Kids are an important part of Beltania! About 15% of our guests are children and we offer very inexpensive admission to kids 12 and under attending with a parent or guardian.
NO childcare is available at Beltania. Parents please supervise your children and teens at all times.
Children's Activities at the Community Center
There will be a space at the Community Center for parents to enjoy some activities and crafts WITH their children. Scheduled activities are posted on our Master Schedule.
Maypole Dance and other Rituals
Children are welcome to help lead the Maypole Parade at 10am Saturday. Please assemble at the Stage by 9:45am. Some ribbons and costume items may be available, or dress up in your own fancy outfits!
Children under 4'6" should not dance the maypole with their own ribbon, since they may not be tall enough to go over other dancers. They may share a ribbon with their parent/guardian, or dance in the middle with a special dance party just for kids while bigger people are weaving the ribbons around them.
Kids are welcomed at all rituals held during daylight hours.
Thursday 5/14/15 2:30-3:30
Fun and Games! Our first section of workshops will be an informal introduction to each other and ritual etiquette with interactive activities and games. Bring water and snacks. Parents required. All ages welcome.
Friday 5/15/15 10-11:30AM
Arts and crafts! Building on the last (coming) ritual, we will create spider webs to take home and share with the family. Previous attendance not required. Bring water. All ages welcome.
Friday 11:30-12 Kid’s Ribbon Dance, sponsored by the Rainbow Welcome Center!
Interactive ritual drama- We will build on the previous workshop and role-play a ritual drama of a Native American myth telling the story of how Grandmother Spider brought the sun’s fire to the Earth. Previous attendance not required. Bring snacks and water. All ages welcome.
Saturday 5/16/15 12:30-2:00PM
Interactive ritual drama- We will build on the first workshop and role-play a ritual drama of the Japanese Goddess of the sun, Amaterasu, and how she brought light to the world. Previous attendance not required. Bring snacks and water. All ages welcome.
Sunday 5/17/15 10-11:30AM
Show and Tell! Our final event will integrate everything we’ve learned over the weekend and we have an opportunity to share and tell with each other. Previous attendance not required. Bring snacks and water. All ages welcome.
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