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4th & 5th May 2024
at Neimënster

4 and 5 May 2024 at Neumünster Abbey

The Children's Festival, 4 and 5 May, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Children’s Week will be launched with a Children's Festival on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2024 at the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Centre (28, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg).

Parents and their children are invited to take part in 68 workshops, to play, create, search or investigate. Come and discover how children learn through play and become playfully acquainted with the pedagogical approach of non-formal education applied in education and childcare facilities (“crèches”,“mini-crèches”, “maisons relais”, “foyers scolaires”, “foyers de jour” or parental assistants).

Workshops

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Independent play space

How does your child navigate the world around them? Why do they play? Why is play so important for them? And us adults, parents, professionals, how do children perceive us? How can we support a child’s healthy development through play? At the centre of Agora court at Neumünster Abbey, we are inviting you to come and discover, explore, share, and gain new perspectives on the ever-so enthusiastic world of childhood, through our interactive and fun stand.

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Language, communication and media

Creative workshop, media and language Activities

The parental assistants invite you to join a creative workshop, as well as a language and media activities linked to their education and childcare offer.
Children aged 2 to 12

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Natural playground

The "Discover Nature" activity guides groups of children and young people through the fascinating beauty and diversity of our nature and environment.
It's about discovering nature and the environment together, understanding them and taking action to protect them.
When children visit our stand, they can get creative and build their own little world using a variety of natural materials.

Children aged 3 to 12

Movement, body awareness and health

Balance

We offer children and young people the chance to train on different sports equipment and test their sense of balance and coordination in a fun way.

Children aged 4 to 12

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology

Stop motion and film tricks

Experience the media - Mediafactory
Participants can experiment with the stop-motion technique and immerse themselves in the world of cinematic trickery when attending this workshop.

Children aged 5 to 12

Emotions and social relationships Values, participation and democracy

The story of Noah's ark

Animals made from recycled materials will be used to talk to children about discrimination and living together in a diverse society.
Each animal is unique, with its own needs, talents and characteristics. Some of them we don't like. But they are all equal. The dog is man's faithful friend, and is certainly more popular than the spider, which plays a key role in ecosystems. These observations about animals can be transposed to human beings, because they too are not all the same. Is one human being more important than another? The children will try to find an answer to this question by reflecting on their behaviour in scenarios such as :
If you had a choice, which animal would you bring on the ark, which animals would you choose and which would you leave on the shore?


Children aged 4 to 12

Values, participation and democracy

Experience children’s rights

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Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Draw a character, a workshop led by Andy Genen – illustrator

Audience: children aged 8 to 12 years

Two 30-minute workshops in Luxembourgish, French, German, English.
Number of places limited to 15 children per session.

The children will learn to create their own character and how to draw it.

Saturday and Sunday 12.00-13.00: Draw your tree house with Sasha and Flint. Workshop led by Sandra Martins, illustrator.

Children draw and colour their version of a tree house based on a pre-drawn/cut-out element (a window).

Children aged 4 to 8

Limited to 15 children

Language, communication and media Movement, body awareness and health

Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. : FUNDAMENTALS TEAM LËTZEBUERG

Physical activities for children and parents and listening to extracts from the storybook about a series of heroes written by Guy Helminger.

Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. :

Saturday and Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Il était une fois ... asbl (Once upon a time)

Click on the stand number 5 to read the workshop descriptions and programme.

Il était une fois... non-profit organisation is a multilingual library for children aged 0 to 8 years old (with 6,154 books in 34 languages). Created in 2004, it welcomes the public (crèches, foyers and schools) for an inclusive multicultural exchange.

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Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media

Saturday 4 May, from 3 p.m. up to 3.40 p.m. : Interactive storytime session for children (3+) in English

Free interactive storytime session for children
From 3 p.m. up to 3.40 p.m.
Age: 3 years old and plus
Language : English
Animator: Fiona
Duration: One hour
"What stories will we find in the magic bag today? Come and read a selection of classic English stories. Discover some
rhymes, lift some flaps and dive into a world of stories. Will we read? Will we sing? It depends what you pull out of the
bag!"

