Category Archives: Fun!

07Nov/16

Bugs R Us – skit for kids

Since I’m a drama teacher, I thought it would be fun to do a little skit with the kids for there “end of term” project..

The “production” process as lots of fun and the littles enjoyed it thoroughly..

Unfortunately, I have no documentation (or I can’t find any) of the whole rehearsal process but it was a great experience for the kids.. from choosing a story, to selecting their own bugs, memorising lines, daily practice, costume design, marketing (poster design) Continue reading

01Feb/16

Geocaching – The New Age Treasure Hunting

What is Geocaching??

I was doing some research online and I happened to find a new treasure hunting app… Well, not so new, apparently it started back in year 2000 and has slowly spread world-wide.. I found out about this about 6 months ago and I’ve found quite a few of the “caches” already… it’s seriously lots of fun!

So far, in Malaysia, there are only caches located around both Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Hopefully they’ll be available nationwide for both us “balik kampungers” and tourists who come visit Malaysia,

There are 2 different versions of the app: paid and unpaid.. First, download the app on your mobile device here: Continue reading

06Jan/16

Arts and Crafts: Bubble Painting

Kids absolutely love bubbles and painting. What if you put two and two together? Bubble Painting = EXTREME FUN! (and some mess).

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This is an art activity most of us can remember doing when we were kids, be it in school or at home.

Supply requirements for bubble painting are super simple and you would usually already have these things at home without having to go to the shops.

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What you will  need:-

  • bubble bath liquid soap
  • food colouring (few drops)
  • containers of any shape or size
  • water
  • straws
  • paper

Stir the bubble solution, food colouring and water together in a container. Remember, one colour for each mix.

Take your straw and blow into the solution. This will create bubbles which will erupt from the solution.

Take your paper and cover the bubble filled container. when removing the paper, try not to burst the bubbles which remain on the paper as it will make a cool effect on your childs creation.

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04Dec/15

KL Bird Park

The KL Bird Park has just got to be one of our top5 most favourite places to go.. To be honest, I had never step foot in there until I had Ariana.. Ariana and I have been going to the KL Bird Park before Ariana was even walking!! She has always found the birds to be simply fascinating and I don’t blame her.

KL Bird Park is the WORLDS largest free-flight walk-in aviary and worth every cent you pay.. Ticket prices are different for locals (with a MyKad) and tourists. Why? I find it a great idea to do that because it attracts us locals to go to places like that. We too should be able to enjoy our local beauty without having to pay such high prices.. We can’t afford that anymore..

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ANYWAY!!!! The best way I save money since we go so often is get a yearly membership. So happens, last year the KL Bird Park had some lucky draw thing and since we bought tickets, we could slip our name in the jar to be in the running to win a one year membership worth RM80. Alhamdulillah, I get an email telling me that we had won!! Ariana and I were so excited. It’s already awesome that children below the age of 3 can enter for free then having a membership which allow 1 adult and 1 child in, thats just perfect!! All we had to pay for was food and pitures (if we took them).. So we went to the bird park almost every month or at least every 2 months!! Our membership had expired the day before we went to the park last week but to renew it only cost RM40!! Yup! It’s awesome! Soooooo worth it even if you go only twice a year!

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As you can see, there are peacocks flying about free practically everywhere. You eat ice-cream, they’d literally run to you begging for some!! Obviously I don’t allow the girls to see the bird ice-cream!! Although, i did let them feed some fish food since they were feeding the fish… (Am I bad bad person??? will the birds get a tummy ache?? get sick?? DIE??? astagfirullah!!)

There are fish pond in most places with dispensers where you can buy food for just RM1 but make sure you bring some old 50coins because sometimes the shops run out of change even in the mornings.. So I make sure I bring at least RM5 worth for the girls to enjoy themselves..

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This time we went to the Bird Park, the bird show was called off due to rain. Yes! We were stuck in the park for about an hour before we could walk out only to get stuck again for another hour. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of the education centre we were stuck in during the rain but it was a pretty cool place. It had information on the birth cycle of a chicken, ostrich eggs for you to step on just to prove how strong the eggs are and seriously, they are strong! I stood on them with Ameera in my arms once and not even a crack! subhanAllah! There is also a little hatchery for chickens and ducks in the next learning house but you can’t touch them, though sadly some people do (NOT US OKAY!!)..

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What we did manage to do before the rain was Ariana’s favourite.. Feeding the birds.. All you have to do is donate a bare minimum of RM2 and you will get either a cup of milk or a cup of kuachi (pumpkin seeds) to feed the birds.. If the dude on duty is in a good mood, most times he’d fill you up again for free. But we usually put more than RM2 in the donation box because we want the birds to be well taken care of.

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I must say though.. I food served in the Hornbill Restaurant is real good.. Once when we went to the planetarium, we decided to just eat here because it’s food was good and you also get a good view of the park.. Not just that, most times while you’re eating, the birds are usually up in the trees watching.. So if you have a child that doesn’t sit still to eat their food, just tell them that, “the birds are looking to see how much of a good girl you are eating your food”. Works like a charm! hehe

I have to say though, if you haven’t gone to the bird park, whether or not you have children, it’s a must go.. Who knows, if it rains, you might actually meet new people and make new friends like we did.. 🙂

 

 

this hornbill was seriously enjoying the rain

this hornbill was seriously enjoying the rain

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01Dec/15

50 Fun School Holiday Activities

Sometimes we just have so much time and very few ideas about what to do with the children during their school holidays. Well, fret not, here’s a list of school holiday activities which you could do (for free and at cost) in case you can’t think of anything else. Lets see how many of these my littles and I will manage to do over the holidays.. will share pictures too, inshaAllah!!

