SmartKids Asia Philippines (SKAP) is dubbed as the largest educational kids’ fair in the continent for a good reason. Aside from the over 100 exhibitors who have prepared their own exciting treats for everyone, the event has more than 39 stage and classroom activities to be spread within two days. SKAP, to be held on January 28 to 29, 2017, is a whirlwind of activities and treats that will appeal to all ages.
The two-day “edutainment fair” that is SKAP might be a little overwhelming what with all the activities and attractions. But fair-goers need not worry. With this special guide complete with tips and event schedules, attendees can maneuver their way into the fair and make the most of what SKAP has to offer.
First Day of SKAP
The fun starts early here at SKAP. On January 28, 2017, SKAP will open its gates to attendees by 10 AM, giving them the chance to be part of the opening activities. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to be followed by the fabled dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year.
One of the highlights on the first day of SKAP is the national finals of the Diwa Pasiklaban sa Paaralan League of Champions (Diwa Pasiklaban) Quiz Challenge. About 20 students will engage in an intellectual battle to become the national champion. Entrepreneur and TV host RJ Ledesma will be the quizmaster for the championship round.
A little yonder is an area dedicated for the chess lovers. Spectators can witness young woodpushers show their skills to the legendary grandmaster Eugene Torre and the Philippines’ first woman grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna in the very first Diwa Pasiklaban League of Champions Chess Challenge.
After the scholastic competitions, colorful and fun presentations by the sponsors will dominate the stage. Participants can shimmy to the beat of Tempra’s and Nido Fortigrow’s jingle; join the raffle of Appeton; scurry to make it to the “Bring Me” game of Disney’s Art Attack; show off their creativity at the crafts session of Kidzoona; whip up delicious meals at the cooking demonstration of Skippy; and answer the trivia game of Security Bank.
The mascots of Kidzoona, Dream Play, and Ritz Food Corp. will also have their time to amuse and meet the attendees. There will also be a kiddie presentation from Chooga Juice, the latest fruity drink for kids.
Skechers Philippines will add sparkle to the stage as it mounts a fashion show for kids while the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet is set to transform the platform into a mini dance studio for kids.
Opening Ceremony (Hall 3 Entrance)
9:15 AM – Registration
9:30 AM – Introduction of Organizer, Co-Presenter, Partners, Media Partners, and Sponsors
9:40 AM – Ribbon Cutting
9:55 AM – Dragon Dance Parade
Stage Area Activities
10:00 AM – Diwa Pasiklaban League of Champions (Diwa Pasiklaban) Opening
10:05 AM – Diwa Pasiklaban Quiz Challenge Grade School Competition
Diwa Pasiklaban Clock Simultaneous Chess Challenge
11:10 AM – Diwa Pasiklaban Quiz Challenge Junior High School Competition
11:45 AM – Diwa Pasiklaban Awarding
12:10-12:30 PM – Raffle | Appeton
12:30-1:00 PM – Tempra No Shake! | Tempra
1:10-1:20 PM – Bring Me Game | Disney’s Art Attack
1:23-1:30 PM – Crafts Making | Kidzoona
1:35-2:00 PM – Cooking Demonstration | Skippy
2:05-2:30 PM – Video and Mascot Presentation | Ritz Food Corp.
2:33-2:40 PM – Mascot Presentation | Dream Play
2:43-2:50 PM – Kidzoona Lala-Chan Mascot Dance | Kidzoona
2:55-3:20 PM – TVC About Chooga and Pic Poc | Chooga Juice
3:25-3:50 PM – Brand Talk With Game and Dance | Nido Fortigrow
3:53- 4:10 PM – Fashion Show | Skechers Philippines
4:20- 4:40 PM – Trivia Game With Prizes | Security Bank
5:30- 6:00 PM – Dance Class | Halili-Cruz School of Ballet
Second Day of SKAP
The excitement spills over to the second day of SKAP as more sponsors take to the stage for their own gimmicks.
