The International Children's Culture Festival is a child-centred, annual event held in Billund, the Capital of Children.
On Saturday 26th August, Connect Billund ran a children's craft workshop "Around the World Patchwork". Children could represent a country of their choice in paint and collage materials. Some chose their birth country, others their favourite place to go on holiday. Some chose Denmark, because they lived there. As one child put it: "I like Denmark, it's clean and safe and has Lego".
Children representing 8 different nationalities took part and illustrated 11 different countries. The children ranged in age from 2 up to 12. The majority of the participants were Danish (60%) and there was roughly an equal split of boys and girls taking part.
After the event, the children's work was combined together to make a giant patchwork, which was exhibited in the Billundcenter during September and October 2017.
In addition to the patchwork, we ran a mobile phone based scavenger hunt for 10 to teens. A series of time-based challenges were sent out and participants had to photograph their answers on their phones. There were prizes for most creative answers as well as first to complete all the challenges.
We also organised a family fun event "Silly Sports and Wacky Races". This consisted of a Parent and Child fancy dress three-legged race. There were awards for the best dressed as well as the fastest pair. The winning couple was awarded to the very creative Jailer and Prison Inmate combo.