What a great way to learn your A-B-C’s
Up, up and away in a beautiful balloon! Or at least pretend to be since your balloon will be attached to you so you both don’t fly away.
Thursday Sponsored by Bee Maid Honey
Friday Sponsored by Molly Maid
Saturday Sponsored by Mb Dentists
Sunday Sponsored by VAW
What can you make with pipe cleaners?
Bend them, shape them and wear them!
You can’t go wrong with a styling necklace. Personalize your own unique piece of jewellry and be the envy of all.
The Block Parent® Program introduced in 1975 was the first Community Safety Program available to residents. The Block Parent® Program hasn’t changed over the years and it remains as a Community Safety Program that people can
participate in as time allows and not be burdened by meetings. We are part of the Block Parent® Program of Canada and Manitoba using the same window signs and the same operating standards. The Winnipeg Police Service, who conducts our Police checks, are also on our Board as our advisors. We have newly designed Block Parent® signs that are replacing all existing signs in the city. In Winnipeg we have around 2,500 dedicated Block Parent® volunteer homes. Becoming a Block
Parent® will not disrupt a busy family schedule. Even if you can only display your sign for a few hours a week – that is still helpful. This is a program that is SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE and FREE.
(Saturday and Sunday only)
Learn about the sea monsters that lived in Manitoba during the late Cretaceous period. Play the dino-toss game or reconstruct 3-D wooden dinosaur skeleton puzzles. Discover the excitement of digging for fossils in a specially constructed dig box. You can also examine real fossils and images from the past and explore pre-historic times with an educational activity booklet - free for everyone!
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Make garlands and decorate the fences, trees and yourself!
Write or draw a fun 30th birthday message to Kidsfest!
A community-based initiative of the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival “Under the
Big Top” - C.A.M.P. participants perform alongside the returning C.A.M.P. artist/instructors and help lead public workshops in circus and magic skills.
Time to be silly! Ring throw, egg spoon races, bean bag toss, mini obstacle course, bubble pool and just all-round fun.
A creative painting outlet for everyone. Never too early to express your inner artist.
Embrace your inner superhero and create a cape that reflects your own super powers
Critter Dipping is a fun activity of discovery for children of all ages. Discover what creatures live in the murky water of ponds and wetlands. Let’s see how many critters you can find! La chasse aux bibittes est une activité amusante qui permet aux enfants de tout âge à découvrir les insectes aquatiques qui vivent au fond des marais et étangs à l’aide d’un filet et d’une loupe. Voyons combien de “bibittes” vous pouvez trouver!
teach. play. inspire.
Welcome to Discovery Toys, the source for building and nurturing creative thinkers. We strive to incorporate multiple Layers of Learning into our products that stimulate multiple centers in the brain simultaneously -- an experience that promotes both critical thinking AND open-ended imaginary play. Come join in the fun and learning!
Colour your own Dangles – the official puppet of Kidsfest.
Find the giant cat and dog and help us put
their “fur” on. Great fun to run through and give them a “pet”.
Through the marble machine activities, children learn about fair trade that helps farmers and producers in the developing countries to make a reasonable profit by playing with marble machines. The marble machines help delivering the Fair Trade message. There are two marble machines, one demonstrating the distribution of funds in a fair trade scenario and the other demonstrating the same thing in a non-fair trade scenario. In the fair trade scenario, a greater proportion of marbles, representing dollars, will find their way through the machine and into a container labeled ‘farmer.’ The non-fair trade scenario gives a greater proportion of the marbles to various intermediaries, such as marketers, roasters, retailers, and transporters.
Through our interactive workshops, our goal is to make the great minds of tomorrow aware of the issues today, and some of the ways that they can help out. Encouraging participants to be passionate about the need for change and equipping them with the tools to take the right actions.
Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) is a leading charitable organization dedicated to meeting the challenge of the UN Millennium Development Goals aimed at halving world poverty by 2015. Formed in 2000, we are Canada's fastest growing development organization. In the past four years, we have sent over 70 young Canadian engineers to work on 35 projects in 20 countries. Closer to home, our 6000 members across the country strive to make Canada the most development-friendly and sustainable country in in the world.
Face painting stations will be scattered
through out the festival site to accommodate those who wish to become a little more colourful and unique.
Glitter, colour and creativity – show Mother Nature how you would make a beautiful flower for your garden.
Come to the reading tent and have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a good book.
Or make your own book that you can take home to share with your family and friends!
The Reading Tent will also have lots of fun games for readers of all ages!
(Thursday and Friday only)
The special “topper” for the creative kid. Add some personality – glitter, paint, gems and feathers – nothing is too crazy for the top of your head.
Helping Kids Live Well!
Join in the fun at the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s activity station! Come and learn about healthy eating choices through interactive games. Watch skipping demonstrations from the Jump Rope For Heart Demonstration Teams and get physical trying some skipping skills.
(Thursday and Friday only)
Join the animated storytellers at Kee No Say O, and find your inner animal! Actor-educators tell animal stories, then take you on a little adventure! Dress in the colourful animal costumes and enjoy a lively story!
It’s a percussion jam! Calling all babies, toddlers and preschoolers - come and explore our collection of instruments in a relaxed setting. You can also meet some of the Winnipeg teachers of the world’s most highly respected music and movement program for children birth to age 7.
Come visit the Manitoba Canola Growers for a fun activity called "Canola Crush". Crush your own canola seed and learn where canola oil comes from. You will also make canola meal, which is used to feed to different types of farm animals!
