If you’re planning to stay in this Mid-Autumn Festival, there are plenty of fun kid-friendly online workshops to do this Mid-Autumn Festival. From storytelling sessions to lantern making with materials you can get around the house, here are six online workshops to mark your calendars for this Mid-Autumn Festival.
6 Mid-Autumn Festival Online Workshops
Listen To The Legend Of Chang’e
The story of Chang’e, the Chinese goddess of the moon, is often celebrated as part of the annual Mid-Autumn Festival. Join NParks and listen to the legend of Chang’e to find out how she ended up on the moon. Children will be able to learn more about Jurong Lake Gardens and its biodiversity through a digital treasure hunting game to help Hou Yi, Chang’e’s husband and her meet. This event is happening Saturday, 25 September 2021 from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Read more about the event here.
Lantern And Riddle Workshop
Ever wondered how lanterns are made? Children aged 7 to 9 are invited to learn how to create lanterns from recycled plastic bottles while older children of ages 10 to 12 will have a hand at making a traditional lantern.
Do note that parents will have to prepare the materials for the child to join in the craft. Participants will also get to solve fun and intriguing riddles about the plants and animals found in the Jurong Lake Gardens. This event will be happening Sunday, 19 September 2021 from 5 pm to 6 pm. Read more about the event here.
Make A Goldfish Lantern
Join YouTuber Ghib Ojisan as he learns from local artist, Mr Tan Kay Nguan, how to make a goldfish lantern with a plastic bottle and some plastic sheets. This lesson is one that viewers can follow from home and will premiere live on Sunday, 19 September 2021. More details will be released soon at on the various Chinatown Festivals social media platforms. Read more about the event here.
The Story of the Golden Lantern by Ms Suzannah Chua
Go on a journey with local author Ms Suzannah Chua in this interactive storytelling session as participants discover how our little girl Sophie learns about the value of kindness that can ignite the light in our hearts to do the greater good. This workshop is suitable for kids aged 4 to 8 years old.
Kids will participate in a Storytelling and Sing A Long Session. This event will be happening via zoom on Saturday 18 September 2021 from 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm. The room will be open 15 minutes before. Read more about the event here and sign up for it here.
Story Time: To the Moon and Back!
Join Mediacorp YES 933 DJ Siau Jiahui as she brings participants on a storytelling journey with the tale “To the Moon and Back”. This interactive storytelling session is based on popular children’s books Let’s Make Mooncakes and The Monkeys Who Tried to Catch the Moon.
Listeners will learn the importance of discernment and careful observation as well as the origins of mooncake-making through the tale of a monkey’s curiosity which led to a rescue attempt of the fallen moon. This event Premieres on Friday, 17 September 2021, at 3 pm and is available on Esplanade Offstage and Facebook after the premiere. Read more about the event here.
Riddle Guessing Session (Cai Deng Mi)
Join the Riddle Association Singapore and immerse yourself in the unique Mid-Autumn Festival activity of Guessing of Lantern Riddles. This session will introduce the basic understanding of the concept of how to solve a riddle as well as to engage in a mini-challenge of solving riddles together in an online session. This activity is recommended for kids aged 9 years old and above.
The workshop will be conducted in Mandarin. This event will be happening via zoom on Sunday, 19th September 2021 from 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm. The room will be open 15 minutes before. Read more about the event here and sign up for it here.