KidZania Kuala Lumpur's Infinite Possibilities at Your Doorstep Amidst MCO

May 14, 2020

Almost two months into the Movement Control Order (MCO) with another few weeks (at least) to go before school reopens, without a doubt many parents are faced with the tricky challenge of having bored, restless kids. Homebound with nowhere to go, KidZana Kuala Lumpur answers the call of parents with a mammoth list of fun and interactive #KidZaniaAtHome activities to keep your children learning, engaged, and occupied.

According to Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, KidZania Kuala Lumpur subscribes to the idea that no matter where we are - even at home - learning can and should be a fun part of children's lives, in line with its "Learn Life Today" philosophy. "Being out of the classroom does not mean that the learning process cannot continue. In fact, the opportunities and potential for learning abound just about anywhere. As we celebrate our 8th Anniversary this year as a City of Infinite Possibilities, we have put together some activities from which kids can learn a great deal in a fun and interactive manner. Parents, you can thank us later!", added Shahrul Nizar Ahmad.

Read on for some creative ideas:

1. A Little Chef is Born

No more dine-ins? No problem! Now is the perfect opportunity for little ones to turn the tables, don their chef hats and take charge of the kitchen – under the watchful supervision of course! Have a go at whipping up a healthy scrambled egg breakfast wrap for you and your family with only four simple steps. All you’ll need is some eggs, salt, cheese, salad and some Mission Food wraps! If you are up for a challenge, try making pasta from scratch! Simply follow the step-by-step guide here and you'll be serving up a scrumptious plate of homemade pasta for the family in no time!

While this may sound like a recipe for a messy kitchen space, fear not! It is a lot simpler than you think and is also the perfect activity to demonstrate the science behind food. Who knows, you just might spark a culinary interest in your little one.

2. Little Green Fingers

Join the sustainability movement by having the kids grow their own hanging planter! A creative, aesthetically pleasing and refreshing way to add a splash of green to your home, this green activity is the perfect craft for toddlers and young kids. Here's what you'll need:

· A Spritzer mineral bottle

· Yarn / twine

· Scissors

· Some soil

· Hole puncher Follow this simple step-by-step guide and be sure to share with us your creations to stand a chance to win 1 FREE adult and kid KidZania Kuala Lumpur admission ticket.

3. Know Your Roots

You may not be going out and meeting people but that doesn’t mean you can't flash your pearly whites! Create your very own mouth model for kids to learn to identify the types of teeth they have and their functions.

You'll need:

i. White playdough

ii. Red / pink play dough Follow the steps here courtesy of Kodomo, and be sure to share with us your homemade models for a chance to win 1 FREE adult and kid admission ticket to KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

4. Turn Your Little Talking Machine into a Podcaster

Let's face it, kids love to talk especially when they are excited about something. Take the opportunity to channel those active thoughts into something productive by turning it into a podcast! What is a podcast? It is akin to a radio show but instead of being broadcast live, a podcast is recorded and shared online. It's a great way to enhance communication skills and build confidence in your child as you provide them with a platform to express themselves and discuss things they are passionate about.

Step i. Find your topic - Best thing about not having to go to school, science experiments, or even one for your moms as Mother's Day is coming up in May!

Step ii. Research the topic and collect kool facts about it

Step iii. Record on the voice memo app on your phone and put it up on 'SoundCloud'. Alternatively, you can also download the 'Anchor' app and record from there

Step iv. Share the link with your friends and family (and with us!) so we can all tune in to your podcast For some creative ideas of a podcast be sure to check out BFM's podcast library.

5. Swanderful Service

Fight cabin fever and make staying at home more fun by bringing a touch of the hotel experience to your homes with some towel art fun! With a bath towel in hand, follow these simple steps to create your own swan towel:

Step i. Fold the top corners downwards and inwards so that they meet in the center

Step ii. Roll the outside edges inward towards the center

Step iii. Fold the resulting arrow into a ‘Z

Step iv. Lastly, set the ‘Z’ down and squeeze the corners to set the curves

An easy way to keep the little ones occupied and entertained with only minimal resources needed!

6. A Night in the Museum

Stay inspired while you stay indoors by giving life to the objects around you. All you'll need is some toys, great big imagination and a desire to role play! Have the little ones turn the house into a museum by picking out some toys and pretend they have been uncovered by an archaeologist 100 years in the future. The toys are now the prized possessions at the National Museum.

Spice it up by:

i. Writing out exhibit cards describing each toy.

ii. Asking how will archaeologists in the future explain the historical background of your toys?

iii. Describing why historians think a person 100 years ago would have valued this object.

7. The Thank-You Project

It is indeed never too young to say Thank You, especially so now when our unsung heroes are leading the fight against the global pandemic that led to the MCO. Have your little ones join us in expressing gratitude and appreciation to the brave frontliners in this time of adversity.

You can:

i. Whip out your craft kit and create a 'Zank-You' card.

ii. Gather the troops (at home) and make a short video to document your thank you messages on video! No fancy camera needed, just your trusty mobile phone.

iii. Create awareness by educating citiZens about good hygiene habits and social distancing through your social media

On this, we would like to say 'Zank-You' to our faithful doctors, nurses, safety practitioners, sanitation officers, security personnel, and service workers who are tirelessly and selflessly working to do everything in their power to keep everyone safe. You have made history as Malaysian heroes and heroines. There you have it, parents and kids. Do check out KidZania Kuala Lumpur's Instagram page for more ideas of #KidZaniaAtHome activities and be sure to share your pictures and videos with us!

For those eager to visit KidZania, now's your chance to grab tickets at super promotional prices as KidZania Kuala Lumpur is offering child and adult tickets at a flat rate of RM40 for purchase during the MCO period. This ticket is valid for use until 30 August 2020.

Moreover, to allay fears and concerns of parents and visitors, KidZania Kuala Lumpur is putting in effect stringent safety protocols and precautionary measures so you can rest assured that the facility is safe once it reopens.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur

KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family centre that promotes learning by offering interactive role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 jobs related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

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