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Got kids? Kyiv offers them lots of weekend activities

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May 4, 2012, 1:59 p.m. | About Kyiv — by Elena Pashkovskaya

Elena Pashkovskaya

Things for kids to do on the first weekend in May

May 5
Clay Tales: Moon deer
Who will help you find your way in the forest? Who is Splyushka? And why do you need to eat soup? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in the fairy tale called things the Moon Deer. Heroes of the tale will also be molded in clay.
Olga Adam Studio, 19 Kostiantynivska St., room 25, call 098-635-48-46 to register or use a form on reg.artiya.com.ua/ClayTales_3-6_yo.html, 11 a.m., Hr 100, 20% discount for two children.

Greek history in clay. The Trojan horse and the Minotaur
Ancient Greeks were good at wars, sport, architecture and myths. Older children will hear myths about half-man, half bull Minotaur and the Trojan horse, which was a clever trick to win a war, and make their own models from clay.
Olga Adam Studio, 19 Kostiantynivska St., room 25, call 098-635-48-46 to register or use a form on reg.artiya.com.ua/HistoryInClay_6-12_yo.html, 1p.m., Hr 100, 20% discount for two children.

Secrets of a Kyiv fortress
You have a chance to discover Kyiv's very own fortress, one of the biggest in Europe. The Diagon caponier will open its doors to kids and their parents. You can take a guided tour of this fortress located in the prestigious Pechersk district of Kyiv, and take part in a range of fortress-themed activities.
Znayka parenting club, 24 Hospitalna St., call to register (044) 4251690, 11 a.m., Hr 85 for kids, Hr 30 for adults.

Movies for Kids: Wizard Of Oz
Once upon a time, a huge tornado picked up a house with a little girl and her dog inside. That was the beginning of their adventure in the land of Oz, and the start of a beautiful friendship. The classical movie will screen in Master Klass this weekend.
Master Klass Cultural Centre, 16 Lavrska St., 594-10-63, masterklass.org, 11 a.m., Hr 30

May 6
Meet the Greek myths: The 12 labors of Hercules

This is a good masterclass to introduce your children to Greek myths. The first labors to study will be the Nemean lion and Lernaean hydra. Through the class kids will know how Hercules caught the Nemean lion, which Olympian God has wings on his sandals, and how to dance Greek dance sirtaki.
Baboon coffee house, 10 Symona Petliuy St., call 098-635-48-46 to register or use form onhttp://reg.artiya.com.ua/mifologia.html, 12 a.m., Hr 85
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