Kids Zone Schedule

THURSDAY

 

8:00-9:00 Craft Time –

Mandolin Harp & Paper Fans

Help us kick off ROMP with Craft Time in the Kid Zone!  Children are invited to make and decorate their own Mandolin Harps and Paper Fans so they can stay cool all weekend and jam along with the artists on stage.

 

9:00-10:00 Interactive Children’s Music –

Melody Garden

Join multi-instrumentalist and children's songwriter, Rebecca Smith, for an hour of interactive children's music! Expect nature-themed songs where imaginations can soar!  Many percussion instruments and movement props will be available to the children, if they wish to dance and play!  It's like a mini-festival just for children!  An instrument petting zoo will be at the end for anyone wishing to strum a guitar, ukulele, or banjo.

 

10:00-11:00 Build Your Own First Aid Kit –

The Medical Reserve Corps

Accidents can happen anywhere.  The Medical Reserve Corps will teach your children how to be “prepared, not scared.”  Kids will learn basic First Aid and will build their very own First Aid Kit.


11:00-12:00 Whooo is Hootie? –

Western Kentucky Raptor Center

Get up close and personal with ROMP’s mascot Hootie the Owl!  The Western Kentucky Raptor Center will provide a hands on program where children will learn about birds of prey and animal rehabilitation.

 

12:00-1:00 Sound Science: Exploring Ears

Sky Science Festival

How we hear is a process that starts with our ears. The size and shape of an ear is important, and two ears are better than one. Surprising examples of sound that gets heard without using your ears will be shared.

 

1:00-2:00 Leaf Printing

4-H Cooperative Extension Service

Calling all Tree Huggers!  The 4-H Cooperative Extension Service will teach your children about trees, leaves, and the natural environment while demonstrating Leaf Printing.

 

2:00-3:00 Appalachian Dance Workshop

Sara Roby

Get moving with traditional dance from the Appalachian region.  Led by Sara Roby, a spirited and inspiring instructor who will teach children traditional movement, clogging, and games.

 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 Kid Yoga

270 Power Yoga

This ain’t your momma’s yoga!  Join Britt Bertolotti from 270 Power Yoga for a Kid Centric Yoga program to start the day off right.  Your kids will have fun while stretching out their sleepy bodies so they are ready for a ROMPtastic day of music and play!

 

9:00-10:00 Learn a Fiddle Tune

Randy Lanham

Join Randy Lanham, the Education Director for The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum for a one hour workshop where children will be introduced to the fiddle and will learn to play a tune.  *This workshop is only open to 25 children. Come early to get a spot. Children will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

10:00-11:00 Craft Time –

Rock Painting & Flower Crowns

Join us for Craft Time where kids will have the opportunity to paint rocks and make flower crowns.

 

11:00-12:00 Interactive Children’s Music –

Melody Garden

Join multi-instrumentalist and children's songwriter, Rebecca Smith, for an hour of interactive children's music! Expect nature-themed songs where imaginations can soar!  Many percussion instruments and movement props will be available to the children, if they wish to dance and play!  It's like a mini-festival just for children!  An instrument petting zoo will be at the end for anyone wishing to strum a guitar, ukulele, or banjo.

 

12:00-1:00 Appalachian Music & Storytelling

Gerald Mullins

Join Gerald Mullins, an educator & musician from Eastern Kentucky as he shares stories and music from the Appalachian region of Kentucky.

 

1:00-2:00 Sound Science: Lower = Longer / Larger / Looser

Sky Science Festival

Make simple instruments with sliding straws, buzzing rubber bands, and tuneful tubes – with all creating lower sounds when the thing responsible for making the sound gets longer, or thicker, or looser.

 

SATURDAY

8:00-9:00 Glitter Tattoos

Glitter Momma

Glitter Momma has been spreading glitter & sparkle at ROMP for many years.  Join her in the kid zone to get your own glitter tattoo so you can shine all day!

 

9:00-10:00 Belly Dancing

Samovar Dance Group

Move, groove, and shake it all around with Erica LaViolette & Michelle Gross of the Samovar Dance Group of Louisville, KY. Erica and Michelle will demonstrate several forms of international dance with props and will teach children a traditional belly dance.  

 

10:00-11:00 Grown Your Own Garden

Green River District Health Department

Can you dig it? The Green River Health Department will talk with children about healthy eating and the importance of locally sourced foods while children get dirty digging their own garden.

 

11:00-12:00 Meet The Mammals

WKY Raptor Center  

The Western Kentucky Raptor Center is back with mammals this time!  Meet a baby fox, a hedgehog, and other mammals and listen while staff shares stories of mammal rehabilitation.

 

12:00-1:00 Harmonica & Kazoo

Art The Dude

Art The Dude loves to introduce kids to the world’s most perfect instrument – the harmonica.  Join Art for his 7th year at ROMP spreading the Harmonica love and walk away with a harmonica or kazoo of your own.

 

1:00-2:00 Sound Science: Hearing Things That Are Quiet

Sky Science Festival

Make tools to hear quiet sounds; a stethoscope to listen to heartbeats or a device to help you understand a whisper from across the room.

 

 

 

Don’t forget, the Kids Zone activities are FREE, and all children 12 and under get free admission into the entire festival! See you there!