Sure, Charlie had fun at the chocolate factory, but during the school holidays he could bake his own giant chocolate fish cake without leaving home thanks to the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s Make Bake Create online activities – one Tāmaki Makaurau’s many free activities fun holiday options for children despite the alert level restrictions in place.
From participating in dance workshops, to designing and producing their own book; and whether it’s bringing native birds to life in a puzzle or asking an astronomer about the stars above, kids don’t need to get hold of a golden ticket to discover a myriad of artistic, cultural and natural activities online.
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum has an array of Auckland Museum at Home activities, including the favorite activities of many children, such as helping budding vulcanologists deepen our region’s explosive past by observing the making of volcanoes and exploring the online sea monster exhibit.
If the mysteries of the night sky above us call you, Stardome Observatory & Planetarium has a
“Ask an astronomer” experience where parents can help their children submit a question online or on social media through Instagram or Facebook.
The contemporary art space Te Tuhi has a number of self-guided online activities designed to encourage tamariki and whānau to explore art and share ideas in fun and creative ways.
On a similar theme, Objectspace offers a rich array of exploration, crafting, design, and architectural content, as well as creative tutorials. These include a chance for parents to join their children in conceiving and make their own felt book.
Most parents recognize when their youngsters need a chance to let off steam, and there are good opportunities to encourage this at home with Auckland Live Free Vacation Activities, including dance workshops with top New Zealand designers, as well as coloring activities and puzzles.
MOTAT is an iconic vacation destination for generations of Auckland children, and its online vacation activities are sure to be a hit too. Thanks to the program ‘It’s So Random’, based on probability and chance, tamariki can learn to use chance to design unusual cars or buildings, play chess, create a fun new outfit with the Wardrobe Randomiser or create different futures with their own origami. fortune teller.
While everyone has to wait a little longer to meet the three new lionesses at Auckland Zoo, the zoo has a fantastic range of online activities and learning resources for families this vacation, including coloring in guides for drawing favorite animals such as the ancient tuatara and puzzles.
The zoo webcams allow tamariki to get up close to some of their favorite animals and see how animals spend their days when no one is visiting them. The Zoo Staff Cam Playlist reveals things lucky zookeepers can see, including grooming lemurs, exploring red pandas, and a bit of rhino pampering.
There are downloadable zoo activity books that will guide children through different themes such as wild work, insects, summer, national treasures or Africa. They can learn what can be done in their garden to see what creatures live nearby or what native species they can encourage to come to their home.
The New Zealand Maritime Museum Cook Create The page is filled with fun activities to help kids get clever, curious and creative during the school holidays. They can make a lovely impression from recycled items, bake a giant chocolate fish, or embark on a digital scavenger hunt through the museum’s online collection.
The whole whānau can explore artistic creation with the Auckland Art Gallery’s free, downloadable activity sheets. Each week, the Gallery publishes a new activity “Art Bubble” so that whānau can enjoy at home. The last and all the past Bubble art activities are online now, from poi creation to light bulb landscapes.
And for school holidays and beyond, from October 15, Auckland Diwali Festival will offer fun and educational content available online at www.aucklandnz.com/diwali
to help celebrate Diwali and learn about Indian culture as a family. People can get crafty by making a diya and marigold garland, or coloring rangoli, trying out a new recipe, watching a movie, listening to local performers, and dancing with the performers who would typically be on stage.
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