My Dunedin Itinerary

Kid’s resources

There is no shortage of kids content online, but if you’re looking for some extra ideas for at home edu-tainment check out the links below.

There is no shortage of kids content online, but if you’re looking for some extra ideas for at home edu-tainment check out the links below.  Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding more ideas from our partners around the city, who are all working hard to create fun and engaging activities for the whole whanau. In the meantime, check out some of the content and resources below:

Entertaining and educational

The New Zealand International Science Festival has launched an online festival with a variety of content and activity for kids grouped by age range.  The festival proper has been postponed to 2021, but in the meantime the regularly updated resources online will be a godsend for parents home-schooling during Level 3.

Wild Dunedin New Zealand Festival of Nature has pulled together an excellent array of activities and resources to engage with the natural world in Your Wild Bubble.

The Dunedin Public Library has some fantastic online resources, including video stories read by authors and much more.

Get involved with some of the excellent STEAM style challenges on HatchPBL's Facebook page each day.

Well-loved by Dunedin children, entertainer Rainbow Rosalind is keeping the kids happy at home with regular live performances on her Facebook page.

To keep the brain power ticking over and learn about local wildlife, there are some great resources from the Royal Albatross Centre available to download and do at home.

The University Book Shop has started live daily readings of children's stories on their Facebook page.

Keep moving

Head off on a bear hunt...people around the world, including Dunedin, are placing teddy bears in their windows so that kids stretching their legs with a walk around the block with their bubble can spot and count the bears.

Kelly Sports Dunedin - tune in at 10am, Monday through to Friday, as they bring you some fun and challenging ideas on how to keep the kids active at home.

Join the kids for some stretching and mindfulness; sign up for the regular online kids yoga classes from  Blissful Souls Yoga for Children   

Get creative

For Lego mad littlies, Dunedin business Trickster are posting daily lego challenges on their social feeds for kids to engage in and share their creations.

The Otago Museum has set up a virtual hub of activities within their new hOMe section, kids will find great projects from the museums makerspace team to try.

Get crafty and creative with the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's new DPAG Art @ Home YouTube tutorials for kids.

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Toitu Settler Museum have also made some of their kids activity sheets available for download, choose from:

Waka model

Sailing ship model

Storyboard

Make your own map

Flower Power

Creature Creations