Last Update: 18th May - 24th May 2020 (Click here for previous updates)
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Due to the current Coronavirus situation, we encourage families to check with the individual events beforehand and to stay home if you are unwell. For families who prefer to avoid going out, here's a list of stay-home activities to do as a family.
1. Ramadan Together
Photo credits National Heritage Board
Date: 24 May 2020
Hour: 10 am – 6 pm
This Ramadan is unlike any other but that doesn’t make it any less special. National Heritage Board together with Malay Heritage Centre has organized a series of online events so that everyone can #RamadanTogether. Celebrate Hari Raya on 24 May 2020 with Concert Together, featuring surprise celebrity musicians, who will be performing well-loved Hari Raya tunes as well as their original hits!
2. NMS - #MuseumFromHome: Get Curious!
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore
Date: 15 May – 10 Jul 2020
The National Museum of Singapore has moved online, bringing you #MuseumFromHome: Get Curious! Aimed at families with children from ages 1 to 10 years, they offer craft activities, resources, and programs that will be released at 10 am every Friday. You can expect an array of nursery rhymes, coloring sheets, and tutorials for making your own toys.
You can also download the Early Learning Resources, a set of three colorful booklets that introduces preschoolers to the museum’s artefacts according to themes, for free. It usually retails at $8 per set.
3. SAM - #MuseumFromHome
Photo credits Singapore Art Museum
With the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) also joining the global #MuseumFromHome movement, you can now explore their art and programs from home. You can look forward to free online resources, virtual tours, craft activities, and throwbacks to the museum’s past art events. Additionally, you can also explore a selection of artworks from SAM’s permanent collection and virtually visit their exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture.
4. ArtScience at Home
Photo credits ArtScience Museum
ArtScience at Home offers a line-up of virtual tours, workshops, talks, screenings, performances, and more. You can find out about the museum’s iconic structure, make your own paper beads, and go along on a virtual tour of their exhibits, among others. Keep updated on what’s happening on their website or Facebook page.
5. The Artground - #HomewithTAG
Photo credits The Artground
The Artground’s #HomewithTAG is where you can find a trove of fun and creative ideas contributed by local artists aimed at little ones. They can keep busy making puppets, playing games, coloring, making their own dried flowers, playing sensory board, and much more with the collection of activities.
While the resources are completely free, donations are welcome so that they can continue supporting their community of local artists.
1. An Old New World: Digital Edition
Source: National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore has rolled out a digital edition of the exhibition An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819, which will be made accessible from 15 April 2020, 12 pm.
Source: National Museum of Singapore
You’ll get to enjoy a 360-degree view of the galleries and virtually explore the exhibition which features personal collections from the families of Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar, as well as treasures from international museums such as the Royal Collections Trust, London and Rjiksmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland.
Source: National Museum of Singapore
Whether you prefer to navigate the galleries at your own pace or choose to go on a digital tour guided by Curators Daniel Tham and Iskander Mydin, is up to you.
2. The Four Friends by The Storytelling Centre
Photo credits The Storytelling Centre
Date: 4 Apr 2020 (& every Saturday)
Hour: 11.00 am – 11.30 am
Suitable Ages: 3 – 8 years
Gateway Kids Club will be suspended for the month of April but they will be broadcasting their storytelling session live on their Facebook page at the usual time, 11 am on Saturday!
This week, they will be streaming The Four Friends, a tale of friendship and trust. The Crow, Rat, Turtle, and Deer, are four friends who all lived happily together until the Deer got caught by a hunter! Whether the rest of the animals can rescue her makes up the crux of the story.
3. #FriendsofFFLShare Video Series – Featuring Interactive Programs for Families
Source: Families for Life
As we have moved toward home-based learning and work-from-home arrangements due to COVID-19, the Families for Life (FFL) Council has launched the #FFLShareTheCare Series to help parents and children to be meaningfully engaged while you stay safe at home.
Both parts of the series--#ASKFFL, where parents can pose questions on a wide range of topics to doctors and experts, and #FriendsofFFLShare, which will feature FFL volunteers in light-hearted and engaging content, from interactive storytelling to art-jamming—can be streamed from their Facebook page.
