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COVID-19: Activities and online resources for kids

We've collated a number of activities and online resources for parents to keep their tamariki (kids) entertained.

Let's keep the tamariki entertained!

We hope these resources, with an educational spin, will help keep your tamariki from climbing the walls while in lockdown. 


Favourite places for whānau (families) to visit are now online, all sharing activities to help keep the tamariki entertained for free.

Auckland Museum

Auckland Zoo

Maritime Museum

Museum of Technology and Transport  - MOTAT

Other fun stuff

Coco Kids by The Coconet TV


Auckland Library

Auckland Libraries offer film streaming, online courses, and the latest collection all for free. You can sign up online for a free library membership.

TumbleBooks have allowed free access to the below online resources:

Auckland Library

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has put together resources, guideance, and information to support distance learning during this time. This is for parents, whānau, teachers, and leaders from early learning to senior secondary. 

Ministry of Education: Learning from home

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)

You can watch, learn, and practice sign language via Learn NZSL free learning portal.

Learn NZSL

Health & Wellbeing

COVID-19 official website

The official COVID-19 website offers guideance to help parents, caregivers, whānau, and teachers on how to reassure tamariki at this time.

Unitec Against COVID-19

Parenting Place

Parenting place is a charity with a heart for New Zealand Families, everything they do is designed to inspire, encourage, and support the strengthening of relationships. They've also created a Family Lockdown Hub section with information to support families.

Parenting Place


Sparklers provides parents and whānau with some simple wellbeing tools and ideas for the tamariki.


My Lockdown Diary

The downloadble My Lockdown Diary aims to help give tamariki a chance to talk through their eyes, created by Stephen McCarthy a NZ artist from Christchurch.

My Lockdown Diary

Oat the Goat

This is a pick-a-path digital story book to help 4-7 year old tamariki learn the power of kindness, brought to you by Bullying-free NZ.

Oat the Goat

Super Felix eBook

Is a free downloadable digital children's book about COVID-19, for ages 4-8. Created by Phoebe Morris a freelancer for NZ.

Super Felix: COVID-19 Book

If you know of any other activites or resources that should feature here then let us know, email us on