KidsFest Craft & Science Event

Annual KidsFest

Craft & Science Event


Friends in the Forest, July 2023

We would like to thank those rangatahi from Lincoln High School who gave up holiday time to organise and assist with our annual craft and science day for children and families. Sixteen students made themselves available on two days. Some had also helped in the planning of various crafts and science demonstrations, all with the theme of looking at our “Friends in the Forest”.

One of the days was spent building and decorating the “traditional” tunnel which this year took children through a “forest”; we would like to thank Harvey Norman for the empty Fridge Boxes which make this possible each year.

The second day was devoted to the event itself with the High School helping and mentoring the tamariki in crafting such things as bird feeders, window decorations, masks and leaf art. Dioramas are always a favourite and some wonderful forest scenes were created in the many shoe boxes kindly supplied by Merrell, Merchant, and Platypus shoes.

All the tamariki enjoyed making their own tracking tunnels, identifying birds and plants, and searching leaf litter with a microscope.

We would also like to thank The Summit Road Society and Forest and Bird for bringing their activities and displays which very much enhanced the learning and enjoyment of the 130 children and their families who attended.

This event was funded by the Creative Communities Scheme.

KidsFest is an annual event, taking place during the winter school holidays. Look out for this years event Waves meet Wonders – Our Beautiful Coastline.