4. Mac Barnett’s Story Readings
Source: Mac Barnett/Instagram
Mac Barnett is an author of books for children. His works include titles like Triangle, the Kids Spy series, Places to be, and the Brixton Brothers series, among others. And he has started the ‘Mac Barnett Book Club Show: Chapter Books After Dark’, which airs at 5 pm PST. You can tune in to his Instagram with your kids every evening to catch Mac Barnett, dressed in a tuxedo and bow-tie, accompanied by his four-pawed dog friend, reading a chapter of his book.
5. P.E with Joe – Exercise at Home
Source: The Body Coach TV
With schools closed and outdoors being off-limits, you’ll have to become really creative to keep your little ones entertained so that they don’t get bored or feel stuffy. If you start getting worried about them not getting much exercise, Joe from The Body Coach has been hosting a free workout for kids since 23rd Mar 2020, every Monday to Friday live. You can tune in with your little ones and get moving together. Not only will you get your daily exercise done, but you’ll also get to spend time together with them!
6. Glazer Children’s Museum – GCM@Home
Source: Glazer Children’s Museum
Dedicated to nurturing lifelong learners and leaders, the Glazer Children’s Museum is located in Tampa, Florida. During this time, while you’re staying at home with your little ones, you can explore the various activities that GCM@Home offers. The series of activities, which includes experiments, recipes, and math problems, among others, such as Making Your Own Puzzle, Tips and Tricks to Building a Fort and Making Ice-cream, are both educational and entertaining.
7. Children’s Museum Houston – Virtual Events
Source: Children's Museum Houston
Children’s Museum Houston’s series of Virtual Events, which includes virtual story-times, toddler playtime and hands-on experiments, provide something for families to keep occupied while the little ones pick up something new.
8. Chicago Children’s Museum – Recipes for Play at Home
Source: Chicago Children's Museum
If you ever run out of ideas on how to keep your little ones entertained at home, after all heading out to the playground is out of the books, you can refer to Chicago Children’s Museums’ Recipes for Play at Home! Stocked with a variety of activities for kids of all ages, from 0 and up, and frequently updated, you don’t have to worry about your little ones getting restless (or you running out of fun things to do).
9. The National Museum of Australia – Fun at Home
Source: The National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia has a host of videos and instructions that kids can follow along to create a range of masterpieces, from a Roman Laurel Wreath to Animated Flip Book and Dragon Puppet! Little ones can also learn more about Australia through videos, exercises, quizzes and articles on the website.
10. Scholastic Learn at Home – Day-by-day Projects to Keep Kids Engaged
Scholastic Learn at Home is packed with free online resources for children up to 15 years old. From reading and writing challenges, worksheets and science experiments, to online games and activity printables, there are plenty of choices to keep your little ones engaged!
11. MyStorybook – Make Kids’ Books Online for Free
MyStorybook is a free online story writing tool where you or your little ones can write and design your own books filled with your own personalized characters. You can share your online story with your friends and family, as well as read stories written by others in the library. They also offer free lesson resources such as tips for young authors.
12. Esplanade Offstage – Illuminating Stories from Behind the Scenes
Photo credits Esplanade
Esplanade Offstage is a free all-access backstage pass to the performing arts at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, from providing exclusive broadcasts of performances to a more intimate look into Singapore and Asia’s arts and culture. Among its varied offerings are also family-friendly content, from comics and stories to videos and quizzes, such as The Story of Nian, the Adventures of PIP and introductions to notable individuals who have left a mark on our local art scene, that you can explore with your little ones.
13. Playeum at Home
Photo credits Playeum
Date: Weekly Fridays
Hour: 3 pm (45 min/session)
With technology playing a huge part in both educating and entertaining kids today due to the COVID-19 situation, Playeum, the Children’s Centre for Creativity has an online space serving as a source of retreat and support for not just children but also for adults.
Playeum at Home shares tips, resources and recommendations for parents, caregivers and teachers, Expert Dialogues and Care Calls – online conversations organized to check-in with parents and caregivers as well as to identify any on-going concerns. As for little ones, they can tune in to @playeum every Friday at 3 pm to discover different ways of experimenting, playing and creating with everyday recyclable materials that can be found at home!
14. StayAtホーム: Gems of Gunma
Photo credits JAPAN RAIL CAFÉ
Date: 1 May 2020
Hour: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Even though traveling might not be in the books, for now, Japan Rail Café hopes to continue sharing bite-sized information about the different regions of Japan so that you can look forward to planning your future trip! And so, they’ve launched a series of online events called #StayAtホーム!
