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Year-End School Holiday Activities 2019: 16 Affordable Classes To Enrich Your Child’s Life

Looking for meaningful learning experiences for your child this year-end holiday? Do what budget-conscious parents do, and check out the People’s Association’s holiday offerings, which are conducted by enrichment providers at reasonable prices. 

For the latest school holidays, the PA has several dinosaur-themed activities on its roster: you can have a roaring good time with KD, the PA’s friendly dinosaur mascot when you embark on a prehistoric discovery journey together at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Or team up with your child to make dinosaur pen holders, dinosaur cupcakes, and more!

Other activity highlights include puppet theatre and drama classes, carpentry workshops, and a painting session where your child can learn to paint like artist Frida Kahlo. For yourself, you can also attend parenting workshops to learn more about raising resilient kids, and preparing them for the future.

Read on to find out more about these activities, and remember to register early, as the PA’s school holiday courses are usually in demand. 

To sign up, contact the community centre that is hosting the activity, or visit the PA website, where you can search for an activity page using either the course title (e.g. “Science Busters”) or the keyword “SHS,” which is short for “School Holiday Series.” 

* Unless stated, the activities below are suitable for children aged five to 12. For parents of younger children: if you wish to accompany your child at no additional charge, please check ahead with the community centre. 

Activities For Dino-Obsessed Kids

Activities For Dino-Obsessed Kids

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Learning Journey

Who were the pioneer naturalists in Singapore? What techniques did they use to document nature in the past? How have these methods changed over time? These questions will be answered during this learning journey. 

Participants will also get to try documenting nature by making “Gyotaku” prints — a traditional Japanese method of nature printing — on a reusable eco-bag, which they will get to keep.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $30/pair (PA Members) $35/pair (Non-Members)

Science Busters: Dinosaur Science In The Jurassic Age (Ages 7–9)

Travel back in time to discover the adventures of the dinosaurs! In this science workshop, children will learn about how the dinosaurs lived, unveil the reasons for their extinction, and make a dinosaur craft as a keepsake.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 3hrs

Fees: $39/pax (PA Members) $44/pax (Non-Members) Material Fees: $5/pax

Paper Quilling: Dinosaur Pen Holder

Loop, curl, and twist paper to create a dinosaur pen holder masterpiece for your desk. In this paper quilling workshop, participants will learn about the various ways to use paper strips to form different shapes, and be inspired to think out of the box to create a unique piece of art.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 3hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members) Material Fee: $5/pax

Clay Art: Dinosaur Keychain

Does your child love kneading modelling clay? Using air-dried clay, your child will have the opportunity to construct and design a personalised dinosaur keychain.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 3hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members) Material Fees: $8/pax

Make Dino & Dino Egg Cupcakes

Have you ever tried a dinosaur egg cupcake? In this course, your child will learn to make a delicious Dino & Dino Egg Cupcake, complete with whipped cream and smooth fondant.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members) Ingredient Fee: $15/pax

Fun Holiday Classes That Your Child Will Love

Toy Theatre

Bring a puppet to life while learning basic script-reading and acting techniques. This workshop will help children to build their confidence as they acquire fundamental speech and drama skills.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 1.5hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members)

Shine Like A Broadway Star (Ages 5-12)

In this performing arts workshop, children can unleash their hidden Broadway talent, and express their personality through music, dance, and drama.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 1.5hrs

Fees: $20/pax (PA Members) $25/pax (Non-Members)

DIY Robotic Colouring Machine

Through this robotics workshop, participants will gain knowledge about open and closed circuits, motor fan flying discs, and other components that make up the robot they will be building. The best part: kids will get to bring home their colouring robot.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $30/pax (PA Members) $35/pax (Non-Members) Material Fees: $12/pax

Little Carpenter

Can you build it? Yes, you can! This carpentry workshop lets children familiarise themselves with carpentry tools, and learn basic carpentry skills to build a wooden Password Box. Participants will pick up practical hands-on skills such as hammering a nail and sandpapering wood.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $30/pax (PA Members) $35/pax (Non-Members)

Painting With Artist Frida Kahlo

This workshop offers children the chance to work on a self-portrait in the style of paintings by Frida Kahlo. They will also learn to distinguish between Kahlo’s painting methods and those of other prominent artists. 

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $35/pax (PA Members) $40/pax (Non-Members) Material Fees: $7.50/pax

Stone Painting

In this workshop, participants can unleash their imaginations to beautify a stone, using different paint stroke patterns to accommodate their designs. They will also learn to use various painting techniques to enhance their designs.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 1hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members) Material Fees: $12/pax

Mini X’mas Bear Cupcakes

In this workshop, your child will learn to bake adorable furry Mini X’mas Bear Cupcakes, which will be topped off with whipped cream and smooth fondant. These are the perfect treats for the Christmas season!

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 1hr

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members) Ingredient Fees: $15/pax

Fun Gymnastics For Kids

Looking for activities to help your kids stay active? This gymnastics workshop lets kids get confident on a balance beam, as well as try out other cool gymnastics moves. With every task, your child will improve his or her gross motor skills, as well as coordination, posture, and strength.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 1.5hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members)

Laughter Yoga For Children (Ages 7–9)

Laughter Yoga is a favourite activity for many! Let your child relax and unwind while learning about this natural therapy, where one harnesses the power of laughter to release stress and tension.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 1hrs

Fees: $15/pax (PA Members) $20/pax (Non-Members)

Parenting Workshops

How To Make Your Child 21st Century Proof

As the world changes, so must our parenting. How can you better prepare your children to face an uncertain future? Build them up to be confident, assertive, and resilient — find out how in this workshop.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members)

Invest In Your Child: Make Your Child More Resilient

The relationship between you and your child is a sacred bond that requires constant love and nurturing. In this workshop, you will learn how to help children regulate their emotions, and navigate the world of social relationships.

No. of Sessions: 1

Duration: 2hrs

Fees: $25/pax (PA Members) $30/pax (Non-Members)

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