The Embassy of Sweden invites the whole family to participate in a day of creativity, imagination, and fun. Enjoy theatre, workshops, crafts and film screenings, swap toys with new friends and partake in a Swedish fika. Whether you join us for a few hours or for the whole day, come to play, perform, or take in a performance designed to engage kids and parents alike. Read more about our activities below.
The event will take place in House of Sweden, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Free admission and no registration required.
10:10 am - Imagination Stage
11:00 am - Guji Guji
12:00 pm - Imagination Stage
1:00 pm - Imagination Stage
2:00 pm - Guji Guji
Available all day (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Retoy – swap toys with new friends and meet founder and CEO Soledad Pinero Misa
Quiz – take an interactive “quiz tour” together, with questions for both kids and parents
“Swedish Fish Pond” – find a surprise among the fish
Crafts & Painting – bring your creativity and imagination!
Story Time in “Room for Children”
Film screening – to be announced
Traditional Swedish Fika
Guji Guji by Boulevardteatern
11:00 am & 2:00 pm
One of the highlights of the day is the children’s theater piece Guji Guji by the acclaimed Boulevardteatern performing group, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is on a United States tour. Based on the popular book by Chih Yuan Chen, Guji Guji is a tale about differences and similarities, love, friendship, and thinking for yourself. With performances starting at 11 am and 2 pm, participants will have two opportunities to see Guji Guji at House of Sweden. Boulevardteatern will also perform Guji Guji at other venues during the Kids Euro Festival.
Best for ages 3-8, but all are welcome!
"So good, I keep forgetting it´s a children’s show"
"A tribute to Chih Yuan Chens book /../ and an accolade to imagination, humor, and the unlimited art of mime."
- Minst En Gång i Veckan
Read more about Guji Guji and Boulevardteatern here.
You and Me Song Circle with Imagination Stage
10:10 am, 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm
Imagination Stage theater offers an interactive workshop designed for children to experience a step into the world of music and theater! In this workshop, an Early Childhood Teaching Artist accompanied by a live percussionist explores a Swedish children's story with your family through song, movement, and instruments. This workshop is a perfect opportunity for children to broaden their musical horizons and interact with each other. Three workshops will take place during the day at 10:10 am, noon, and 1 pm. Charge your vocal cords and follow on a trip with entertaining storytelling!
Best for ages 0-5, but all are welcome!
Read more about Imagination Stage here.
RETOY – Toy Swap
Available all day
Developed with children in Sweden, Retoy’s toy swap activities give children a chance to experience sustainable consumption in a fun way. The Retoy activity is based on swapping toys with each other. Using the power of play, children gain awareness about how everything and everyone in the world are interconnected.
We are also very happy to announce that Soledad Pinero Misa, founder and CEO of Retoy, will be present at our family day! Soledad will be available to answer questions about Retoy, children’s rights, sustainable development, and much more. Don’t miss out on meeting a fantastic social entrepreneur.
Read more about Retoy here.
Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest cultural festivals for children in America. This popular annual festival features free, family-friendly performances, concerts, movies, and workshops that provide a flavor of European arts and culture. More than 85 activities, designed for children age 2 to 12 and their families, will be presented by the 28 Member States of the European Union in collaboration with more than 20 local and national cultural institutions.
Read more about Kids Euro Festival here.
WHEN: November 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: House of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW, Washington D.C.
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