10 Activities For Children Under Six At Children’s Season Singapore 2017

Bring your minis out to learn more about Singapore’s heritage and expose them to the arts at Children’s Season Singapore. The various museums, and art and education institutions have come together to create programmes and activities just for the little ones to learn more about the different aspects of art, culture and heritage.

Here’s our pick of ten activities that kiddos under six will enjoy:

The Soft Dome
View things from a different perspective at the National Museum Singapore. A soft netting structure has been constructed at the rotunda, allowing everyone to look at it while lying down. Do note that socks need to be worn in order to be allowed onto the exhibit.

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Date: Till 30 July 
Time: 10am and 5.50pm
Venue: National Museum Singapore
Price: Free

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Footwork: Twinkle Toes

Does your little one love grooving to the beat of the music that she hears? Give her a headstart in learning various dance genres at these special dance-play workshops where accompanying parents get to pick up some dance skills too. Four different workshops are available: Pop Baby, Hip hop Baby, Ballet Baby and Tap Baby.

Date: 17 and 18 June
Time: 9am and 10.30am
Venue: Esplanade
Price: From S$24

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Guided Tour and Introduction to Family Relationships

Always wanted to teach your children about how a family tree is constructed and how their relatives are related to one another? Let the friendly folks at Gan Heritage Centre guide your children in understanding familial relationships and learn more about their family name.

Date: 3 June
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Venue: Gan Heritage Centre
Price: Free

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Nature is reimagined by artist Mary Bernadette Lee at the Singapore Art Museum’s Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth. The artwork encourages little ones to interact with it – make the birds fly through the air and the puddles of water ripple gently. We bet your minis will have a fun time here while the adults admire the beautiful details.

Date: Till 27 August
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: SAM @8Q
Price: Free for Singaporeans and PR, S$6 (adults), S$3 (children)

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I Want To Be A Policeman

Let your minis get a taste of what it’s like to be a policeman for the day at the Police Heritage Centre. They’ll learn about the different ranks in the Singapore Police Force, the different roles that policeman play in making Singapore a safe place to live and the history behind the police hotline number 999. They’ll even get to put on a special mini-sized police uniform at the end of the tour.

Date: 30 May to 25 June
Time: Various timings
Venue: Police Heritage Centre 
Price: Free, registration required

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Read and Draw with Darel Seow

Calling all mini budding artists! London-based Singapore illustrator Darel Seow will share the stories behind the illustrations that he has created for various picture books and teach little artists how to draw different types of creatures, just like his.

Date: 17 June
Time: 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm
Venue: Singapore City Gallery 
Price: Free, registration required

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Kids get to make their very own spinning top from everyday materials at this workshop.  They’ll also get to try their hand at inventing spinning machine from coloured electronic bits.

Date: 6 and 13 June
Time: 10.30am to 1pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore 
Price: $50, registration is required

Click here for more information.


A Little Magic Sunday

Be swept away by fairytale magic at the Singapore Philatelic Museum on Sundays in June. Other than admiring the fairytale themed stamps on display, there’s a host of other magical activities just for tots. Watch the Abracadabra! Magic Show, play with bubbles, dress up as fairytale characters or go on a Little Red Riding Hood-themed scavenger hunt – no matter what your little one chooses to do, you know they’ll be in for a fun day out.

Date: 4 and 11 June
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum 
Price: Free for Singaporeans and PR, S$8 (adults), S$6 (children)

Click here for more information.

Pesta Raya: Shadow Puppetry Fun

Dig deeper into the art of traditional Malay shadow puppetry with your minis. You’ll get to create your very own puppet and see how the shadows they cast can be used to tell a thrilling tale.

Date: 20 to 25 June
Time: 11am to 6pm
Venue: Esplanade 
Price: Free

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NEWSPRINT! – Screenprinting Pop-Up Booth

Discover more about the art of screenprinting that is inspired by advertisements and editorial cartoons from the 1920s to 1960s while making your family’s very own magazine cover and postcards.

Date: 17 and 18 June
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
Price: Free, registration is required

Click here for more information.


The activities for Children’s Season Singapore 2017 have been sorted out into three age groups – 3 to 6 years old, 7-9 years old and 10-12 years old. Just click on the relevant age group for the list of suitable activities for your child. For the full list of exhibitions and programmes for this year’s Children’s Season, visit museum.com.sg/cs17.

Looking for activities suitable for your young kids this June? Click here and here

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