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20 Creative March School Holiday (2016) Activities for Children in Singapore

Let your child take a breather from anything academic this coming March school holiday, and get involved something fun, creative, and inspiring — like these activities!

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1. Enjoy Classical Music

Award-winning violinist Ms. Tee Khoon Tang holds regular concerts for children. This time, she has two ‘’Beethoven Last Years’’ concerts designed for different age groups, featuring principal cellist of Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg, Olivia Jeremias, leader of prestigious Kammerakademie Potsdam Berlin, and Yuki Kasai, violist of the American award-winning Daedalus Quartet, Jessica Thompson. Children can get up close and personal to learn about the instruments and see how beautiful music is made with them!

Where Esplanade Recital Studio
When 12 March, 10 am (0- 6 year olds); 12 pm (6-12 year olds)
Cost $32
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2. Be a Young Naturalist

This NParks camp is perfect for young ones who are interested in learning more about Singapore’s wetlands, and nature conservation. The one-day camp includes indoor and outdoor learning, and is uitable for children aged 7 to 12 years. Each participant gets a naturalist passport and upon completion of a worksheet, nature walk or hands-on activity, will earn a stamp in it.

Where Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre
When 12 March, 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
Cost $5 plus $0.50 for the passport
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3. Have Fun at Kids Fiesta

This annual event by MediaCorp will feature Singapore’s first outdoor ice-skating rink and over 30 activities for children. There will be meet-and-greet opportunities with children’s favorite cartoon characters, music and dance performances, laser maze, electric scooter park, etc. The Fun Pass for children aged between 3 and 12 years can be purchased online.

Where The Float at Marina Bay
When 12 and 13 March, 4 – 10.30 pm
Cost $25
Web Here

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4. Be a Tooth Warrior

The National Dental Centre is holding a Dental Boot Camp, a sequel to their ‘Be a Dentist for a Day’ programme last year. Suitable for younger children, the highlights include a lesson on proper brushing of teeth, learning to defend teeth from acid attacks and sugar bugs, and games. Each child will get a free dental screening (and cleaning during a subsequent appointment), free entry to the HealthZone play area, and goodie bags.

Where National Dental Centre Singapore
When 12 March, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost $30 per child, $5 per parent
Web Here

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5. Explore The Big Kids World Workshop

Have you been to the new megastore in Jurong East? There will be a big educational playground there this March holiday, involving 60 schools and featuring programmes suitable for children from two years of age, activity booths, stage performances, and more. Your child can try out a wide variety of activities from art, music, dance, to Taekwondo, rock climbing, and soccer. Register online for a chance to win a goodie bag.

Where Big Box Exhibition Halls A & B, Level 3
When 12 to 13 March, 11 am – 8 pm
Cost Admission is free
Web Here

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6. Take Speed-Frozen Photographs

Together with artist Richard Kearns, children will discover what happens when they take a photograph with a slow shutter speed on camera. This workshop at Playeum includes an introduction to the rules of photography, and explores the possibilities that come in breaking those rules. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12, with their parents. Do note that a camera or a camera-enabled device is required.

Where Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444
When 13 March, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Cost $32 per adult and child pair
Web Here

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7. Grow More Confident

Have you checked out Oliver Jeffers’ picture books? No? Well your children should. ACT3 International is organising inspirational workshops for 2-year-olds (parent-accompanied), 2 to 4 year olds, and 5 to 7 year olds, all based on his funny and imaginative works. The one for the youngest age group is a single session workshop, while the others are four or five sessions long, with a presentation to wrap it all up. Older children from 8 to 10 years can sign up to learn how to communicate effectively through persuasive speaking.

Where ACT3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229707
When Various times
Cost From $60
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8. Try Some Swordplay

Children who are thinking of picking up fencing can find out if this is the sport for them during this school holiday fencing appreciation workshop at Z Fencing. Children from 4 to 6 years old can go on a one-day preparatory workshop, while children from 7 to 13 years can attend the 3-day fencing experience workshop.

Where Z Elite Fencers Academy, SAFRA Toa Payoh
When 14-16 March, 2 – 3.30 pm (7 to 13 years old), 26 March, 10 – 11.15 am (4 to 6 years old)
Cost $250 (7 to 13 years old), $85.60 (4 to 6 years old)
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9. Tech In Motion Technology

Imagin8ors and Playeum are presenting a four-day camp where children can tinker with technology and combine this with creative materials to build things that move! Children will have unlimited access to all of Playeum’s interactive spaces, take full advantage of the Art of Speed installations, further explore speed with robotics, and collaborate for a final team challenge. Suitable for 6 to 10 year olds.

Where Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444
When 15 to 18 March, 10 am – 1 pm. Another camp is available the following week.
Cost $360
Web Here

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10. Learn to Sew

Beginners – at least 6 years old – can pick up this essential life skill by learning to sew an Animal Softie or a Peasant Blouse. Children who have completed at least one beginner’s class can create a Kids Bratpack or a No Sweat Water Bottle Holder. Your child can also opt for the Kids Love Sewing Series throughout March, designed for children aged 9 years and above. In this series of four sessions, they’ll create a book cover, a drawstring backpack, and progress to a blouse and skirt, or shorts.

