International Children’s Carnival at Colorado State University Teaches Kids About Fun, Games, Music in Different Countries (1999)

The fourth International Children’s Carnival will run 2-5 p.m. March 28 in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus. All activities are free and open to the public and all materials are provided.

Music, songs, games and other activities are planned which will appeal to children ages 3-10 years. Each child will get a passport to travel to booths representing different countries or different activities. "The kids just love it and so do the parents," says Jeannie Ortega, director of Off-Campus Student Service/Resources for Adult Learners. "It’s just a fun time for all."

There will be games, songs and crafts from a variety of countries and cultures, including Africa, Italy, Japan, Native America, Malaysia and the United States. Children will have the opportunity to learn Origami, how to hoola hoop, practice face painting, engage in sing-alongs and many other events.

The carnival will feature "The Magical Cody Landstrom," a local magician, and "A Musical Playground," an educational song and dance activity. "Playground" uses small instruments that are easily handled by children, and through demonstration and song they learn about how the instrument is played and its country of origin.

The carnival is sponsored by Apartment Life, Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners, Lory Student Center marketing department, Student Recreation Center and the Residence Hall Association. For more information, contact Jeannie Ortega at (970) 491-3533.