Kid-approved activities in Singapore to try this week: 9 April 2018

Culture, classic movies, cardboard boxes and careers are on the hit list this week...

As we hurtle towards mid-April, we’ve been sending our intrepid mini-reporters out and about to check out what’s hot right now in Singapore. They’ve been hopping on monorails to Sentosa, soaking up culture at a cool fam-friendly festival, and even sitting down for a moment or two for some fun craft

1. Fill your boots with culture at The Singapore Heritage Festival
If workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and local eats by the bucketload are your idea of family fun, then you need the 15th edition of The Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) on your ‘must do’ list. Spanning three weekends, this is a kid-friendly intro to culture at its best! We are definitely looking forward to the LED lion dance!

2. Create castles and camper vans from cardboard!
We’ve all been there – you gift your child with a super-exciting prezzie, only for them to have more fun with the actual box it came in than the gift itself! Well, if it’s cardboard adventure the kids are after, then we’ve got it in spades with our guide to creating cool stuff from boxes. Cardboard space rocket, anyone?

3. Celebrate two years of KidZania
If KidZania had been a ‘thing’ when we were small, who knows where we would have ended up career wise! We’re a little bit envious that our kids can try out jobs of all shapes and sizes at this infinitely brilliant indoor play arena. It’s turning two, and we’re all invited to the celebrations. Hop over before 15 April to join in with the party!

Whip up a storm in the kitchen
It was World Health Day on 6 April, which was a great excuse for getting in the kitchen with the kiddos and embarking on a mission to bring something beyond homemade chicken nuggets to their diet. It’s never too early to teach kids life skills, so unearth all those recipe books we know you have hiding in the cupboard, and start a little culinary adventure of your own with the help of your mini-masterchefs.

Watch ‘old’ movies!
Having stumbled across ‘Romancing the Stone’ last weekend, the kids have now got a thing for ‘films from the olden days’. Once you’ve gotten over being perturbed at how quick 30-odd years have flashed by, dig out some of your favourite classic movies and host a movie marathon! The Goonies, Back to the Future and The Neverending Story are just as cool for the kids of 2018 as they were when we watched them the first time around in the 80s! Don‘t forget to add neon socks and backcombed hair for extra authenticity.

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