Discover Yourself in Nature!

Get creative with your kids this spring by heading outdoors on a crafty self-discovery adventure! Kidsfest has teamed up with Westcoast lifestyle brand, The Little Archives to bring you and the budding artists in your family a creative Self-Portrait contest using elements in nature. The winning creation will be awarded a one-year subscription to the Little Archives Children’s Arts & Crafts Box – a unique art lesson (for two) including instructions and all the supplies you’ll need, delivered to your door each month! 

Entering our contest is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Click here to download the Self-Portrait activity instructions and watch the Little Archives Video Tutorial for inspiration on assembling your unique creation. Creativity and imagination are encouraged!
  2. Scavenge your back yard for unique objects and foliage to use in your Self-Portrait
  3. Take a picture of your finished portrait and upload it to the Kidsfest Facebook page using the hashtag #natureselfportrait. Each submission* will be entered into the grand prize draw and displayed in our Nature Self-Portrait Album on Facebook. 

* Maximum three (3) submissions per contest participant

But wait! There’s more – just for entering, Kidsfest will draw two other lucky winners to be awarded a family pack (5) of tickets to our Pyjama Party showing of The Rainbow Fish on Friday, May 25th at 6 p.m.

Contest closes May 20th at midnight! Winner will be announced on the Kidsfest Facebook page on the Festival opening day – May 23rd, 2018. 


The Grand Prize

Enter our Self-Portrait contest for a chance to win a one year Children’s Arts & Crafts Box from the Little Archives.

Art is such an important part of our children’s development and can be a wonderful way to spend quality family time together. With their creative, monthly, Children’s Arts & Crafts Box , the Little Archives has found a way to take the stress out of the planning and organizing part of doing creative things with your kids at home. The boxes come complete with all the supplies you will need for each art project, so you save money and avoid stressful trips to the craft store. All of this will leave you with more time to do the important things in life, like sit down and engage with your kids creating memories that you’ll both cherish for a lifetime.


Kidsfest will also draw two additional winners to receive a family pack (5) of tickets to the Pyjama Party showing of The Rainbow Fish on Friday, May 25th at 6 p.m.

Using innovative puppetry and black light effects, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has made an international name for itself with visually entrancing productions that bring children’s classics to life. Their brand new adaptation of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister inspires audiences across the nation with an award-winning story exploring beauty, cooperation, and generosity. Our Friday evening performance is a pyjama party! All guests, big and small, are encouraged to wear their pyjamas!

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