Nyepi event at the Umalas Kids Club
Children of the UKC Ogoh-Ogoh Parade 2021!
Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. Nyepi, a public holiday in Indonesia, is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese.
Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and, for some, no talking or eating at all.
Ogoh-ogoh are statues built for the Ngrupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day in Bali, Indonesia. Ogoh-ogoh normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu philosophy.
The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). The forms of Ogoh-ogoh represent the Bhuta-Kala (Bhuta: eternal energy, Kala: eternal time), according to Hindu teachings. The imperceptible potentials of nature cannot be thoroughly explored by anyone. Philosophically, civilized men are required to manage the natural resources without damaging the environment itself.
The children of UKC naturally participate in this celebration in their own way, by creating typical Balinese arts & crafts, participating in Balinese dance sessions, and above all, creating their own Ogoh-Ogoh and then parading in our playground! It’s always a great time for them!
Have a look at ours!
HAPPY SPOOKY HALLOWEEN 2020!
Get your creepiest costume, and join us on our spooky trail! That will be super fun and spooky Halloween day at the UKC, with plenty of activities planned for your kids!
“learning while playing” is our moto. Come and join the fun! We have educational and fun activities for children between 6 months and 6 years old, following the National British Curriculum (EYFS)
Contact us for our daily Drop-In rates, or for our general prices.
– Short term (1 month)
– Termly (3 months)
– Semester (6 months)
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020 – YEAR OF THE RAT!
Did you know?
CHARACTERISTIC OF THE RAT ACCORDING TO CHINESE ASTROLOGY
People born in the year of the rat are generally born with the zodiac rat characteristics. They are believed to be very industrious and thrifty, diligent and positive. They love to enshrine and collect. They have keen intuition and can foretell the danger. They can deal with the money carefully and have good financial luck.
Positive Personality Traits
– Have a positive attitude, smart mind, logical way of
– Thinking and skilful hands; hard-working
– Gracious and considerate, good at making friends
– Have good adaptability and ability of self-discipline
– Be a little introverted in character but active and enthusiastic in action
Negative Personality Traits
– A little timid
– Suspicious and conservative
– Be short-sighted on some problems
– Have no persistence
PROFESSION DAY 2019
What did you want to be when you were a kid? Probably many of you will answer firefighter, one of the bravest professions there is! ????????????????⠀
On Monday the 20th of May the strong firefighters from Damkar Kabupaten Badung (@damkar_kabupaten_badung) will come to Umalas Kids Club to explain the kids’ everything about their (daily) tasks. ????⠀
At 10 AM we start with an introduction for all children, so everybody can discover what a firefighter does, how they do it and the tools.⠀
We continue after a short break with the Busy Butterflies and the Kindergarten group, to give them the freedom to ask any questions they want.⠀
Who’s excited?! ????⠀
HAPPY EASTER 2019!
We’re excited to announce that we will be holding our first ever Easter theme day on Monday, April 22nd!
Activities will include bunny snacks, egg racing game, egg hunt, as well as egg arts and crafts!
Eggs found during the hunt will be traded for a small prize which will be received by every child and can be brought home!
HAPPY SCARY HALLOWEEN 2019!
Dear UKCers! We are happy to announce our Halloween 2019 event!
We have designed so many exciting activities for your kids on that day!
• Halloween hand puppets
• The spider web gross motor activity
• Colour your monster arts & crafts activity
• A Spooky relay race game “Eyes of the pumpkin”
• Create your monster arts & crafts activity
• Touch and feel games
• Create your spider arts & crafts activity
• Ghost Bowling
• Halloween theme lunch & Breakfast
• And more!
Cannot wait to get a spoooooooky day! Bbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!