Say goodbye to July and hello to August this weekend with a line-up of activities that you can do together with your family. There are games to play, crafts to do and workshops to sign up for!
What to Do This Weekend: 31 Jul & 1 Aug
Make 5 National Day Crafts
As National Day approaches, a fun way to engage your kids in the festivities is by spending some time doing some art and craft together. See five different National Day crafts such as pinwheels, red lion parachutes, flags and more that you and your kids can make together at our article here.
Join Online Event Hats Off to You
Discover the world of scholarly pursuits with the Asian Civilisations Museum. Catch a drama performance and a storytelling video, followed by a fun crafty activity to make your own scholar’s hat. This event will be happening at different intervals throughout the day from 1 pm to 5 pm. This online event is free and details can be found at the site here.
Compete On Google Champion Island
Google brings the thrill of competition to a screen near you with Champion Island, a 16-bit game. Join a team and face off in an island adventure with sports like table tennis, climbing and running! Read more here.
Check Out Hawkers FB Groups
Even as we are unable to dine in, let’s continue to support our local hawkers during this difficult period of time. Here are some Singapore Hawker Facebook groups that one can join to get updates on the different hawkers that we can get our meals from. Read more here.
Light Up at Civic District and Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct
Monuments, heritage buildings and landmarks will be lighted up in the colours of the National Flag for National Day from 1 August. If you do head out to see the lights, be sure to do so in pairs. Get more details about the National Day 2021 light up here.
NLB’s Toddler Songs & Rhymes
Parents and toddlers aged 1 to 3 years old are invited to join other parents with young children in this enjoyable virtual session with songs and rhymes by the National Library Board. Ensure you have your myLibrary ID on hand and verified before proceeding with the registration. Register here.
Parents can also join this virtual talk by certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach and an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team, Andrew Soong who is also a father of two sons and brings with him a wealth of many years of parenting experience. In this talk, he shares why it is especially important to use a positive parenting style in the early years of your child and how it can make or break their future as an adult. Read more details here.
Join NHB’s Snap Shots of Marina Bay
Celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday with the National Heritage Board’s online workshops! In the Snap Shots of Marina Bay online program, create a colourful paper camera, complete with a sliding roll of some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks and illustrated icons! A craft kit is available for collection with every ticket purchased. The session will be conducted in English and all ages are welcome. Sign up here.
Shop for National Day Clothes
Show your patriotic zeal by dressing up in red and white! We have a list of places that you can get some gorgeous red-and-white togs that let you show your love for the country in style. See our list here or check out the new collections from UNIQLO featuring Mickey & Friends here.
Make A Cute Pencil Holder
Since the 1980s, the watermelon playground in Tampines Central Park has seen countless hours of fun and play by both the young and the young-at-heart. Join this Zoom workshop by the National Heritage Board and build your very own watermelon pencil holder in the shape of the iconic playground! A watermelon playground pencil holder kit is available for collection with every ticket purchased. Sign up and get more details here.
Visit Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom
It’s the last weekend to visit the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition at Gardens by the Bay. If you’re intending to head down, do stay safe by masking up and going in twos. The artworks being exhibited at Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom are spread out around Gardens by the Bay. They can be found at the Cooled Conservatories, BayFront Pavilion and the Outdoor Gardens (World of Plants, The Meadow and Serene Garden). Read more here.