For Children

Clarence the Clown

With us in 2018
12
for Children


Lady Hawke Storytelling

With us in 2018
471
Laura Kaighn, of Lady Hawke Storytelling, is an educator and author who's been telling professionally since 1995. Her specialties include Native American, nature, scary, pour-quoi and any tales funny, furry, fancy, and fabulous. Laura combines story, performance, education, culture and props for programs which run the gamut of sensorial experiences. Invited to various venues, she's also conducted both storytelling and writing workshops throughout southern New Jersey.


Reindeer Magic and Miracles - 11 am - 1 pm

With us in 2018
521
Mark Sopko, otherwise known as "Mr. Mark " is the owner of "Reindeer Magic and Miracles LLC", located in Central New Jersey. Mark has been working with animals for over 22 years. From zookeeper, to wildlife rehabilitator, to working in the field of veterinary medicine, it's easy to see why, when Santa needed someone to help him with his reindeer, he called on Mr. Mark! " Reindeer are awesome animals! There truly is something magical about them and when you see them for yourself, I'm sure you'll agree!"-Mr. Mark


The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen

With us in 2018
630
Applause Unlimited celebrates one of the 20th centurys greatest storytellers with the award winning show, The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen. Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes downright silly, but always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as over twenty hand puppets,rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersens best loved tales: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelisa, and The Emperors New Clothes. Filled with humor and subtle messages suitable for all ages, this show presents the stories that grandparents will recognize, parents will love to share, and every child will long remember.


Dress like a Viking for pictures

With us in 2017
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Face Painting

With us in 2017
74
Face painting for children of all ages! Available all day near Kids' Tent!


MARCIA BOYESEN AND ROGER LATZGO

With us in 2017
1611
Marcia Boyesen and Roger Latzgo began collaborating on musical programs nearly two decades ago. Since that time, the duo has won national acclaim, including a prestigious International Angel Award for Excellence in Media. Their numerous recordings are popular worldwide. Marcias musical journey began with singing in church and progressed through study in master classes at Westminster Choir College. Roger learned music at his accordion-playing grandfathers knee and continued through academic work at Rutgers College and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Together they have studied with art song masters Elly Ameling and Dalton Baldwin. Marcias lyric soprano voice combines with Rogers classical experience in piano and guitar to weave a musical tapestry that brings their Story Songs to life. In their program for Scanfest 2017, Marcia and Roger present Hans Christian Andersen StorySongs. Songs include Rogers musical settings of The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Little Match Girl and others. Among the newer StorySongs is Latzgos musical version of a lesser-known Hans Christian Andersen story sometimes translated as The Millennium. In it, Andersen imagines what travel in Europe will be like one thousand years from his own time. The master storyteller spins it with uncanny accuracy. Latzgo makes it contemporary with a tempo di rap setting. Marcia and Roger are on a musical mission: to enhance understanding and deep appreciation of quality literature through the power of music. We know that ScanFest audiences will love joining them on this journey.


Trolls & Legends of Iceland

With us in 2017
462
Heidi Herman has published four children's books based on the folklore of Iceland. As the daughter of an Icelandic immigrant, she grew up with the stories, but after her first visit there, she was captivated by the Sagas and legends. Now, sharing the stories of the Icelandic Yule Lads, Gryla, the Monster Worm and the Hidden People has become her passion. Along with writing books, she performs children's programs and family-oriented presentations on Iceland.


Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre

With us in 2016
121
Two shows for Children, and a puppet making class to Hans Christian Anderson's "Nightengale" (adults and children)


Kids Tent Schedule

With us in 2015
448
Kids' crafts--make a dala horse, learn board game hnefatafl, dress like a Viking, make a Viking mask, decipher a rune stone, color characters of Viking legend, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Lauren Burnham--Pippi Longstocking story by Astrid Lindgren, games and craft, 12:00 - 2:00 PM; Carol Fucci--Crafting Rune Stone Pendents, 2:00 - 3:30 PM; Juta Nola--Make a Lingonberry Hand Scoop to take home, 3:30 - 5:00 PM; Traditional Heart Baskets, 5:00 - 6:00 PM


Kubb game & tournament

With us in 2015
531
About 10 years ago I was introduced to the old Viking game KUBB. Since then, I have been making KUBB sets and playing the game with friends and family in different settings . We have played on the beach, along a riverbed, on ice, on snow and on grass. The game was created by the Vikings on an Island Gotland in Sweden. They were killing time before they were hitting the sea. The game can be played by 2-12 people at one time - old or young, male or female. The Rules: Come to see at ScanFest Sunday, September 6th, 2015.


