10 things for kids to do this October 2012
Friday, 5 Oct 2012
October’s huge for the little ones.
So they’re missing out on Oktoberfest, but there’s Halloween and (not so lucky for us) Children’s Day. Here’s how to keep them happily occupied:
1. Little Fashionistas
Head to the National Museum for an interactive tour on wedding dresses. Join a bride and her wedding planner as they quickly put together some last minute details for a grand wedding. Through fun activities, dramatised performances and plenty of interaction, participants will get to meet two colourful characters and learn from them about the designs and stories behind the wedding dresses on display and other wedding symbols. Event details here.
2. Tour the World
A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. The little snail is amazed by it all, but starts feeling very small in the vastness of the world.
This award-winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of ‘The Gruffalo’, is brought to life on stage, combining physical storytelling, live music and lots of laughs – for everyone aged 4 and up. Event details here.
3. Lego Lockdown
The Shell Lego Family Fiesta will give Lego and Ferrari fans of all ages a glimpse of Shell’s range of limited edition LEGO collectibles. The biggest attraction? A life-sized LEGO replica of the 2011 Ferrari F1 car on display! The event will also feature the Shell Constructors’ Challenge – a LEGO speed-building, kid-friendly competition that is sure to be a big draw among the shoppers and families. More details here.
Esplanade’s turning 10 and to celebrate, they’ve put together a special calendar of festivities just for kids! This 3 day bonanza includes drawing competitions, storytelling sessions, film screenings, dramatizations, dance appreciation workshops, and music classes. A mix of free and ticketed programmes available. See more here.
5. Petite Manicure & Sports Day
Compete in Happy Willow Children’s Day Special – Sports Day! Get active tackling obstacles like Basketball and Hoop-loops, enjoy a group story-telling sesh and get messy with arts and crafts after (1030am), and even get a free petite manicure with non-toxic nail polish (11am-4pm). Event details here.
6. Bouncy Castles & Donation Drives
Do good and have fun all at the same time – plus, like we always say, Children’s Day is a great day to teach kids about other kids around the world. Organized by Blessings in a Bag, this Children’s Day fair promises oodles of fun in the form of bouncy castles, card-making, hula-hooping, bubble-blowing, and carnival games… And you get to enjoy it all for free! They’re also holding a donation drive and calling for new and pre-loved items: pencil cases, crayons, pens and penciles, scissors, erasers, notebooks and colouring cooks, markers, rulers, school bags, and colouring pencils. See here for more details.
7. Gone Fishing
Celebrate Children’s Day a different way at Pasir Ris Kid’s Kampong. Events include longkang fishing, animal shows, ice-cream and goodie bags, as well as live feeding. Tickets go for $16/child and $10/adult. See here for details.
8. Best Camp Ever
Camp Asia is holding a series of camps for kids ages 3-11 years at Stamford American International School from 22-26 October 2012. The CA Multi-Activity Camp promises action and adventure in the form of arts and crafts, sports, and performing arts. For chefs in the making, celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s team of highly trained chefs will be leading our Super Chef camp, with Emmanuel himself taking a morning master class during each week’s camp. The CA Sports Stars Camp develops skills in basketball, golf, swimming, judo and more, exposing kids to sports every day. More details here.
9. Play Ball with Soccer Legends
Hurry – there’s only a few spots left for this uber popular soccer coaching session! Train with soccer legends from Man U and Liverpool – Phil Babb, David May, Clayton Blackmore, and Ben Thornley. Soccer fans would kill for this opportunity! Details here.
10. The Nutcracker on Ice
Ballet meets ice skating in the adaptation of the classic, The Nutcracker, with an exhilarating display of breathtaking high-speed leaps and throws, and awe-inspiring acrobatics, coupled with the most graceful and sublime ice dancing. The Imperial Ice Stars are set to once again astound and mesmerise audiences with their adrenaline-rich, dramatic performance, all within the intimate setting of a frozen theatre stage. See details here.