- Education & Outreach
Activities and Special Guests
Join us in the Family Area for games, crafts and all the great music happening under the Chickadee Big Top . There are activities and fun to bring out the kid in everyone!
In partnership with E-Quality Communication Centre Of Excellence, every performance under the Chickadee Big Top will offer American Sign Language interpretation!
Wind chimes, fairy wands, java blossoms and more – let your imagination run wild! Pop in and try your hand at dozens of arts and crafts.
Surprise your family and friends with the “new you” after a visit to our face painting corner.
Sneak away to the Reading Tent to relax and enjoy an enchanting tale. Check the activities schedule for special guest readings by Grant Anderson with live illustrations by Sheldon Dawson.
Imani’s Village Puppet Show
The Old Man had told her to take good care of that instrument and warned her that the monster would wake up if the music stopped! How can Imani get the music to play again?
THE POOR FOOLS COMEDY
Come see Winnipeg’s newest Commedia dell ‘Arte group performing a brand new piece for children. If you like The Three Stooges, you’ll love the Poor Fools!
KIDSFEST CIRCUS FUN
Get down and clown around in a hands-on circus workshop. Learn to juggle, walk on stilts, ride the rola bola or dare to challenge the two-foot-high tight wire.
Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the folks at Art Train and participate in the worldwide phenomena of Artist Trading Cards. Create, collect and swap ‘em with your friends!
WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Mad about Masters!
Come visit the WAG art tent and create a multimedia masterpiece! Looking for inspiration? Check out our outdoor gallery featuring images by Van Gogh, Monet, Warhol, Emily Carr and many more!
RECYCLE EVERYWHERE STREET TEAM
Games and giveaways as you learn about recycling.
Create your very own colourful, collapsible hula hoop and learn some cool moves to keep you whirling and twirling the whole weekend!
YOGA FUN FOR EVERYONE
Keep fit and get in the Festival spirit with some yoga! All ages welcome.
GREEN ACTION CENTRE
Fun with Worms
Get your hands dirty with our friends from the Green Action Centre and see their composting worms at work! These hard-working critters eat our kitchen waste, turning it into rich fertilizer for our gardens.
Seeds and the Senses
Explore the lives of plants as they exist in the prairies and on your plates. Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op and Food Matters Manitoba will help you make your own wildflower seed bombs and treat you to an herbal sensory extravaganza.
SEVEN SACRED TEACHINGS
Learn about the Seven Sacred Teachings of many indigenous cultures of Canada with Manito Ahbee and APTN.
Try your hand at Big Block (Jenga), Big Four (Connect Four), Big Yahtzee, Big Dominos and Big Word (Scrabble).
Folks both young and young at heart are invited to make creative wild bird costumes, wings, hats, masks and beaks for the Sunday parade. And yes, we’ll have supplies for building nests too!
Cool off at our water play area, which features revolutionary products such as the treadle pump and low-pressure sprinkler.