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media

Samedi 4 mai de 15h45 à 16h25 : Laboratorio interrativo per bambini (3+) in italiano condoto da Giusy

Laboratorio interrativo per bambini (3+) condoto da Giusy
Lingua: italiano
Libro: cosa fanno i dinosauri quando è ora dei capricci?
Auteur yolen

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media

Samedi 4 mai de 16h30 à 17h00 : Atelier Kamishibaï en français pour enfants pour enfants (2 ans et plus) animé par Éric

Atelier Kamishibaï en français pour enfants
Langue: français
Animateur: Éric
Zébulon le dragon
A l'école des dragons, Zébulon est l'élève le plus enthousiaste. Mais aussi... le plus malhabile. Réussira-t-il jamais à
capturer une princesse?
Une école pas comme les autres, un dragon pas comme les autres
Julia Donaldson et Axel Scheffler.

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media

Dimanche 5 mai de 15h à 15h40 : Workshop de leitura interativa para crianças liderada por Catarina

Workshop de leitura interativa para crianças liderada por Catarina
Idade de leitura: a partir dos 3 anos.
Língua: Português
4 histoires en chanson

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Values, participation and democracy

Dimanche 5 mai de 15h45 à 16h25 : Taller gratuito en español para niños en español dirigida por Almudena ( 3 años +)

Taller en español para niños dirigida por Almudena ( 3 años +)
Dimanche 4 mai
Heure : De 15h45 à 16h25
Langue espagnole
Plusieurs histoires ou chansons tirés au sort
La leyenda del maíz; Leyenda del hilo rojo del destino; Kamshout y el otoño; Leyenda del Olentzero; Leyenda de la
yerba mate; El Caleuche ...

Dimanche 5 mai de 16h30 à 17h : Atelier Kamishibaï en langue luxembourgeoise

Atelier Kamishibaï en langue luxembourgeoise

Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media

Dimanche 5 mai de 16h30 à 17h00 : Atelier Kamishibaï en langue luxembourgeoise

Atelier Kamishibaï en langue luxembourgeoise

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics

Introduction to music workshop

Language, communication and media

Show "The dolphin"

Language, communication and media

Show "The dancer"

Language, communication and media

Storytelling "Princess Skadi's snow-covered fields"

Movement, body awareness and health

Dance workshop

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Values, participation and democracy

What can I learn here?

Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media Movement, body awareness and health

Street games

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Sciences and technology

Games using natural and everyday materials

Games to be played in the forest

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Movement, body awareness and health

Role play

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Language, communication and media Sciences and technology

Saturday 5 May 2024 : Music workshop

Creative exploration and composing using different musical instruments, sounds and songs.

3 to 12 years old

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology

Sunday 5 May 2024 : Craft workshop

Workshop pedagogy based on two examples: Mini "Buergbrennen" and soapstone workshop.

4 to 12 years old

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Emotions and social relationships

Read and discover emotions

The Bibliobus, with its cosy, welcoming space in front of the bus, is opening its doors and will focus on the theme of emotions. Children can choose books from a selection of books on feelings and emotions, and they can read and explore them for as long as they like. The pictures and illustrations will introduce them to a whole range of emotions and give them the chance to discuss them.

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Artistic emotions

The "Artistic Emotions" workshop is a fun way for young and old alike to explore the theme of emotions. Behind a Plexiglas partition, one person mimes emotions. The person in front of him/her traces those emotions using different colours and giving free rein to their creativity. Children and their parents will also be able to decipher several emotions and name them. Everyone is different, and everyone expresses their emotions in their own way.

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Emotions and social relationships Language, communication and media

One emotion - many faces

Are feelings of joy, fear, sadness or curiosity visible and can they be captured on camera? Our photo workshop will introduce children to different expressions they can try and reproduce in a fun and interactive way. They will select emotions depicted/drawn on a board and try to represent them before capturing them on camera. The older children will step into the shoes of a director and guide the children, giving them pointers to help them reflect the emotions they have chosen.

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology

City builders

What does your dream city look like? What would you like to find there? Do you ever get bored in the city? What would you change about your city?
Children can build their own imaginary town by creating a model and letting their imagination run wild!
It's a place where anything is possible and where play is omnipresent. Feel free to invent the craziest city. No explanation is necessary for this imaginative escape, suitable for all ages.
Children can use all sorts of materials to create their model.
Let your imagination run wild!
Building is child's play! Every participant is a winner.

