The end of the year school holidays are are around the corner again. Now that the exams are over for the year it’s a great time to expose the kids to new activities or get them to brush up on skills they need improvement on.
Here are some programs we like for kids in kindergarten, preschools and primary school during the October* November and December holidays*. We will be updating this list as we find more interesting programs to occupy the kids. Let us know if you know of any interesting ones.
Workshops & Classes
A few hours a day to introduce the kids to some thing new and interesting.
A Space Writing Adventure! (Primary 3 and 4)
Join the Space Writing and Archaeology Team (SWAT) as they brave the dangers of space travel and journey to Planet Covwsc to examine and document the newly discovered remains of an ancient alien civilisation. This five-day galactic space writing adventure by Julia Gabriel Centre will help budding writers familiarise themselves with the Six Traits of Writing through games and drama activities that inspire ideas and make writing an enjoyable and liberating experience.
For: Primary 3 and 4 kids
Where: Julia Gabriel Centre, #04-00 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884.
Duration and Time: 2.5hr workshops over 5 days. 2 to 6 December 12.00pm – 2.30pm and/or 9 to 13 December 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Cost: $435 + GST per week
ACT 3 Drama Academy’s Drama workshop
Focusing on the theme of ‘wonder’, each five-day theatre workshop aims to pique the children’s curiosity and encourage them to explore, question and be creative. Participants will be immersed and transported into the world of handpicked well-known books such as Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories and C.S Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which with their rich and vibrant imagery and storylines, provide the perfect platform for participants to exercise their sense of wonder, imagination and make-believe. There are workshops targeted for 3-7 years old, 8-11 years old and 12-16 year olds.
For: Kids 3 to 16 year olds
Where: ACT 3 Drama Academy 126 Cairnhill Road ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre
Duration and Time: 2hr workshops over 5 days various timing 25 – 29 Nov, 2 – 6 Dec, 9 – 13 Dec and 16 – 20 Dec 2013
Exercise as a Family
Pilates Inc, a division of The Moving Body Group is having a Fit Fam package where parents and kids can have the flexibility of choosing classes base on a credit system. There are a a variety of classes – such as Gyrotonic, Pilates, Spinning (least 140cm in height) to choose from.
For: 7 year olds and above
Where: Pilates Inc @ Amoy(82 Amoy Street Level 1 Singapore 069901 ) and Pilates Inc @ Eastgate (46 East Coast Road, EastGate, #06-05, Singapore 428766 )
Duration and Time:Various timing. Offer valid from 1st November to 31st December.
Cost: Group Fitness 25 credits, Spinning classes for 15 credits, Pilate Group 30 credits, Pilates (Parent + Child duet) – 145 credits (Each Credit cost $1)
The kids may have plenty of time but the adults have plenty to do. Here are some camps to keep them occupied for half a day or more.
Fun with Mandarin
Tien hsia is having a number of full day Mandarin language building programs that incorporate visits to the bird park, toy museum, indoor playground and activities such as mosaic making and origami.
For: Kids 4 -9 years old
Where: Various Tien Hsia location including Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade and Orchard
Duration and Time: 9-10 Dec 2013 9am-5 pm
Cost: $340 +$5.20 insurance
Junior Multi-Stars Camp
Le-Soul have a multi-stars camp where kids get to learn cool self defense Akido techniques, learn mind mapping, be exposed to different types of instruments, play the drums, and learn about friendship and teamwork.
For: Kids 5 -8 years old
Where: 293 Safra Toa Payoh Lor 6 #03-04 Singapore 310190
Duration and Time: 9-10 Dec 2013 9am-5 pm
Space Invention November/ December 2013 Holiday Camps
Kids get hands-on experiences with building various space-themed inventions using LEGO and recycled materials and robotics by designing, building, testing, improving, and documenting their inventions to meet the challenges in this camp by WondersWork
For: Kids 6 -12 year old
When: 10.30am – 3pm, 26 – 28 Nov 2013, 3 – 5 Dec 2013, 10 – 12 Dec 2013 or 17 – 19 Dec 2013 (3 days)
Where: WondersWork@Liang Court, #02-23, 177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030
$$$: $398 (Fee includes Materials, Lunch, Free Goodie Bag with Astronaut Ice Cream, Flight Suit and badges, lanyard and nametag worth more than $100. No Registration Fee.)
Camp Asia’s Super Chef with Emmanuel Stroobant
Lead by celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s team of highly trained chefs, Super Chef camp, kids get to learn the importance of team work and leadership skills, an important part of running a professional kitchen, while mastering different recipes and gaining confidence in cooking. Price includes lunch, morning snack and a Camp Asia T-Shirt.
For: Kids 6 -11 years old
Where: Stamford American International School, 279 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347691
Duration and Time: 5 Days. 9am -3pm. 16 – 20 December
Overnight Adventure at Singapore Philatelic Museum
Check-in at the museum for a night of adventure, games and craft! Meet new friends, learn about the ‘King of Hobbies’ and enjoy the rare opportunity of sleeping among stamps! Bring along a sleeping bag, jacket, pyjamas, fresh change of clothing and toiletries. Includes dinner, supper and breakfast. For more information…
For: Kids 7 – 12 years
Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Duration and Time: 21 November 6.00pm – 22 November 9.00am or 5 December 6.00pm – 6 Decembe, 9.00am.
Cost: $80 per person
Junior Avian Keeper at the Bird Park
At Jurong Bird Park’s Junior Avian Keeper program, kids get some hands-on experience with tasks such as preparing feed and enrichment for the penguins, lories and baby birds. They will also visit the only avian hospital in the Asia Pacific and find out what goes on in maintaining the health of the birds.
For: Kids 10 -12 years old
Where: Jurong Bird Park
When: 27 November 2013 (Wes) 8.45am – 5.45pm
Cost:$250.00 per child (excludes 7% GST)
Discovery Vacation Camps have a number of cool science camps that help the kids learn science while having fun. There is a variety of classes for Primary 1 to Primary 6 pupils. Each camp include outings to the places such as the “Longkang”Fish Farm, Bread Factory and Fire Heritage Gallery
For: Kids 6-12 years old
Where: Henry Park Primary School at Holland Grove Road, Red Swastika School at Bedok North Ave 3 or CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) at Lor 1 Toa Payoh
Duration and Time: 5 Days Camp 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM , 18-22 November 2013, 25-29 November 2013, 2-6 December 2013 or 9-13 December 2013.
MY Outdoor Camp (Nature)
Metropolitan YMCA is having a number of exciting holiday camps. We like this 3 day camp that include farm visits, nature walk at neighboring islands, beach activities and camping skills. Yes the kids will spend two nights away from home.
For: Kids 8-12 years old
Where: The Metropolitan Y @ 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
Duration and Time: 3 day camp 9 am 19 Nov – 5.30 21 Nov