The Kid’s Connection booth is open every week from 3-7 offering free crafts and activities that focus on nutrition, farming, the environment, physical activity and gardening. Each week, we feature a different food or farm related craft, as well as games and books. In our partnership with the Camas Library we will give you a sticker, tattoo or bookmark when you show us that you’ve signed up for the library’s summer reading program!
Kids 3-11, don’t forget to register for Produce Pals! Each week, after completing an engaging activity, receive a $2 token of your very own to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Yummy fun, for everyone! Produce Pals tokens are distributed from 3-7, in the Kid’s Connection booth
Schedule of events for the 2017 season:
6/7 Financial Wellness, with IQ Credit Union.
6/14 Market scavenger hunt
6/21 Plant radish seeds, with volunteers from Whole Foods.
6/28 Get up close and personal with the worm bin. Volunteers from Boy Scouts of America, Pack 496
7/12 Berry Days, pie eating contest for kids under 16.
Artfully create a rainbow of healthy eating, with volunteers from Unitus Credit Union.
7/19 Identify seeds and match them to the fruits and veggies they grow, with volunteers from
Riverside Christian School.
8/2 Dirt babies, seed sprouting activity, with volunteers from Boy Scouts of America, Pack 429.
Flower Power! Identify the parts of a plant and how each component plays a role in growth and production, with volunteers from Boy Scouts of America, Pack 429.
8/9 Veggie Derby- show your skills at making veggie vehicles then racing them. Zzoooom!
Prizes for most creative, fastest and most use of veggies. Sponsored by Whole Foods.
8/16 Flower power! Identify the pars of a plant and how each component plays a role in growth and production, with volunteers from Boy Scouts of America, Pack 429.
8/23 Play with your food! Veggie stamped art, with volunteers from Whole Foods.
8/30 Veggie Bingo- race around the market filling out your bingo card and meeting our farmers.
Then bring it back to the kids booth to claim a sticker and Produce Pals! With volunteers from
Boy Scouts of America, Pack 429.
9/6 We love ladybugs! With volunteers from Riverside Christian School.
9/13 It’s Apple Season! Learn about the life cycle of an apple from seed to fruit.
9/20 Create an artful card of gratitude to our farmers and vendors.
9/27 Dissect a lima bean to learn how it grows, with volunteers from Whole Foods.
10/4 Harvest Festival: Pumpkin bowling, hay hunt, face painting, petting zoo and more!
Volunteers from New Seasons.