Children aged 4 to 12

Language, communication and media Sciences and technology

Let's chill!

Tired of building? Come and relax in our chill-out corner and learn more about the city and the secrets of its main attractions. Various quizzes for all ages invite children to take up the challenge!
Books and photos are available to help them find the answers to the riddles.
Learning is child's play! Every participant is a winner.

Children aged 4 to 12

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Language, communication and media

Eltereforum photo booth

Parents and their children can take their photo together. The photo will be printed instantly.

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Language, communication and media

Reading together, creating and listening

Parents and children will discover the art of storytelling by attending uur "Reading together, creating and listening" workshop. We will bring along a selection of books that can be read in various ways, with or without using materials. How would you like to create a story? Bring your ideas and we will try to make them happen together!

The reading workshop will take place on Saturday at 14:30 and 15:30.

Emotions and social relationships Movement, body awareness and health

Discover family games

Parents and their children will discover games that require no equipment and in which both children and parents can play an active role. These games can be played at home, outdoors or on long journeys.

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Movement, body awareness and health

Food: a sensory expedition

This interactive workshop focuses on the senses: hearing, smell, taste, touch and sight. Children explore different fruits and spices to learn more about their senses, for example by examining foods and their textures, smells, sounds and tastes. The diversity of these sensory experiences stimulates curiosity and creativity and motivates them to experiment with these materials. Next, the children are invited to prepare an iced tea, learning at the same time about the origins of the ingredients and how to combine their senses to make a delicious drink.

Sensory games and making you own iced tea : schedule for Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May 2024

10:30 – 11:00
11:15 – 11:45
12:00 – 12:30
13:30 – 14:00
14:15 – 14:45
15:00 – 15:30
15:45 – 16:15
16:30 – 17:00
17:15 – 17:45

Sciences and technology

Indiana Jos

This workshop gives children an exciting introduction to the world of computing. In this interactive workshop, children learn the basics of programming using age-appropriate software such as Scratch, a visual programming programme that allows them to create stories, games and animations. The workshop encourages creative thinking, systematic problem solving and the ability to work as part of a team. Experienced educators teach children to develop their own projects, from idea to completion, with an emphasis on the fun of discovery and learning. No prior knowledge of computers is required. Safety and a positive learning environment are guaranteed to stimulate children's digital skills in a fun way.

Programming workshop : schedule for Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May 2024

10:30 – 11:00
11:30 – 12:00
12:30 – 13:00
13:30 – 14:00
14:30 – 15:00
15:30 – 16:00
16:30 – 17:00
17:30 – 18:00

Movement, body awareness and health

Getting active, having fun

This workshop stimulates motor skills in a fun and motivating way. Using light sensors that flash and emit different colours, children can test their responsiveness. Games with everyday materials stimulate their imagination and creativity. Different ball games, inspired by football, allow children to develop their coordination. Dance emphasises a sense of rhythm, and children can express their creativity in a musical way. Thanks to the committed sports coordinators and the many opportunities for movement, the children enjoy a motivating atmosphere and have fun getting active.

BlazePods workshop : schedule for Saturday 4 May

10:30 – 11:00
11:30 – 12:00
12:30 – 13:00
13:30 – 14:00

"Games using everyday materials" : schedule for Saturday 4 May

14:30 – 15:00
15:30 – 16:00
16:30 – 17:00
17:30 – 18:00

"Ball games inspired by football" : Schedule for Sunday 5 May 2024

10:30 – 11:00
11:30 – 12:00
12:30 – 13:00
13:30 – 14:00

Dance workshop : Schedule for Sunday 5 May 2024

14:30 – 15:00
15:30 – 16:00
16:30 – 17:00
17:30 – 18:00

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Inclusion and participation

Sensory exploration

Workshops with simulation goggles that will allow children and adults to test their kinaesthetic awareness. We will also show them that children who are partially-sighted or blind can participate in games and sports. We are offering a journey of discovery in an enclosed space, for a different perception of our senses. The children will wear a blindfold or simulation goggles to explore this circuit that’s full of surprises, which will show us that we are not fully aware of our senses.