(Friday and Saturday only)
Visit the Tooth Tent and learn about the importance of oral health care. Listen, learn and participate as dentists explain the easy steps to healthy teeth and gums. Bring your best smile and meet The Tooth Fairy. Give aways! Face painting! SATURDAY ONLY – Brought to you by Your Manitoba Dentist
Venez visiter la fée des dents et découvrir l’importance de l’hygiène dentaire. Explorez l’intérieur de votre bouche à l’aide d’un petit vidéoscope et obturez une dent. La fée des dents est commanditée par L’association de soins dentaires du Manitoba - “Your Manitoba Dentist”. Venez vous amuser, apprendre et faire peindre votre visage mais surtout, apportez votre sourire !!
Keeping your Lungs Healthy
Come visit us for fun activities to learn about your lungs and how to keep them healthy and strong.
Parents/Teachers:Enter to win a draw for a healthy lung kit.
For more information about healthy lungs, call us at 774-5501 or visit our website.
The University of Manitoba Children’s Programs welcomes children to experience the fun and excitement of Mini-University. In its 30th year, this is now the largest summer day camp in the world. Sports and special interest programs for children ages 4-16 years are offered June 30 – Aug 29, 2008. Some of the new camps this year are Animation Nation, Animal Adventurers, Create A Book, Magic Mania, Field Trip and many new Sport Development Camps.
Come and colour a picture of Morty!
Visit our activity centre and discover the joy
We provide the best quality music education to young children by blending the pleasure and the joy of music making with sound instruction.
Creative noisemakers for all ages – drums, tambourines and maracas to play along with your favourite performers.
Bunnies, bears, cats, frogs or dogs – all the creatures of your imagination just waiting to get out of the bag.
Join Parks Canada interpreters at their NEW Variety Heritage Adventure Park for some fun and games! Parks Canada and Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba, have teamed up to bring The Forks’ history to life in this one-of-a-kind adventure park. Don’t forget to pick up your own copy of our FREE colouring sheet showing off the park’s fun features!
Program offered in English and French. Fun for all ages!
Joignez-vous aux interprètes de Parcs Canada dans le NOUVEAU Parc des aventuriers du patrimoine Variety pour des jeux et des divertissements! Parcs Canada et Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba, ont fait équipe afin de vous faire revivre l’histoire de La Fourche dans un parc d’aventure unique en son genre. N’oubliez pas de prendre votre exemplaire GRATUIT de la feuille à colorier qui met en valeur les caractéristiques intéressantes du parc!
Le programme est offert en français ou en anglais. Du plaisir pour les jeunes de tout âge!
Only on Sunday, June 10th
Join Mr. Mark at his “Found Sounds” workshop at venue D in festival field – starting at 4:15 pm. He will be joined by special guests – including you!
Put on your festival finery, noisemakers and dancing feet and follow the pied pipers of percussion as they lead you to the grand finale in the main stage tent at 5:00 pm.
Make a colourful pinwheel and watch it dance in the wind.
Play, mold, squish and giggle. Tons of creative fun for the child in all of us.
Recycle Everywhere is a new beverage container recycling program launched on April 1, 2010. The program was created under the (Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association) for the purpose of getting people to Recycle Everywhere -- not just at home. Recycle Everywhere is creating more opportunities to recycle with new beverage container recycling bins - at special events, arenas, community centres, parks and public spaces all over Manitoba.
Tons and tons of fun with stamps in a wide variety of patterns and colours.
The Tae Ryong Park Academy specializes in the Korean martial arts of Taekwondo and Hapkido. Over the years, it has become
known as the place to be for martial arts and fitness instruction in Winnipeg. The Tae Ryong Park Taekwondo and Hapkido Academy was established in 1993 by a father and son team: Grand Master Deuk H. Park and Master Jae H. Park. Together with close to 100 years of experience in the martial arts they have
created one of the leading Taekwondo and Hapkido schools in the world. Since its start, the Academy has been a very important part
of the community helping members to keep fit and healthy as they train in the physical aspects of the martial arts as well as to help students to develop greater Confidence, Respect and Discipline.
The Tae Ryong Park Academy runs a variety of different martial arts programs for children as young as three years of age, for teens and for adults of all ages.
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
Decorate a tie like no other. Bow or
straight – there is no end to what you can do. Wear it proudly yourself or give it away to someone special.
Magically creative. Full of enchantment and charms. A delicious, whimsical unique creation.
Do you love fairytales and monsters? Create your very own imaginative, fantastical mask based on the exciting WAG summer exhibition, Fairytales, Monsters and the Genetic imagination. Hang your amazing masterpiece in our outdoor exhibition Gallery for all to see and enjoy!
The Fire Safety House provides unique opportunities to teach a wide range of safety programs to the children and families attending the Festival including fire prevention and home escape techniques.
The Community Relations Division of Winnipeg Police Service operates a 28 foot trailer during the months April to October. The Caravan is filled with interactive displays like a light bar and siren, as well as photos, static displays, and continuously playing safety and recruiting tips. Uniform police officers are assigned to the Caravan to mingle and help explain some of the many tasks that police officers perform.
This year’s TD Summer Reading Club theme at the library is “Imagine” and features stories of fantasy.
Find out how you can join and spend the summer reading about dragons, mermaids, talking animals, time travel and more!
The library tent will present easy book-making crafts and lots of make-believe stories to share.
Drop in, relax and read awhile – and create a unique book of your very own!
Children can participate in the Instrument Petting Zoo where they get the opportunity to touch and play the instruments of the orchestra.
(Friday and Saturday only)