It wouldn’t be a festival without something special for our young visitors, and we’ve got that covered. In the Kids Zone, kids can roll up their sleeves to participate in plenty of hands-on craft activities via creation and paint stations or even make sock puppets.
Families can also enjoy face painting, table top carnival games, play miniature golf or engage with a bit of balloon twisting. Don’t miss out on interactive jugglers or other variety performers strolling through festival grounds.
Kids will also have the great opportunity to participate in “Box City” –innovative educational program developed by Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE), designed to teach children of all ages (and adults) how to plan and build their own city and the value of being a responsible citizen.
Engagement with Box City will help kids to understand the fundamentals of urban planning and design; they will create a community the way real communities get built, through a mix collaboration, regulation, necessity and entrepreneurship. When the community is built, the kids evaluate it and compare its good and bad features with the community where they live.
The program aids children in better comprehending the built environment – why it is important to them personally and how they
can influence and help to shape it. Box City allows participants to think about their own city, to dream about what it could be, and teaches them to take responsibility for their actions and decisions