As the highlight of the 2008 Asian Children's Festival come and enjoy a fun-filled and vibrant family day at the National Library Plaza over this weekend with KidsASIA. Experience performances by kids, create and play interesting games, show your generosity by making a donation for children in Cambodia and enjoy the treats at the flea market.
On both days, from 11am there will be some great sounding workshops for kids between 5-12 years. These are all free and restricted to 30 children each, so get there early.
The first workshop, Craft-A-Bag (11am-12noon Saturday and 1pm-2pm Sunday) the children will be shown how to use simple materials like denim jeans, pearls or beads to create a trendy bag. The second workshop, Craft-A-Flip-Flop (2pm-3pm Saturday and 3pm-4pm Sunday) kids will be shown how adding ribbons and laces to a plain slipper will give them a trendy flip-flop!
The third workshop, Craft-A-T-Shirt (4pm-5pm Saturday and 11am-12noon Sunday) children will learn how to create unique T-shirt by using pre-cut materials plus their imagination to paste, stick and colour according to themes.
Children will also be able to give basic Aikido techniques a try, try out in-line skating, and learn the fundamental movement skills of Wushu in the Let's Play Wushu workshop.
Cultural entertainment includes music by the The Soka Children's Choir, Shuqun Primary School String Ensemble and more.
On Sunday there is a great line-up of wonderful entertainment, including Malay Dancers, a Japanese Mask Dance, Asian Story time and a singing performance by The Royal Kidz Club. The workshops are at different times, so check the website for details.
For a full schedule of events over the weekend go to the Asian Children's Festival website. There are also events such as a henna painting workshop, storytelling and drama performances happening at Suburban Libraries over the week, so take a look here to see what's happening.
100 Victoria Street
15 November 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
16 November 11.00 am – 6.00 pm