1. Go to your neighbourhood park
2. Create a little treasure hunt in the garden/apartment (maybe draw a map too!)
3. Have a water fight in the garden (use sponges instead of balloons to avoid too much mess and choking hazards too)
4. Go to the KL Bird Park – $$
5. Make some fruit ice-lollies
6. Have a picnic
7. Stay up late and look at the stars
8. Go to the stadium and watch a local football game – $$
9. Have a dance party in your living room
10. Finger paint in the garden
11. Go to the science centre – $$
12. Make pasta necklaces
13. Visit an orphanage and bring some toys and cakes
14. Go horse riding in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa – $$
15. Play hopscotch
16. Have a sidewalk chalk art gallery at the driveway
17. Have a family game night
18. Go to the zoo – $$
19. Make a bird house
20. Put each others makeup on
21. Make homemade ice-cream
22. Go kite flying
23. Build a fort (in mummy’s room!)
24. Go to the movies
25. Go to your local library (or even the national library)
26. Let the kids decide what to have for dinner and let them help cook!
27. Play balloon tennis (balloons and spatulas)
28. Have a hulahoop competition
29. Write a letter to the people you love (and post them)
30. Have a paper cup phone conversation
31. Go to an old folks home or hospital and give them a little show (or simply make them some cards)
32. Go to a water park
33. Better yet, create a little water park in your garden
34. Blow bubbles
35. Go fishing (though we like to go “prawn fishing”)
36. Plant some seeds in the garden
37. Bake cupcakes
38. Have lunch in the garden
39. Make recycled paper
40. Make a leaf picture collage
41. Go to the beach – $$
42. Take a bus ride to anywhere
43. Go on a train ride to anywhere
44. Go on a night time nature walk down your street with a torch
45. Go to the planetarium – $$
46. Play a board game
47. Lie on the grass and watch the clouds
48. Camp out in the garden
49. Do a Geocaching scavenger hunt (so cool!)
50. Lie in bed and tell/create silly bedtime stories

 

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Ariana threw in a few ideas too!

51. Build a house made of cardboard
52. Build a car with cardboard
53. Make face mask with paper mache

04Jun/15

“Window Painting”

Kids love to play with paint, make a mess and they also love to draw on the walls… How about mashing all that together and keep the mess aside! HOW? By keeping all in a bag! Can’t remember where i saw this idea but its pretty simple and would have your littles entertained for a bit and you only need 3 things!!

1. Paints
2. Medium size Ziploc Bags
3. Masking Tape

It’s pretty fool-proof to do this project. Your littles could help you out too!

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First you get your paints.

I find these paints pretty good they are also pretty cheap. Got these ones for RM3.70 a bottle. We use them for painting with both brushes and finger painting. Washes off pretty easy too. Dunno about on walls, carpets and couches though… eeeeekkk..

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Any sort of ziplock is fine and long as it locks up coz if you use any sort of bag, you’re done with and the littles might as well paint on the windows.. LOL

 

20150604_143559Fill in about 2 table spoons of paint into each bag. Let out almost all the air out of the bag and zip it up.

 

 

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Finally, get your masking tape and tape each paint filled bag onto a window or sliding window.

 

 

 

And viola! It’s done! This may seem a bit messy but it was a spur of the moment kinda thing but I hope, if you give it a try, your littles will enjoy it. Mine certainly do.

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11Nov/14

KL Kids Festival

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Mark your holiday calenders! Fasten your seat belts and get ready for Malaysia’s first ever KL Kids Festival!!

Created and dedicated for kids. Expose your children to an educationally fun filled day of arts, culture, science and technology which they are sure to enjoy.

Highlights

  • Tropical Safari for arts and crafts, drums and explore different type of animals
  • Meet & Greet sessions with Iron Man and Transformers
  • Dinoland gets closer with dinosaurs in 4D experience.
  • Robot-making workshop
  • Main Stage where kids can dance, play music and watch pop group, Go! Go! Go!, Pororo, and Harris Alif
  • Magic shows, circus, acrobats and Frozen sing along
  • Superspace provides an environment that exposes children to science & technology.
  • Hometown Square for the whole family to rest and relax

The KL Kids Festival will be an event that brings families and children together during the school holidays.

When? 5 – 7 December, 2014
Where? Hall A & B, MARTRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)
Time? 10am-8pm

Get your tickets at a 40% discount on groupon. It’s RM40 per child and RM24 per adult (after discount). There are also lots of bulk ticket purchase packages available too. If you like, you could also sponsor underprivileged kids to join the festival.

The KL Kids Festival is jointly organised by Mojo Live and Universal Music Malaysia, and is supported by Malaysia Major Events. For more information on what will be happening at the KL Kids Festival you can check out Mojo Live. You can also LIKE the KL Kids Festival Facebook page and follow them on Instagram.