Activities & Projects
A novel for children and young adults by Philippa Werry (author of "Anzac Day" and "Armistice Day")
Make flags and decorations, and join a children’s parade – come to a celebration of peace at Te Papa, 100 years after the end of the First World War. 10 November 2018.
An exhibition at National Army Museum, Waiōuru, inspired by the book Le Quesnoy: The story of the town New Zealand saved written by Glyn Harper and illustrated by Jenny Cooper.
This video features NZ pianist Kris Baines performing "God Defend New Zealand", in a reflective style. There is also a moving monument scene with a father and his children paying homage.
Let your kids explore, learn and create with The Great War Exhibition's inspiring guides these school holidays. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 8-22 Jan 2018.
An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Theatre Royal, Nelson, 17 October 2017, 6pm.
Drop in for this school holiday activity and we’ll put you through your paces in this lively, interactive experience. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland. 9-15 October 2017.
Screenings of the Gallipoli animated film "25 April" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 19-29 April 2017.
To mark the official commemoration of the War in France on 18 September 2016, the Great War Exhibition will be offering its very popular poppy making workshop.
Survivor World War One is interactive fun for all ages. Play the game at Kaitaia's Te Ahu Centre and see how you survive or not. Exhibition runs from March 2016 to February 2017.
Anzac themed stories followed by a creative paper or clay poppy craft at Palmerston North Central Library, on 21 April 2016.
This display, drawn from Tairāwhiti Museum’s collections, reflects on children’s experiences of war. On display in Gisborne between 1 April - 19 June 2016.
This performance installation, set in the trenches in 1916, uses original music, puppetry, projection mapping, and live and virtual words. At Te Manawa, 27-28 February 2016.
Listen to stories of rugby in the First World War told by Clive Akers, Evan Torrance and Geoff Watson at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North, on 11 November 2015.
How do we remember the First World War? It appears as a tangled mass of opposing views: political, emotional and moral. This exhibition runs at Aratoi from 14 August - 4 October 2015.
The war sTOrY exhibition explores methods that are imbued into our psyche to make the sacrifices of war possible. On at Tin Palace, Lyttelton, from 5-23 August 2015.
Join an Auckland Museum Human History Educator as they shares stories of the soldier experience at Gallipoli, as told through some amazing Museum collection objects. Through July 2015.
In honour of Anzac Day, Explorers' GamesMaster Wayne McDougall will present on games, strategy and their relationship to war in history. At Mt Albert Presbyterian Church, 25 April 2015.
Create poppies to be part of the Field of Poppies, an Anzac Day community art installation. At Rotorua District Library, 22-24 April 2015.
Michelle O'Connell is launching her children's picture book, Leaving for The Front, at Masterton District Library on 18 April 2015.
Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®. At the Auckland War Memorial Museum from 24 April - 11 October 2015.
The beautifully restored coal range at Parnell's historic Highwic will be fired up on April 15 2015 for a First World War school holiday activity – soldiers biscuit and poppy making.
Discover our ANZAC heritage in school holiday activities at your local Wellington City Libraries and Community Centres throughout April 2015.
"Roly the Anzac Donkey" tells the story of the courageous partnership between a NZ soldier and his hardworking donkey. Come along to the Ashhurst Village Valley Centre on 27 March 2015.
Join us at Auckland's Torpedo Bay Navy Museum between 7-19 April 2015 to make a candle holder which will house a candle for you to light at home in remembrance on the morning of Anzac Day.
Bring the kids along to hear stories and poems about Anzac Day and why we use poppies to remember the fallen soldiers. Palmerston North Central Library, 17 April 2015.
A display organised by the Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society and four local primary schools. The display will be held in the Island Bay Community Centre from 28 April to 2 May 2015.
'Christmas Truce: Football Remembers' is a 5-a-side Futsal tournament, for 12 to 13 year olds, held on 10 December at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington.