ArchaeoKidz is Coming to Kidzania!

Parents, if you’re looking for some fun activities for the kids in the upcoming local school holidays, do check ArchaeoKidZ at Kidzania.

“ArchaeoKidZ” is part of a variable school-holiday programme where children can experience a series of themed role-play activities linked to history and archaeology. This initiative is aimed at developing historical and archaeological understanding in young minds through innovative and engaging learning experiences.

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I applaud the effort made by KidZania Kuala Lumpur in taking the initiative to develop this programme, which I am certain will be an effective way to raise awareness among children and their parents of the importance of history and archaeology. Teaching children to understand the past will help them to understand change. It teaches them to think, which helps to develop their intellectual growth and skills such as cognitive skills. It is important when children are in the process of learning to be adults.

Professor Dato’ Dr Mokhtar Saidin, Director of the Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR) in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

This programme definitely will be an enriching and unforgettable experience for the children and their parents. We explore the most engaging ways for teaching history and archaeology to children with a series of fun learning, kid-centric activities and workshops, resulting in more than a chance for children to have fun, but they will also glean many skills and gain some hands-on archaeological experience too. This will also open the door for us in conveying the excitement of history and archaeology to them.

At KidZania, we always aim at creating quality programmes, which are educational and filled with fun. With the expertise of our partners, the ArchaeoKidZ programme is geared to inspire interest in history and archaeology. I’m excited about replicating the success of our “Science & Space” programme held in May where we implemented engaging activities to educate kids on the wonders of science and space. Moving forward, we will be actively rolling out more programmes like this.

Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur

About ArchaeoKidZ

Running from the 10th to the 25th of August 2019, ArchaeoKidZ will coincide with the Malaysian school holidays. The programme comprises of two main activities and three weekend workshops. There will also be a special activity for loyalty programme members that will be featured amidst other establishment activities. The special activity will take place at various locations within KidZania and will bring history and archaeology to life.

In line with KidZania’s philisophy “Learn Life Today”, the programme is designed to encourage exposure to history and archaeology. It provides opportunities for the young community to learn how the world came to be through interactive workshops and hands-on activities. As with all Kidzania activities, ArchaeoKidZ equips children with vital skillsets for the future.

Fossil Excavation

Sponsored by Canon, this activity introduces participants to the basic principles and techniques of archaeological excavation, using proper Archaeologist tools.

Know Your Dino

Also sponsored by Canon, kids will learn about the type of dinosaurs and their profiles through sensory play. While learning about dinosaurs, they will also develop their gross and fine motor skills.

Weekend Workshops

ArchaeoKidZ will also offer three workshops:

  • The Dino Wrap
  • The Glue Fossils
  • Mayan Art

The Dino Wrap by Mission Foods and Emborg

This workshop will allow participants to learn to make a dino-shaped wrap.

The Glue Fossils by Faber-Castell and UHU

ArchaeoKidZ

In this workshop, children will learn about fossils and the fascinating way they are created.

Mayan Art by UHU

Using UHU craft supplies, children will replicate stone-carved glyphs.

Spell the Dino with F&N

A special BkidZanian activity supported by F&N where children must spell dinosaur names correctly to redeem prizes.

More ArchaeoKidZ Activities

  • At the jewellery shop, participants will have the opportunity to make primitive-inspired bead bracelets.
  • Design your own dino at the ArtZ Studio using your handprint and paint.
  • Talk archaeology and dinosaurs with in-house radio DJs at the Radio Station.
  • Get an earth-coloured manicure at the Beauty Salon.

More information about the programme and further details about activities can be obtained here.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur

KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and 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 job 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.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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