great arts & cultural stuff to do at home

SPECIALLY SELECTED & COMMISSIONED FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE

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Everyday Creativity

Actor and writer Kayode Ewumi gives 5 top tips on how to be creative in everyday life

Colouring Sheets

Loads of free colouring sheets from Crayola.

Designed for relaxation

The Museum of London

A range of games and activities - some digital, some device-free!

Foundling Museum art games - Ball Game

A group of Care Leavers have worked with the Foundling Museum to create a great group art games.

Designed for groups

The Comeback

A powerful short film of spoken word, still and moving images from West Midlands Cultural Response Unit. See how arts & culture will return to our cities after COVID-19 lock-down.

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CMOM at home

A great range of creative activities to do and watch at home from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Sofa School

Hosted by Arts Connect, Birmingham Creates is working with local arts and cultural organisations to produce Sofa School, a weekly 20-minutes arts podcast for children aged 5-11 to support creativity at home. Includes dance, story-telling, drama, music and art activities.

Circus - Skipping Tricks

Skipping tricks to learn at home with Drillaz Circus school at Seachange Arts.

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Natural History Museum

A choice of fabulous virtual tours available

Foundling Museum art games - Water Game

A group of Care Leavers have worked with the Foundling Museum to create a great group art games.

Designed for groups

Gruffalo illustrator creates a free book for children
explaining Coronavirus

A book for children designed and written by children's author Axel Scheffler to explain Coronavirus in an accessible way (go to bottom of webpage to find the free downloadable book, or watch it on the short film clip)

Pengiuns

Take a look at this online children's show 'Penguins' from Birmingham REP.

Creative at Home

Vanessa Rogers at AC Education has created some great creative activities to do at home, which they've published on YouTube.

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Colouring Sheets

Free colouring sheets from artist Michelle Flint.

Designed for relaxation

Soothing Arts Pack

Great bundle of arts activities, colouring and breathing techniques from BCAT (Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies).

Designed for relaxation

100 Brilliant ideas to spark creativity

From Coventry Education Partnership.

Warwick Castle

Take a virtual tour and have a go at the history quizzes.

Cirque du Soleil

Watch the awesome spectacle of the world's most famous circus company.

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PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

Children & Young People: please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!

Children & Young People and key adults: please be aware of the importance of e-safety.

We strongly recommend the Thinkuknow e-safety website.

Artslink is a programme by West Midlands Virtual Schools, co-funded by Arts Connect. It aims to ensure that

all children & young people in care are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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