Our children’s trails are available online or as free printed booklets at the Gallery. They are designed to engage young children aged 6-12 with selected objects and images in the Gallery and our exhibitions. They present looking and interpreting, drawing and writing activities for children to do in front of the art with extension ideas for activities away from the Gallery.
Many of these suggestions can be adapted for use at home or in the classroom, even if you can’t visit or the particular artworks are not on display.
People and places
Explore the Gallery’s ground level and find a wonderful world of people and places.
Have fun exploring the exhibition Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul and make some art of your own.
Have fun exploring the exhibition America: painting a nation and make some art of your own.
A Silk Road kids adventure
Children’s activity related to the exhibition A Silk Road saga: the sarcophagus of Yu Hong
Have fun exploring the Sydney moderns exhibition and make some art of your own.
Have fun exploring 20th- and 21st-century Australian art in the collection and make some art of your own.
Have fun exploring contemporary art in the collection and make some art of your own.
Have fun exploring the art in our 19th-century Grand Courts and make some art of your own.
Have fun exploring Chinese art in the collection and make some art of your own
Discover the genius of Picasso and his art.
The First Emperor
Discover China’s entombed warriors.
art + soul
Go on a journey through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
Discover the people, fashion, stories and colours painted by Rupert Bunny.
Paths to abstraction
Explore how artists changed our way of seeing the world through abstract colour, mood and shape.