Kids Bucket List

If you’re a kid, here’s everything cool to add to your Bucket List for May!

1. Underwater Beauty

Using black-light puppetry, Australian puppet masters introduce children to the beautiful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Dreamer in the Deep follows protagonist Dreamer and his trusty seahorse as they bravely journey underwater. Age 5+

When: Wed 30 May – Sun 3 Jun 2012, Wed-Fri, 930am, 1130am, 230pm; Sat 11am, 230pm, 5pm; Sun 11am, 230pm, tickets at $28

Where: Black Box Theatre, Goodman Arts Centre, Block M #01-53, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

2. The Wiggles

The kids are definitely amped for The Wiggles, who are set to hit town for a two-day only event. Get ready to sing along to hits such as Hot Potato, Fruit Salad, Rock A Bye Your Bear and Toot Too Chugga Chugga!

When: Sat 26 May – Sun 27 May 2012, Sat 11am, 2pm, 6pm; Sun 11am, 2pm, tickets $40-90

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theater, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, p. 6688 8868

3. Concerts for Children

Specially designed for children, Beethoven Lives Upstairs is a one-hour concert which incorporates more than 25 excerpts of Beethoven’s music. Age 4-14

When: Fri 18 May – Sat 19 May 2012, Fri 3pm, Sat 11am and 1pm, tickets from $25-30

Where: SOTA Concert Hall, School of The Arts Singapore, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053, p. 6338 9663

4. Sentosa Balloonanza

Catch larger-than-life balloon costumes and sculptures (on stilts!) in a balloon parade around Sentosa. There will also be a balloon sculpting show, a Samba roving band, and a balloon wearable store. Great for the fam!

When: Sat 5 May – Sun 6 May 2012, 11am-7pm; Parade timings 11am, 3pm, and 6pm

Where: Merlion Plaza, Sentosa Island, 40 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099700

5. Dora The Explorer

For the first time in Singapore, join Dora the Explorer as she embarks on a musical adventure in search of Osito, Dora’s missing teddy. The show features songs from the telly and new ones specially written for this production.

When: Thu 26 May – Sun 29 May 2012, various timings, tickets at $68-128

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street Level 3, National Library Building, p. 6837 8400

6. Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

Based on the hit TV series, Charlie and Lola, Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play is a heart-warming story brought to life by puppetry and magic.

When: Thu 31 May – Sun 10 Jun 2012, Tue-Fri 10am, Sat & Sun 11am, 2pm & 5pm, Fri 7pm, tickets at $38-$58

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035, p. 6733 8166

7. Creative Classes

Celebrate Singapore Tyler Print Institute’s 10th year anniversary with the family at its annual Open House. Experiment with woodblocking, silkscreening, lithography, etching and papermaking. A special Children’s Workshop with artist Kelly Reedy will teach kids how to create their own Styrofoam relief plate.

When: Sat 12 May 2012, 10am-4pm; Children’s workshop 1130am-230pm

Where: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236, p. 6336 3663

8. Hare Brain

One of Oz’s leading children’s theatre companies retells the Aesop’s classic of The Tortoise and the Hare in this madcap production of slapstick comedy, inventive puppetry, and extraordinary characterization. Age 5+

When: Tue 29 May – Sun 3 June 2012, Tue-Fri, 10am, 230pm, Sat-Sun, 11am, 230pm, 5pm, tickets at $28

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130, p. 6737 8422

9. Curious Creatures

Inquisitive young minds will love this one. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, this musical adaptation, Just So?, explores the curious stories like how the leopard got his spots and how the elephant got his trunk. Age 3+

When: Fri 18- Thu 31 May 2012,Tue-Fri, 10am, 230pm, Sat-Sun, 11am, 230pm, tickets at $28

Where: Multi Purpose Hall, Goodman Arts Centre, Block J, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

10. Under the Sea

Performed through energetic physical theatre, object puppetry, light, and shadow, The Little Mermaid is a favourite of many kids. This isn’t the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, so be prepared for a twist! Age 7+

When: Fri 18 May – Sun 27 May 2012, Tue-Fri, 930am, 1130am, 230pm; Sat-Sun, 11am, 230pm, 5pm, tickets at $28

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130, p. 6737 8422

11. Aesop Acts

Using Aesop’s fable, The Dog and the Shadow, this drama workshop will expose children to dramatic techniques such as role play, shadow play, characterization, dialogue, and improv. Age 3-5

When: Sun 20 May 2012, Sun 27 May 2012, 1030am-12pm, $30/student, details

Where: ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707, p. 6735 9986

12. Happy Hakim

Based on many legends of Singapore’s Kusu Island, Hakim and the Giant Turtle is a magical tale of friendship and danger told through physical theatre, puppetry, shadows and light. Age 5+

When: Fri 18 May – Sun 27 May 2012, Tue-Fri, 930am, 1130am, 230pm; Sat-Sun, 11am, 230pm, 5pm, tickets at $28

Where: Black Box Theatre, Goodman Arts Centre, Block M #01-53, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053