Milford Grade 2-3 Workshops

Yoga and Mindfulness
Experience the Little Flower Yoga 5 step methodology: Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus, and Relax. In an over-stimulated, over-technological and over-scheduled world, yoga and mindfulness is exactly what our kids need to find balance. Through connecting with each other, breathing techniques, yoga poses, focus activities, and a guided relaxation, the children will leave the workshop with tools to soothe themselves when life's challenges arise.
PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING EITHER A YOGA MAT OR A TOWEL
Melissa Andersen, Owner

Just Be Yoga & Wellness & R-CYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) Milford, CT


Paper Quilling
What is quilling? This beautiful art is a paper-craft technique used to make coiled embellishments -- flowers, hearts, butterflies, scrolls, marquise and more -- from colorful strips of paper for card making, scrapbooking or even jewelry! Now you can learn the beautiful art of paper quilling step-by-step in this workshop!
Marcie Wright
Jewelry and Arts Craftsperson
Milford, CT


Cartooning Fun for Kids
Kids have fun as they learn how to create their own cartoons. The possibilities are unlimited – from Superheroes to aliens to funny pets and people. Kids will have a fun take home project!
Debi Hamuka-Falkenham
Cartoonist Cartoon Academy
Seymour, CT

Dead Trees Come to Life
A tree dies in the forest. Why are dead trees vital for healthy woodland habitat and ecosystem health? A standing dead tree transforms into a web of life. A standing dead tree becomes a Den Tree that is home to birds, animals, bugs, fungi, slime molds, worms, spiders, moss, lichens and green plants. When the tree eventually falls, nature's cycle continues to create new life from old for hundreds of years. You'll dig into the world of a fallen log and discover the amazing community inside.
Steve Johnson, Acting Public Works Deputy and Open Space Manager
Milford, CT


Mini-Masters Library Workshop
Earn your mini‐masters in library science the easy way, with fun library-related games and book‐themed challenges. Organize a collection in an ABC Order Race. Learn popular genres and stories with a game of Head's Up! Get creative with some writing games and bring a favorite book for a Speedy Book Club. Getting a master's degree has never been so much fun‐‐or fast! All students will leave with a mini‐masters certificate.
Suzanne Harrison-Thomas, Children's Librarian
Danielle Valenzano, Young Adult Librarian
Milford Public Library

Junior Vet
This workshop gives children an opportunity to work hands on alongside a working veterinarian. Examine live animals like a veterinarian, including listening to a dog's heartbeat. Children learn the proper care for basic domestic animals and the proper way to approach a dog. In addition, they will discover which foods/plants can be dangerous to dogs and cats.
Dr. Erin Fleming, VMD, Chief of Staff
Fairfield Pet Hospital
Fairfield, CT


Let's Build Video Games!
In this workshop, kids will learn the basics of computer programming, programming structure, designing and building video games. They will learn to use sprites, control statements, loops, and conditional structures while having loads of fun! They'll even turn their idea into a video game of their own!
Katie Salisbury, Center Director,
Code Ninjas Trumbull
Trumbull, CT


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