Children's Programs

Kidlore: hands-on traditions and fun children's activities

Passing on traditions is the focus of the Kidlore activities area at the MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 7-9, in downtown East Lansing.
Many hands-on activities for children (and their adult companions!) are inspired by the music, dance, art and culture throughout the festival site. This year kids will have the opportunity for hands-on experiences inspired by the artists and traditions of the Michigan Traditional Arts Program and the thematic year at MSU, The China Experience: An Exploration of Arts and Culture.
Activities inspired by:
Basket weaving
Chinese New Year lanterns
100 Good Wishes quilt making -- a tradition where parents welcome a new child by asking friends and family to contribute a piece of fabric to create a quilt. Along with the donated fabric, friends and family members offer a written wish for the child that is kept in a scrapbook for the child to read when they are older.
Kidlore activities take place Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.