Kid-approved activities to try with the kids this week in Singapore: 7 May 2018

Ballet, Shakespeare and chicken rice – we’ve been exploring all the cool stuff happening in Singapore this week...

In the blink of an eye it’s Monday again and we have a glorious new week ahead to fill with family fun. What’s on this week in Singapore? Lots, is what! And we’ve sent our own team of kiddos out to track down the best indoor play spots, fun craft ideas and outdoor adventures to try with your gang of littles…

1. Get creative at Kaboodle
The sky’s the limit – literally – when it comes to creative fun over at indoor play space, Kaboodle. Perfect for tots who have started walking, right through to around eight years, small people will love building everything from castle forts to airplanes out of foam tubes and blocks. We *may* have left a trail of blue bricks in our wake (and destruction seemed prevalent over construction with our team of boys – sorry Kaboodle!).

2. Twirl over to the ballet
Introduce the kids to the beautiful world of St. Petersburg Ballet! We recently hung out with Irina Kolesnikova from the upcoming production of Swan Lake for the inside scoop on all things pirouetting and dancing (watch out for our interview, coming soon!). The show twirls onto stage from 8 to 12 May, and despite running the risk of demands for ballet lessons before the curtain even comes down, we know that our tweens and teens will be enthralled.

3. Kickstart the Mother’s Day hints…
Mother’s Day is coming up fast – 13 May if you need to give the kids and their dad a bit of a nudge. We’ve been restocking the craft kit so we can get busy with macaroni necklaces and homemade cards. We figure if we steer the kids in the right direction, the rest will take care of itself, right?

4. Rediscover fam-friendly hawker centres
We’ve been rediscovering child-friendly hawker centres and ticking off all our favourite foods from our local dish inspo list. Look out for our guide to the best hawker centres in Singapore coming soon, and in the meantime pop over to Satay by the Bay for delish BBQ stingray – don’t forget the kids’ scooters!

5. Unleash your inner thespian – over a picnic
“Experience is the teacher of all things.” We couldn’t agree more, Caesar, which is why the return of SRT’s ‘Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar’ has us very excited for a family date night experience with older kids (we would say age 10 and above). We’re big on encouraging our offspring to pick up a book and read the old classics, and love it when the page moves to the stage. Don’t forget your picnic (and probably your mozzie spray)!

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