Dream Play’s mascot will start the stage festivities and will be followed by the Fujifilm mascot with Instax presentation and the Manila Ocean Park exhibition.
Those who love games will get a kick out of the activities of Swift Mighty Meaty and Birch Tree while art enthusiasts will get their creativity flowing with the sessions of Lupel, AMSPEC, and Disney’s Art Attack.
Nestle Nesfruta will bring Team Kramer to SKAP for its activity. Doug and Chesca Kramer with their adorable angels Kendra, Scarlett, and Gavin will make their stage appearance at SKAP to talk about the health benefits of the said fruit juice.
Meanwhile, parents and kids can expect more mascot action from Aspen Philippines and Kidzoona; school and math games from Discovery Depot and SMILE; and another round of fashion show from Skechers Philippines; cool activity from Tempra; and a dance demonstration from Halili- Cruz School of Ballet.
10:00-10:10 AM – Mascot Appearance | Dream Play
10:15-10:40 AM – Mascot Meet-and-Greet Plus Free Instax Photos | Fujifilm
10:45-11:10 AM – Manila Ocean Park Presentation | Manila Ocean Park
11:20-11:45 AM – Relay and Puzzle Game | Swift Mighty Meaty/Birch Tree
11:50 AM-12:10 NN – DIY Crick Crack Design | Lupel (Uniballpen)
12:20-12:40 PM – Mascot Presentation and Games | Aspen Philippines
12:50-1:00 PM – Show Me the Color | Disney’s Art Attack
1:03-1:10 PM – Wonder Trix Tracks | Discovery Depot
1:15-2:05 PM – Engineering Program Demo | SMILE
2:10-2:20 PM – Kidzoona Lala-Chan Mascot Dance | Kidzoona
3:30-3:50 PM – Fashion Show | Skechers Philippines
4:00-4:20 PM – Team Kramer Appearance | Nestle Nesfruta
4:25-4:55 PM – Crayola Supertips Drawing Challenge | AMSPEC
5:00-5:30 PM – Tempra No Shake! | Tempra
5:40-6:05 PM – Dance Class | Halili- Cruz School of Ballet
Smart Trial Classes
Aside from the stage activities, parents and kids will have a grand time trying out the complimentary classes offered by SKAP and its sponsors. The classes enable parents to introduce their kids to new programs where they can meet new friends and discover where their interests lay.
January 28, 2017 – Classroom 1 Schedule
Fond of painting, drawing, or coloring? Then head to the art sessions of EZPIA, Skechers Philippines, Disney’s Art Attack, and Kidzoona or the shirt designing class of Uni Writing Instruments.
For those who love grooving to different beats, Halili-Cruz School of Ballet will hold a dance session for ballet, hip hop, and jazz, especially for the youngsters.
Meanwhile, those are into figures should make a beeline for the beginner’s course for engineering staged by SMILE and the financial wellness talk of Security Bank.
The list of goes on with Nido Fortigrow’s session and Skippy’s relay and mascot appearance. These are two more activities guaranteed to help families create more magical bonding moments with one another.
10:20-10:50 AM – 10 Signs of a School-Ready Kid | Nido Fortigrow
11:00-11:50 AM – Learn to Dance (Ballet, Hip hop, Jazz) | Halili-Cruz School of Ballet
12:00-12:50 PM – Engineering for Kids | SMILE
1:00-1:50 PM – DIY T-Shirt Designing | Uni Writing Instruments
2:00-2:25 PM – Mascot Appearance and Games | Skippy (Federated Distributors Inc.)
2:30-2:55 PM – Arts and Crafts | Dance Class Kidzoona
3:00-3:25 PM – Painting Class | Disney’s Art Attack
3:35-4:00 PM – Art Session | EZPIA
4:10-5:00 PM – Arts and Crafts / Dance Class | Skechers Philippines
5:10-6:00 PM – Teaching Kids the Value of Saving Money | Security Bank
January 28, 2017 – Classroom 2 Schedule
More artsy classes for the youngsters are going to be held on the same day. Parents and kids can draw together at CDO Bibbo Hotdog’s art class; listen to stories and dance to different beats at the class of Cambridge Child Development Center; or try their hand at making beautiful patterns at the cross stitch session of DMC Philippines.
It is never too early or too late to teach a child about the importance of hair care. Thanks to Kwell Shampoo, parents and kids will learn more about the benefits of keeping the scalp and hair healthy.
Want to introduce kids to the joys of cooking, coding, or basic life support? Then don’t hesitate to go straight to the cooking demonstration of Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdog and Birch Tree Milk or the coding session of Power Mac Center or the “Basic Life Support (CPR) and Disaster Preparedness” of Argonix, respectively.
Nestle Nesfruta’s activities are not to be missed, too. Watch out for their colorful events for kids and parents.
11:00-12:00 NN – Bibbo Art Strike | CDO Bibbo Hotdog
12:10-1:00 PM – Hair Care Lecture | Kwell Shampoo (Aspen Philippines)
1:10-1:40 PM – Music and Movement, Storytelling, and Arts and Crafts | Cambridge Child Development Center
1:45-2:35 PM – Cooking Class | Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdog and Birch Tree Milk
2:40-3:05 PM – Coding Session | Power Mac Center
3:10-3:40 PM – Nesfruta Real na Real Hour | Nestle Nesfruta
5:00-5:30 PM – Basic Life Support (CPR) and Disaster Preparedness | Argonix
5:40-6:30 PM – Cross-Stitch Class | DMC Philippines
January 29 – Classroom 1
The wonders of art are meant to be shared. For parents who want to introduce their youngsters to the colorful world of drawing, painting, or even glitter tattoos, the classes of Skechers Philippines, Skippy, Kidzoona, EZPIA, Regent, and Disney’s Art Attack will do that and more.
Enthusiastic about robotics? Let the session of Mind Museum on ‘bots give parents and kids more insight about this cool technology.
Sessions on food, games, and money are to be rolled out, too. Watch out for Milna’s instant pudding demo; SMILE’s “Challenge Island”; and Security Bank’s “Teaching Kids the Value of Saving Money.”
10:20-10:50 AM – Milna Pudding Demo | Milna (Kalbe)
11:00-11:50 AM – Challenge Island | SMILE
12:00-12:50 PM – Teaching Kids the Value of Saving Money | Security Bank
1:20-2:10 PM – Arts and Crafts / Dance Class | Skechers Philippines
2:20-3:10 PM – Makerspace Pilipinas: Simple Bots | The Mind Museum
3:20-3:45 PM – Storytelling Class | Skippy (Federated Distributors Inc.)
3:50-4:15 PM – Arts and Crafts / Dance Class | Kidzoona
4:20-4:45 PM – Painting Class | Disney’s Art Attack
4:50-5:15 PM – Art Session | EZPIA
5:20-6:10 PM – Art Class (Glitter Tattoo) | Regent
January 29 – Classroom 2
The folks who want to make healthy fare with their kids are more than welcome to join the cooking activity, “Funville’s Kitchen: Create your own healthy and delicious snacks with JIF, Tree Top, and Regilait” that will be staged by SYSU International.
What do you get when math, art, and games are combined? Triple fun according to Ceres Fruit Juice, the organizer of “Tic Math Toe, Explorations, Art from the Heart, Snake and Ladder.”
SKAP’s art workshops are both diverse and fun. Participants can join Dream Play’s coloring activity and balloon twisting tutorial and DMC Philippines’ session on how to make friendship bands.
Numbers and computer codes are not just for adults. At the class of Junior Academy for Coding Knowledge (JACK), kids can learn the basics of coding in a fun and collaborative way.
Looking for more activities that encourage play time and bonding moments? Get to know more about each other as a family at the “Music and Movement, Storytelling, and Arts and Crafts” of Cambridge Child Development Center and “Nesfruta Real na Real Hour” of Nestle Nesfruta.