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With us in 2014
206


Crafting, Coloring and Games

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Decipher a Rune Stone

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Dress like Pippi for pictures

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Learn Hnefatafl

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Make a Dala Horse

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Make a Reindeer

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Make a Viking Mask

With us in 2014
31
available all day at Kids' Tent


Pippi stories, games & craft demonstration by Lauren Burnham - 11am

With us in 2014
293
Lauren is the Education and Public Programs Manager at the American Swedish Historical Museum with 14 years of museum educational experience. She will be engaging kids with passages from Astrid Lindgren's classic stories of Pippi Longstocking, games and then will lead us all in a Pippi craft.


Traditional Heart Basket Weaving demonstration by Dawn Gould at 1 pm

With us in 2014
233
Dawn is a long time Volunteer and President of the Auxilliary of the American Swedish Historical Museum Heart Basket Weaving, as well as a gifted Indian Beadwork Designer. She will be leading us in Traditional Heart Basket Weaving.


Viking Runic Inscription on Pendant demonstration by Carol Fucci at 3 pm

With us in 2014
216
Carol is the Weekend Manager of the American Swedish Historical Museum and Historical Craft Demonstrator and Kids Activities Director of ScanFest. She will lead a craft in Viking Runic Inscription to make Pendants.


Applause Unlimited

With us in 2013
356
Marionettes with Hans Christian Andersen:
Applause Unlimited
offers a wide range of performances featuring fresh presentations of classic tales. Their approach includes masks, storytelling, music and comedy in a unique combination that quietly educates as it entertains. Applause Unlimited has performed at festivals and in theaters worldwide.


Caricaturist Ryan Almodovar

With us in 2013
217
For about two years now, Ryan Almodovar has been drawing caricatures at Dorney Park, parties/events, and fairs. Along with caricatures, Ryan paints, draws and sculpts, and attends the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.


Sara Pajunen

With us in 2013
782
Growing up on the Iron Range of Minnesota, Sara Pajunen left the piano for the violin at the age of six due to restless legs/mind. After over 20 years of classical study in Minneapolis, Taipei, and Helsinki, she again became restless  this time to find musical connection/voice/path. These explorations, as of late, have manifested work connected to her Finnish heritage. An extremely versatile violinist with a propensity for adventure in culture and sound, Sara performs in many genres of music, including Nordic fiddle, Argentine tango, classical and jazz. Curious and serious about music as an expression of the self, she is constantly experimenting with new techniques of sound creation. She conducts workshops around the country and teaches privately in her Minneapolis home.


Viking Tales

With us in 2013
30
stories for Kids by Dan Norris


Ole Olesen - Norwegian Immigrant

With us in 2011
368
Ole Olesen,aka Roger Hellesvig, has been sharing his story about 19th Century Norwegian Immigration for the past 15 years. Join the adventure as Ole leaves his Norwegian homeland and travels to America. The audience will help Ole decide what to pack in his trunk as he shares about his Norwegian traditions. To find out more about Ole go to www.19thcenturyprogams.com.


Rebecca Kelly - Storyteller

With us in 2010
44
Tale of Scandinavia for children and adults.


Dance class with Candace Peterson

With us in 2008
66
Candace is Youth Director, Vasa Order of Americe, NJ District Six.


Elin's Amerika presentation

With us in 2008
878
This outreach program presented by the American Swedish Historical Museum uses replicas of historic artifacts and the book Elins Amerika as an introduction to daily life in the New Sweden Colony, which existed in the Delaware Valley from 1638-1655. Families can attempt the types of chores required of Elin, a little girl of New Sweden, such as making butter and discover other traditions Elins family brought with them from their homeland. Participants will have the chance to handle Swedish kitchen items like those used in colonial times and consider how Elin and her fellow Swedish settlers interacted with the Lenape Indians. Trade goods exchanged by the two groups, such as beaver pelts and copper cups are also passed around and families can investigate which native plants were used to treat different illnesses and injuries, such as Elin's snakebite in the storybook.


Pony Rides Willow Creek Farm

With us in 2008
1


Nyt Naura

With us in 2007
229
The Finnish comedy and musical troupe 'Nyt Naura' ('Now Laugh') performs comic reminiscing, hilarious folk songs and lyrics (flavored entirely in English...accented with a dose of Finnish spice) that will tickle your funny bone.


KAREN LARSEN

With us in 2005
22
Norwegian Storytelling