Sunday September 22, 2013 11am - 5pm.
Halifax Waterfront, around the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Theodore Tugboat Readings
Canada Book Fund Theodore Tugboat readings presented by Waterfront Development.
This special event is geared for children 8 and under. Please email email@example.com to register.
There are lots of other family activities as well - The Ross Creek Art Tent, many Family readings in the 'What's The Story with CBC' Stage,
and of course our entire Family Marketplace around the Wave.
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Kids Art Activities for The Word on the Street
Join Ross Creek in doing some fun art activities that are sure to be entertaining for the whole family! Inspired by some of the children's books and authors present at Word on the Street, these art activities are free and will help you get better acquainted with these wonderful books!
Cross Katie Kross by Bridgette & Donna Morissey
Katie searches for Love Valley, a place that is beautiful, peaceful, and without chores. What would the Love Valley look like to you? Create watercolour paintings that show what a perfect place like the Love Valley would look like to you. Learn different techniques to create scenes and explore your own imagination the way Bridgette, Donna’s daughter, did when she illustrated the book!
My Goat Gertrude by Starr Dobson
Gertrude the goat eats everything! She was supposed to help around the house by making milk but Gertrude loves to chow down on any thing she can get her hoofs on to! Make a goat puppet for you to put on a play with your friends about what your goat eats!
Gus the Tortoise takes a Walk by Erin Arsenault
Gus the tortoise goes on an adventure when he escapes from the Natural History Museum in Halifax. He even wanders all the way to public gardens on Spring Garden Road. As people, when we are in the public gardens, we see most of the flowers and plans from above but how do you think Gus saw them? Use pastels to draw flowers from Gus’ perspective… from below!
Driftwood Dragons and other Seaside poems by Tyne Brown
Have you ever played in the sand by the seashore? Building sandcastles, digging holes, maybe even creating sculptures? Well this collection of poems about the seashore should inspire you to do just that. Use coloured sand and items found around the coastline to create masks and turn yourself into a sea monster or even a Driftwood dragon!
Book Bag Treasure Hunt: Gifts for everyone, not just the kids.
You will be able to buy these self-filling bags at The Word On The Street kiosk.
They are $20. There are only 200 available.