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1. The 91-Storey Treehouse activities

Did you see The 91-Storey Treehouse live on stage back in January? Now you can jump back into Andy and Terry’s weird and wonderful world at home, thanks to our friends at CDP Kids. Read along with the actors who played the characters of Andy and Terry, make your own Mini Banana Prop, crack the Treehouse Code and watch some amazing behind the scenes videos. But remember, don’t press that big red button…

Photo by Heidrun Lohr

The 91-Storey Treehouse

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2. Watch Anansi the Spider Re-spun

UKs leading theatre for young people, Unicorn Theatre, have just released a new online work for ages 3-8, inspired by their 2019 five-star hit show. Adapted from West African and Caribbean classic tales, Anansi the Spider Re-spun is about an infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns. Sing along to a song from the show in their first of three episodes, released weekly.

Unicorn Theatre co-produced the show The Secret Life of Suitcases, which played at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2017.

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3. Music to children’s ears with Kinderling

If you haven’t already, make sure you find some time to listen to Kinderling, or download the app. This is family-friendly kids radio where you can enjoy stories, music and activities to spark your imagination, entertain, educate and meditate. In particular, we are loving both Daytime Explorers and Bedtime Explorers, their beautiful guided meditations for children that help to build resilience.


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4. Home Theatre Plays

Australian Theatre for Young People are bringing theatre to your home – starring you. Download a 5 minute script and perform it with and for your family and friends. Read the Lounge Room Lockdown News, call your Nanna on the old landline with Ring-a-ring, or even find out about dinosaurs on motorbikes in Hieroglyphics. Featuring scripts from 10 brilliant Australian playwrights including The Listies, Finegan Kruckemeyer and Leah Purcell.

Drawing by Richard Higgins of The Listies

Home Theatre Plays with Australian Theatre for Young People

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5. Puppet-making workshop

Enjoy the art of puppetry with Black Hole Theatre’s entertaining online workshops 5,6,7 CREATE!. In this first workshop you’ll be shown how to make amazingly simple peg puppets at home. Then two of their talented performers – Jemima Eva and Danny Miller – will show you how bring your puppets to life. New workshops released weekly for the next three weeks.

Puppet-making with Black Hole Theatre

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