For Teachers

Need some time to catch up with admin or prep work? We’ve done the ground work and sourced some digital engagement options that you don’t need to deliver.

Take a look also at the Arts Online – For Children page for more links to digital experiences, workshops and activities.

PRESCHOOL

Little Match Production Little Critters Club has some great music, story and art and the series of episodes based on their production of Owl & Pussycat is great.

Questions about identity and race abound as children identify themselves in the context of their community. This is a very topical conversation right now but also a difficult one. Sesame Workshop has a wonderful audio stream on Talking Race With Young Children that has great information in it for adults. Have a listen.

This Play School episode is also a great intro to the topic for students: (27min 18sec).

Imaginary Theatre and the Brisbane Powerhouse Powerkids program run a weekly 5-10 min multi-art tutorial.

Snow Mouse is a delightful production for children under four presented by The egg and Travelling Light Theatre from Bath in the UK. (32:03).

State Library of Queensland now streams their Baby Play, Story Time and Rhyme Time sessions on their First 5 Forever Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am.

PRIMARY

Billy Bragg is reading/singing The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr, which he has set to an old tune that his grandmother used to sing (3:11).

CDP Theatre Producers have just launched ‘CDP Education’ – a world of high-quality education resources available free for Australian teachers and registered homeschoolers. Register and gain access to resources and the full online performance of Horrible Harriet Live on Stage and David Walliam’s Billionaire Boy.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

These yoga, mindfulness and relaxation lessons are themed on popular culture and are designed specially for kids aged 3+. Each lesson lasts about 25 minutes, which makes them great for a morning starter, to fill a gap or for some mindfulness at the end of the day. Check out some highlights below.

Yoga

Cosmic Kids yoga adventure based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (23:59)

An epic Cosmic Kids yoga adventure inspired by Disney’s Frozen. (30:32)

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure based on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (27:36).

Mindfulness

If you want some short mindfulness activities have a look at the ones we have selected below. They are great gap fillers or to provoke a philosophy or mindfulness conversation. They can also be a useful soft behavior management tool.

The video How to deal with anxiety and feel better helps children (and grown-ups) who may be feeling worried or even fearful at the moment. In this video Jaime takes you through a little process to help you understand and manage your feelings (6:52).

In this episode, Jaime takes children on an imaginary journey to the playground – where someone is playing on ‘my’ swing (6:47).

Jaime explains how thoughts work. They’re a bit like bubbles – they come and go (6:29).

Yoga Disco

Shake your sillies out with Jaime in this high energy music and movement piece My Name is Joe (3:35).

Scotland’s Imaginate has a wonderful resource for children to see and make a stop motion story. There are 3 x 3min episodes each with an activity attached to them.

Check out this wonderful project called Small Voices Louder by MAYBE ( ) Together where children respond to the big questions in the world. This audio feed is a response to children telling a fish with a three second memory what is important to remember. It runs 3min 33sec but is a great start to a group exercise in philosophy, or to unpack some positions for a creative or persuasive writing text.

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Minecraft Education Edition has over 100 lessons and project ideas to support the classroom. In this project identify how words and phrases supply meaning to a story, create your own narrative, and build an underground world in Minecraft.

The Gallery of Children’s Art and Museum of Brisbane are partnering to create a virtual exhibition of children’s artwork in a response to COVID-19. Get involved...

Wes Tank raps Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book The Lorax over Dr. Dre’s legendary hip hop beats for Still D.R.E., California Love and Lil’ Ghetto Boy (10:49).

HIGH SCHOOL

Join Queensland Theatre’s Play Club. Every third Tuesday at 7:30pm QT brings our favourite actors together on Zoom to read the works of Australian playwrights.

NGV has a great interactive exhibition Marking Time. Dive into the virtual exhibition which includes videos from the Curators.


Take a look also at the Arts Online – For Children page for more links to digital experiences, workshops and activities.

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