EcoArt Kids Kollectiv

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The EcoArt Kids Kollectiv (EAKK!) is designed to not only create fun kids’ activities but to educate and encourage families to make their own art projects by using reusable and recyclable items that support sustainable living rather than buying into the consumerism of the “newest, shiniest plastic toy”!


It’s shocking and disturbing to see thousands of items in the restaurant business, corporate offices and in our own homes that get thrown away into our landfills. The Family Love Villagers will be taking several items from the above resources and creating fun activities and arts and crafts projects that not only the whole family can enjoy but feel good about too!


To learn more about our mission, vision, as well as past and future monthly gatherings, please visit www.familylovevillage.blogspot.com.


WORKSHOPS ON SATURDAY 5/28/11


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1. The Sensory Hike – Discover Nature With Your Child Through the 5 Senses
After you’ve enjoyed an invigorating Baby and Me Yoga morning class with Crystal D’Angora, come join us for an adventurous family hike where we will explore our 5 senses in nature with your children. The 5th sense (taste) will be explored back at the Kidz Village for a family picnic. We weren’t too sure how parents (or kids) would feel about tasting nature so we thought it would be a good idea to play it safe.


During our journey, we will also be collecting nature items (i.e. leaves, branches, rocks, etc) for an eco-activity we will be doing later Saturday afternoon. We will provide containers (which will also be used for another eco-activity) to collect these items in. Please make sure to bring water, sunscreen, a packed lunch for the family picnic and all the necessities you will need for the day because the Kidz Village is about a 20 -minute hike from the Family Love Village Camp.


LOCATION: Meet at the Family Love Village Camp (located in the family camping area at the top of the hill. NOT to be confused with the Kidz Village activity area at the bottom of the hill).
TIME: 11AM-11:45AM


2. BREAK FOR PICNIC LUNCH FROM 11:45AM-12:15PM


Book design3. Book Designing and Journaling


Let your child’s imagination flow as they draw, color and decorate their own pre-made books made from reusable materials. If you joined us on the Sensory Hike and your child is old enough, they can journal or draw about what they experienced through their 5 senses. If your child isn’t old enough to write these thoughts in their book, then they can draw out their feelings (or you, as the parent can help, as well). If you did not join us on the Sensory Hike, then your child can still journal and/or draw in their pre-made book their experience of Lightning in a Bottle through their 5 senses.


LOCATION: KIDZ VILLAGE
TIME: 12:15PM-1:30PM




 

FLV-djs4. KinderMix: Family Dance Party!


Creative Dance Movement – Developing Balance, Coordination and Self-Confidence DJ Daddies FatFinger and Sean Mace will take you around the world, through space and time with music that is specifically geared towards kids but still fun for adults! Families can groove and participate to a clever mix of children’s classics blended with playful grown up tunes. Interactive dance, rhythm and music games will engage children and help kids develop their balance, coordination and self-confidence. These two FLVillage DJs will be tearin’ up the danceflo’ with beats from different cultures and genres that can be as fun for parents as it is for the kids!


Session will include:
• Dancing games: copy cat dancing, freeze dance, hokey pokey, scarf dancing, etc
• Sing along songs integrated into the mix w/MC leading the way
• Games that include clapping, drumming and/or instruments
• Interaction allowing kids to touch the DJ gear


LOCATION: KIDZ VILLAGE
TIME: 4PM-4:45PM


5. The Nature Man Projekt


Time to gather all of the items that you collected on the nature hike and create Nature Man! Add an outline of a body on a big sheet of paper, glue, feathers, leaves and twigs and you have a group art installation ready to be displayed at Lightning in a Bottle!


LOCATION: KIDZ VILLAGE
TIME: 4PM-4:45PM


WORKSHOPS ON SUNDAY 5/29/11


1. Sound Crafting: Drums, Shakers, Guitars, and Chimes! Oh My!


There are not too many things that children love better than making noise. Whether musically inclined or not, kids really enjoy it! You can make musical instruments almost out of anything. All it takes are a few reusable items and some arts and crafts to beautify it. And then you are ready to create your own melodic symphony!


In this workshop, we will teach the kids and parents how to make drums, shakers, guitars and chimes out of some ordinary (and not so ordinary) items that are sure to put a smile on your eco-musician’s face! Make sure to save your instruments for an activity that the Family Love Village will be providing for the families on Sunday evening.


LOCATON: KIDZ VILLAGE
TIME: 11:30AM – 1:15PM


2. Telescope Crafting


Design your own telescope with crayons, markers, paint, feathers, construction paper and even those round pieces of paper from hole-punchers (we knew there had to be a good use for those little round things from the office)! Make sure to save your telescopes for an activity that the Family Love Village will be providing for the families on Sunday evening. We’ll give you a hint: we’ll be using these telescopes at night!


LOCATION: KIDZ VILLAGE
TIME: 11:30AM – 1:15PM


2. BREAK FOR PICNIC LUNCH FROM 12PM-12:30PM (Can continue with the arts and crafts that is scheduled until 1:15PM).


3. KinderMix: Family Dance Party!


Creative Dance Movement – Developing Balance, Coordination and Self-Confidence


DJ Daddies FatFinger and Sean Mace will take you around the world, through space and time with music that is specifically geared towards kids but still fun for adults! Families can groove and participate to a clever mix of children’s classics blended with playful grown up tunes. Interactive dance, rhythm and music games will engage children and help kids develop their balance, coordination and self-confidence.


These two FLVillage DJs will be tearin’ up the danceflo’ with beats from different cultures and genres that can be as fun for parents as it is for the kids!


Session will include:
• Dancing games: copy cat dancing, freeze dance, hokey pokey, scarf dancing, etc
• Sing along songs integrated into the mix w/MC leading the way
• Games that include clapping, drumming and/or instruments
• Interaction allowing kids to touch the DJ gear


LOCATON: KIDZ VILLAGE
TIME: 4PM-4:45PM


4. Drum Circle, Evening Picnic and Constellation Gazing


Let’s put our Eco-Art projekts to the test and gather for a fun night beginning with a drum circle, an evening picnic and then a night of star gazing. Let’s bring out those drums, shakers, guitars and chimes that we made earlier and play to the rhythm of our hearts!


Remember those telescopes we made earlier? Here’s your children’s chance to use their telescopes to look at the sky’s constellation. Perhaps they’ll get a glimpse of Orion’s Belt or maybe even the Big Dipper! Ok so maybe they can’t really see that far up with these telescopes and they won’t have to because the Family Love Village will provide the real deal! We’ll have a couple of functioning telescopes so everyone can enjoy looking at the cosmos together!


Please make sure to bring your dinner with you to the Family Love Village Camp for our evening family picnic.


LOCATION: FAMILY LOVE VILLAGE CAMP
TIME: 6:30-8PM


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