KIDS’ COOP

Rooster Walk, Martinsville VA

The Kids’ Coop
Sponsored by Frith Construction

What do you do in your backyard? Have adventures to faraway lands? Make science projects that explode everywhere? Examine bugs with your magnifying glass? Or do you blow bubbles until you can’t exhale anymore? In Rooster Walk’s backyard, we do all that and more! Our goal in the Kids’ Coop, sponsored by Frith Construction, is to have fun while teaching everyone (young and old) the importance of using and reusing items around the house. The craft tables will have all the scissors, colors, glitter, tape, glue and yarn you can handle. All workshops will be hosted by local and regional professionals and are open to kids of all ages. FRI noon-6pm, SAT and SUN 10am-6pm.

Little Planets!! If you have a small child, there will be a quiet area for relaxation, nursing and changing diapers. Also equipped with safe, natural playthings for all our wee ones. This tent is located inside the Kids’ Coop, and will focus on the gentle nurturing of our smallest Rooster Walkers. Sponsored by HomeTrust Bank.

We are so glad that you’re comfortable bringing your entire family to RW! Our festival family strives to make everything family friendly, particularly in the Kids’ Coop. Our staff is ready to help you and your young ones explore creativity through crafts, bubbles, treasure hunts and music. With that said, we do not provide drop-off childcare to anyone. We ask that you stay with your child at all times. Unattended children will be given espressos and puppies.

Open Mic hosted by Maya Burgess: All our young musicians are welcomed to the stage and encouraged to sign up before show times. See schedules below for specific times.

Slip ‘n’ Slide: We have an epic downhill slip ‘n’ slide open from noon-3pm Friday through Sunday. All ages are welcome. Don’t forget your water jams and a towel!

Kids’ Drum Circles & Mural Painting: Heal with Hearts is excited to work with the kids at Rooster Walk.  Kids will join us to paint a mural during Rooster Walk 9. Megen Mims is the artist-in-residency to facilitate painting with the kids. Also, join us for the kids’ drum circles lead by Ward Buckheister. Heal with HeArts will provide 17 kids’ drums. Kids will participate in call and response drumming, creating different rhythms, and learning how to play the drum. The mission of Heal with HeARTS is to provide educational projects in the Visual and Performing Arts to children with difficult economic, social, and physical circumstances.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Noon: Kids’ Coop opens! Music, Crafts with Carla, Slip ‘n’ Slide opens.
1:45pm: Violet Bell performs
2pm: Hoop Jam
2:30pm: Open Mic with Maya Burgess
4pm: The Fernandez Sisters perform
4:30pm: Free Face Painting (ends at 5:30pm)
5 pm: Magic Show with Hunter Rhodes
6pm: Kids’ Coop closes.
7pm: Mason Via Funk Band perform at the Teen Lawn Party!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

10am: Kids’ Coop opens!
10am: Free Face Painting (ends at 11am)
11am: Music, Crafts with Carla.
Noon: Slip ‘n’ Slide opens.
Noon: Drum Circle led by Heal With Hearts
1pm: After Jack performs
2pm: Hoop Jam
3pm: Slip ‘n’ Slide closes
4pm: Empire Strikes Brass performs
5pm: Kids Parade, led by Empire Strikes Brass
6pm: Kids’ Coop Closes
7pm: The Delics perform at the Tean Lawn Party!

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

10am: Kids’ Coop opens!
10am: Free Face Painting (ends at 11am)
11am: Music, Crafts with Carla.
Noon: Slip ‘n’ Slide opens. Mama Gnome: Spinning and Fairy Tales
Noon: Drum Circle led by Heal With Hearts
1pm: The Wildmans perform
2pm: Hoop Jam
2:30pm: Open Mic with Maya Burgess
3pm: Slip ‘n’ Slide closes
3:45pm: Kids Bluegrass Jam!
6pm: Kids’ Coop closes.
6:30pm: Erin & The Wildfire perform at the Teen Lawn Party!

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