For Kids!

Welcome to our page of fun activities for kids!  Below you’ll find links to a series of videos of mountain storytellers exploring the diverse cultures which have shaped mountain life, hosted by Randy Wilson.  Scroll down further and you’ll find art projects and Randy’s old time mountain games.  

Amanda WellsDuring the virtual Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, June 20-25, 2021 there will be daily online songs and activities for kids with Amanda Wells, videos and live reports from our Roving Storyteller, Randy Wilson and a live-streamed concert especially for kids on Wednesday June 23rd at 7:00pm. All kid’s events are free, but we do ask that you register HERE.  (Simply select the kid ticket option and enter the rest of your information.)

Story Threads from the Appalachia Mountains video series:

Angie DeBord tells a story from Scotland. Click here
Octavia Sexton shares a folktale from her Rockcastle County grandparents.  Click here
Connie Owens shares stories from the African-American mining camp of Lynch, Kentucky.  Click here
Jimmy Vincent Mongiardo tells about Italian immigrants and their stonemasonry in east Kentucky.  Click here
The Dawahares of Syria make their way as pack peddlers through the early coal fields.  Click here
Ronnie Patrick searches for his Cherokee ancestors.  Click here

Here’s a couple of art projects you can do at home!

Randy Wilson shows how to make a Gee Haw Whammy Diddle toy yourself (Get a grown up to help you with the tools.)

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