12 Things to Do With Your Kids Over the March School Holidays in Singapore
The March school holidays are fast on their way, and can be a stressful time for parents who are still working from home and are in need of ideas to keep their children gainfully occupied or entertained.
Don’t want them to while away the entire week just playing games? Sign them up for organised activities that they’ll enjoy and more importantly, learn useful skills from. Here are a list of camps and workshops that will encourage them to explore their technical skills, creative side, or simply to get outdoors, socialise and have plenty of good fun.
1/12 Outdoor Adventure Camp, at Wildlings
A camp that’s actually held outdoors and encourages kids to get to know nature—it’s quite a rarity in our urban island city. Wildlings conducts five-day morning camps for kids aged from 4 to 11 years old, amid the verdant surrounds of its Forest School located at Dempsey. The children will pick up skills for safety in the forest and do fun things that include building a den, campfire cooking and going bug hunting.
Enquire with Wildlings for more information.
When March 15 to 19, approximately 9am to 12.30pm daily
2/12 Big Canvas Impressionist Painting Workshop, at ARThaus
This one’s for the older kids (aged 7 and above), who have an artistic side that you think should be nurtured. In this three-day workshop, your child will receive close, personalised guidance to help him or her learn the painting techniques of the great Impressionist masters. Class size is limited to up to 12 students, so that each child can receive adequate attention from the instructor.
When All year round, enquire with ARThaus for dates and prices
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3/12 Movie-making: Stop Motion Animation Camp, at Bricks 4 Kidz
Develop your child’s creative talents by signing him or her up for this creative session. Your child will learn how to use Lego bricks to tell a story, complete with music and special effects. This involves planning, scripting, staging and shooting their own mini-movie using stop-motion animation techniques. Every kid attending these sessions will walk away with his or her self-created film.
Enquire with Bricks 4 Kidz for details.
When Weekly sessions and school-holiday programme are both available
4/12 Minecraft: Education Edition Coding Workshop, at STEM Academy
Kids who love Minecraft will find it more fun to pick up coding skills via this special-edition computer program. In class, each student will be provided with a laptop on which Minecraft: Education Edition is installed. Through this unique interface based on the popular sandbox game, kids will learn coding fundamentals, computational thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
Enquire with STEM Academy for information on sessions in March.
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5/12 Adventure in the City Holiday Camp, at Trehaus
This three-day camp will take children on a walking tour around City Hall and get them participating in activities including a treasure hunt, picnic and an urban farming session. It’s not all play, of course. They’ll also engage in STEM learning activities, mindfulness sessions and art explorations for a holistic experience. Suitable for ages seven to 10.
Enquire with Trehaus for more information.
When Three-day sessions in March and April, 9.30am to 5.30pm daily
6/12 March Holiday Camp: Anansi's Caribbean Adventures, at Kids21club
This five-day arts, drama and storytelling camp will take children on an imaginary trip to the Caribbean Islands, where they’ll experience the humorous stories of Anansi the Spider Man. Little ones will work alongside Anansi and learn how to use their wits to trick the big bully Tiger and rewrite the stories to rescue their animal friends. This adventure will test their creativity and smarts by getting them to weave together some clever plans and devise their own stories. Suitable for ages 5 to 8.
Enquire with Kids21club for more information.
When March 29 to April 2, 9am to 12pm daily
7/12 Hansel & Gretel Stage Camp, at Singapore Repertory Theatre
This one’s a must for getting your child interested in learning Mandarin. Conducted by an experienced SRT theatre practitioner, this five-day camp will build performance skills such as storytelling, expression and movement, Mandarin communication skills, as well as confidence via the classic fairytale, Hansel and Gretel. You’ll even get to watch the kids put up a presentation at the end of the event. Suitable for ages four to six.
Enquire with SRT for more information.
When March 5 to 19, 10am to 12pm daily
8/12 Fractured Fairy Tales Holiday Workshop, at Act 3
This week-long drama workshop will get their creative juices flowing as they explore and dramatise a Fractured Fairytale—a twisted mash-up of popular fairytales including Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Hansel and Gretel, amongst others. Through the retelling, your child will build dramatic expression skills, as well as important skills in focus and concentration, confidence, peer interaction, patience and turn-taking. Watch their efforts culminate in a special presentation at the end of the sessions. Suitable for ages five to seven.
Enquire with Act 3 for more information.
When March 15 to 18, 9.30am to 12pm or 3.30pm to 6pm daily
9/12 Junior Rockstars Holiday Camp, at The Gem Museum
Over two days, kids will discover how science and art can exist and come together through learning about gemstones, minerals and the earth. Let them learn to appreciate Mother Nature in a different way, through understanding the science behind the beauty of gems. Suitable for ages six to 12.
Register at The Gem Museum.
When 13 to 14 March, 9am to 12.30pm daily
10/12 March Holiday Camps, at Lorna Whiston
Lorna Whiston is holding a wide variety of camps for children of various ages during the March holidays. You’ll definitely find something that will engage your child’s interest here, whether it be language-related, or an acting, art or coding workshop. What’s more, you can rest assured knowing that they will be taught and guided by the school’s highly trained and dedicated teaching crew. Suitable for ages three to 12.
Enquire with Lorna Whiston for more information.
11/12 Creative Coding Holiday Camps, at Saturday Kids
Coding can be learnt in multiple ways, and at Saturday Kids, they include camps that take children through programming essentials via inventive stories, designing fun apps, building cool 3D machines and games such as Minecraft. These workshops are designed to inspire young minds with curiosity and play. Suitable for ages seven to 14.
Enquire with Saturday Kids for more information.
When March 15 to 19
12/12 Duck Duck Goose Camp, at The Little Executive
In this unusual camp, your kids will discover five stones, marbles and pick-up sticks—and other familiar games that you played in your childhood. Remember the joy you had indulging in simple games like these? Why shouldn’t your kids experience the same kind of carefree fun too? On top of that, they’ll actually be picking up essential life skills like teamwork, empathy and social awareness while engaging in play—all without realising that they’re learning them too. Suitable for ages six to nine.
Enquire with The Little Executive for more information.
When March 18 to 19, 10am to 4pm daily
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