The school holidays are here and we all know what that means! It’s time to find activities to keep little hands and minds busy, and help parents retain their sanity. Here, we have a list of everything from cooking classes to holiday camps.
Kids can brush up on their creative and critical thinking skills in an interactive coding workshop conducted by CodeJuniors. The three-day workshop is divided into two age groups – kids aged five to eight will learn how to build basic circuitry projects and code with a robotics toy; while kids nine to 15 will discover the fundamentals of programming and even learn how to create mini games. Limited spaces are available, so it’s recommended to book your spot early. Who knows, your child could come up with the next Instagram or Snapchat!
GK Organic Farm is a great place to introduce the kids to a taste of life on the farm. Book a guided farm tour where nature lovin’ kids can get hands-on experience learning farm-based skills like planting and harvesting. To get things really back to basics, you’ll go on the guided farm tour barefoot! The itinerary also includes fruit juice making and a talk on organic practices and the environment. At the end, feast on a buffet luncheon of organic vegetables before heading back to the city.
Arts and craft don’t have to be boring, especially when incorporated into hands-on, age-appropriate classes, like at the Crafty Minds’ mid-term summer camp. At this camp, kids will learn how to transform 2D sketches to 3D models with a 3D pen, create stop motion animation with clay, as well as participate in games that teach basic technical drawing, and more. Slots are limited, so we suggest you sign up soon.
If you’ve got little ballerina or dancing star in the making, sign them up for the CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Malaysia) Summer School 2017. The camp will run for five days where they’ll learn everything from classical ballet and modern jazz to song and dance. At the end of the camp, there will be a final performance for the kids to show off what they’ve learnt, and they’ll also receive certificates of participation.
If you have a budding performer or artist on your hands, these klpac School Holiday Programmes are great for harnessing their creative energy. There will be a variety of programmes available – a Speech & Drama Holiday Bootcamp, a beginner’s hip hop workshop, a Speak Up! class training kids’ confidence in performance and public speaking, and more. The different programmes are suitable for kids as young as three years old until 17 years old. Check the klpac website for more details.
The Kuala Lumpur City Opera presents ‘La fille du régiment’ (‘The Daughter of the Regiment’) – a two-act opéra comique by Gaetano Donizetti about a girl who was raised by a regiment of French soldiers, and falls in love with a civilian. An opéra comique’s generally light-hearted theme will be perfect for older kids.
This quaint Japanese culture centre tucked away in an upper shop lot in Bangsar Baru packs a busy schedule teaching languages, cooking classes and traditional arts and crafts. Visit their Facebook page to see what’s on the schedule. Here’s where you can learn the art of ikebana (flower arrangement), brush up your Japanese, join a manga course, or learn to bake tofu tiramisu and Japanese banana cake.
adiaidareka’s minimakers sessions this June will teach kids how to make their own toy box or coin chest. The sessions will be held at Ara Damansara and kids aged six to ten years old can look forward to learning basic woodworking skills such as hammering and sanding. At the end of the class, they can bring home their completed work and use it around the house. Slots are limited to six kids per session.