids

Time in lockdown can be an incredible moment for you and your whānau to get creative. Artists around the country are behind you with their online material so you and your kids can learn, explore, create and have an awesome time together.

Read aloud

Children’s stories with RNZ Concert (11:00am, daily)
Storytime with Hamilton City Library
David Williams audio stories
6,000 historical children’s books free to read online
Audible (pay for audio books)
Uncle Duncan’s Lockdown Storytime
Chris Lamsam

Draw + colour

Art with Aunty (live class 4:30pm Mon-Fri)
Colouring in printouts
How to draw series with Mr G
Traditional Māori carving designs tutorial series with Michael Matchitt  
How to draw with Marvel artist Will Sliney
Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Williams


Sing Along with Tony (livestreamed, 2:00pm, Mon-Fri)


Kiri and Lou: Adventures of Kiri, a feisty little dinosaur with overpowering emotions and Lou, a gentle but thoughtful creature
He Paki Taonga i a Māui: Short films
Zappo the Magician
Enchanted Entertainment

Te Reo Māori

Kura mō ngā mokopuna: Activities for kids in Reo
Free resources to support tamariki learning Reo
Learn Te Reo: Free online course

Create + explore

The Artful Parent (includes great Easter crafts)
Downloadable activity books
Bubble fun
Activities for kids with TATE (collection of arts, craft, technology and performance)
Chatter Pack (a collection of arts, culture, learning, and wellbeing resources)
Make simple toys
RNZ list of activities for kids from around the world 

Learn + experience

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) online museum walkthrough
Ultimate Guide to virtual e-learning (scroll down to ‘Created for kids’)
Afternoon Tea with Artists