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Emotions and social relationships Sciences and technology

Astronomy workshop using LEGO® blocks

This astronomy workshop gives children the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to build their own models, or to create something by following instructions. The activities are suited to their age and parents can take part in the activities.

From the age of three

Language, communication and media Sciences and technology

Innovative "Music and Languages" workshop

This workshop provides two activities tailored to specific age groups. Younger children will discover the English language through games and music. Older children can partake in an exclusive workshop where they can create their own melody while learning how to code!

From birth for the musical language workshop
From the age of 1 for the music creation workshop

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Movement, body awareness and health

"Concentration and cycling" workshop

This innovative experiment will allow children to carry out an artistic activity whilst riding a bike. Parents can join this exercise.

From the age of four

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Movement, body awareness and health Sciences and technology Values, participation and democracy

All about bees!

This workshop gives children the opportunity to discover why bees are so important for the environment and the benefits of honey. Several creative workshops, tailored around bees and honey will be organised. Children can take home what they make!

From the age of 1

Emotions and social relationships Movement, body awareness and health Sciences and technology

Snoezelen "Star gazing" workshop

This workshop invites children to discover the mysteries of the universe by immersing themselves in the dark to observe the details of a beautiful starry night. A relaxing environment for both children and parents.

From birth

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Sciences and technology

Nature, a source of sensations and discoveries

Nature at the heart of learning. By attending our workshop, children and parents will be able to discover the earth and its benefits. Smelling, touching, manipulating, learning to plant seeds, using gardening tools, looking after plants... They will make so many discoveries!

Seeds and compost are provided and each child will be able to choose what they plant in their own personalised pot.

For children aged 18 months and older

Movement, body awareness and health Sciences and technology

Nature, a source of sensory and scientific exploration

Wouldn't it be great if we discovered science and nature using all of our senses? Scientific tables made of natural and recycled materials, created by children, will provide the youngest visitors with an opportunity to explore our environment, such as the sea and land. Let's manipulate different materials, objects and elements (solid, liquid, soft), using touch, sight, smell and hearing.

For children aged 6 months and older

Movement, body awareness and health Sciences and technology

Sensory containers : biotopes and decanting

Learn more about the plants and animals (flora and fauna) by manipulating objects and textures! Sensory containers are fantastic learning tools for developing young children's sensory and fine motor skills. What's more, creating biotopes from natural elements collected during walks helps to raise children's awareness of the need to protect our planet's ecosystems.

For children aged 18 months and older

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Language, communication and media Values, participation and democracy

Create your own world - Tell your stories

The aim of our workshop is to encourage children to create their own world/universe. The stand invites children to create their own little world, using a range of abstract materials. The adults trust the children to be conscientious builders. They trust the children to make their own decisions and offer help only when needed. Adults respect their children's ideas and write them down.

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics

"Fundus"

We will set up a place called "Fundus", where children will find lots of clothes and fancy dress accessories, a screen and an unbreakable mirror. Once dressed up and looking their best, they can have their photo taken. The black and white photos will be printed on colouring paper and each child will be given his or her photo. Once the child has taken off his or her disguise, he or she can move on to the next workshop.

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Language, communication and media

I make my own book

This workshop gives children the opportunity to colour their photo and stick it on the first page of the book "The Adventures of Little Rosch" where it says "This book belongs to...". On the other hand, they can also choose to make a photo frame from recycled or natural materials.
When printed, the book will have extra pages, so that the children can continue to write or draw their adventures.

Creativity, arts and aesthetics

My mouse

Children make their own Rosch mouse from recycled or natural materials.

Language, communication and media Movement, body awareness and health

Game: the adventures of Rosch the mouse

In this game, the children move from one workshop to another, following in the footsteps of “Rosch the mouse”. To create the track, we will fill large, flat, wooden boxes with different materials, such as straw in which the children can look for stones, and also perhaps a box filled with large stones on which the children can walk.

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Snoezelen multisensory workshop

This is about creating an outdoor, multi-sensory discovery space for children: a Snoezelen space in the open air! Various materials will be available to children and their parents to stimulate their five senses: fabric to touch, visual and auditory stimulation (bells), scent boxes, etc.

Co-construction workshop

Creative workshop

Communication workshop

Agility workshop

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Emotions and social relationships

The eco-friendly house

A child-sized house, designed from recycled materials, where children can invite their parents and spend quality time together. You can relax in the living room, or spend time together in the kitchen!

Ages 18 months+

Values, participation and democracy

Giant wolf game

An oversized version of a cooperative game on the theme of "Let's take a walk in the woods". A fun game with simple rules, which encourages children to join forces with their parents to beat the wolf! Hurry! Be quick! You've got to collect things before the wolf is fully dressed, otherwise ... he will eat you!

From age 2

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Emotions and social relationships Movement, body awareness and health Values, participation and democracy

An extraordinary adventure: explore the TANDEM programme

During the Children's Festival, UP_Foundation is organising three workshops under the theme "An extraordinary adventure: explore the TANDEM programme".

The TANDEM programme pairs a child with a volunteer godmother or godfather. Together, they explore different extracurricular activities and experience an adventure rich in shared moments, exchanged smiles and potential that is discovered together.

During the Children's Festival, our volunteers will welcome you and introduce you to the TANDEM adventure.

Young and old alike are invited to explore trust, solidarity and good cooperation - qualities that are essential for a successful tandem journey and key factors in equitable education.

We look forward to welcoming many of you!

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Creativity, arts and aesthetics Values, participation and democracy

1, 2, 3 - Let's draw diversity !

In this open workshop, children and adults are invited to draw diversity by following different instructions. Together we will reflect the results in a shared discussion. Our stand also features a dedicated reading area.

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Upcycling, creations made from recycled materials

Workshop run by the Lintgen Education and Childcare Service for schoolchildren (SEAS)

This workshop focuses on upcycling and encourages parents to take part in the activities with their children.
In the run-up to the festival, the various materials will be collected by parents and other partners (local authorities, businesses, etc.), taken to the SEAS in Lintgen and upcycled during the festival.

For children aged 6 to 10

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology Values, participation and democracy

Upcycling for young children

Workshop run by the SEAJ Kannervilla Bertrange & SEAJ Stadtbredimus :

- Building an insect hotel
- Making a lava lamp from PET plastic bottles
- Making a vase from rubber boots

For children aged 0 to 4

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology Values, participation and democracy

Exhibition and inauguration of a home-made fun fair

Workshop run by the Reckange-sur-Mess education and care service for schoolchildren (SEAS):

In the education and care service for schoolchildren (SEAS), fairground games have been designed and built by the children using a variety of materials.

The games include duck fishing, archery, mini-golf, Plinko, Viking chess and more.

Families will be able to try out several of these games, and the selection will be complemented by talking walls and photographic material.

For children aged 4 to 12

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology Values, participation and democracy

Table football and urban gardening

Workshop run by the Medernach education and childcare service (SEAS):

The theme of this stand is the European Championship, which takes place in Germany in June, and families will be making a table football out of a shoebox, or games of skill.
Another workshop will involve urban gardening and the creation of large and small raised beds.
Families can take the small beds home and use them there. As for the large raised beds, those will be permanently installed in front of the education and care services (SEA) in the municipalities.

For children aged 4 to 12

Creativity, arts and aesthetics Sciences and technology Values, participation and democracy

Creative workshop organised by Hariko and exhibition

Saturday 4 May in the afternoon : Exhibition and creative workshop organised by Hariko :

In 2023, Hariko focused on the theme of up-cycling and there will be an exhibition on this theme at our stand. An artist will be leading a workshop for children and parents on Saturday afternoon.

The workshop is aimed primarily at children and young people aged 10 and over.


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Movement, body awareness and health

Smoothie Bikes

You can see the fruit blending as you pedal the bikes.

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HiHaHutte - Sunday, 14 May 2023 at 2 p.m.

A table, clouds, a man, a woman and a lot of imagination. This is what HiHaHutte offers us, a show in which objects transform, appear and disappear. In the middle of these objects, the main characters. They do not speak, they are dancers. And yet they are great storytellers: from a table, they make a house, from the house a mountain, everything transforms according to the story and the imagination. Everyone knows that things are what you want them to be. The children participate directly in the show and, at the end, there is only a space as full as a very large drawing where a thousand adventures imagined by all the children would have taken place.