5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (4th - 10th May 2020)

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1. Star Wars Virtual Live Party

My Gym Star Wars Virtual Live Party
Photo credits My Gym

Date: 9 May 2020
Session 1: 10 am – 11 am (2 – 5 yrs) | Session 2: 2 pm – 2 pm – 3 pm (6 – 10 yrs)

Feel the force even when you stay at home with My Gym’s Star Wars Virtual Live Party. Don’t let staying at home stop you, dress up in your favorite Star Wars character, and have a virtual dance party with games, songs, and more! Fans can relive the excitement by discussing the iconic characters, storylines, and galaxies far, far away with other fans!   

2. Stay Home Storytelling by The Storytelling Centre

Stay Home Storytelling by The Storytelling Centre
Photo credits The Storytelling Centre

Date: 1 May – 26 Jun 2020 (Every Friday)
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.

3. Heritage Tales: Attack of the Swordfish

Heritage Tales: Attack of the Swordfish
Photo credits National Heritage Board

Date: By 13 May 2020

You’ve probably heard the story, Attack of the Swordfish, while growing up. It’s a fascinating legend of how Red Hill earned its name. As such legends are also a part of Singapore’s rich cultural heritage, Heritage Tales, a digital storytelling initiative, hopes to spread it, especially to the younger generations. And they’ve come up with an unconventional way to do so.

The National Heritage Board invites you to join in the storytelling session of Attack of the Swordfish, narrated by local artiste Benjamin Kheng, by acting out five scenes within the story! Contribute the video of your acting via Facebook or Instagram by 13 May 2020. The final storytelling video featuring public contributions will be unveiled on 19 May

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4. The Little Executive: Virtual Holiday Camps

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.


Dino Adventure
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

Globe Trekker
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

5. Newtonshow Online Summer Camp

Newtonshow Online Summer Camp
Photo credits Newtonshow

Date: 27 Apr – 5 Jun 2020 (weekly)
9.00 am – 12.30 pm | 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm
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.


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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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