The Strawberry Kids’ activities feature a full lineup of music, arts & crafts, nature programs, dance & music workshops, storytelling, and more. Four separate programs are designed for age-specific interests while other activities are appropriate for all ages, including adults! Many of our arts & crafts activities incorporate the use of recycled materials to encourage awareness and appreciation of creative reuse. Programs are free and materials are provided. Our staff consists of talented and enthusiastic teachers, naturalists, artists, musicians, and parents whose goal is to provide your Strawberry Kid an optimum, mega-fun festival experience. We are not staffed to provide day-care service, therefore we require children under 6 years old be accompanied by an adult when in the play area. Materials used are non-toxic and most washable, but make sure and bring clothes that may be “color enhanced”.
Activities for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 5 and under are designed to be process oriented and interactive. Young ones will find many opportunities for exploring their curiosity and creativity in a colorful, stimulating environment. Paint, glue, and play dough are in abundance! Whether creating a colorful collage, spattered paint masterpiece, or any number of other exciting projects, these busy little people will find plenty of amusing activities.
This program for children between 6 and 9 years old includes a variety of imaginative arts & crafts activities utilizing a wide assortment of media. Individual projects are designed to encourage the creative process while producing a Strawberry keepsake to bring home. Windsocks, Kaleidoscopes, Weaving, and Recycle Art are among the many exciting projects that have been created. Activities also include mural painting, bean bag toss games, bubbles and more.
10-12 year olds have a special program of their own, with arts & crafts designed to challenge inquiring minds and maturing hands. Marble painting, wax hands, dream catchers, and wire sculpture are just a few examples of the resourceful Mid Kid crafts. Mid Kids will also play cooperative “New Games” and gather for evening stories around a “Fireless Campfire” or a rousing game of Capture the Flag.
The Teen Program, for ages 13-17, offers a diverse program of activities throughout the festival, including the Teen Dance, “Open Mic”, Movie Night, Underground Radio Basics workshop, “BabyBack Radio” (89.5 FM) entirely broadcast by Strawberry Teens, and more. Arts & crafts activities have included henna tattoos, mirror etching, and tie-dye (be sure to bring something white to tie-dye).
Kids of all ages can delight in a variety of activities including musical performances for kids, storytelling, the “Sunday Story Swap”, yoga, dance workshops (swing, contra, Caribbean, aerobics, and more), art & photography workshops, Fiddle for Kids and Adults, New Games, nature hikes, family sing-a-longs, and much more. A highlight of the weekend’s festivities is the Strawberry Kids’ Parade on Sunday morning after the Revival. You will find a complete list of the activities offered at the Fall 2015 festival by looking at the Gate Handout or check out the Kids’ Program Photo Gallery if you would like to see some of these activities in action.