This week in Gems of Gunma, they will be introducing the landlocked prefecture of Gunma that is famous for daruma dolls, hot springs and sukiyaki hot pot. You can also look forward to having your travel questions about Gunma answered and hearing about their trip to Kusatsu Onsen.
15. Kinderdance Singapore – Online Yoga Classes
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Date: Mon – Fri
Hour: 9.00 am – 9.30 am / 8.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Fare: Get $2 evoucher to enjoy 2 online Yoga Classes at $5
Kinderdance offers dance, motor development, gymnastics, and fitness programs, specially designed for kids from 15 months to 12 years. Now you can sign up and join two of their online Yoga Classes at just $5 when you purchase an evoucher for $2.
Kinderdance’s Kids Yoga aims to build children’s self- confidence, self-esteem, and self-expression as they develop muscular strength and flexibility as well as mental focus among others. The program is suitable for kids from 3 to 12 years old.
16. The Little Gym at Home
Photo credits The Little Gym
Date: Mon – Fri
Hour: Various timings
The Little Gym Singapore is offering free virtual classes for parent and child, pre-k, and grade school kids. You can tune in to their Facebook page to join in the live session or if you’ve missed it, you can still check out their videos on either Facebook or YouTube to work out on your own time.
Photo credits The Little Gym
17. My Gym Online Classes
Photo credits My Gym
Date: Tue | Thu | Fri
Hour: After 9 am
My Gym presents short online classes for free to keep the little ones engaged while they stay at home. All you have to do is subscribe to their YouTube channel and stay tuned. For updates, you can follow them on Facebook.
Every Tue (appx. 20 mins): School-based Program (18 mths – 4.5 yrs)
Every Thu (appx. 15 mins): Young Gym Program (below 3 yrs)
Every Fri (appx. 15 minds): Older Gym Program (above 3 yrs)
18. Karpenko Gymnastics Academy – Free Online Trial
Photo credits Karpenko Gymnastics Academy
Date: Monday to Sundays
Fare: Free Trial
Karpenko Gymnastics Academy has gone digital during this time. If you can’t quite make up your mind on whether you want to join them or not, you can contact them for a free online trial class. Subsequent classes are paid. If you’re interested in learning more about their digital online classes, you can contact 9007 3647 for more information.
19. Stay Home Storytelling by The Storytelling Centre
Photo credits The Storytelling Centre
Date: 1 May – 26 Jun 2020 (Every Friday)
Hour: 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm
In view of the current COVID-19 situation, The Storytelling Centre has launched the Stay Home Storytelling initiative. As their weekly storytelling sessions as various venues – Terrific Tales (at The Artground), Once Upon A Time Storytelling (at Gateway Theatre) and It’s Storytime (at Cluny Court) – have been postponed until further notice, they’re bringing the story to you!
New storytelling videos, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Greedy Frog, and The Mouse Bride, will be uploaded every Friday at 12 pm to Facebook and YouTube, where you can also catch-up on the sessions you’ve missed. Follow their Facebook page for updates on upcoming stories.
20. The Little Executive: Virtual Holiday Camps
Photo credits The Little Executive
Date: 5 May – 29 May 2020 (Date varies for different camps)
The Little Executive is hosting a series of Virtual Holiday Camps for children of different ages during the month of May to keep your kids engaged. There’s Dino Adventure, where kids will get to trek back in time to piece together clues of giant footprints and the Globe Trekker Camp where little explorers will learn about famous landmarks. The Frozen Camp aims to encourage campers to be brave by letting go of their fears and the Read & Write Heroes features rhymes, body ABCs and interactive scavenger hunts.
The Little Executive aims to develop the 4Qs of children, the Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ), Executive Function Quotient (EFQ) and Resilience Quotient (RQ). You can learn more about it here.
5 May – 6 May & 8 May 2020 | 10 am – 12 pm | K1 & K2
20 May – 22 May 2020 | 9.30 am – 11.30 am | N2 & K1
13 May – 15 May 2020 | 10 am – 12 pm | K2 & P1
11 May – 14 May 2020 | 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm | K1 & K2
20 May – 22 May 2020 | 10 am – 12 pm | P2
27 May – 29 May 2020 | 10 am – 12 pm | P2 & P3
26 May – 29 May 2020 | 10.00 am – 11.30 am | K1 & K2
Read & Write Heroes
18 May – 21 May 2020 | 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm | K1 & K2
21. Newtonshow Online Summer Camp
Photo credits Newtonshow
Date: 27 Apr – 5 Jun 2020 (weekly)
Hour: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm | 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Fare: From $300/week
In addition to science shows for events and parties, Newtonshow also organizes science holiday camps for kids. And since you’re stuck at home, they’re bringing the camp to your home!
