Six long weeks of school vacay are no reasons for the little ones to slack! We do a quick round-up of what your kids can get busy with during this year-end holiday. The best part is, these activities combine leisure with ease.
For kids aged 5 to 12
Explore a world of strange plants! In this workshop, kids will learn more about plants that eat, provide food, and serve as shelter for bugs. Some plants have really strange qualities! Plants like Pitcher Plants, Venue Fly-traps and Sundews eat up bugs, while other plants like Ant Plants and Ant Ferms provide food for bugs, which protect them. Some plants have sweet leaves or shoots that may be eaten, while others are poisonous and should never be consumed. In this lesson, kids will learn about the Ant Plant and its symbiotic relationship with ants. Kids will also see examples of useful plants like the Rattan. Children can also look forward to a session of plant hunting at the end of the lesson.
Where: Greenhouse, HortPark (33 Hyderabad Road, off Alexandra Road, Tel: +65 6376 3909)
Dreams & Reality
26 Oct – 5 Feb, 11:30am & 2:30pm
Tickets are free for children under six and senior citizens and $11 for adults. Free guided tours are available from Mondays to Sundays at 11:30am & 2:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30pm
“Starry Night, Arles“ by Vincent van Gogh
Expose the young ones to European art from the period of 1848 to 1914. These 145 paintings, drawings and photographs from the collection of Musée d’Orsay. These works comprises of Romanticism, Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and more. Highlights of the exhibition include Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players, Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night and Alexandre Cabanel’s The Birth Of Venus.
Where: National Museum of Singapore
For kids 5 to 8 years old only.
Wednesdays, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb 10am–10:30am and 11am – 11:30am
Free for children on a first come, first served basis.
Let National Museum’s professional storytellers further inspire the children through stories about the subjects, artists, themes and art works featured in the exhibition! With rich visual stimulation and plenty of interaction, the storytelling sessions will be a wonderful introduction into the world of art for young children.
Where: National Museum of Singapore
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition
Every day till end January 2012, 10am-10pm. Tickets start at $2.50 per child (3-16 years old) and $5 per adult and $20 per family package (two adults and up to four children). All ticket proceeds to be donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
Enter the world of Narnia through props seen in the Narnia films and scientific and educational aspects that will stimulate the senses and the mind. A replica of the White Witch’s Throne where visitors can sit on the icy throne and feel the throne. A nearby display describes the impact of climate change on our planet and investigates whether our planet could be frozen for 100 years, just like in Narnia. There’s also an area featuring King Miraz’s Castle from The Chronicles of Naria: Prince Caspian where the kids can build an arch and learn about architectural structures and strategies involving in the design.
Where: The Skating Rink at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Since you can’t visit the township of Dillydale, the Mr. Men & Little Miss characters will be bringing the Dillydale Disco to you. Learn to groove with fun dance steps and be prepared for all the twists & turns in a mass dance with the characters. Plus, lucky participants will get the opportunity to dance on stage with them! It’s the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the characters from Mr. Men and Little Miss – Mr. Bump, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Funny and Little Miss Sunshine, as they bring you through a series of fun-filled games!
Where: Event Square, Downtown East
For teenagers aged 11 to 15
Workshops: 12 – 16 Dec, 9:30am – 2pm – 5pm
Presentation: 17 Dec, 2pm
Let the stage come alive as teen actors, playing passenger or crew (we doubt there would be a ‘Rose’ or ‘Jack’ character, in case you worry!), recount in a series of short scenes their feelings and thoughts from the moment they set sail to the time the ship hit the iceberg and the unthinkable happens. Based on a theatrical compilation of newspaper articles, eyewitness reports, interviews and historical facts, each scene is loaded with much to engage, interact, scrutinise and reflect on. A poignant finale lingers as the cast recites name after name of those who survived and those who did not. Teens will exercise the art of spontaneity and confidence to tell this remarkable story to an audience through the voices of the characters.
Where: Act 3 Theatre (126 Cairnhill Road, Tel: +65 735 9986)
Santa’s Coming! Workshop
14 Dec – 16 Dec, 9am – 12pm
$300 (inclusive of all materials and refreshments) for 5 – 6 years old.
$350 (inclusive of all materials and refreshments) for 7 – 14 years old.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! Santa Claus is coming to town with a huge sack of presents packed by his little elves! Let’s welcome Santa with all our friends! Projects include a large canvas painting, Christmas snow globe and a customised Santa hat. Art Boot Camp aims to bring out the creative side in all children with its interesting art workshops.
Where: Art Boot Camp
For kids aged 5 to 8 years old.
22 Dec, 10am – 11am
Ticket: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying parent
Have the little one have fun being a little Mathematician and discover plants at the same time. Learn basic math concepts through colours, shapes, sizes and numbers. Practice their skills using leaves, flowers and other plant parts and they may just discover that Mathematics can be fun and interesting! The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden at the Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a specialized garden dedicated to children. Through play and exploration, children will learn about the importance of plants and conservation. Experiences in the garden will stimulate a sense of wonder for the plant world and provide happy memories for our child visitors. This is the first garden of its kind in Asia.
ducation. After all, who said learning can’t be fun?
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