Fun, educative activites for children
Once Upon A Land offers a variety of live online activities using video conferencing. All activities are supervised by our enthusiastic creative team members who have enjoy working with children.
All activities take place in a safe, encrypted video conference environment. Parents are issues password to ensure access and to prevent unwanted visitors joing the video conference. Activities last between 30 minuten and 1 hour.
How does it work?
An online babysitter that keeps your child engaged and entertained with stimulating activities
Once Upon A Land is an online platform set up to help parents during the COVID-19 crisis. Parents and carers can register their children for any of the online activities which are lead by one of the Once Upon A Land instructors.
Join the fun!
From the comfort of your home via your web browser
How can I register for Once Upon A Land?
Step 1 - Registration
Choose an activity, select the activity language you’d like your child to follow and then simply select the day and time.
Step 2 - Personal information
Please provide information about your child. Their name and age is required to assign them to the right activitity. Once Upon A Land does not share any information to third parties.
Step 3 - Confirmation
The first activity your child attends is always free!
For further activities, a small payment of €2,50 payment needs to be completed before taking part in any of the activities and ensures your a spot for your child. After payment has been received you’ll receive an email with confirmation and a link to the video conferencing where you’ll be able to enter the password provided.
Children can work alone, or with parents close by. Choose for one to one sessions or in group from
"My daughter was able to join a virtual drawing class organized by Once Upon A Land. My daughter loved it and watching her giggle and chat with the instructor was as if they knew each other for a long time. Wonderful to see!"
Take a look at the online activities on offer and meet the Once Upon A Land instructors
The ArtSquad I & II
If you have children that love to draw then The ArtSquad is the activity they’ll truly enjoy!
During this activity clear instructions are provided on how to create beautiful art. From simple line drawings to true creative works of art. Instructor Sophie demonstrates how to do this first and then provides tips and tools for the children to do it themselves. Step by step with care and attention to the different learning speeds of each child.
Hey guys! I’m Sophie, I’m 20 years old and live in Amsterdam. When I was younger the only thing I wanted to do was to be creative and to this day, I still am.
Drawing, paintings, creating art or decoration are things that I really love. 4 years ago I gained a lovely little sister. I really enjoy being with her and spending time with her. We do everything from reading books together to playing with lego. Can’t wait to see you soon!
The Wonderful Story corner
Join the fun! Listen to wonderful stories and look a beautiful pictures and illustrations together!
During The Wonderful Story corner, the instructors read rich and beautiful stories to. These are child friendly works filled with excitment and adventure. As with all Once Upon A Land activies, fantasy and interaction is encouraged during each session.
Hello! My name is Jasmin, I’m 20 years old and I live in Amsterdam.
As a child, I was a real day dreamers. I could spend hours just me and my imagination. I played with my toys, gave them all kinds of names and loved playing with them. I’m really looking forward to working with the kids online via video conferencing. I think this is going to be really enjoyable. In the past, I have done a lot of baby sitting with children of different age groups. Can’t wait to meet you online!
The Creative Bee craft shop I & II
Do you have children that are real creatives in the making? Perhaps they enjoy working with their hands and creating things. If so, then the Creative Bee craft shop is an activity they’ll enjoy the most. In the Creative Bee we work with children to create art where skill and techniques are combined with a creative mind. This session will keep kids engaged and motivated.
Hi! My name is Senna, I’m 15 years old and I live in Kampen. I enjoy swimming and swim at professional level. I also love singing, dancing and music.
In my free time I enjoy meeting up with friends. Sometimes, we go to the cinema, amusement parks and together we also enjoy shopping. Who doesn’t? 🙂 I love films and I’m crazy about popcorn. I’m really looking forward to working with all the children via Once Upon A Land. Looking forward to it!
The Games corner
Don’t let social distancing become an obstace when it comes to games that children can play together and online. Via video conferencing instructor Jade creates eventful moments by playing with lively games with the children via video conferencing The video technology used ensures interactivity, creativity and boost partnerhips skills. Together games like digital Hangman, Who AM I? Hints are more are played together.
Hey there, I’m Jade, I’m 19 years old and I live in Nieuwe Niedorp. When I was 10 I became an aunt to 2 incredibly sweet children. I’ve done a lot of baby sitting in the past and this is something I still love to do. What I love the most is reading to children but also being creative with arts and crafts. I see working with children in this way online as great activity. I hope to meet the kids soon via their laptops!