Colonial Festival – 2020

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Thank you for joining us at the 2020 Haynes Colonial Festival on March 25th from 9-12. We are very excited for a
morning of colonial era crafts, games, and experiences that will bring the kids back in time to the
year 1750 in Colonial New England. This is also the final cultural festival for students at Haynes,
so it is a very special experience.

If you participated in past Colonial Festivals, you will notice some new additions. This year the
students will each bring in their own snack, and will eat it at a designated snack station with their
tour guide. We also have several new stations including the game of stool ball, a Native
American talking stick craft, a sewing craft hosted by the Sudbury Historical Society, as well as
a colonial photobooth and frame craft activity. Each station will be 15 minutes in length, and
students will rotate through all the stations.

If you are signing up for a craft or game station, we will send an email with specific shopping
lists (if required) and directions. Please also note that set-up for stations will be the afternoon
before the festival, Tuesday, March 24th at 4:00pm.

Thank you again for volunteering and we very much appreciate your help! As you know, these
festivals are a wonderful learning experience for our kids and they depend on parental
involvement. We hope you enjoy sharing your special knowledge and skills on Colonial Day.

Please feel free to email any of us with questions.

– 2020 Colonial Day Co-Chairs – Lisa West, Sarah Wilmot, Olga Ohayon, and Jaime Budzienski

Location: Haynes Cafeteria

Sign up below...

What When Name
What When Name
General Decoration Setup -All decorations provided. Help hang murals and put up student's silhouettes and set up village green - 4:00-5:30 PMMarch 24, 2020 #1: Emily A.
#2: Dayna B.
#3: Kathy G.
#4: Kristin J.
#5: Connie M.
Bags and Tags - Done prior to festival. Put together name tags and student bags for the use of the day of the festival.March 23, 2020 #1: jeanine r.
#2: Nidhi J.
#3: Emma J.
Pre-Festival Prep - Help prep materials for craft stations - Does not require festival attendanceMarch 23, 2020 #1: Kristie G.
#2: Emily A.
#3: Amanda H.
#4: Connie M.
Colonial Health - Talk to kids about medical and dental health issues in colonial times. Obtain materials for related activity such as making herbal sachets or toothpaste of baking soda and water. Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Dan B.
#2: Kristin J.
Tin Lantern Craft - Obtain materials and facilitate making of lanterns. Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Heather J.
#2: Ylva H.
Quill Pen Writing - Obtain materials (feathers, wooden paddles) and lead kids in making quills and colonial hornbooks (instructions provided). Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Gina N.
#2: Arcan G.
Native American Talking Stick Craft - Obtain sticks and materials needed to make Native American Talking Sticks (instructions provided). Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Sarah K.
#2: Kristen D.
Sewing "Hunt Bag" Craft - Assist volunteers from the Sudbury Historical Society with a hung bag sewing craft. Procure and prep materials needed. Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Nidhi J.
#2: Martha G.
Butter Churning/Photo Booth/Frame Craft - Use a mason jar to demonstrate butter making process. Discuss colonial foods but not food is served. Create colonial photo booth station with colonial props. Procure materials for kids to decorate frames. Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Mary D.
#2: Emma J.
#3: Jim G.
Games - Hoops and Skittles - Run a station of colonial games including hoop rolling and skittles which is like bowling. Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: jeanine r.
#2: Lyndsay G.
Militia Host - on the day of the festival, serve as host to Sudbury Minuteman who will demonstrate use of musket.March 25, 2020 #1: Emily A.
Games - Hop Scotch and "Ring Taw" - Run game of hopscotch and ring taw, a marble game. Instructions provided. Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Kristen L.
#2: Leeanne B.
Games - Stoolball - Run a game of stool ball on stage area of cafeteria. Instructions provided.Setup day before or early on day. 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020 #1: Corinne J.
#2: Timothy J.
Constables - Interact with kids, ask for papers. Put students in pretend stockade. In keeping with colonial times tradition, these roles were often played by men.March 25, 2020 #1: Howard F.
#2: Peter W.
Time KeeperMarch 25, 2020 #1: Kathy G.
Tour Guide - Kenosian - Lead students from station to station during the festival. Introduce colonial table manners during snack time. Assist with breakdown of festival.March 25, 2020 #1: Laura H.
#2: Jenn S.
#3: Bridget R.
#4: Dayna B.
Tour Guide - Gregg - Lead students from station to station during the festival. Introduce colonial table manners during snack time. Assist with breakdown of festival.March 25, 2020 #1: Karen T.
#2: Angela S.
#3: Renee N.
#4: Karla G.
Tour Guide - Nash - Lead students from station to station during the festival. Introduce colonial table manners during snack time. Assist with breakdown of festival.March 25, 2020 #1: Tara C.
#2: Ashwini D.
#3: Jen C.
Floaters - If all of the above tasks are filled and you would like to help, sign up here and we will contact you to find you a placement.March 25, 2020#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#3: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#4: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#5: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#6: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Photographer - take a photograph of each child at the photo booth. Print photos of the students after the festival and return to school the next day. Must be able to provide your own camera - 8:45 am-12 pmMarch 25, 2020#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed