KidZone: AFS Intercultural Pgrms & Ctr for Japanese Studies

Intl Alphabet Soup & Natsu Matsuri Games

Wednesday, June 21 @ 5pm KidZone Tent

Come to the KidZone Tent tonight for two activities with the UM Center for Japanese Studies and AFS, the international education exchange nonprofit! First, in an “Alphabet Soup” event, kids can learn to write their names in Thai or Japanese characters. Then, join in some traditional games often played at natsu matsuri, an annual summer festival held throughout Japan.

An interactive area for our youngest festival-goers, the KidZone tent provides a fun and safe area for children and their parents to discover and explore a wide variety of hands-on activities with different community partners. From learning karate, creating homemade instruments, or meeting prehistoric critters, KidZone offers different nightly activities for families at Top of the Park.

Led by community partners, all sessions are free, and take place from 5 to 8 pm every Tuesday through Sunday at the KidZone tent at Top of the Park.

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