Kids Programs

WELCOME TO THE MELTDOWN KIDS AREA!

The Meltdown Kid’s Area is excited to welcome you back to another fabulous adventure! This is the place to play, create, share ideas and make new friends. You will find hula-hoops, play-dough, sand, bubbles, face-painting, dress-up, derby car races, a lemonade stand and much more down in the meadow to the West of the Main Stage. This year we’re rolling out a Pirate theme! We will have several arts and crafts activities available all day and a variety of Pirate themed workshops at every turn. Come make a gift for a loved one. Participate in group art. Create your own costume at our costume center! Bring a song, a story, a dance, a special talent. Show it off and teach a friend. Every person adds something different and wonderful to the festival and we are here to celebrate diversity, talent, beauty and to discover who we are and what we can do together!

A common question we get asked at Meltdown Staff headquarters:

“Is Meltdown really kid friendly?”

Anwser: You be the judge…
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2013 Kids Activities

Here are the 2013 planned activities for kids of all ages! All activities are in the Kid’s Area unless otherwise posted.
Parental supervision is required. We are not equipped to provide child care.

Kid’s Area will be open from 10:00-6:00 Fri/Sat AND 10:00-4:30 Sun


Calling All Pirates!

“Children need the freedom and the time to play. Play is not a luxury. It is a necessity.”

You have sailed the structured seas of school this year, and now it’s finally time for a summer…

Meltdown!

The Meltdown Kid’s Area is excited to welcome you back to another fabulous adventure!
This is the place to play, create, share ideas and make new friends. You’ll find hulahoops, play-dough, sand, bubbles, face-painting, dress-up, derby car races, a lemonade stand and much more just up West of the Main Stage.
This year we’re sailing together with a Pirate theme! We will have several arts and crafts activities available all day and a variety of pirate themed workshops at every turn. Come make a gift for a loved one. Participate in group art. Create your own costume at our costume center! Bring a song, a story, a dance, a special talent. Show it off and teach a friend. Every person adds something different and wonderful to the festival and we are here to celebrate diversity, talent, beauty and to discover who we are and what we can do together!
Here are some planned activities for kids of all ages! All activities are in the Kid’s Area unless otherwise posted.
Kid’s Area will be open from 10:00am-6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10:00am-4:30pm on Sunday.
Parental supervision is required. We are not equipped to provide and are not responsible for child care.

FRIDAY:

Group Art – 10:00am – until complete
We’ll be making a collaborative collage backdrop with your help! Come create your own special piece for the 2013 “Meltdown Memories” photo-booth collage. We will take snapshots of you with your creation, and print them on site for a special Meltdown memory. Who knows, your art may end up on the internet! You could be famous! Finally, you will get the recognition and admiration you deserve! (*Photos may be used on internet unless otherwise specified)

Derby Car Building – 10:00am-6:00pm
For the wacky low price of $1.00 you can customize your very own derby car for Saturday’s race-off spectacular. Will your personalized speed machine win the grand prize for fastest speed, flashy design, or most acrobatic wipe-out, or the “nerby” for being a leisurely, scenic driver? The wheel is in your hands!

Paracord Bracelet Workshop – 10:30am-1:00pm
All pirates should be able to tie a proper knot. Let us teach you to make your very own paracord survival bracelet.

Cookie Decorating with Shila & Melissa- 10:30am-1:30pm
Come assist our professional decorators to prepare & sell cookies as a fundraiser to help support future kid’s area activities. (So colorful and really quite delicious!)

Costume Making – 10:30am – 5:00pm
Our volunteers love crafting and make all their own costumes. They will be happily loaning their expertise at all things sparkly and Pirate by wielding glue guns.

Hooping Workshop with Megan- 11:00pm-12:00pm
All ages/all levels “hoopshop,” we will focus on basics like waist hooping and recovery methods, but will have plenty of info and instruction for more advanced hoopers as well. Each class will begin with a warm up and end with a short “hoopjam” to show off what you’ve learned. Come learn, play and perform with us! Get your Meltdown Hoopdance on!!!

Origami Workshop – 11:00am-1:00pm
What is a Pirate without their hat? Origami hats, treasure boxes, and creatures galore.

Lemonade Stand 12:00pm-5:00pm
Don’t let yourself melt at Meltdown. Quench your thirst instead with a deliciously, ice-cold Lemonade.

LEGO Building – 12:00pm-6:00pm
Enjoy the shade and relax as we build a mini meltdown city together. What will you create with so many bricks to build with?

Meltdown’s Got Talent! – 1:00pm-1:30pm Located at the Village Stage
(Sign up will be in the kid’s area all day) Singing, storytelling, dancing, acting, telling jokes, and more! We love all of it! This will not be a competition, only sharing for the fun of it. Volunteers will be there to help with costumes and ideas.

Story Hour – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Children crave stories, and will make them up to meet that craving. They make them up to learn about life and to learn about people. Every culture that exists or has been known to exist has a strong storytelling culture; one all their own that was shaped by the people and shared (corrected) the people. Stories are used for entertainment, for teaching, for passing on old knowledge and wisdom. Come listen and share your stories and culture with others and absorb something new to take back home with you.

Bubble Workshop – 1:00pm-3:00pm
Big bubbles, small bubbles, bubbles in bubbles, and square bubbles!? Come and play a childhood favorite activity…blowing beautiful, bodacious bubbles.

Cookie Sale- 2:00pm-6:00pm
It’s a festival tradition. Whimsically decorated in the spirit of the Meltdown and sooo very mouth-wateringly tasty, but Pirates beware; you won’t be able to have just one!

