Children’s Activities Planned for the Folk Festival 

Once again it’s the time of year when children will take over Pickering Square in Bangor….The park is the site for children’s activities during the Folk Festival.Meghan Hayward reports.”First of all this is all about fun. So we have to think about something they can make and take and use. So nothing that is sticky or wet or requires a cardboard box. Something they can take into the Folk Festival and continue to have fun with.”The Discovery Museum’s Education Director Trudi Plummer says folks at the museum spend all year preparing for the children’s activities at the festival.”We focus on recyclables and things from nature. So that A we don’t have too much prep work and B children can easily do that stuff at home too.”Plummer says they tried to concentrate on a theme for the crafts this year and decided on sustainable and organic living.Twig rattles will be one of the crafts children can make.”It’s very important for us that the children have something that they can use as a musical instrument when they’re grooving to the music.”And what do the folks at the Discovery Museum want the children to get out of the activities?”We’re hoping children take away some ideas for things they can do at home with their parents too.”Bead necklaces and tap-dancing puppets will also be on the crafts list.Plummer says the Folk Festival brings out the creative sides in children. “It’s just really important for the kids to have maybe ten minutes of me time. Ten minutes of quiet me time where they can get creative, get in the shade and then take it into the folk festival and show it off to their family.”Folks at the Discovery Museum say they can always use donations of craft supplies to help with the festival crafts.There are also several acts scheduled to perform on the children’s stage at Pickering Square.You can find a complete list of the activities and events schedules on their website,