Children’s Activities 2019

We’re pleased to announce this year’s children’s activities.

Rune Making/Painting (facilitated by Trisha Basford)
Thursday, 8/22 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Air dry clay rune sets that will be carved and/or painted by each child.
*Adult Supervision required for children under 8 years

Rune Meanings (facilitated by Stuart Underhill)
Thursday, 8/22 – 2:00pm-3:00pm
A fun way to learn the runes! Each child will be assigned some runes, and while they listen to stories from Norse Mythology, they will be asked to raise appropriate runes to connect the ideas to the pictographs.

Thor Processional (ritual led by Kurt Hohmann)
Thursday, 8/22 – 7:00pm-7:30pm
Thor is the god of everyone, including kids! So come and join us for noise making and merriment in The Thunderer’s name! Noisemakers will be provided and frivolity is encouraged. This is a family activity so please attend the procession with your children!

Teen Movie Night: “The 13th Warrior” (facilitated by Erika Palmer)
Thursday, 8/22 – 7:30pm-10:00pm
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
*The movie is rated R. Teens only permitted to attend.

Swords! (facilitated by Stuart Underhill)
Friday, 8/23 – 9:00am-10:00am
Children will be handed safe, foam swords and taught the martial arts practiced by the Germanic peoples of medieval Europe.

Rune Bag Making (facilitated by Sara Percy Opel)
Friday, 8/23 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Hand sewn bags for the runes the children will be making with Trisha Basford!
*Adult Supervision required for children under 8 years

Youth Sumbel (facilitated by Erika Palmer & ECTeens)
Saturday, 8/24 – 9:30am-10:30am
Sumbel for the kids, led by the ECTeens. Kids and teens are encouraged to come hail the gods, hail the ancestors, and brag about their accomplishments in the past year.
*Adult supervision required for children under 5 years

Youth Archery (facilitated by Jack Falls & Mike Stahl)
Saturday, 8/24 – 5:00pm-6:00pm
This will be after the adult archery completion. Parents are *highly* encouraged to help supervise this event.

Children’s Activity Table (facilitated by Erika Palmer)
Ongoing throughout ECT
Self-play activities such as blocks and coloring. Parents are asked to please keep an eye on this and help keep the toys and coloring materials in one place.

Water Weapons (facilitated by Greg Fink)
Ongoing throughout ECT
Self-play with buckets of water and water weapons. Children, youth, and parents are asked to help make sure the weapons get back to the flag pole before each meal.

Bingo Marker Painting for the Littles (facilitated by Greg Fink)
Ongoing throughout ECT
Greg will have images for the littlest ones to paint with bingo markers. Supplies can be picked up at the honey stand.
*Parental supervision is required.

Nature Scavenger Hunt (facilitated by Sara Percy Opel)
Ongoing throughout ECT
Kids are welcome to participate in the nature scavenger hunt. Just see Sara at her table under the Pavilion, she’s the one with the tie-dye. She will give you a paper bag and a chart, once you have found everything she has prize goodies for you.