Scavenger Hunt! – 4:30pm-5:30pm
Day 1- Teams of parents and volunteers, we will take kids to meet our community with a wacky list of treasures to hunt down. Who will find them all!?

SATURDAY:

Meltdown Memory/Autograph Books – 10:00am-12:00pm
Come make a memory book for your new and old Meltdown friends to fill with art and words as a lasting keepsake (also makes a great gift!)

Costume making – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Our volunteers love crafting and make all their own costumes. They will be happily loaning their expertise at all things sparkly and pirate by wielding glue guns.

Derby Car Building- 10:00am-5:00pm
Last chance to get your “race-on!” (build a derby car for $1.00)

Paracord Bracelet Workshop – 10:30am-1:00pm
All pirates should be able to tie a proper knot. Let us teach you to make your very own paracord survival bracelet.

Cookie Decorating – 10:30am-1:30pm
Come assist our professional decorators to prepare & sell cookies as a fundraiser to help support future kid’s area activities. (So colorful and really quite delicious!)

Hooping Workshop with Megan- 11:00am-12:00pm
All ages/all levels “hoopshop,” we will focus on basics like waist hooping and recovery methods, but will have plenty of info and instruction for more advanced hoopers as well. Each class will begin with a warm up and end with a short “hoopjam” to show off what you’ve learned. Come learn, play and perform with us! Get your Meltdown Hoopdance on!!!

Origami Workshop – 11:00am-1:00pm
What is a pirate without their hat? Origami hats, treasure boxes and creatures galore.

Family Acro Yoga with Jen Hill- 12:00pm-12:30pm
Twist and bend, stretch and balance as Jen and partner teach us some poses that bring laughter and build trust between you and your teammate. Come relax, take deep breaths and center your Meltdown.

Lemonade Stand 12:00pm-5:00pm
Don’t let yourself melt at Meltdown. Quench your thirst instead with a deliciously, ice-cold Lemonade.

LEGO building – 12:00pm-6:00pm
Enjoy the shade and relax as we build a mini meltdown city together. What will you create with so many bricks to build with?

Story Hour – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Children crave stories, and will make them up to meet that craving. They make them up to learn about life. To learn about people. Every culture that exists or has been known to exist has a strong storytelling culture, one all their own that was shaped by the people and shaped the people. Stories are used for entertainment, for teaching, for passing on old knowledge and wisdom. Come listen and share your stories and culture with others and absorb something new to take back home with you.

Scavenger Hunt! -1:00pm-2:00pm
Day 2- With teams of parents and volunteers, we will take kids to meet our community with a wacky list of treasures to hunt for! Who will find them all!?

Bubble Workshop – 1:00pm-3:00pm
Big bubbles, small bubbles, bubbles in bubbles, and square bubbles!? Come can play with a childhood favorite activity, Blowing Bubbles.
Meltdown’s Got Talent! Singing, acting, dancing, and more! – 2:00pm-2:30pm Village
Stage (sign up will be in the kid’s area all day) Singing, Storytelling, dancing, telling jokes! We love all of it! This will not be a competition, only sharing for the fun of it.

Cookie Sale- 2:00pm-6:00pm
It’s a festival tradition. Whimsically decorated in the spirit of the Meltdown and sooo very mouth-wateringly tasty, but Pirates beware; you won’t be able to have just one!

Derby Car Race-off – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Bring your custom, deluxe derby car for the big finale. See who takes the cake for the speediest speed machine, flashiest flashy design, or the most gravity defying, gratifying acrobatic wipe-out. You may also aspire to be a “nerby” recognized, by all, for your sense of freedom and leisure.

BLY ME PARTY!!! – 5:00pm-6:00pm
We will end our day with a gathering that includes surprise guests, as well as free lemonade and cookies for all kids dressed Pirate!

SUNDAY

(Sunday’s activities will be dependent on participation. Ongoing activities will be available until 4:30 closing.)

Paracord Bracelet Workshop- 10:30am-12:00pm (based upon demand)
All pirates should be able to tie a proper knot. Let us teach you to make your very own paracord survival bracelet.

Parade Prep & Costume Making – 10:00am-3:00pm
Join us in the kid’s area to dress up, get your face painted, find or make an instrument and prepare to PARADE! Our Pirates will be around to help with ideas!

LEGO building – 10:30am-3:30pm
Enjoy the shade and relax as we build a mini meltdown city together. What will you create with so many bricks to build with?

Cookie Decorating – 11:00am-12:00pm (based upon demand)
Come assist our professional decorators to prepare & sell cookies as a fundraiser to help support future kid’s area activities. (So colorful and really quite delicious!)

Mom and Me Belly Dance Workshop with Shakti Moon – 12:30pm-1:00pm
Move and groove your body as Shakti leads is in a fun and interactive dance workshop. Children of all ages are invited to shimmy, dance, make some noise and have fun as we learn an upbeat Bellydance Routine. Dads are welcome too!

Story Hour – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Children crave stories, and will make them up to meet that craving. They make them up to learn about life. To learn about people. Every culture that exists or has been known to exist has a strong storytelling culture, one all their own that was shaped by the people and shaped the people. Stories are used for entertainment, for teaching, for passing on old knowledge and wisdom. Come listen and share your stories and culture with others and absorb something new to take back home with you.

PIRATE FAREWELL PARADE DEPARTS!! – 3:00pm
COME ONE, COME ALL YE KIDS! Wear your personalized Pirate garb & cause a ruckus as you display your hand-crafted Pirate booty throughout the Mainstage area. You’re sure to be the envy!!

The Kid’s Area will stay open with ongoing crafts available until 4:00pm on Sun.

We be looking forward to seeing you land lovers there!
ARGHH!!

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