There are some interesting workshops at the National Museum of Singapore this school holidays. Being 10 now, Maya is usually too old (or she think she is anyway) for a lot of the children's activities organised in museums here, but some of these workshops are for 9-12 year olds which is perfect.
The Get Real, Kids - Sensing Food Workshop; a collaboration with Project Omelette, for instance, is designed for 9-12 year olds. Here the children are taught about the global issue of starvation and how they can play a part in helping the less fortunate. They find out where the ingredients of a burger come from and work out what makes up a healthy meal. They then create a healthy burger using their own imagination and use a presentation kit to promote their product! This sounds like a very worthwhile afternoon for this age group. I think that this is the age when they are becoming more aware of global issues so this is a perfect subject for them.
There are also workshops for younger kids, so do check out the National Museum website for details. These courses are not cheap, but the children will get a lot out of them.
Get Real, Kids - Sensing Food Workshop
Fri 11 Dec or Sat 12 Dec 2009
2pm – 6pm
SG$60 per child (SISTIC)