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Coronavirus – Entertaining the Kids

Coronavirus – Entertaining the Kids

With the country in lock down for at least a month, children will be at home and wanting things to do. We have put together some ideas to help keep them entertained.

TVNZ and Les Mills
Les Mills is partnering with TVNZ to bring free classes from March 30 at 9am and 3pm, and also offers workouts designed specifically for young children and teenagers. The workouts will also be available on TVNZ OnDemand.

Learn Kapa Haka 
Each day learn a new song and actions thanks to teacher Matua Whaitiri Poutawa

Jump Jam 
Learn some new dance moves with the super popular JUMP JAM program

PE sessions with the Body Coach 
UK movement expert Joe Wicks is holding a 30 minute PE session on his Youtube channel Monday to Friday to keep kids moving while they are off school.

Cosmic Kids Yoga 
A Youtube channel full of Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation exercises designed specially for kids aged 3+

GoNoodle is a popular free program used in schools with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Art for Kids Hub
Video’s on how to draw different pictures

Glenn Jones and Greg Straight 
Free art activities from two NZ artists

Made by Joel
A great resource for crafts, art printables, and paper cities

Red Ted Art 
Fun, easy and “do-able” crafts using everyday materials for kids and grown ups to do together

I see Maths 
Designed for primary school children, a Maths teacher works through some maths activities.

David Walliams Audio Books
Popular kids author David Walliams is making one audio book a day available to stream via his website

Free Audio Books 
Stream an incredible collection of stories, that will help kids continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Computer Science
Try out fun computer science tutorials, watch videos about computer science concepts, and even build your own projects!

Science with a side of awesome 
Discover the world of science

Learn Te Reo with the Kupu App
Take a photo and learn the maori words for what’s in the photo.  A great interactive app that makes learning fun.

Live streaming from zoos
Zoos all over the world have set up live streaming so you can check out the animals without leaving the house.

Explore the Worlds museums and art galleries 
Step inside some of the most famous museums and art galleries and explore them a virtual tour

Explore Mars with NASA 
Explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface

Explore the US National Parks
See hidden places in US national parks – from volcanoes in Hawaii to Fjords in Alaska, there’s lots to explore


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