10 Online Activities for Kids in Lockdown This Week – That’s Shenzhen

SCA Chess Academy

In these trying times, learning and playing chess can be an effective stress reliever, as well as a channel to sharpen thinking skills in a safe and fun environment!

Chess is a unique combination of art, science and sport that challenges the brain to exercise logic, recognize patterns, make pictorial and analytical judgments, improve reading skills and test memory.

SCA Chess Academy online chess activities are just as effective as in-person programs. They use modern technology and tools such as clear audio and high-resolution webcams to give the child the best experience of thinking, visualizing and performing the best movements in a safe and healthy environment.

SCA offers children a platform to experience chess activities in English at a high level under the guidance of experienced international chess masters.

Small-group activities are limited to a maximum of eight students, and SCA’s signature curriculum is tailored to nine levels of progression, starting with an introductory B1 level for children with no prior chess experience, through to advanced levels for experienced players.

Individual and team online competitions promote camaraderie and sportsmanship. Friendly banter abounds and the children say good luck and have a good game! You make new friends.

READ MORE: Learn Chess Online and Join School Tournaments!

Age: 6-16
Activities available 7 days a week
Price: Free trial activities for new students

Scan the QR to register for a free trial…



BodyLab dance center


BodyLab Dance Center is an international laboratory with three locations in Shanghai. You can take their online courses, which are led by professional and qualified trainers. They welcome all levels, different ages, and students from Shanghai and other cities to join. And during the lockdown, they also offer the community a special offer of 50 RMB for the first trial lesson. Feel the rhythm with BodyLab!

BodyLab offers classes of every style and level:

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics

  • ballet

  • Hip Hop & Jazz

  • children contemporary

  • dance choreography

  • Stretching & Fitness

BodyLab offers exceptional dance training in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere – fosters a strong work ethic, teamwork and FUN!

Age: 4.5-16
Times: Mon-Sun, 10am-9pm


Price: 50 RMB for the first trial lesson

Scan the QR to sign up…


Little adventurers


Little Adventurers offers interactive and engaging online courses for kids ages 4-10. Classes include geography and travel, including country and continent studies. They keep all of our classes small to encourage interaction and discussion.

Age: 3-9
Times: Courses available 24/7 with 15-20+ different courses at different times every day!
Price: RMB58/class; RMB196-327 / 3-5 days camp

Scan the QR to sign up now…


Learning executives

The Language of Leadership Club is a live, daily after-school educational program where students can enroll, contribute, win, laugh and learn to lead. Each day has its own activities to keep it fresh and fun – no mindless lectures. Students have access to 30-minute masterclasses from expert trainers, fun quizzes, live speech analysis and analytics, and more.

Age: 10-18
Mon-Fri, 5 p.m


Price: Free

Scan the QR code below and use the coupon code “THATS” to get FREE ACCESS until May 31st…


Halfway to Halloween


Miss Halloween? Always looking for an excuse to get creepy? Join this Halfway to Halloween party on Saturday, May 14th. Games, songs and even a costume contest. Don’t miss this unique virtual event!

Age: 3+
Times: Sat, 3 p.m
Price: RMB50

Scan the QR on the flyer to register now…




Capoeira is a versatile art form that combines elements of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. Build strength and endurance, develop flexibility and coordination. Increase social skills and leadership; Increase self-confidence and self-esteem… and much more!

Age: 4-14
Times: Wed, 5 p.m.; Sun, 4 p.m
Price: Free trial lesson; RMB50 per class/per family after (siblings can train together)

Scan the QR on the flyer to register now…


Star Kung Fu


The SKF Kung Fu program teaches basic kung fu skills through the theory of the eight elements:

Hitting, kicking and shaping increase in difficulty from white to black. Through fun drills, students develop and improve coordination, speed, strength, and balance, and learn proper techniques for punches, kicks, jumps, rolls, and more.

Age: 3-12
Times: Mon, Wed & Fri, 4 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m
Price: Free

Scan the QR on the flyer to register now…


Shanghai City Ballet


Ballet, PreDance, Jazz, HipHop, Contemporary and PBT classes.

Age: 3-13+
Times: See flyer below
Price: Trial class RMB50

Scan the QR on the flyer to register now…


Atelier of the Queen of Arts


The Queen of Arts Studio is a creative space for children to immerse themselves in the world of imagination and design. With live sessions and exciting video tutorials led by an experienced fine arts educator, your child will have a welcome break from the city lockdown and feel engaged and inspired by these exciting sessions. Even in the tightest of spaces, there are no limits to your imagination.

Age: 4-6 and 7+
Times: Weekend and weekday sessions available
Price: Trial class RMB99

Scan the QR to sign up now…


Craft’d Craft & Doodle Along


Keep your kids busy and entertained with live crafting and painting workshops. The live classes show kids how to create something step-by-step while encouraging them to add their own creative touch to each project!

Age: 7+
Times: Weekends, 3-3:45 p.m
Price: From RMB50

Scan the QR on the flyer to register now…


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[Cover image courtesy of Little Adventurers]

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