Where 333 Kreta Ayer Road, unit number 02-32
When Animal Softie is on 16 March, 2 – 5 pm. Check website for other timings.
Cost From $60, or $200 (series of 4 sessions)
Web Here

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11. Scratching and Fidgeting

This is a new camp by Saturday Kids, where children can learn beginner’s Scratch programming for two hours and then proceed to play at Fidgets indoor playground for the rest of the day. Suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years, with no prior experience in programming needed. Students will practice animating the characters and learn to record, edit and add sounds to their projects.

Where Fidgets World, 200 Turf Club Rd, #03-10
When 16, 17, 18 March, 10 am – 1 pm.
Cost $350
Web Here

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12. Get Into Music and Art

Learn about instruments at Cristofori Music School’s Muzic Bug Camp for children between 4 and 7 years of age. There are two sessions to choose from. Each introduces your child to 10 muzic bugs and their instruments. This hands-on session on the instruments will give your child wide exposure to a variety of instruments, from the banjo to the bagpipe to the harp. Children who prefer to learn more about art go Around the World with Mona Lisa instead.

Where Cristofori Music School at HDB Hub Toa Payoh or Serangoon Central Drive
When 17 and 18 March, 1 – 5 pm. (Last day of registration: 6 March)
Cost $70 for one session, $120 for both
Web Here

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13. Investigate Wildlife

We often come across donation boxes at the malls bearing the likeness of pangolins. But what are they? Your child may be interested to know that pangolins are scaly anteaters found in Singapore! This workshop will teach the children about the habitat and habits of these rare mammals and how we can help protect them. Participants will also take a walk around the Gardens to look for burrows where pangolins may live.

Where Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, Classroom 1 and 2, Level 3
When 17 March, 4.30 to 8.30 pm
Cost $50
Web Here

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14. Picnic with Showtime in the Gardens

Concert and brass bands from a host of local schools – St. Patrick’s School, St. Stephen’s School, St. Anthony’s Primary School, St. Joseph’s Institution Junior, Catholic High School Primary, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School – will be performing. The line-up includes popular songs as well as classic ones. Bring the whole family, a mat, and a picnic basket, and you’re all set.

Where Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
When 19 March, 5 – 7 pm
Cost Free
Web Here

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15. Festive Cake-Pop Making

Suitably themed for Easter, this culinary and crafting class embarked on the 90 minute of fun based on a story of the lost magic hen. Designed for children 2 to 7 years old. An adult may accompany those below 5 years old at no charge.

Where The Little Arts Academy, PoMo Shopping Mall #05-01
When Various dates and times
Cost $40 for 1 child or $70 for two children.
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16. Think Mathematically

This programmes, specially designed by Math Monkey for eXplorekid, will help your child to build logic and critical thinking skills through fun games and mental exercises. Children will also solve basic time and money math problems. Suitable for children aged 6 to 9 years, with unlimited play time at the indoor playground included. Other workshops on sports, science and more are available as well, on different dates. Check the eXplorerkid website for details.

Where eXplorerkid, AMK Hub
When 13 March, 11 am – 12 pm
Cost $40. Minimum 15 participants to start.
Web Here

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17. Eco Activities at SAFRA

Get ready for some eco-fun and be entertained while your children learn about conserving the environment. Participate in workshops on how to transform unwanted materials into pieces for art installations featuring various endangered animals. They’ve also got lots of attractive promotions lined up for you and your family! For more information, visit www.safra.sg/schoolhols.

Where SAFRA Jurong, Mount Faber and Toa Payoh
When 5 March and 10 March
Web Here

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18. Pirates Ahoy!

This themed workshop will see your little one become a pirate for a day while making learning English fun and exciting! The Reading Mission for 3 to 6 year olds will allow kids to experience Integrated Phonics through songs, rhymes and poems, and Listening and Reading Comprehension through Immersive Reading Strategies. One parent will be required to accompany junior.

The Writing Mission for Primary 1 and 2 students features a fun scavenger hunt to uncover a treasure trove of Adjectives, Conjunctions and Verbs. Kids will create their own creative story and learn about creative writing.

Where MindChamps HQ, Toa Payoh HDB Hub, East Wing, Level 17
When 26 March, 10am – 12pm/1pm – 3pm
Cost $68 (The Reading Mission), $89 (The Writing Mission)
Web Here

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19. The Force Awakens

This workshop combines English, Mathematics and Science, and will deepen your child’s understanding of magnetism through various hands-on experiences, demonstrations, report writing and calculations of magnetic forces. Though these, problem solving skills can be developed and applied to their school work.

Where MindChamps HQ, Toa Payoh HDB Hub, East Wing, Level 17
When 14 March, 9am – 5pm
Cost $98
Web Here

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20. The Professor Snyder Thinking Cap Programme

Let your child benefit from Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap learning system that meets and also goes beyond the newest requirements of the MOE curriculum. What’s in it for junior? He can take part in creative exercises which employ story-telling, drama and visualisation. He can build up his emotional resilience as well as effective communication skills. Motor skills and visual perception skills can also be honed via fun games and activities.

Where MindChamps HQ, Toa Payoh HDB Hub, East Wing, Level 17
When 14 & 15 March, 10am – 1pm/2pm – 5pm
Cost $68
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