COVID-19 Resources

Family Activities

Below, we have compiled a list of arts & theatre resources for the whole family. We will add to this listing as we find more fantastic family activities to do online:


Take a look at a documentary on the roll-out of Creative Schools on the RTE Player –CLICK HERE 

Looking for creative ideas for educational activities at home during the school closure? Check out The Ark Dublin classroom activities & resource packs. Lots of them work even without having seen the show/exhibitions so do take a look-free to download & use. CLICK HERE 

Creative Schools Creative Associates are doing their bit! Here are some ideas for tasks, activities and approaches to help you in the weeks and months ahead. These are mostly primary-school age appropriate and are loosely organised in broad categories. CLICK HERE

Designer Minds is for the children who can’t stop tinkering with technology, the ones who love learning about nature and how the world works. They are sharing a ‘Daily Explorer’ activity each day on their Facebook Page

Podyssey’s Podcasts to Entertain Your Kids have fun and interesting podcasts to entertain and educate kids (and parents!). Great screen-free entertainment the whole family can enjoy. CLICK HERE


CADA Performing Arts are running livestream dance classes over on Facebook.CLICK HERE  

Cosmic Kids Yoga teaches yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+. CLICK HERE

Joe Wicks will be going live on his YouTube channel at 9am Monday – Friday with a 30 minute workout class for children of all ages. CLICK HERE

The Ballet Coach offers great ballet classes for kids, adults with Grandmas & Grandpas. CLICK HERE


Arts For All Cork have created an online events and activities calendar with something to do each day. CLICK HERE.

The Civic has created a comprehensive and really excellent Resources for Irish Theatre page in response to Covid-19; includes fun stuff for all to do. CLICK HERE

Drama games for kids. CLICK HERE

Free Educational Resources for Those Who Love Drama. CLICK HERE

Kids Art and Craft. CLICK HERE


The Irish Association of Youth Orchetras (IAYO) have set up a great online and internet teaching resourses lising CLICK HERE


David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days. CLICK HERE

Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author who makes picture books for children. He is live casting daily readings on his Instagram @oliverjeffers and past readings on his website.


Theatre Lovett’s The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly is coming to you from  The Sydney Opera House as part of their digital season From our House to Yours. Available for free online for May, June, July 2020. Your ticket is a Clicket!

BigKidLittleKid, a wordless show for audiences aged 3-6 years which premiered at the Ark at the Dublin Theatre Festival last year. CLICK HERE


Join the Glucksman for Creativity at Home Activities  CLICK HERE

The Crawford Art College has come up with a brilliant resource, The Creativity Tonic, which brings together resources under various themes and moods – such as, Calming, Creating, Enjoying, Exploring. CLICK HERE  

Learn and Explore section of the Crawford Art Gallery website is hosting a range of exhibitions online and offerings for kids, teens and older adults. CLICK HERE

Check out Cork artist @WillSliney on Twitter and his #WeWillDraw daily challenge for kids. How to Draw videos CLICK HERE

The Hunt Museum has created a colouring book of items in their collection which can be downloaded and coloured in CLICK HERE

Downloadable colouring books from 113 different museums! CLICK HERE

Irish artists release drawings to be coloured in ‘to keep your kids busy (and adults sane) CLICK HERE

Mo Willems is an animator and creator of children’s books who has worked on Sesame Street and The Muppets. Each week he is uploading a doodle videos to his YouTube Channel

Virtual Museum Tours CLICK HERE

While you may be stuck inside you can visit 75 world-class museums that offer virtual tours from the comfort of your couch. CLICK HERE


Freshly Ground Theatre are inviting young people between the ages of 4 and 18 to write short scripts as part of their new project, ‘Play Apart’, for Cruinniu na nÓg 2020! More info: CLICK HERE 

The Museum of Childhood Ireland are running a worldwide monthly writing project for children, during the pandemic. The idea is to mount exhibitions of the children’s work when it’s safe to do so again. CLICK HERE for more information and to find out this week’s theme. To enter,





Come back tomorrow as we will be adding to this great list.

Do share any other fun or practical resources by emailing and we’ll post them!

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