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Disney launch educational activity hub for families

Children can learn new skills with the help of some of Disney's biggest stage shows.

Disney have launched a new educational resource aimed at those with primary and secondary school-aged children currently studying at home.

The new site lets parents and kids download free educational resources and activities across Disney’s The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, and Frozen franchises and also includes a section on careers in theatre, offering insight for children on how to take their first step into the industry.

From costume-making and designing your own set model to creative writing, behind-the-scenes videos and career-focused podcasts, all of the resources are intended to be enjoyed by families at home during this time.

See what’s on offer below and find out more info at Disney On Stage.


The Lion King

Primary (Ages 6 – 11)

The Circle Of Life – Encouraging kids how to protect our circle and make the world a better place.

Recycling For Fun – Fun and practical ways to recycle common items.

Costume Mask Making – Children can make their own African, animal, or seasonal themed mask.

Secondary (Ages 11 – 14)

Nala’s Story – Write your own scene with Nala centre-stage.

The Circle Of Life – Explore the concept of the circle of life and develop a respect for the world we all live in

Behaving Like Animals – This lesson explores anthropomorphism – a device used in drama and literature by which animal characters display human characteristics.

Aladdin

Primary (Ages 6 – 11)

Storytelling: Setting the Scene in Agrabah – Take part in five writing activities inspired by Aladdin’s setting, the fictional city of Agrabah.

Art & Design: Drawing and Modelling Settings – Kids can recreate the world of Aladdin by creating a mood board, storyboard, or even design their own set.

Secondary (Ages 11 – 14)

Identity and Social Media – Children are encouraged to connect and contrast the main themes in the Aladdin storyline with what is considered to be safe behaviour online.

Creative Writing – Children explore five Aladdin themed activities to inspire creativity.

All ages

Behind the scenes – A collection of short videos that will give adults and their students or children an unprecedented insight into the making of the stage production of Aladdin.

Colouring lamp – Print out and colour in Aladdin’s magic lamp.

Mary Poppins

Primary (Ages 6 – 11)

Word Magic – How many words and letters can kids find in Mary Poppins’ favourite word?

Make Your Own Magic – Kids write and act out their own Mary Poppins inspired story.

Frozen

All ages

Colouring a Frozen snowflake – Print out and colour in snowflakes from Frozen.

Careers in Theatre – Videos

Getting Ready To Roar – A mini-documentary that gives a unique insight into the intense backstage preparation of a stage production performance of The Lion King.

Behind the Scenes – Go behind the scenes with unprecedented access on Aladdin.

Careers in Theatre – Podcasts

Backstage With… Wardrobe feat. Laura Linstead

Backstage With… Make up feat. Danielle Johnally

Backstage With… Carpentry feat. Andy Todd and Kat Cruz

Backstage With… Technical Management feat. Spencer New and Natalie Wood

And more resources to be added soon.


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