KIDS ACTIVITIES



This year’s event has a much wider range of activities for kids - indoors and outdoors. In addition to the Outdoor Activities we also have an outdoor Kid Zone with all-day activities and an indoor stage and lounge geared toward the younger set.



Outdoor Activities

- see Outdoor Activities page


Kids Zone

Loose Parts, Nature Play - Children are invited to engage in unstructured outdoor play with a variety of natural materials. Join us to play, create, build and of course have fun with bamboo poles, tree cookies, rocks, palm fronds, and more!

Tumbling blocks - game of balance

Imagination Playground


Loose Parts, Nature Play

Children are invited to engage in unstructured outdoor play with a variety of natural materials. Join us to play, create, build and of course have fun with bamboo poles, tree cookies, rocks, palm fronds, and more!


Imagination Playground

Austin Parks Foundation is proud to present our imagination playground, an adaptable playscape designed to encourage unstructured free play.


Tumbling Blocks

Wooden toy game of strategy for children and adults alike. Resembles a giant game of Jenga.

Kids Stage & Lounge Schedule

12:00 - Kids Lounge
Games, books, puzzles and conversation available. Will take place before, in between, and after all activities that are scheduled on the Kids Stage.
12:30 - Superheroes Tracing and Coloring
Character drawings engage young people in being superheroes for the planet.
1:10 - "Light Up Your Senses!"
We will use scent, sensation, sound, gravity, and our imagination to dive deep into the fun world of our senses. Join us for a journey into beauty! Appropriate for all ages and abilities.
1:45 - Photography Workshop
Master photographer Doug Box leads young people in the basics of photography.
2:15 - Kids Lounge
Games, books, puzzles and conversation available. Will take place before, in between, and after all activities that are scheduled on the Kids Stage.
2:45 - Bliss Kid Yoga
Young people engage in yoga led by a dynamic instructor.
3:15 - Kids Lounge
Games, books, puzzles and conversation available. Will take place before, in between, and after all activities that are scheduled on the Kids Stage.
3:45 - Insect Casting with Science Delights
Hands-on STEM activities for young people. Followed by dinosaur story telling. Followed by dinosaur story telling at 4:30.
4:30 - Kids Lounge
Games, books, puzzles and conversation available. Will take place before, in between, and after all activities that are scheduled on the Kids Stage.
5:00 - Gen Z Yoga
Yoga is for every generation.
5:30 - Kids Lounge
Games, books, puzzles and conversation available. Will take place before, in between, and after all activities that are scheduled on the Kids Stage.
6:00 - Poly Mermaid's "HOW TO BE A MUTANT LIKE ME"
Transform trash. Followed by book reading.
6:30 - Kids Lounge
Games, books, puzzles and conversation available. Will take place before, in between, and after all activities that are scheduled on the Kids Stage.

Kid’s Stage & Lounge

Enjoy this relaxed, casual family-friendly setting and retreat from the sun. Do a cool project, stretch your body, catch some entertainment or just read a book.


Children’s Entertainment


- Superheroes for the planet – body tracing and decorating as favorite or imaginary characters dedicated to helping planet Earth.

- Bean bags and lounging area for reading and taking in kid-friendly book readings by local children's authors and performances.

- Children’s yoga


"Light Up Your Senses!"

We will use scent, sensation, sound, gravity, and our imagination to dive deep into the fun world of our senses. Join Amy for a journey into beauty! Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Amy Pancake works with kids and adults of all ages in Austin. Her experience includes 15 years of yoga teaching, kinesiology studies at U.T. Austin, ongoing study of human movement (including developmental movement with Emilie Conrad of Continuum Movement) and over 4.000 hours of kids yoga classes. She speaks fluent Spanish and French. At the heart of her teaching is the commitment to connect in a heartfelt way with each student so they feel safe and free to express themselves in class. In 2015 Amy co-founded a Yoga Alliance registered children's yoga teacher training program in Austin.


Nature Photography for Children

Spring is a season of new beginnings and fresh starts, making it the perfect time for kids to learn new photographic skills! Master Photographer Doug Box will share ideas for young people to learn about natural resources, animal habitats and telling stories with their camera. Your children will learn how animals, plants, and the environment interact with their camera. See how to create a simple photography setup to attract birds and get great photos in their own backyard.

Kids will receive a handout with 10 tips to take better photos with activities and projects to keep students engaged. And see how to use simple apps to create art pieces.

See an antique style camera and find out why photographers of the past hid under a big black cloth! (Adults will enjoy this program too)


Insect Casting

A Hands-on STEM with Science Delights


Polly Mermaid's "HOW TO BE A MUTANT LIKE ME"

 

Fresh from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Princess Polly Esther Mermaid has landed with her favorite mutant friends- YOU! She'll share her love for plastic and transform the way you see waste. Learn how to mutate your own trash and transform it into puppets that you bring to life!

SEE HOW SHE LANDED HERE:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MySQJVZJJ3g

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pollyesthermermaid/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolymerMade