Kete Whānau: online activities for families


Check out these FREE, fun and creative boredom busting activities and events for families, accessible online from the comfort of your own home.

Follow along Swan Lake dance

Join Natalie Simôn from Canterbury Academy of Dance for this Swan Lake dance tutorial designed for 5 - 85 year-olds. Find out more

Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children's University

Enjoy online activities from University of Canterbury's Teece Museum and School of Music. Find out more

Inspiring Makers: Magpie Castle

Abbie and her whānau have been inspired again! Check out how they made their simple night-time kaleidoscopes inspired by the creative mahi of Jinx Reithofer from Magpie Castle. Find out more

Music with Michal: The Arts Centre edition

Ōtautahi Christchurch-based songwriter and performer Michal Bush will excite and delight you and your little ones. Find out more

Inspiring Makers: The Busy Finch

Create salt dough sweet treat sculptures inspired by the work of Tatyanna Meharry (The Busy Finch) Find out more

Bring Rutherford's Den to life

Use your creative skills and bring Rutherford's Den lecture theatre and a flock of quirky native birds from Aotearoa New Zealand to life! Find out more

Inspiring makers: Adelphi Fine Chocolate

A creative collage art activity inspired by Vertigo Artography Find out more

Secret science wordsearch

Complete our Rutherford's Den wordsearch and find the secret word Find out more

Inspiring makers: Liberation Jewellery

A paper bead craft activity inspired by Liberation Jewellery. Find out more

Arts Centre inspired: stained glass windows

There are some amazing old stained glass windows at The Arts Centre. Can you create some stained glass windows designs of your own at home? Find out more

Inspiring makers: Vertigo Artography

A creative collage art activity inspired by Vertigo Artography Find out more

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