You can register for either the Space Mission Camp or the Periodic Table Chemistry Camp and upon registration, you will receive a box of all the materials necessary for the camp as well as the timetable for the camp, which will feature storytelling sessions, interactive lectures, and hands-on activities.
Suitable for kids from 3 to 5 years old, the camp is categorized according to the different age groups. Please note that space is limited.
22. Tiny Cookery – Egg Roll Kimbap by Qian Yi
Photo credits Hommeet
Date: 27 May | 31 May 2020
Hour: 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm
Fare: $12 (spouse/siblings(s) join for free)
Sign up for Tiny Cookery – Egg Roll Kimbap workshop by Mama Qianyi with your little ones and pick up a new recipe while bonding with your little ones. In addition to the interactive online cooking workshop, you will also be able to enjoy either songs, stories, or games at the end of the session.
Once you’re registered for the workshop, you will receive a booking confirmation email from Hommeet including the virtual workshop Meeting ID and user guide. Please note that each session is limited to 10 families only.
23. Art Wonderland – May Holiday E-Workshops
Photo credits Art Wonderland
Date: 5 May – 28 May 2020 (Every Tue/Wed/Thu)
Hour: 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Fare (includes materials and delivery): $50/e-workshop | Bundle: $95 (Without materials: $30/workshop)
Art Wonderland is offering three different series of holiday e-workshops for kids, collectively known as the ‘I-Am Series’. There’s the ‘I Am A…Young Astronaut!’ series (every Tuesday), which will bring little ones through outer space and allow them to discover more about the universe. They’ll also get to create their own astronaut helmet.
‘I Am A…Young Palaeontologist!’ (every Wednesday) will allow kids to learn about the job of a paleontologist and create their own dinosaur fossil. With ‘I Am A…Young Scientist!’ (every Thursday) little ones will get to create their very own lab goggles as well as learn about how organisms and the elements around us work.
If you’re purchasing materials together with the workshop, please note that the materials will require up to 3 days to be delivered from the date of purchase of the workshop. Sign up here.
24. National Gallery Singapore – Gallery Kids!
Photo credits National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery of Singapore may be temporarily closed but you can still discover more about the art on display at the Gallery as well as its rich history thanks to ‘#GALLERYANYWHERE’.
Pop in virtually to ‘GALLERY KIDS!’ where you’ll be able to find interactive and hands-on kid-friendly activities inspired by the Gallery’s collections, from activity guides to create your own artwork and games to thought-provoking questions targeted at different age groups and kid-friendly audio tours!
25. Cartoon Network Best Summer Ever
Photo credits Cartoon Network
To all the little ones (and maybe the adults as well) who are stuck at home for this school holiday, Cartoon Network is bringing you the Best Summer Ever as you’ll be able to catch your favorite Cartoon Network shows every day from 9 am onwards with themed programming specials. You’ll also be able to find new favorites as new episodes from brand new shows will be premiering every weekend!
Photo credits Cartoon Network
Additionally, you also have the chance to win exclusive prizes like goodie bags and giant We Bare Bears plushies. Keep an eye out for secret codes appearing on your screen from 11 May onwards (9 am – 12 pm) and give your little ones an outlet to unleash their creativity by joining the Best Summer Ever Fan Art Contest!
1. Experience the Joy of Harvesting at Kampung Kampus!
Photo credits Ground-Up Initiative
Location: Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Date: 21 Mar | 5 Jun | 5 Sept | 12 Sept 2020
Hour: 8.30 am – 12.00 pm
Admission: $80 - $150
Suitable Ages: 5 yrs & above
Not only will you get to learn basic gardening skills to prepare the ground for planting and basic harvesting techniques, among others but you will also get to develop appreciation and gratitude for the abundance of food we get to enjoy when you get hands-on harvesting. Get down to earth with your little ones and experience the joys of harvesting at Kampung Kampus!
