As the school term draws to a close, parents often find themselves wondering how to keep their children engaged and entertained during the holidays. Amidst the flurry of activity planning, it is essential to remember that it is not the destinations or activities but the quality time, undivided attention and memories you have with your little ones.

To help you create lasting memories with your child, here is a list of fun and engaging activities that will keep them “edutained” throughout June.

1. ELFA Holiday Programmes
Enhance your child’s holiday with our comprehensive Holiday Programmes, offering a range of packages from hands-on scientific exploration to physical activities. We also provide immersive outdoor experiences that foster an appreciation for the environment and diversity. If your child prefers the indoors, we have a variety of challenges that seamlessly combine fun, creativity, and learning. Make this holiday an unforgettable learning expedition for your child! Contact our ELFA principals to find out more.

Children of ELFA Preschool @ Pandan Valley practising taekwondo kicks (left) and inline skating (right) in ELFA’s June Holiday Programme 2023

2. Take in nature’s beauty with family-friendly trekking trails!
Take your kids on a nature adventure at the many family-friendly trekking trails in Singapore. With stroller-friendly trails, step into the beauty of nature at Labrador Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park, and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Click here to find out more about the family-friendly trekking trails in Singapore!

Go on an adventure into the wild at Catchment Park, one of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve’s many trekking trails! Image credit: Sassy Mama

3. Encourage Healthy Habits in Your Little Ones
Encourage your child to develop healthy eating habits by involving them in meal preparation. Teach your child about nutritious eating habits in a fun way by putting on your chefs’ hats and preparing simple healthy meals and snacks together. Click here for a healthier recipe to the classic sliced fish bee hoon for you and your child to try out!

4. Getting Creative: Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts
Unleash your child’s creativity with a fun and eco-friendly arts and crafts activity: Find a full list of exciting yet simple projects that you can take on with your little ones to experiment with their creativity while repurposing everyday household items. Check out the list here!

Try out a toy car created from household items such as egg cartons and buttons! Image credit: Happy Toddler Playtime

5. Explore the art and heritage of food at the Children’s Museum Singapore
Take a ride into Singapore’s delicious history of food at the Children’s Museum Singapore this June holidays! Starting from 25 May, immerse yourself in three different exhibitions which explore Singapore’s local hawker culture, the stories of Singapore’s unique food heritage, and interactive art pieces depicting hawker centres of the past. Find out more here!

Travelling Art Cart: Art Across Time – An upcoming interactive art exhibition depicting hawker centres of the pass at the Children’s Museum Singapore! Image credit: Children’s Museum Singapore

6. It Shell be a Fun Time at the Live Turtle Museum
Visit the Live Turtle Museum for a fun-filled, budget-friendly family outing. Be enchanted by the beautiful variety of turtles and tortoises such as the Sulcata Tortoise, Malaysian Giant River Turtle, and the Indian Star Tortoise. Furthermore, you and your little ones can also pet the turtles and tortoises, as well as hand feeding them too! Check out this page for more information.

Have a snapping time with the wide variety of turtles and tortoises at the Live Turtle Museum! Image credit: Live Turtle Museum

7. Enjoy games and water activities at Carnival by the Straits
Head down to the north and check out Carnival by the Straits. With classic games such as ring toss and bean bag throw, yummy treats, and thrilling water activities such as jet ski rides, the carnival will keep you and your child entertained all day!

Families working together to knock down the cans at Carnival by the Straits 2023. Image credit: SAF Yacht Club via Facebook

8. Movie Marathon: Enjoy Family Time Indoors
With countless movie options available on streaming services like Netflix and Disney+, there is something for everyone. From Shrek and Moana to My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo, the options are endless. This is a great way to spend quality time with your children while staying indoors. Check out these recommendations for the best PG and G-rated movies suitable for pre-schoolers.

9. Exploring Cultural Wonders
Immerse your child in a captivating cultural journey as you visit Singapore’s renowned Singapore Chinese Opera Museum and the NUS Museum These institutions offer more than artefacts – they bring history to life through interactive exhibits and captivating storytelling. Unveil the traditions, lifestyles, and values that have shaped Singapore’s multicultural society as your child explore these portals to the ancient worlds of the diverse cultures that make up Singapore.