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Sydney Opera House online hub – ‘For the Kids’

The Sydney Opera House has launched an online creative hub called ‘For the Kids’ in the aim to inspire, educate and entertain kids while at home.

The hub contains creative resources and hands-on activities including behind-the-scenes videos, how-to tutorials, classical music playlists, author talks and craft workshops. New content will be released each week, so be sure to check the Sydney Opera House website for more details.

Program highlights include:

David Walliams: Author Talk

David Walliams’ books have revolutionised reading for children. Enjoy a special pre-recorded talk with David Walliams that focuses on Walliams’ hilarious and touching fable Billionaire Boy. Kids can also download activity sheets based on Walliams’ stories:
Activity 1 – Naughty Stories
Activity 2 – Ripping & Tearing Characters
Suitable for ages 6+

George meets the orchestra

Chatting with members of the Sydney Youth Orchestra, George learns all about the four families of musical instruments that make up an orchestra – strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.
Suitable for ages 3+


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How to perform circus skills

14-year-old Asha demonstrates how to perform a range of circus skills, including forward rolls and hula hooping.
Suitable for ages 5+

Sydney Opera House online content hub – 'For the Kids'
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Arty Farty with Shaun Tan

In the Opera House’s podcast especially for kids, renowned Australian writer and artist, Shaun Tan, delves into what it means to be an artist and shares some insightful advice.
Suitable for ages 7+

Sydney Opera House online content hub – 'For the Kids'
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Utzon’s Universe workshop

This five-part series will inspire budding architects to create their own mini models and daring constructions inspired by Sydney Opera House Jørn Utzon.
Suitable for ages 7+


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Sydney Opera House online content hub – 'For the Kids'

Colouring-in sheets of classical music instruments

For the little ones in the family, a range of colouring-in sheets are available to help them get acquainted with classical music instruments including the tuba and cello.
Suitable for ages 2+

From Our House to Yours

From Our House to Yours is a new Sydney Opera House initiative that releases performances, talks, podcasts and never-before-seen footage every week from Wednesday to Sunday.

Teaching resources

The Sydney Opera House has a full suite of teaching resources spanning across English, Drama and Music for students learning in the classroom or at home. Parents at home can also access this.

Main image credit: David Walliams Author Talk, photo Jay Patel

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Do you need ideas on how to keep the kids engaged while spending time at home? Be sure to check out our other blogs:
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• NGV Kids – free kids activities for home
• Free ACMI online School Holiday Activities for kids
• Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo streaming live videos
• Kids Storytime goes online
• Kids can enjoy Melbourne Museums at Home
• Tate Kids free at-home activities
• Australian National Maritime Museum online activities and games


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