2. SG Nature Walks (Apr – Jun 2020)
Photo credits Young Nautilus
Location: Various locations
Date: 5 Apr | 30 Mar – 31 May | 11 Jun – 12 Jun | 27 Jun – 28 Jun 2020
Hour: Various timings
Admission: $27/adult | $25/child | Bundle of 3: $67
Not only is Young Nautilus’s SG Nature Walks a great way to spend time with your family, but it is also a great experiential learning experience. You’ll get to explore different natural environments in Singapore, from the Changi Sandy Intertidal to Coney Island, and get a closer look at the animals thriving there, such as seahorses, Thunder Crabs and shrimps!
3. Universe of Feelings: A Multisensory Theatre Adventure
Photo credits Superhero Me
Location: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
Date: 13 Jun – 16 Jun 2020
Hour: 11 am – 12 pm | 3 pm – 4 pm
Admission: General seating: $20/person | Allocated seating: $10/adult or youth (get tickets here)
*Please note: no admission for infants-in-arms
Developed from an inclusive arts residency at Rainbow Centre and published as a children’s book in 2019, Universe of Feelings: A Multisensory Theatre Adventure follows the journey of 6-year-old Darryl, a minimally-verbal boy as he experiences an array of emotions.
Presented by Superhero Me, the story aims to spark more understanding about children with special needs who communicate in ways other than words.
4. Don’t Miss Out on KidZania’s Free Entry Promotions! [Temporarily Closed]
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Updated: Please note that KidZania has been temporarily closed till 4 May 2020.
Location: KidZania, Palawan Kidz City. 31 Beach View #01-01/02 Singapore 098008
Date: 1 Mar – 30 Apr 2020
Hour: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: From $59
In just a few days’ time, it will be the end of March, so, if you’re thinking of enjoying KidZania’s complimentary entry for adults (with every usual priced Kid ticket purchased), now is your time!
KidZania Singapore will be turning Fantastic Four in April and in celebration of their birthday, all 4-year-olds will enjoy free Kid admission from 1 Apr to 12 Apr 2020 with every usual-priced Adult ticket purchased! Every other kid can enjoy admission at a discounted price of $40 for the month of April! What’s more, kids can earn and save 4 extra KidZos for all role-play activities too! Keep an eye out on the website for more information on the promotion!
5. Discover What We Are Made of! [Temporarily Closed]
Photo credits Science Centre Singapore
Updated: Please note that the Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions are temporarily closed till 4 May 2020.
Location: Omni-theatre, Science Centre Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Date: Playing Now
Hour: 1 pm | 3 pm (30/session)
Suitable Ages: 7 yrs and above
What are we made of? That is one of the biggest questions of all-time. In We Are Stars, a well-presented documentary, easy for even kids to understand, questions like this are explored. The documentary brings together the inputs of different experts, from cosmologists to astrophysicists, allowing you to discover humanity’s current understanding of where everything, including us, came from!
1. SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture [Temporarily Closed]
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Hour: 2 pm - 8 pm (Mon), 10 am - 8 pm (Tue - Sun)
The Chinese Singaporean identity is complex and always changing. Singapore is a Chinese majority nation-state with a significant proportion of non-Chinese. At the same time, Singapore is in Southeast Asia, a region with many ethnic groups, of which the Chinese form a small part of the overall population.
After interacting with diverse influences over many years, Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. Go on a journey at SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture across five specially curated zones to discover the Chinese Singaporean identity!
2. Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and Friends™ at ION Sky [Temporarily Closed]
Location: ION Orchard, Level 55/56
Hour: 2 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm
Admission: Spend $20 at ION Orchard to redeem 1 Admission Ticket
Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and Friends™ puts a charming twist on Asian food heritage and is an icon that evokes love and joy. Get to know Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and her friends, who are inspired by popular snacks in Singapore. Visitors can look out for Curry Puff Boy, Roti Prata Boy and Kueh Lapis Girl as they embark on a colorful adventure to protect the Ice Kachang Mountain and Pink Bandung River from an invasion.
After catching the show at ION Sky, families can nosh on the very same local delights highlighted in the show at eateries in ION Orchard. Those who present their ION Sky admission ticket in-store may be entitled to exclusive deals too!
To redeem your ticket, you will need to spend $20 per receipt at ION Orchard and scan the receipt on the ION Orchard App. You will need to wait for 3 - 5 days for confirmation before booking your slot on the App too. Alternatively, for same-day visits, you may redeem your ticket at the concierge.