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:
ENGAGE AND EDUCATE
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
LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO DO!
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
THEATRE FOR KIDS
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, e-mail: email@example.com
Come back tomorrow as we will be adding to this great list.
Do share any other fun or practical resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them!