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ON-SITE WORKSHOPS FOR HOME SCHOOLERS AND LEARNING PODS

Enjoy a of series workshops for home schoolers and learning pods, every Thursday starting September 23. These programs are designed to engage students and their families in unique interactive experiences. All families are welcome!

After your program, please feel free to enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch in the Village.

  • Fee Per Session: $17 per child/adult (No fee for children 2 and under)
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Workshops specifically for children ages 3 to 6

 

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Upcoming Workshops

PLANTS & ANIMALS
Thursday September 23, 2021
Ideal for ages 7 to 12
Maximum participants: 40

Explore Black Creek Pioneer Village and discover the plants and animals that live here. Meet the head gardener and livestock staff. Enjoy a nature-themed scavenger hunt and make a feeder to attract backyard birds to your home!

goats in pen at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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HAPPY HARVEST TIME!
Thursday September 30, 2021
Ideal for ages 3 to 6
Maximum participants: 40

Celebrate the harvest season with us! Discover where our food comes from as you laugh, play, explore, tell stories, and create a harvest-themed craft. Visit our farm animals, and Village gardens.

freshly harvested vegetables

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SHEEP TO SHAWL: Primary/Junior
Thursday October 7, 2021
Ideal for ages 7 to 12
Maximum participants: 40

Get crafty and learn the process of transforming wool into knitted and woven items. Tour the Village and discover the importance of animals to a 19th century farm.

sheep ready for shearing at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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SHEEP TO SHAWL: Preschool/Kindergarten
Thursday October 14, 2021
Ideal for ages 3 to 6
Maximum participants: 40

Visit the sheep and other farm animals in this immersive program designed with preschoolers in mind. Discover the process of transforming wool into knitted and woven items through an interactive story.

spring lambs at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS: Primary/Junior
Thursday October 21, 2021
Ideal for ages 7 to 12
Maximum participants: 40

Discover the origins of all your favorite Halloween traditions. Celebrate the holiday with activities, games, and crafts. Participants are welcome to dress up in costume!

home school student in costume discovers Halloween traditions at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS: Preschool/Kindergarten
Thursday October 28, 2021
Ideal for ages 3 to 6
Maximum participants: 40

Celebrate Halloween at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Holiday activities, games, stories, and crafts make for a special fun-filled day. Participants are welcome to dress up in costume!

Halloween celebration at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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ALL ABOUT PUPPET MAKING: Primary/Junior
Thursday November 4, 2021
Ideal for ages 7 to 12
Maximum participants: 40

Join Black Creek Pioneer Village’s very own puppeteer and enjoy an entertaining and unique show. Participants create their own puppet and puppet theater with the guidance of Black Creek educators.

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ALL ABOUT PUPPET MAKING: Preschool/Kindergarten
Thursday November 11, 2021
Ideal for ages 3 to 6
Maximum participants: 40

Join Black Creek Pioneer Village’s very own puppeteer and enjoy an entertaining and unique show. Participants create their own puppet and puppet theater with the guidance of Black Creek educators. The craft component of this program is designed with younger children in mind!

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GETTING READY FOR WINTER
Thursday November 18, 2021
Ideal for all ages and grades
Maximum participants: 40

Discover how people of the past prepared for winter as you travel around the heritage village. Explore winter travel, food preparation, toys, games, household chores, and family traditions. Enjoy an interactive story and get hands-on with a pre-packaged craft kit!

History actor in 19th century costume enjoys winter scene at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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DECK the HALLS: Primary/Junior
Thursday November 25, 2021
Ideal for ages 7 to 12
Maximum participants: 40

Get ready for the holidays by crafting three different Victorian inspired Christmas ornaments. Learn the history behind favourite Christmas décor like Christmas trees, lights, and mistletoe. Then explore how Christmas decorations have changed over time.

History actor in 19th century costume decorates Christmas tree at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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DECK the HALLS: Preschool/Kindergarten
Thursday December 2, 2021
Ideal for ages 3 to 6
Maximum participants: 40

Get ready for the holidays by crafting three different heritage Christmas ornaments. Learn the history behind favourite Christmas décor like Christmas trees, lights, and mistletoe. The craft component of this program is designed with younger children in mind!

child helps to decorate Christmas tree at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
Thursday December 9, 2021
Ideal for all ages and grades
Maximum participants: 40

Traditions and celebrations of different cultures make for a very special Christmas visit. Engage in a variety of unique activities as you travel throughout the village. Games, stories, and crafts allow participants to learn about the origins of their favorite holiday traditions!

a table is laden with Victorian Christmas treats at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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