Special Events

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At Matka we enjoy discovering new things and getting acquainted with different ideas and traditions. With that in mind, we decided to host various special events, meant for parents and young children to enjoy together.

Below you’ll find more information about the upcoming special events. They take place at Matka on Saturdays and to secure a spot we advise you to sign up in advance via email: info@matkamasterdam.nl

Looking forward to celebrating these special events with you.

 

Dance & Create: Animal Day Edition

Some of the first sounds you’ll hear your child say are animal sounds and imitating animals is a big part of toddler dance and yoga. So what better way to celebrate the ‘International day of action for animal rights and welfare’ than with a movement class inspired by the animals that children know and love.

The animal-themed party will start with a yoga & dance class. Expect fun animal poses as well as singing, drumming and making music together. When our dancing feet need some rest, we’ll get creative and make our own fruit & vegetables animals using, banana, celery, kiwi, berries etc.  A Strawberry mouse, banana dolphin and kiwi& cucumber snails will be laid out and then it’s up to the children to make their favourite animal using their imagination. Both fun and a great opportunity for your child to taste some new flavour combinations.

When: 05 Oct. from 10-11.30 am
For: Children aged 3-5 years
Cost: 12 or 10 for Matka Members

Want to join? Please send an email to: info@matkaamsterdam.nl to reserve a spot.

 

Yoga & Create: Kinderboekenweek Edition

The ‘ Children’s book week’ campaign takes place every October to encourage children to read more. A child’s imagination, concentration and vocabulary hugely benefit from sharing stories and reading together. All the more reason to read to children during a yoga lesson. 

In line with this year’s theme ‘Vehicles & Travel’, we’ll be travelling the world in a helicopter, by boat and bike. Everywhere we go we’ll be doing both active and relaxing animal poses. Let the imagination run wild and enjoy listening to music, dancing, using your senses, learning to relax and, of course, listening to a story.

After our ‘yoga sleep’ we’ll make bookmarks and airplanes.

When: 12 Oct. from 10-11.30 am
For: Children aged 3-6 years
Cost: 12 or 10 for Matka Members

Want to join? Please send an email to: info@matkaamsterdam.nl to reserve a spot.

Yoga & Create: Autumn Edition

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of Pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves”

In this class we’ll use our senses; touching different textures, discovering new smells, looking at colourful leaves and tasting pumpkin. All while taking a walk through the forest and meeting and posing like animals (Badger, bird, frog, owl etc).

When we’ve had our ‘yoga sleep’, we’ll get creative and make ‘chestnut animals’ & art worth framing, using leaves in beautiful autumn colours.

When: 26 Oct. from 10-11.30 am
For: Children aged 2-5 years
Cost: 12 or 10 for Matka Members

Want to join? Please send an email to: info@matkaamsterdam.nl to reserve a spot.

Sint Maarten Lampion Workshop

Now overshadowed by the abundance of sweets at stake, the tale of St. Martin is actually one of a random act of kindness. Legend has it that Roman soldier St. Martin (born in 316) met a beggar at a city gate in France, gave him half of his cloak and that night dreamt of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away.

11 November is de dag…Where you wished you hadn’t been up late the night before putting the finishing touches on the lantern, so your child could join the hunt for the neighbourhood’s best sweets. Not this year! We’ve got a fun arts &crafts table set up, so your child will come well prepared.

Signing up in advance is required to make sure we have enough materials for everyone.

When: 09 Nov. from 2-3.30 pm
For: Children aged 4-7 years
Cost: 7 or 5 for Matka Members

Want to join? Please send an email to: info@matkaamsterdam.nl to reserve a spot.

Fruit Sushi workshop

In the fruit Sushi workshop the kids will learn how to make their own fruit sushi roll and of course they will get one to take home.

During the workshops we discuss the importance and benefits of every fruit to our body

When? TBC

For whom: All kids from 5 till 10 YO

Cost: 15 Euro

 

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What Our Families are Saying

 

I really loved the messy play experience!! It’s the perfect opportunity for little ones to interact with other little ones and get messy in a safe environment while parents can take a small break.

My little boy had messy play for his 1st birthday and it was great! The kids ranged from 1 – 3 years and all had such a fun time playing in the gooey gunky stuff plus Leanne was super quick and efficient at cleaning up all the mess after. Highly recommend for any kids birthday.

This is a great setup for kids and parents. There’s just enough chaos for kids to love it, but little enough that we parents can still have a good chat with our tea/coffee. My 16-month-old has a great time, and our cleanup is just a splash on his hands and a quick change of his clothes. Highly recommended.

I highly recommend Messy play!!! My daughter had her birthday party there and her and her 13 friends loved everything about it!! Brilliant activities all hand made by the organiser and something totally different. Brilliant work messy play