EQT Children’s Theater Festival @ Home – Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt
2020 is the first year ever to host two editions of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival. While this programming is virtual, there is so much to explore! 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 year-end Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt for you to complete wherever you choose! 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 Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt!
Each participant will be entered to win a sweet treats gift basket (some items contain nuts, but are clearly marked) from our Frog Stop partners The Milkshake Factory and you could be featured on Pittsburgh Cultural Trust social media channels!
Submissions are open through Sunday, January 31, 2021. The Milkshake Factory’s prize basket will be mailed to the winner in early February, 2021.
What can you make at home? The sky is the limit!
- Color your own milkshake (and as a bonus, if you are 12 or under, redeem the completed coloring page at the Milkshake Factory for a free kids’ shake)
- 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.
- Create a pop up soup can at home from our friends at The Andy Warhol Museum.
- Craft your own Creative Connections Dinosaur Collage at home with instructions in English and Spanish.
- 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 or Youth Express, radio shows created specifically for young people and teens.
- Enjoy a song from the Princess and the Frog recorded by Festival Favorite Artist, Terence Simien.
- Watch the clever and funny shadow puppet short Itsy from String Theory Theater.
Every day is a chance to learn something new!
- Discover what’s inside a baseball glove with our friends from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
- 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.
- Move with the Trust Arts Education Department’s Creative Connections Kente’s Colors.
- 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.