Child Nation

Age/Grade: Ages 7 and up (Grades: 1 and up) 
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This is a choose-your-own adventure in the real world!

Child Nation is a collection of interactive guides where kids turn their homes or classrooms into a unique arts experience. With full control of an internet-connected device they follow a series of prompts to physically explore, discover and create. This unusual journey in a usual place brings together mindfulness, philosophy, and art. It gives kids the opportunity to create their own content and, most importantly, to play! Child Nation turns the ordinary into the extraordinary by showing children the magical secrets that are revealed when you notice what might otherwise go unnoticed or see something in a completely new way. Kids say it feels like being inside their own creative story! Watch the video below.

Artist: Jessica Wilson

Country: Australia

Genre: Online Interactive Journeys 

Show length: 10–20 minutes

Resource: Study Guide

Ages: Ages 7 and up (Grades: 1 and up)

Curriculum Connections:

  • Arts Education: Storytelling, visual arts, interdisciplinary
  • English Language Arts: Literature, story, poetry, drama, creative writing
  • Emotional/Social Development: Self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, curiosity, growth mindset, imagination, perspective

Venue: Online

Ways to Watch

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ONLINE

Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home or in the classroom. Available until Friday, June 23rd at 4pm. Closed Captioning available.

TICKET INFORMATION

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • $120+GST per class, per show

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Tickets will go on sale starting in early 2023

Accessibility Information

Accessibility advisory:

Show times & Tickets

Online

Available starting

9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 30th 

Watch until 

4:00 PM on Friday, June 23rd 

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Show highlights

Rave Reviews

I saw many children deeply engrossed. Some children become so enthusiastic — for the first time. As a teacher it actually made me reflect on how I can access children that are usually difficult to engage.

Art Teacher 

It taps into a different part of their brain to explore different modes of thinking that they haven’t had opportunities to develop within the class. I saw some children become so enthusiastic for the first time. As a teacher it actually made me reflect on how I can access children that are usually difficult to engage.

Grade 3/4 Teacher 

My eight-year-old loved performing/reading/displaying the works of art and incorporating the adult-supplied titbits here and there… some of those things really cracked us up! I was so impressed that you were able to offer something meaningful, authentic and fun for the kids! Well done and thanks a million.

Parent Review 

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