23-Apr-2020

Creative online Fun for Kids

The Horizon Festival has curated some great creative online home activities for kids

 

KINDY + PRE-SCHOOL

Zdoodle Drawing App
A simple, no-nonsense drawing app for iOS, perfect for entertaining little humans. Download it here.

The Polar Bears Go Up
A fun, surreal and highly enjoyable treat for children aged 2-5. The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure, the only way is Up! Watch here.

The 100 Day Project
Running out of ideas for things to do with your little ones already? This is exactly what you've been looking for, 100 days of activities. Explore  here.

KiwiCo Activities for Age 2-4
Want to keep your kids entertained while teaching them at the same time? KiwiCo has plenty of great experiments and activities to occupy and educate your kids. Explore here.

Kiri and Lou
If you and your kids haven’t yet discovered the joys of Kiri and Lou, the claymation musical comedy with songs by The Front Lawn’s Harry Sinclair and Don McGlashan, and voiced by Jemaine Clement and Olivia Tennet, now is the time. Watch here.

 

PRIMARY

Wind in the Willows the Musical
This classic tale was recorded at the London Palladium in 2017 and has been made available online for free. Watch here.

Audible for Kids - Free!
Stories entertain, teach and keep young minds active, alert and engaged. Which is why for as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. Listen here.

Animal House
Zoos Victoria has set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere. Explore  here.

Chrome Music Lab
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Explore here.

KiwiCo Activities for Age 5-8
Want to keep your kids entertained while teaching them at the same time? KiwiCo has plenty of great experiments and activities to occupy and educate your kids. Explore here.

KiwiCo Activities for Age 9-11
Want to keep your kids entertained while teaching them at the same time? KiwiCo has plenty of great experiments and activities to occupy and educate your kids. Explore here.

Together Gallery Colouring Sheets
At a time where community connections are becoming more and more challenged, artists Claire Ritchie and Luke John Matthew Arnold wanted to create a place for people to come together, explore their creativity, find mindfulness and engage with a new global community. Artists from across the world have converted their work into downloadable colouring-in sheets, perfect for all ages. Download them here.

P.E. With Joe
Just because their world has suddenly become a little smaller doesn't mean kids can't get active anymore. Enjoy these daily half-hour P.E. sessions online. Get active here.

 

SECONDARY

Groove Therapy Online Dance Classes
Always wanted to learn to dance but too shy or busy to make it to a class? Groove Therapy has answered your call. These online dance courses are made specifically for people who thought it was too late to start learning. Level up, learn how to dance, foster that mind-body connection and gain some serious dance floor skills. Also wearing pants is optional. Find out more here.

The Ocean is Broken
In this digital comic by Sutu, the ice caps have melted and all the worlds waste has floated to Greenland. It's an end-of-the-world tale of two brothers, Piitaaraq and Aqqalu, as they sail their boat north, scavenging through mountains of trash, searching for food, supplies and signs of life. Read it here.

Hidden Worlds Of The National Parks
The Hidden Worlds Of The National Parks lets you virtually explore and experience five incredible National Parks in the US, including the Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Hawai’i Volcanoes in Hawai’i, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, Bryce Canyon in Utah and Dry Tortugas in Florida. Go exploring here.

Virtual Museum Tours
Stuck at home? There are 2,500 museums offering virtual tours you can take on your couch, here's a pick of 12 of the best. Explore them here.

KiwiCo Activities for Ages 12+
Want to keep your kids entertained while teaching them at the same time? KiwiCo has plenty of great experiments and activities to occupy and educate your kids. Explore here.

Online Jigsaw
Take a moment to relax with online jigsaw puzzles, with options for every age. Get started here.


 

To find out more about the Horizon Festival, go to www.horizonfestival.com.au

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