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Family Activities in Klang Valley this March 2019

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March into the month of March with a calendar packed with fun family activities!

1. Colours of the forest: A drawing and colouring workshop

Maslina Md Nor, the author and illustrator of Hang Li Po, Tun Teja, Puteri Gunung Ledang, and many other children’s books will teach the children how to draw and colour flora and fauna of the rainforest. The kids will be able to take home pastels, colouring sheets, and a copy of one of her books. The workshop is suitable for children from 6 to 15 years. Register here.

Date and time: 2 March (Saturday), 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Venue: Perpustakaan Perbadanan Awam Selangor (PPAS), Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Fee: RM65/child

2. PET Bottle Puppet

Learn more about the traditional Japanese marionette puppets! PET Bottle Puppet by Team ITO, Japan, is a form of puppets made from PET bottle and other recycled materials. The event consists of performance, a demo and a workshop. More info here.

Dates and times: 2 March (Saturday) and 3 March (Sunday), 10.00am and 2.00pm

Venue: Galeri Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Free

3. India In A Room

Indian bazaar showcasing home-grown businesses selling Hindu books for all ages, ethnic Indian accessories, and handmade jewellery. More info here.

Date and time: 3 March (Sunday), 10.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: Kalamandapan Hall, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

4. Storytelling: Matilda

Storytelling of Roald Dahl’s Matilda coupled with a science activity conducted by the instructors from Opstopus. Suitable for kids aged 6 to 11. More info here.

Date and time: 16 March (Saturday), 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Venue: The Story Book, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM100 (include a Roald Dahl book worth RM29.95) / RM90 (without book)

5. Theatre: The Gruffalo

This family favourite is a story of the Mouse, a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake – and of course the terrifying Gruffalo. This stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s award-winning children’s book is suitable for ages 4 and up. More info here.

Dates: Until 24 March, various showtimes

Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Fee: www.tix.my

6. Art activities at ILHAM Gallery in March

Art Discovery Tour

On an Art Discovery Tour, the kids will get to know the current exhibition at ILHAM gallery through a guided tour and a hands-on art session. Suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 (accompanied by a parent), mature 4-year olds who have attended previous tours/programmes can be considered. Please contact [email protected] for more information, or check their website.

Date and times: 26 March (Tuesday), 10.00am – 12.30pm and 3.00pm – 5.30pm

Fee: RM30/child, free for accompanying parents and guardians.

Under the Sea

Due to popular demand, award-winning author-illustrator-storyteller Nor Azhar is back at ILHAM, and will take the kids on a magical journey under the sea using the beautiful batik pictures from his book Under the Sea. Children will get to make and take home their very own batik painting of a marine creature after the storytelling session.

Date and time: 16 March (Saturday), 10.30am – 12.30pm

Fee: RM65/child, includes batik painting kit

Secrets of the Reunion Table – Special Family Workshop

In this special workshop hosted by members of the Baba Nyonya Museum in Malacca, participants will get a peek into the typical scenes and spread found at the reunion table of a traditional Peranakan family. They will also be guided to explore and share with each other the traditions and cuisines found at the reunion tables of their own respective cultures through discussions and a unique paper cutting activity.

Date and times: 23 March (Saturday), 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Fee: RM160 per parent and child pair, RM65 for additional tag-on parent/child

Coding Project

A coding workshop for kids aged 5 to 8, inspired by the Art of Chia Yu Chian: People and Places in Kuala Lumpur.

Date and time: 24 March (Sunday), 11.30am – 1.00pm

Fee: RM70/child

Art Science Workshops in Collaboration with Atom and the Dot

A workshop where kids can learn about the evolution of printing and create artwork inspired by prints. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12. Children below 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date and times: 28 March (Thursday), 10.30am – 11.30am and 3:30pm – 04:30pm

Fee: RM45/child

7. River scientist

This programme introduces the participants to freshwater ecosystems and their conservation. Participants will be given water monitoring kits and they will be tasked to examine water quality with the guidance from facilitators. They will also be catching insects, fish, and tadpoles and learn how they can be used as bio-indicators. Suitable for kids aged 5 and up. More info here.

Date and time: 23 March (Saturday), 9.00am-12.00pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Fee: RM85 for 1st child, RM65 per child for 2nd,3rd, etc. and RM45 per parent
*Fee includes meal, insurance, FRIM entrance fee, activity materials, certificate and MNS facilitators included

8. Little Junior Presentation Skills Workshop

The primary aim of this workshop is to build confidence in children aged 7 to 9 to present to a live audience. They will be introduced to the theme of planets and galaxy via a range of play activities and games. They will be given the task of designing a planet and presenting it to their parents at the end of the workshop. More info here.

Dates and times: 16 March (Saturday) and 17 March (Sunday), 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Universiti Malaya, Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM380/child, RM350/child for two children registered together

*Fee includes lunch and tea break, workshop material, stationery and certificate

9. Kids Public Speaking: The Art of Storytelling

The primary aim of this fun-filled workshop is to build children’s confidence to speak in public. Geared at kids aged 7 to 12, participants will be thought techniques for telling a story in an interesting and engaging way, with the right voice modulation, intonation, body language and facial expression. More info here.

Dates and times: 23 March (Saturday) and 24 March (Sunday), 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Universiti Malaya, Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM380/child, RM350/child for two children registered together

*Fee includes lunch and tea break, workshop material, stationery and certificate

10. The art of creative writing

Geared at children aged 10 to 14, this 3-day workshop is a fun, hands-on course for the children to tap into their creativity and imagination. More info here.

Dates and times: 26 March (Tuesday) to 28 March (Thursday), 9.00am- 5.00pm

Venue: Universiti Malaya, Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM550/child, RM500/child for two children registered together

*Fee includes lunch and tea break, workshop material, stationery and certificate

11. Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2019

Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur – the international book fair will take over PWTC! More info here.

Dates and times: Daily from 29 March  to 7 April, 10.00am – 9.00pm.

Venue: PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Free

12. 10th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The balloons are taking over Putrajaya! Lots of different options for viewing the magnificent balloons with food stalls, live performances, firework displays and more – read the full schedule here.

Dates: 28 March (Thursday) to 31 March (Sunday)

Venue: Precinct 2, Putrajaya

Fee: https://bigevent.io

13. Messy Art Camp

A 3-day messy art camp packed with activities like pouring art, fabric making, silkscreen workshop and more. Whatsapp +6017 330 0012 to book your slots or send a direct message (DM) here.

Dates: 25 March (Monday) to 27 March (Wednesday)

Venue: Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur

14. Holiday camps in March

For a list of school holiday camps, check out the list by Happy Go KL here.

 

This post is a collaboration between Makchic and Happy Go KL.
Happy Go KL is the go-to site for fun family activities in KL and kid-friendly travel in Asia. It is written by a bunch of KL parents who want to share what they know and love about their hometown and this beautiful region.

 

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