What’s on this weekend: 7 – 8 October 2017

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Check out a kids arts festival, watch a play about diversity, learn how you can help save the environment and more, this Children’s Day weekend.

Have an artful time at a children’s festival
Octoburst!, the annual art-based children’s festival by the Esplanade, returns with an exciting lineup of activities for the whole family! Take your pick of kid-friendly theatre and dance performances, let your child exercise their creativity in a drawing and colouring competition and make moving paper puppets together.

5 – 8 October 2017, various timings, Esplanade. Check out the programme and schedule here.

Be tickled by a comedic martial arts play
What happens when two burglars attempt to rob a family of martial arts experts in the dead of night? The answer is JUMP, a comedic play from Korea that will have you in stitches with its mix of wacky slapstick humour and acrobatic performances.

6 – 8 October 2017, 8pm (Fri and Sat) and 2pm (Sat and Sun), Resorts World Theatre. Tickets from Sistic.

Watch an experimental play about diversity
We all have traits that make us unique and what better way to teach your child about diversity than a play? The White World of Siwa and Malini by Papermoon Puppet Theatre explores differences among people through a world inhabited by white creatures. When one of the characters Malini discovers her chick is born with a different colour, it is anybody’s guess how the rest of the adults will react. Conducted in an experimental, non-verbal way, it’s suitable for ages four and above.

6 – 8 October 2017, various timings, National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 4, Theatrette. Get tickets from Sistic.

Learn how you can help save our oceans
Did you know that when you dispose of your plastic waste improperly, it ends up polluting our oceans and killing marine life? Do your part to fight the plastic scourge through Wildlife Reserves’ ‘Go Green for Wildlife’ campaign through immersive exhibitions, interactive games and shows. Specially for the month of October, kids enter free with each paying adult.

From now until 31 October 2017, various timings, River Safari, Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park. For more information, click here.

See your favourite Eric Carle stories come to life
Love reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle stories to your child? See these timeless tales come to life in a play by ACT 3 International! Follow the adventures of the aforementioned Caterpillar as he becomes a beautiful butterfly, join Little Cloud who ventures away from his group, and learn what happens when The Mixed Up Chameleon decides to emulate the various animals at the zoo.

6 – 15 October 2017, various timings, Victoria Theatre. Read more about the play and get your tickets here.

Go on a journey through time
Head down to the Science Centre for a fun learning experience at the Young Learners’ Festival! This year’s theme is ‘I Like to… Move It’ and your curious tot will get to discover how people travelled in the past and learn about different modes of transportation through hands-on activities. Admission is free.

6 – 8 October 2017, 2pm (6 Oct) and 10am (7 & 8 Oct), The Annex, Science Centre Singapore. Find out more and check out the programme lineup here.

Bring out your child’s inner artist
Create Matisse-inspired artworks from different textured objects such as aluminium foil and yarn in this art workshop! All participants will get to take home an A4-sized art piece on a wooden board. Great for children aged five to 12.

7 Oct 2017, 2pm, Chapel Gallery, Objectifs. Click here for more information.

Make an eye-popping GIF
If your child can’t get enough of art, sign them up for a GIF making workshop at GIF Fest! They’ll get to make their own GIF using a combination of stop-motion technique and collage. Suitable for children aged five and above.

8 October 2017, 10am and 2pm, Block 7, Gillman Barracks. Register here.

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