12:10-12:35 PM – Funville’s Kitchen: Create your own healthy and delicious snacks with JIF, Tree Top, and Regilait | SYSU International
12:40-1:05 PM – Coloring Activity/ Balloon Twisting Tutorial | Dream Play
2:10-3:00 PM – Music and Movement, Storytelling, and Arts and Crafts | Cambridge Child Development Center
3:10-3:40 PM – Nesfruta Real na Real Hour | Nestle Nesfruta
3:45-4:35 PM – Friendship Wear | DMC Philippines
4:40-5:35 PM – Tic Math Toe, Explorations, Art from the Heart, Snake and Ladder | Ceres Fruit Juice
5:45-6:40 PM – Introduction to Coding for Kids | Junior Academy for Coding Knowledge (JACK)
January 29 – Classroom 3
Learning how to calculate numbers is an art of its own. At SKAP, there will be two institutions will teach kids how to see the fun in figures and computation. Seriously Addictive Mathematics (SAM) will hold a workshop on Singapore Math while CMA Mental Arithmetic will teach kids how to learn the basics of the abacus mental arithmetic.
Creativity is inside every classroom of SKAP. Parents and kids who are into creative sessions will get a bang out of the art classes of Enchanted Kingdom, the most popular amusement park in the country and AMSPEC, the manufacturer of the famed Crayola brand.
Other activities to look forward to are the exciting game and dance tutorial of Fern-C Kidz and the aquatic presentation of Manila Ocean Park.
10:40-11:40 AM – Pin Me and Fern-C Kidz Dance Tutorial | Fern-C Kidz
11:50-12:20 PM – Coloring Activity | Enchanted Kingdom
12:30-1:30 PM – Singapore Math Workshop | Seriously Addictive Mathematics (SAM)
1:40-2:40 PM – Learn the Basics of Abacus Mental Arithmetic | CMA Mental Arithmetic
2:50-3:50 PM – Paint the Fun | AMSPEC
4:00-5:00 PM – Manila Ocean Park Presentation | Manila Ocean Park
Tickets are available on-site. Each family ticket is worth P 250, and admits 2 adults and 2 kids (12 years old and below) or 1 adult and 3 kids. If you have a bigger family, additional passes can be bought for P 50 each for either adults or kid.
Individual tickets are also available at P 100 for adults and P 50 for kids. Kids who are 2 years old and below are free to enter.
If you bought your tickets early from MetroDeal, our tip is to to go to the venue early in the morning to register and to have your vouchers checked at the redemption booth.
The SKAP ticket gives access to the main hall where over 100 hand-picked exhibitors are waiting to amuse and teach participants with their workshop and booth activities.
SmartKids Quest Guide
Once you buy your tickets and register, your family gets 1 copy of the SmartKids Quest Guide, which is your ultimate tool to finding your way around the event. It contains the program for the Smart Stage and the 3 Smart Trial Classrooms.
It also contains additional treats from our event partners, and the SmartKids Stamp Page, where you can collect stamps from our featured exhibitors. Once you’ve completed all the stamps, the first 750 guests per day will get a special SmartKids Goodie Bag!
What to Wear
Since this is going to be an whole day event with lots of activities, attendees should wear something snug and breathable. It will be a long day of walking and sightseeing so be sure to wear a pair of shoes that is presentable yet comfortable.
Don’t forget to bring a jacket just in case the venue gets a little cold.
What to Bring
Aside from bringing a big smile, a curious mind, and an active imagination, kindly take the following to SKAP:
- MetroDeal vouchers (If you bought tickets early);
- Extra clothes and towels because there will be lots of playing involved;
- Hygiene products like sanitizer, wet wipes, and tissue;
- Bottles of water to hydrate all day;
- Snacks or candies in case hunger strikes;
- Camera to capture the highlights of the day;
- And pens and a notebook for notes and reminders