The Australian Centre for Moving Image ACMI is running FREE online School Holiday Activities for kids during these unprecedented and overwhelming times. Keeping the kids energetic, entertained and educated in isolation will hopefully be a little easier with the help of these ACMI educational online activities.
Kids can use their indoor time to explore screen culture and build new skills by coding their own videogame, writing a film script or moulding an animation.
Kids learn to create their own script by tackling the basics of script formatting and advanced shorthand.
Use Aardman Animation’s Wallace and Gromit as inspiration, kids can create their own ‘cracking contraptions’ for stop-motion animation.
Are they spending too much time in front of the PlayStation? Kids can step behind the screen and engage with the design process of gaming and develop a digital version of a well-known playground game using Scratch.
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Younger kids can explore both Dr Seuss’s famous book and the 2008 film adaptation as well as hands-on, creative activities – including how to make a miniature garden.
For more fun, screen-based activities for kids, visit the ACMI website.
Wanting more information on animation and film making? Check out these kids books from Amazon:
• Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies
• Video Ideas: Full of Awesome Ideas to try out your Video-making Skills (Dk Knowledge)
• Animation Lab for Kids: Fun Projects for Visual Storytelling and Making Art Move – From cartooning and flip books to claymation and stop motion movie making
• How to Make a Movie in 10 Easy Lessons
• How to Create Animation in 10 Easy Lessons: Create 2-D, 3-D, and Digital Animation Without a Hollywood Budget
• The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies!
• Brick Flicks: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Own Stop-Motion LEGO Movies
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