5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (8th - 14th Feb 2021)

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1. Storytelling Series: The Great Race

Storytelling Series_The Great Race
Image credits Gateway Theatre

Venue: Online – SISTIC Live Stream 
Date: 13 Feb – 19 Feb 2021
Time: 11 am – 11 pm 
Fee: Free

Join a Young Storyteller from the Storytelling Centre on the next Storytelling Series: The Great Race and learn about the story behind the Chinese Zodiac as well as how the order of the calendar was formed!

2. Wild About Niu Year at the Singapore Zoo

Wild About Niu Year at the Singapore Zoo
Image credits Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Venue: Singapore Zoo | River Safari | Jurong Bird Park
Date: 12 Feb – 26 Feb 2021
Time: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm (Singapore Zoo & Jurong Bird Park) | 10 am – 7 pm (River Safari)
Fee: From $17 (SRV accepted)

Usher in the ‘Niu’ Year with your friends from the wild side at Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park! Aside from animal shows that will take place from 12 to 14 Feb and 20 to 21 Feb at the three parks, you can also learn more about animals like the Gaur, known for their massive build and curved horns, as they enjoy festive treats, get to know your zodiac predictions. You can also go on a trail to welcome the Singapore Zoo’s newest resident, the Ankole Cattle, known for their strength and agility. Upon completion, you will get to redeem an ice cream!

3. Let’s Learn About…Lunar New Year

Let's Learn About...Lunar New Year
Image credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Venue: Online
Date: 5 Feb – 28 Feb 2021
Time: All-day
Fee: Free

In this month’s Let’s Learn About…series, Asian Civilisations Museum is turning the spotlight on the Lunar New Year. You will get to learn about some of the Lunar New Year traditions as well as about the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac and how their order was decided with a special focus of the ox and other cattle in celebration of the Year of the Ox. They also have sliding puzzles and craft activity that you can try your hands on.

4. Sewing Workshop for Kids by Bernina Singapore

Sewing Workshop for Kids by Bernina Singapore
Image credits Bernina Singapore

Venue: Bernina, 107 North Bridge Road, #03-K03, Funan Singapore 179105
Date: Mon – Sun 
Time: 11.30 am & 4 pm 
Fee: From $65 - $80
Suitable Ages: 7 years and above

Introduce your kids to the basics of sewing with Bernina’s series of sewing workshops. You can start your sewing journey by first choosing a project – a 2-way Tote Bag, Boxy Pencil Case or a Tic Tac Toe Game Set. Then you will learn different skills based on your chosen project, such as covering the raw seam with the bias tape method, sewing on a zipper professionally and customising using decorative stitches, among others.

5. Workshop: Paper-cutting Decorative Light Box

Workshop_Paper-cutting Decorative Light Box
Image credits Esplanade

Venue: Online
Date: 19 Feb – 14 Mar 2021 
Time: 5pm 
Fee: $18
Suitable Ages: 6 - 12 years

Using simple materials such as coloured paper, parents can bond with their children through this hands-on activity of making creative light art that celebrates the year of the Ox. Create your very own Decorative Light Box with a handy workshop kit containing all that you will need delivered right to your doorstep.

Do note that the session, conducted in Mandarin with English and Mandarin subtitles, will premiere on 19 Feb 2021, Friday, at 5 pm and the instructional video will continue to be available until 14 Mar 2021. Delivery of the craft materials will take place from 15 Feb 2021.



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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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