The Hunt is On - Tiny Doors on the Northern Beaches
If you are looking for a project to get the kids outdoors and on a real life adventure, then Tiny Doors is for you.
This youth inspired art collaboration gave life to 32 unique miniature doors that have been hidden across the Northern beaches. The doors are meant to represent portals from literature and each has its own unique back story.
The aim of the game is to find all 32, with everything from The Cat in the Hat to Dr Who. It’s a great way to get them looking for clues, and initiating story time.
The project was inspired by a similar one run in Atlanta Georgia. The objective is to engage kids and youth in a treasure hunt and share in the love of books and adventure.
To get in on the hunt, all you need do is visit any of the libraries in the 6 Northern Beaches locations, and ask for a Tiny Door’s passport and map. Libraries included are Dee Why, Manly, Seaforth, Warringah Mall, Narrabeen, Mona Vale, Avalon, Frenches Forrest and Belrose.
The passport and map outline clues to help you find each of the hidden doors on these locations and you tick them off your passport one by one, taking a photo and loading via social media.
In Dee Why library for example, you will find the Snoopy Tiny Door installation. Designed by Jamie Quiqqin, he shares why he came up with this design, which is made of wood, polymer, canvas and acrylic paint:
“Cartooning is my favourite drawing style and I admire Charles M. Schultz talent. Snoopy’s adventures are funny, especially when he pretends to be other characters, and I really like how much he loves Woodstock.”
Check out the website to learn more about the project and the back stories to the doors.
It’s free, it’s fun and it's educational, so a winner for all involved!