Welcome to the Children’s Village!
Saturday, 11-4pm@Nicholls Oval
11am Kids’ and Family Drum Circle, facilitated by Anna Simone Tennent Riddell from the Resolutionaries. Some extra drums will be available (thanks Christian Harvey!) but bring your own percussion if you can! Let’s make some noise to open up the Festival!
11:30 Children’s Village opens
Ongoing activities 11:30-4
Facepainting, giant fabric creation, tent & tunnel playzone, seed play table, weaving for all, giant painted mural, and Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo
11:30-1:30 Craft Centres: (1) Rock Art Studio (2) Airplane Make ‘n’ Flyzone (3) Record Re-Design
12:15 Kids’ Yoga
1:10 Song Circle
1:30 Drama Games for all ages
1:45-3:45 Craft Centres: (1) Clothing Redesign (2) Bug, Bee & Flower Garden (3) Make an Instrument!
3:45 Children’s Parade!
Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son gather everyone with a few tunes and lead the parade down the hill to open up the Festival Stage! Wear your newly redesigned shirts, shake your new instruments, or just hop, twirl or march along!
Sunday, 12-5pm @ Millennium Park
Our Children’s Village playspace continues, with 3 craft centres ongoing throughout the afternoon.
All our workshops on Sunday are family- and kid-friendly – ukulele! African dance! Soapstone Carving! (and more) – though some are best suited for 8+ years. Our Children’s Village playspace continues for all ages, with 3 craft centres ongoing throughout the afternoon, and the Musical Petting Zoo will be here too!
Thanks to all our Children’s Village volunteers, and to our donors and contributors - Green Sprouts Children’s Daycare (greensprouts.ca), Rowan Tree Preschool, Vinnie’s, Christian Harvey, Carrie Moore, Wavelengths Yoga Studio (wavelengthsyoga.com), The Kula Collective, Basia Baklinkski’s Superhoops (superhoops.ca), Max Sexsmith
If you have great time at the festival, please consider donating $5 to help us sustain and grow this wonderful community event. You’ll get a funky sticker to show your support! Watch for the stickers at the fest!
*The Children’s Village is for kids to enjoy with their parents/caregivers. Parents must supervise children in this area at all times.
Check out some photos from previous years’ activities!