EQT Children’s Theater Festival @ Home – Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt
Although we recently announced that we would not be able to come together in person for the 34th annual EQT Children’s Theater Festival, we are working with our featured performing artists, local artists and organizations, and more to bring you a re-imagined version of the festival that you can enjoy from wherever you are during our original festival dates: May 14-17!
One of the most popular activities each year at the festival is the Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt which guides families throughout the Cultural District, and we’ve designed a Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt for you to complete at home! Make, watch, learn, move, help, and read with us.
Participate in at least 4 out of the 6 categories below and submit photos of your participation.
Take one of our suggestions or get creative and try your own activity!
All activities on the festival site are included in the Frogstop Scavenger Hunt!
Each participant will be entered to win a FREE Milkshake voucher from our Frog Stop partners The Milkshake Factory and could be featured on Pittsburgh Cultural Trust social media channels!
Submissions are open through Sunday, May 17.
What can you make at home? The sky is the limit!
- Help make dinner with your grown-up using some tips from this Kidsburgh Kidscast about teaching kids to cook.
- Build a LEGO sculpture taking inspiration from past projects of the Steel City LEGO Users Group.
- Try a new painting technique from our friends at The Andy Warhol Museum.
- Create your own milkshake at home from Frog Stop partner, The Milkshake Factory.
There are lots of things you can watch and listen to at home!
- Listen to Saturday Light Brigade, a radio show created specifically for young people.
- Enjoy Songs for Young Whippersnappers with Ms. Val.
- Watch shorts films from the New York Int'l Children's Film Festival.
- Explore robotics with our partners at the Carnegie Science Center.
- Expand your vocabulary with new words from Buzzword Pittsburgh.
- Take a virtual tour of exhibits in the Heinz History Center.
Take some time to move your body! Find some exciting movement activities from our partners.
- Try capoeira with the Trust Arts Education Department's Creative Connections
- Take a virtual dance lesson with Dance the Story at Home! from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Can you help someone with kind words or kind actions?
- Write a letter to a neighbor or friend
- Donate non-perishable food items from your pantry to a community drop-off location
- Help your grown up tidy the house
It’s the perfect time to read! Explore our recommendations and check out digital copies of your favorite books or discover something new.
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
- Pete the Cat books by Kimberly and James Dean
- Use the Hoopla and Libby apps with your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card.
- Get curated book recommendations from the Carnegie Library for all ages on their website.
- For pre-teens and teens, check our book recommendations from the Teen Ambassadors who help plan Bookish in the ‘Burgh’s Pittsburgh’s Teen Book Festival presented by Riverstone Books.