Mar 7, 2018

10 Must-do Activities at SmartKids Asia to keep the Kids Busy this March School Holidays


What do you know... the first school term is already done and dusted! Although the kids get only a week's worth of break during the March School Holidays, I speak from experience that it can sometimes get a little exasperating trying to plan some activities for the kiddos.

Well, not if you head down to Singapore Expo Hall 6 between 16 and 18 March 2018 for the newest edition of SmartKids Asia!

The region’s largest educational event, SmartKids Asia returns this March school holidays filled with over three days of fun, hands-on and interactive activities. And this year, SmartKids Asia has refreshed its content with a focus on language and learning in the 21st century to help young learners develop competencies in line with the Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE)’s Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes.

If that sounds too 'cheem', rest assured that every activity has been made FUN and ENGAGING at the same time - so that the kids can indulge in learning effectively.

Just ask the monkies, who attended a previous edition!

So from a brand new sensory art trail to storyland activities to even an area specifically for kids aged 2 to 12, here are 10 activities to get in on all the action:

1. Learning Pavilion *NEW*

For the first time, The Learning Pavilion, a dedicated area within the exhibit hall will showcase language and enrichment programmes that nurture and support the development of young learners towards a future ready generation.

Taking a leaf out of Korea’s international children’s education and product fair, K-Children, the pavilion at SmartKids Asia adopts a similar concept of the shared classroom format which embraces co-learning amongst the exhibitors and visitors.

Exhibitors within the pavilion include Augustine’s English Classes, Challenge Island, Elloquence English Learning Centre, Fun-da-mentals Learning Centre, Knowledge Point Education Hub, Mini Wonders, Precious Gems, Premium Tutors, Progressive Learning Academy, The Musical Voyage, The Learning Board, vGenius and Yang Guang Chinese Enrichment Centre to name a few.

Visitors to this dedicated educational pavilion can look forward to specially curated educational activities and games that are designed by participating exhibitors to simultaneously teach and entertain. Activities range from puzzle-solving, mini board games, word games, comprehension speed games, math quizzes, mini English challenges, craft activities such as make-your-own-musical instrument, musical word of the day, pop quizzes on cards for all levels and more.

All activities within this pavilion are free-to-play for children between 2 and 12 years old. Participants may get to walk away with small prizes and rewards upon completion of individual prizes conducted by participating exhibitors.

2. Sensory Art Trail *NEW*

Sensory play is crucial to a child’s brain development and should include any activity that
simulates a young learner’s senses: touch, smell, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Hence, the debut of the Sensory Art Trail - a multi-sensory experiential trail where pockets of experimental spaces lie in.

Specially curated by a lecturer from Laselle College of the Arts, Singapore’s premium art school and three Singaporean artists, participants at SmartKids Asia’s  first-ever Sensory Art Trail will encounter a carousel of textures, a lab of taste and smell, a land of instruments, a logic game space while navigating a conceptual tropical forest trail.

Through this trail, SmartKids Asia will facilitate exploration beyond touch and encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. The first 200 participants to register at and visit the Sensory Art Trail will receive a mystery gift.

3. Storyland

Partnering with National Library Board for the second year running, this popular segment will showcase timeless classics in the form of theatrical plays and storytelling from The Frog Prince, Pinocchio, The Sleeping Beauty, and more.

4. SmartKids Asia Activity Area

Take part in hands-on activities* specially crafted for parents and children ages 3 to 12. There are arts and crafts activities such as creating your own plant terrarium and mini aquarium and many more. Participating exhibitors are HiArts, Inspired Arts, Precious Gems and Yenji Clay.

*Activities are chargeable.

5. Safe Cycle Zone

At the Safe Cycle zone located at the back of the hall, a programme to impart basic skills training and road circuit simulation to educate kids on safe cycling will be carried out. Children will be certified as a young safe cyclist at the end of the programme. Entry to Safe Cycle Zone is chargeable.

6. Meet & Greet Sessions with Mascots

SmartKids Asia will bring forth a set of popular characters and mascots from  participating exhibitors for stage performances and Meet & Greet sessions from  ChuChuTV featuring ChuChu and friends, Larry from The Polliwogs and more.

7. Free Trial Classes

Three days of trial classes from educational and enrichment providers will happen from 10.30am - 8pm on Friday & Saturday and 10.30am - 7pm on Sunday. The programmes are tailored for ages 3-12 years old, encompassing English, Maths, Science, technology, arts and more.

Book a seat for your child today at the following links:
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8. Daily Stage Activities

A comprehensive set of stage segments from various exhibitors encompassing education, the arts and sports at SmartKids Asia. Look forward to a fun interactive stage activities and performances by the exhibitors.

9. SmartKids Asia Fun Passport

If you are heading down, be sure to pick up your FREE copy of the Fun Passport! With it, kids can complete activities from different pit stops held at various booths. Completion of the Fun Passport entitles one to spin the prize wheel with exclusive prizes up for grabs. On top of that, the first 200 to complete the fun passport daily could also redeem an ice cream from Milky Kreme.

10. SmartKids Asia Idol

As a new stage segment, SmartKids Asia Idol is open to children from all walks of life to display their singing skills for the coveted title of SmartKids Asia Idol Champion. The top participants will walk away with prizes worth more than $1,400 in total. Watch the top 10 finalist live on 18 March 2018, Sunday from 11pm to 12.30pm.

What's more, visitors can get redeem a free Goodie Bag worth $50 every day from 10am onwards. Participants can reserve a goodie bag through pre-registration HERE or be the first 200 to queue at the door. Be quick though, as there are only a total of 1,500 goodie bags to be given away!

Oh, and there are daily Lucky Draws with prizes worth more than $10,000 up for grabs too! Visitors will be entitled to one chance in the lucky draw with every receipt of purchase. Happening daily at 7.30pm, $10,000 worth of prizes including a 2D1N stay at D’ Resort, Garmin watches and many more will be given away.

Oh, and did I mention ENTRY IS FREE for everyone???

If you looking for a place to bring the kids during the March School Holidays, let them discover and experience educational stimulation and mind expanding FUN at SmartKids Asia! It will be the perfect way to end the school holidays on a high!

Useful Information

SmartKids Asia – March 2018
Dates: 16 - 18 March 2018
Timings: 10am to 9pm (Fri & Sat) and 10am to 8pm (Sun)
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6
FREE Admission
Check out the full list of activities on SmartKids Asia online channels nearing the event. For more information on the latest updates and event highlights, visit or

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