Kids' tent schedule

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for activities and use of playground. Children may not wander festival grounds alone.*


Thursday 2-6pm - Crafts and games with jenny burton

2-2:30pm: Tie Dye Bandanas- or bring your own item! (light colored cotton items: socks, t-shirts etc)

2:30-3pm: Rainbow Colored Crafts

3-3:30pm: Flower Bombs and Bird Seed Pinecones

3:30-4pm: Kids’ Yoga with Jenny (bring a mat or towel)

4-6pm: Classic Outdoor Games - times may vary

  • 4pm: Simon Says, Red Light Green Light, Monkey in the Middle

  • 4:30pm: Tug of War, Hula Hoop Relay Race

  • 5pm: Parachute Games and Sack Race

  • 5:30pm: Classic Game of Kickball

Friday 10am-6pm earth art with amalia fernand

10-10:30am: Collaborative Land Art Project

10:30-11:30am: Flower Crowns, Nature Wands & Mobiles

11:30am-12:30pm: Ankle Bells, Shell Necklaces, Dreamcatchers

12-3pm: Facepainting

12:30-1:30pm: Seed Mandalas, Grass Heads

1:30-2:30pm: Michigan Rock Art, Dig for Real Fossils

2:30-3:00pm: Crack Open Geodes, Make Pallet Wall Hangings

3-3:30pm: Kids’ Concert with Rachael Davis & Friends

3:30-4pm: Build and Erupt a Volcano

4-5pm: Recycled Crafts, Upcycled Fabric Crafts

5-6pm: Leathercraft Workshop (Make Your Own Bracelet or Keychain)

Saturday 10am-6pm musical fun hosted by Deep fried pickle project jug band

10-10:30am: Coloring Table and Free Play

10:30-11:15am: Make Your Own Instrument!

11:15am-12pm: Kids’ Concert with Deep Fried Pickle Project

12-12:15pm: Instrument Petting Zoo

12:30-2pm: Make Your Own Hula Hoop with Dana of Wonderflow Hoop Co.

2-2:30pm: Learn to Hoop with Dana

2:45-3:15pm: Kids’ Concert with Deep Fried Pickle Project

3:15-3:30pm: Instrument Petting Zoo

3:30-4:30: Instrument Building Workshop

4:30-4:45pm: Songwriting Workshop

4:45-5pm: Parade Practice

5pm: Kids’ Parade Through Festival Grounds

Playground and free choice toys available throughout main scheduled times.

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Amalia grew up attending festivals as the daughter of a handmade shoe vendor and has worked with kids' tents around the world since 2003. She has a Master of Science in ecological leadership and education, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with minors in marine science and anthropology.

Amalia has facilitated programming with children in 22 countries on five continents, enjoys wildlife and event photography, and recently published her first book: Michigan Wildlife, A Coloring Field Guide. Copies will be available onsite! She founded Nature Explorers International (NEI) with the mission to inspire excitement and curiosity for the environment through art, science, and outdoor experiences. Amalia currently runs summer day camp programs in Benzonia, Michigan, creates jewelry out of repurposed leather scraps, and teaches leathercraft workshops.