A Trip Around Singapore

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Object control (throwing) , fine motor manipulation (moving small objects)
  • Intellectual - Counting, learning the names of the different places and train stations in Singapore (National Education)
  • Emotional - Appreciation for Singapore's transport system, regulate emotions
  • Social - Improving and developing attention span, turn taking
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A DIY short board game based on our local train stations. Fun for all ages!
Skill Level
Advanced
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • SMRT map
  • A Die
  • Counters
  • Coins
  • Stockcard
  • Marker

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Before game, Parent need to determine the places and errands and write them on the cardstock. (Example: Go to ‘Little India’ and buy spices for mummy. Reward for being mummy’s cheerful helper: $0.50, Go to ‘Chinatown’ and buy some Chinese lanterns for grandpa. Reward for being helpful:
$1.00) Prepare about 10-15 of these errand cards and write them down. Try to have a mixture of places that are familiar and unfamiliar to your child. Be creative but as accurate and factual!

Step 3

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Set up: Lay out the train map, everyone is to start at the MRT station nearest to your home, HarbourFront. Coins are to be placed at a central location accessible within arm reach to players.

Step 4

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The youngest goes first. Pick an errand card. Take turns to throw the dice and move station to station according to the number rolled. First person to
complete 3 errands or collect $3.00 wins! It is time to play! The whole family is welcome! 2-5 players.

Ask the Kids

Can you remember of any other places in Singapore you have been to?

Which station do you think is the nearest to this place?

Let's count how many stations are their on the Circle Line, East West Line or Red Line etc?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below