Fun arts and culture activities for kids to enjoy at home
If you are looking for ways to keep your child engaged at home, our arts and culture institutions have you covered. From downloadable arts activities to fun educational content online, there is no lack of digital arts and culture offerings to keep the young ones entertained and inspired at home. Here are five sites to get you started.
Indian Heritage Centre
Let your child learn through play with the Indian Heritage Centre’s online resources. There are online jigsaw puzzles which depict artefacts from the museum’s collection, and crossword puzzles which will test the children’s knowledge of Indian heritage. There are also colouring sheets which can be filled in on-screen, or printed and coloured in.
The Esplanade’s Offstage platform has a range of child- and family-friendly content ranging from online comics that feature the Esplanade’s adorable mascot PIP, to its I Kid You Not series where budding child artists teach adults how to dance and play musical instruments. If your child loves to sing, don’t miss its karaoke-style, singalong videos, suitable for children aged two to six.
National Library Board
For stay-home activities that will inspire a love of books and literature in your child, be sure to check out the National Library Board online. It has resources for pre-schoolers to teenagers, including activity guides, book recommendations and live storytelling sessions in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, on its Facebook page.
National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore’s online art activities and resources for kids and families are an opportunity for the family to have fun together. Besides offering downloadable art activities and guides, the museum has also launched its first online children’s art festival, #SmallBigDreamersAtHome. A highlight is the interactive art experience, My INK-credible Adventure, where the young – and young at heart – can get creative and make their own digital masterpiece.
Asian Civilisations Museum
Held every last Saturday of the month until this month, Saturdays@ACM from home offers everything from downloadable activities to craft templates and a wealth of educational videos on the museum’s artefacts.
The National Arts Council has made available family-friendly arts activities, designed by Singapore-based artists, as part of SG Culture Anywhere. They include colouring sheets by artists Adeline Tan and Candice Phang, and an instructional video by Moses Sia on stop-motion animation, accompanied by a DIY guide.
For more digital arts and culture offerings to enjoy from home, explore #SGCultureAnywhere