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Racking your brains over how to occupy the kids this December? Try out the wide array of activities available for the whole family. Check out the wide range of cultural and sporting activities that will excite the bored child and delight the family! There is also no shortage of Christmas-related activities, to help the family get into the festive spirit, join in the yuletide cheer, and end the year on a high note!
When you decide on an activity, do check for the entrance or ticketing policies to stay safe from Covid-19 from the web pages of the respective venues. And remember, keep yourself and your family updated about Singapore’s safe distancing measures before your outing!
We’re going on a critter hunt! This school holidays, collect your copy of the Fantastic Critters Activity Booklet at any of the participating museums, then go hunt for the critters. Complete the activities listed in the booklet to collect specially designed critter stickers! Check out a slew of other fun family activities that include more than 90 exhibitions, programmes and activities by participating museums.
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Have fun while learning! Keep your preschooler entertained this holiday with PA’s special school holiday courses for children and their parents. Fun craft workshops and interactive science sessions help to instill confidence and creativity and allow parents to spend quality time bonding with their children. What are you waiting for? Start your adventures this school holiday because the fun never ends!
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Soak in the beauty of floral displays at this year’s Poinsettia Wishes at Gardens by the Bay. This year’s seasonal display is inspired by Nordic traditional confectionary, with the highlight being a towering cupcake ferris wheel that is hard to top at 8m in height! Children and adults will be delighted by the candied apple Christmas carriage, candy canes, animal gingerbread decorations, and the dazzling Luminarie light sculptures. As for plant lovers, they will be mesmerised by the 7,500 poinsettia plants of about 30 varieties, as well as cyclamens, pansies, hellebores, and Christmas trees.
Image source: Gardens by the Bay Facebook page
Inspire your child with a series of exciting creative and artistic online and on-site experiences at the National Gallery! Look forward to captivating storytelling sessions, interactive movement exercises, parent-child sound exploration workshops, and more! Your child will be invited to participate and co-create with international artists through the artwork, by touching, moving, and interacting with the installations.
Image source: National Gallery Singapore Facebook page
Designed for parents and tweens aged from 11-14, you and your child take on the identity as #TheSelect Secret Agents on a mission. A mix of physical and virtual tools in the mission kit and on the gameplay microsite will help your team in this interactive, guided adventure. This fun-filled, 3-hour mission is a chance to build deeper connections with your child, make some fond memories, and finally to make a commitment to each other as parent and child. Sign up and join the mission at 11.14am on 11 Dec!
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Are you concerned about the dangers that lurk online and wonder what you can do to be cyber safe as much as our work and even school have shifted online? Join a cyber carnival organised by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to get you and your family up to speed on cybersecurity. Glean tips to stay safe online at the Go Safe Online Pop-up at SAFRA Punggol.
There’s even a motion-controlled game where you can test your cybersecurity knowledge and even win prizes! Check out the SAFRA Punggol's Facebook page for a cybersecurity talk for parents.
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This upcoming school holidays, T.H.E will be conducting a dance camp for kids! From 6-10 December, children aged 4-12 will have the opportunity to learn creative movement and the basics of contemporary dance in a fun and safe environment. Explore the depth of your children's imagination with them! WhatsApp +65 8889 1473 for more details. Do note that the camp will only commence once there are sufficient sign-ups.
Image source: T.H.E Dance Company Studio
Pokémon fans in Singapore will be able to catch the first edition of the Eevee Dance Parade in Sentosa this December featuring 15 larger-than-life Eevee marching and dancing against the scenic Sentosa sunset at Palawan Green. Sentosa Islander members will be among the first to catch the Eevee Dance Parade at a preview session on 9 December 2021.
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