What do children always look forward to in October? Children’s Day!
Children’s Day this year is going to look rather different. With HBL, it is likely to be a stay-home Children’s Day and not the usual school celebrations that children look forward to. Apart from virtual parties, there is plenty to do whether you choose to be home or keeping the social distancing rules outdoors.
8 Online and Offline Ways to Celebrate Children’s Day 2021
1. Zoom Class Party
Gather the class and throw a Zoom party! Since you can’t have it in school this time, the fun can go on virtually. Suggested segments include a Kahoot or Quizziz quiz about shared interests, fun facts about school or personalities in class.
2. Octoburst! A Children’s Festival 2021
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Participate in the online programmes where kids are encouraged to dance and sing along fearlessly! Video Bon-Bon’s Precious Planet will be a rewarding sight of sights, sounds, music, dance and touch to help bring Precious Planet back to life. Listen to well-loved and catchy earworms in the comfort of your home, dance and sing along to PLAY!time Playlist. More details here.
3. Cook-off Time
How about whipping up a favourite meal together? Try these recipes that are easy for children or try a DIY meal kit.
Impossible meat has also teamed up with PandaMart to celebrate Children’s day with two nutritious recipes created by Jamie Yeo and Melissa Celestine Koh. Try the Impossible Cook It Yourself Kit to make either a Impossible Beef Onigiri or Impossible Beef Katsu Sandwich!
4. UNTAME Children’s Day at KidsStop
UNTAME, the annual KidsSTOP STEAM Festival is back for its 3rd year with festivities both digital and onsite! This year’s theme is on building a more sustainable world and activities include STEAM Play Yard that encourages art jamming and creating glider planes as well as a garbage band.
Digital activities include a science performance about eyes, optical illusions and an experiential learning journey to Changi Beach. Find out more here.
5. Woods in the Books Freebie and Donation
How about doing some good this Children’s Day? Donate your pre-loved items to a local non-profit organisation. “Adopters” can bring home donated items with a PayNow contribution.
Be rewarded with a Mr Men Colouring & Sticker Book during the Children’s Day weekend (8-10 Oct). Simply spend $25 and above in a single transaction in-store or on the e-store.
Details are listed here.
6. A Minute to Win It Challenge
Prefer staying home to play games? Try these screen-free ideas which are quick to setup and hilarious to play! Inspired by the game “A Minute to Win It”, the kid-friendly ideas can be a challenge between siblings and a great way to expend some energy.
7. Online Learning and Crafting with Asian Civilisations Museum
Thinking of visiting a museum virtually? How about learning all about Children’s Day around the world at Asian Civilisations Museum? Facts about Children’s Day are shared on the page, coupled with templates for different activities.
For instance, children can use recycled materials to make a toy and share it on social media to get the creation featured. Find out more here.
8. Online Workshops with Goodman Arts Centre
How about participating in a Musical Jamboree, make a mask, weave plastic, or your own Cocodama this Saturday? The ticketed workshops will keep your child engaged through a sing-along, play-along, recycling and try their hand at sustainable gardening.
Sign up here.
Make Your Own Fun With An Offbeat Children’s Day Celebrations 2021
Let’s make the most out of Children’s Day even if it’s a muted form of celebrations this year. Whether your choice is to stay in or get some Vitamin D out, do stay safe. Wishing you and your family a Happy Children’s Day.