Welcome to Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people.
This year we are doing things differently and everything is going online.
Everything you will need for a fantastic day of creativity is available right here; from making your own video game, to having a chéilí in your kitchen. From learning how to make a real cool kite to making up fabulous stories about one of Ireland's Great Lighthouses.
Don't wait until 13th June , get started now...Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 is going to be great.
Explore the Renaissance in just five minutes with our friendly guide Cozimo as he wanders around the rooms of the National Gallery of Ireland, and discover the artists, styles and techniques associated with it!
Another take on the 'Bucket List' from Siobhan at Children's Therapy Centre. A great idea to write down and save all the activities, places you want to visit and people you want to visit. Once the restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so we can begin doing them.
You can follow her on Facebook or Instagram where she posts up lots of brilliant ideas to help you and your children during this tough time.
Be part of the Love Song Virtual Installation
4 Apr - 1 May 2020
The BIG BANG Festival had to be cancelled so they are creating an online version of the Love Song installation and are asking children aged 6+ to record their own "love songs" at home to be a part of it!
Picture in your mind, 200 heart-shaped recording devices, on which Irish children recorded their own "love songs" in the form of a song, their favourite sound or in some other playful way.
Watch the video below to see last year's Love Song.
Follow this link: https://ark.ie/events/view/virtual-love-song
Irish Primary Teacher has put up some nice art ideas up on her blog that you can do at home.
Click here: https://irishprimaryteacher.ie/easter-art-ideas-at-home/
The Facebook group "The Animation Challenge" are posting up a small challenge each day. You can use your phone or tablet and the Stop Motion Studio App. It's free and user friendly.
There are plenty of videos posted already which you can look at.
NOTE: Both adults and children can post on this group as it is public. I would recommend parents to have a look at the posts first to be sure it is child-friendly.
You can also view her YouTube Channel and follow the videos. If you are new to the app, maybe start with Challenge 01 and work your way up as they progress and become more challenging.
Here is an example of some of the Animation Challenges that were set:
If you are completely new to Stop Go Animation then you might like to check out some tutorials on YouTube.
Remember you don't need to have any fancy equipment or materials. You can make a DIY phone stand to keep it still and just use toys and items around the home. Keep it simple and just have fun with it.
Here's a snapshot of what you could try out:
Live RINKA classes every morning, live arts & crafts classes, mindfulness and more.
A great resource for younger children!
Follow this link:
Rob Biddulph is one of the official World Book Day illustrators and every weekday at 10am he will be posting a #DrawWithRob video.
Here is one of his videos from last week.
Follow one of the links to join in and watch his other videos.
BOREDOM BUSTER COMPETITION with Member First Credit Union! 🎉🎉🎉
Get the kids involved for their chance to win this fantastic activity hamper with a great mix of gifts. For indoors, outdoors, educational and even a surprise gift!
To enter the competition, send a photo of your kids colouring creations to the Member First Credit Union Facebook page. They will feature it on their page and contact you if you are the lucky winner!
Follow this link
About this Page
This page has been created in response to the closure of schools.
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