Got any plans this weekend (27-28 June)? Check out our new weekend planner for fun activities (from Friday onwards) to do with the kids!
We’ve put together a bunch of ideas to keep you and the kids busy this summer. Every week we will bring you a weekend planner that focuses on fun activities to do at home that includes:
– Recipe of the Week: Get the kids to help make healthy and refreshing breakfast smoothie bowls
– Activities of the Week: Try the Magic Milk experiment and grow your own home garden
– E-learning Resources: National Museum of Singapore and The Artground share lots of educational activity ideas
– Family Movie of the Week: Watch our recommended family-friendly movie
Recipe of the Week: Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
These Instagram-worthy breakfast bowls may look intimidating, but trust us – they’re so easy to make! With a base of frozen bananas, it’s like having ice cream for breakfast. Except it’s totally healthy and starts the day off on a great note! Just freeze banana chunks (peeled) – the riper the better – and then blend with water or milk for a delicious morning treat. Add in any other fruits or ingredients you like and you can top with more fruit slices and superfoods. Go wild! Tag us @sassymamasg with your kiddos, mamas — we’d love to share your pics of trying out our recipes in our Instagram Stories!
Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- Ripe Bananas (cut into chunks and frozen)
- Optional; any other ingredients to flavour: mango, kiwi, cocoa powder, nut butter etc
- Toppings like sliced fruits, chia seeds and granola (great for some crunch!)
- Peel and chop bananas up — the riper they are the sweeter they’ll be. Freeze.
- Blend frozen bananas and other fruits in a food processor or hand blender (you’ll need to scrape the sides down regularly).
- Pour into a bowl and start arranging your toppings. Tip: take a cue from healthy superfood cafes and place your toppings in rows. Ready for the ‘gram!
- Serve immediately.
Activities of the Week:
Magic Milk Experiment
Remember the pepper-and-soap experiment from earlier this year that helped show kids the importance of washing their hands? This Magic Milk experiment has a similar concept, except this time it’s with milk, food colouring and soap. Watch the video above to find out how, and get ready to amaze the kiddos!
Easy Gardening at Home
Always wanted to grow your own veggies or herbs? Try your hand at gardening with the kids with NParks’s Gardening with Edibles initiative. Sign up to redeem FREE seed packets for your household and check out the NParksSG YouTube channel for useful how-to videos!
E-Learning Resources of the Week
Take part in Arts & Crafts with National Museum
National Museum of Singapore is offering #MuseumFromHome: Get Curious! from now to 10 July. Get the kids excited about culture with various craft activities, learning resources and other online programmes while discovering the museum’s extraordinary collection dedicated to Singapore’s history and culture. Kiddos can make their own toys from household items, or watch videos to learn classic Mandarin nursery rhymes. You can also take a guided virtual tour of An Old New World, the recently-concluded exhibition featuring lesser-known stories of Singapore’s history from 200 years before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles.
Fun & Educational Activity Ideas from The Artground
#HomewithTAG is a contribution of ideas from the wonderful artist friends of The Artground. If you’re on the lookout for activities to do at home with the kids, check out their page for some creative and fun ideas! Write a letter, dehydrate flowers at home, or go on a backyard outdoor exploration and more! If you complete any of these activities, do share a photo or video on social media and tag them so they can continue to share them with other families and artists in an effort to “Let art do, what art does.”
Family Movie of the Week: Jumanji The Next Level
This new release on Netflix had our kids laughing over the weekend! If you caught the first Jumanji, you’ll love this one too. It’s hard not to laugh at The Rock and Kevin Hart’s hilarious on-screen chemistry (combined with Jack Black’s antics!), and there are multiple levels of humour for kids and adults alike.
Read more: Educational TV for Kids
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