Kids are at the heart of the DIY Homesteader Festival. Our kids really inspire us and we know that kids are the future of food security and the continuation of sharing these skills! For those reasons, kids 12 & under get admission to the festival site and DIY Kids’ Area for FREE. If they want to attend the adult workshops they can upgrade to a teen ticket.
The DIY Kids’ Area is packed with fun nature and homesteading related activities for children and youth. Colouring, play dough, nature weaving, and more great activities will be available throughout the day. You can also stop in for one of the Kids’ Area Workshops that are led by experienced workshop leaders – and some led by expert kids!
2017 Kids’ Area Workshops
9:30 am: Bird Walk with Tim Poole of Nature Manitoba Important Bird Areas
Better singers than The Voice, faster than a car and bug catchers extraordinaire – come learn all about birds. We will learn how to tell the difference between different birds, what makes them so special and even take a walk to find out who may be hanging around at the Homesteader Festival.
11:30 am: Raising Rabbits with Olivia & Hannah Reimer – Workshops for Kids by Kids
Learn what it takes to raise rabbits for meat in your backyard! Hannah & Olivia will walk you through the supplies you need, and great tips on raising rabbits.
2:00 pm: Raising Chickens with Alexis Nikkel – Workshops for Kids by Kids
This workshop will help kids learn how to take care of chickens. 7 year old, Alexis, will be talking about chores that need to be done, supplies that you need, and learning how to love your chickens at the same time as working hard. Alexis will also talk about making money from your chickens. There will be chickens for you to see how nice they are. Warning: This workshop will include some sad stories.
2017 Kids’ Area All-Day Activities
- Edible Flower Planting
- Mod Podge Farm Animal Stones
- Playdough Table
- Farm Animal/Stable Play Area
- Nature Weaving
- Outdoor Mud Kitchen
- Outdoor Bamboo Tent Structure Weaving & Play
Check out the 2015 Kids’ Area: