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Programs

Two Crazy Women create, design, and present hands-on programs to youth ages pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Each program contains a base of information, presented interactively, to encourage the children to learn new skills they will use throughout their lives, to investigate new possibilities, to ask questions, and to have fun. The activities are adapted to fit the age level of the presentation. Higher level concepts, increased vocabulary and more challenging activities are added as the age level increases.

We will come to your organization, school or program to share with your children.
We have worked to make our programs affordable in today's economy.
Programs are priced per participant with minimum, and maximum number required. If you are interested in a program but do not have the minimum, required participants, an additional fee will be assessed. Please contact us for more information, for answers to your questions and special pricing for your group.
Email us at info@thetwocrazywomen.com

We are constantly developing new programs, and are able to adapt most programs to all age groups.


Adult Training: Cooking with Kids

Involving children in cooking is one of the most satisfying experiences an adult and child can have together. Learning to measure and mix are great introductions to math and science. Children who learn to cook at an early age do not struggle with fractions in school. This hands-on “how to“ workshop will help adults overcome their fears and worries of children hurting themselves with knives and other implements. This workshop focuses of the safety aspects of having children in the kitchen with hot appliances, knives, glass dishes and more, while making some goodies of their own.,
Age Group: Adults
Group Size: 10 minimum, 25 maximum
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Adult Training: Expanding the Life of a Book

We hope that books are a part of every child’s life. This workshop will help adults who work with children see that the story between the covers is just the beginning for a them. This workshop will focus on books from each of the four seasons of the year, with hands-on activities that expand a child’s understanding of the “ideas” in each book. The ending activity will have each participant or group choose a favorite book and come up with multiple activities that can be generated from it.

Age Group: Adults
Group Size: 10 minimum, 40 maximum
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Adult Training: Hiking with Kids

A trip down a well-walked path, the edge of a running stream, crossing a meadow, a mud hole, a walk in the rain or going on a picnic are all activities that invite the curiosity of children to run free. But when taking a group of children into the out-of-doors for an hour or a day, there are guidelines and safety rules that all need to know. This workshop introduces the principles of Leave No Trace hiking and exploring for children and adults. Hands-on activities that precede the actual outings will help all be safe and teach the skills of observation, identification, and collection of specimens on the trail.

Age Group: Adults
Group Size: 10 minimum, 40 maximum
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Adult Training: Science Fun

Science surrounds each of us every day. With the introduction of the Scientific Method children, of all ages are given the steps to learning about their world in an orderly manner that they will use throughout their life. Come prepared to be busy. In this hands-on workshop, participants will blow things up, measure and mix, identify and sort, all while using the Scientific Method and filling the room with laughter and fun.

Age Group: Adults
Group Size: 10 minimum, 25 maximum
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Apples, Pumpkins & More

Children will have the opportunity to investigate fall fruits and vegetables. Apples, Pumpkins and More will help children understand the importance of fall harvest for people and animals. They will experience Fall with song, games, nursery rhymes, art projects and cooking. There are four segments to this program. Each may be used as a week-long curriculum with daily activities, or activities may be chosen to make a day of exploring the fall harvest. The closing segment is provided for those organizations that want to share Halloween with their children. The four segments are: About Apples, About Pumpkins, About Nuts and Seeds, It’s Almost Halloween.

Age Group: PreK — Kindergarten
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum (larger groups can make special arrangements)
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Archery

The Archery series of classes is for all skill levels and ages. The classes concentrate on range rules, safety rules, and fundamentals of archery, and are taught using recurve equipment. Classes are appropriate for those who have never shot a bow, or those with some previous experience that are seeking a refresher session.

All safety gear and equipment will be provided (bow, arrows, finger tab, arm guard, quiver, and targets). Classes are taught by a certified NAA archery instructor, and adhere to the safety guidelines of USA Archery Instructor Training, the official training courses of the National Archery Association. Parents must complete a permission form for any student under 18. (Forms will be provided when you book a session.)

Safety rules for clothing: flat shoes with toes enclosed. Open-toe sandals, thongs or bare feet are not allowed. Clothing should be snug around the chest and arms. Please remove jewelry such as long earrings, necklaces and arm bangles. Long hair may need to be tied back.

Age Group: All skill levels and ages
Archery Fees: Contracting for multiple weeks does reduce your weekly fee. Please contact us for pricing for your group.
Each location must be approved for archery safety prior to session presentations.
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Are Habitats Green?

Every being on earth is dependent on habitat. Are Habitats Green? is an interactive program that puts children outdoors in their world where they will learn how dependent they are on the resources around them. Observation, envisioning, games, and other activities will help children look at their world through new eyes. This program meets the Maine Learning Results standards. A resource workbook for each child is included when Two Crazy Women present this program

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Blow It Up, Mix It Up

Nothing inspires a child to explore the sciences like mixing things up, blowing things up, and making a mess. Children will have the opportunity to be scientists and learn to label their work, make observations of change, and draw conclusions. The Day beings with simple chemical reactions and working through how plastics are constructed of different carbon chains. It continues on to making a real mess while creating carbon chains and different plastics. Using math, physics and engineering skills, the children will design and create a three foot structure that will hold three pounds of weight. The children end the day with reversing engineering as they take apart small appliances to see what makes them tick.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

From shamrocks to leprechauns, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated with joy and laughter. Children will create pots of gold, rainbows, and shamrocks. They will end the session by decorating shamrock cookies with frosting and sprinkles.

Age Group: All Ages
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum (larger groups can make special arrangements)
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Chocolate & Survival

Come one, come all! Come young, come not so old! Come as a family! Come as a group! Come by yourself! But join with others for a day of adventure and learning in the out of doors. Just bring yourself, sun guard, bug spray and a water bottle. We will provide lunch, dinner, and all equipment and materials for the days activities. Play and learn near the water. Play and learn compass and orienteering. Play and learn plant ID. Play and learn basic camping skills, jackknife, fire building, knots and personal safety in the out of doors. But most of all learn why chocolate IS a survival food!

Age Group: 2nd grade — Adult
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Color of Water

Water is a lifeline. What we do each and every day, from brushing our teeth to maintaining our yards, affects the quality of our water. The youth of today have the power to act as catalysts to ensure the health of our water sources. This hands-on program will explore where our water comes from and what happens when we use or abuse this natural resource that is being taken for granted. Children will explore; the forms of water, watersheds, non-point source pollution, wetlands, ground water, and drinking water. This program includes activities from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water-Drop Program.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Colors of Fall

Colors of Fall introduces children to the scientific processes of Fall. This program is divided into four segments. Each segment includes enough activities for a daily lesson, or can be condensed into a unit. Children will explore trees and leaves from the inside out with hands on activities. They will build trees, create forests, count tree rings, sing song, identify leaves, create leaves and finally tour a leave while traveling through our leave maze. The four segments are: About Trees, About Leaves, About Color and Size, What’s Inside A Leaf?

Age Group: Pre-K — Kindergarten
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum (larger groups can make special arrangements)
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Creating Christmas Traditions

Christmas can’t come without paper chains, candy and cookies. This program is a hands-on cookie baking, decorating party ending with a good ol’ taffy pull.

Age Group: All Ages
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum (larger groups can make special arrangements)
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Creating Valentine Traditions

Valentines in olden days were made at home of paper and ribbon. They were shared at home with loved ones, in school with friends in your class, and in neighborhoods were placed under the edge of a door that was rapped on and then the giver ran and hid. In this program the children will make old-fashioned Valentines using paper and ribbon. They will end with decorating heart-shaped cookies with frosting and sprinkles.

Age Group: All Ages
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum (larger groups can make special arrangements)
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Cross Stitch & Quilting Squares

Cross stitch and quilting are ancient arts that have been passed down through the ages from mother to daughter. This program passes the tradition to a new generation of young people. Children will learn basic skills of hand sewing, from threading a needle, to choosing their thread, and from choosing pieces to make a quilt square, to finally turning their cross stitch and quilt square into a pillow.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Earth Day

“The nation's future relies on a well-educated public so that we can be wise stewards of the environment that sustains us, our families, our communities and future generations. “ Source: Earth Day Network.
Two Crazy Women presents a program filled with challenges hoping to create a learning experience for the children with the hope that it will lead to action for the environment. Observation, identification, problem-solving, as well as a few crafts are encompassed in this program.

Age Group: All Ages
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum (larger groups can make special arrangements)
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Fabric Arts


This week-long program lets children explore the many facets of fabric arts. Children will batik, tie dye, appliqué, cross stitch and silk screen. Each session they will learn a new technique, the tools and materials needed to create a piece using that technique and then create a square for their final quilt hanging. All materials for this program are included in the cost. Each session is 2+ hours.
Age Group: 3rd grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 6 minimum, 20 maximum
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Folktales, Fairytales & Fables

All those stories that grandparents learned and shared with the grandchildren as an oral tradition are slowly passing into time. Children will have the opportunity to hear, read, and act out some of the many stories from the past. Using their imagination and a few props, the children will create new versions of old tales while learning about the culture that created the old tales.

Age Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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In Another Place: Africa

In Another Place or Time is a collection of six different programs that focus on life in a place where children have not been. Each program builds a habitat of the “place,” introduces appropriate vocabulary of the “place” and explores the peoples, culture and arts of the “place”. These programs are 1/2 day for a week. Space must be available to build and leave in place the habitat for the duration of the program.

Age Group: 1st — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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In Another Place: Antarctic

In Another Place or Time is a collection of six different programs that focus on life in a place where children have not been. Each program builds a habitat of the “place,” introduces appropriate vocabulary of the “place” and explores the peoples, culture and arts of the “place”. These programs are 1/2 day for a week. Space must be available to build and leave in place the habitat for the duration of the program.

Age Group: 1st — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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In Another Place: December Holidays

In Another Place or Time is a collection of six different programs that focus on life in a place where children have not been. Each program builds a habitat of the “place,” introduces appropriate vocabulary of the “place” and explores the peoples, culture and arts of the “place”. These programs are 1/2 day for a week. Space must be available to build and leave in place the habitat for the duration of the program.

Age Group: PreK — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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In Another Place: Ocean

In Another Place or Time is a collection of six different programs that focus on life in a place where children have not been. Each program builds a habitat of the “place,” introduces appropriate vocabulary of the “place” and explores the peoples, culture and arts of the “place”. These programs are 1/2 day for a week. Space must be available to build and leave in place the habitat for the duration of the program.

Age Group: 1st — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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In Another Place: Rainforest

In Another Place or Time is a collection of six different programs that focus on life in a place where children have not been. Each program builds a habitat of the “place,” introduces appropriate vocabulary of the “place” and explores the peoples, culture and arts of the “place”. These programs are 1/2 day for a week. Space must be available to build and leave in place the habitat for the duration of the program.

Age Group: 1st — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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In Another Place: Space

This three hour program engages children’s imaginations while exploring a world beyond their own.
Using math, science and a bit of art skill, children will load a space shuttle, launch a rocket, be a solar system and create a space habitat.
All activities are hands-on with lots of time for laughter and learning.
This program is a selection of activities from our Space program. The full version of this program is available to purchase.

In Another Place or Time is a collection of six different programs that focus on life in a place where children have not been. Each program builds a habitat of the “place,” introduces appropriate vocabulary of the “place” and explores the peoples, culture and arts of the “place”. These programs are 1/2 day for a week. Space must be available to build and leave in place the habitat for the duration of the program.

Age Group: 1st — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Invent It

Who knows what engineers really do? When children know what engineers do, many are hooked! Invent It is a program that stretches a child’s imagination, sparks the imagination, and best of all lets the child make a mess while learning through trial and error. Success is sweet and failure often results in some other kind of success. This program offers children a series of challenges, provides them with all the necessary equipment, while learning the skills to design, predict, build, and refine a plan.

Age Group: 3rd — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Kids Rule: Kids Guide to Survival in the Out of Doors

Feeling safe outdoors enhances the experience for children and adults alike. Kids Rule is a program designed to help children learn how to be safe outdoors while having hands-on fun learning to dress for the weather, pack a backpack, and making healthy trail snacks before hitting the trail to see what is in their world, from bugs and trees to dirt and water. At the end of the program the children will have found an outdoor confidence with their new knowledge and skills.

Age Group: 1st — 6th
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Leaf Man

Lois Ehlert’s book Leaf Man can be the beginning of a new world for children. By expanding the world of books into a their everyday life, children become aware that ideas, images and words can take them anywhere. The pages of a book are only the beginning ...not the whole story. The Ins & Outs—Leaf Man Activities is designed to encourage children to listen, to observe, to explore, to encourage using imagination, and to be safe in and out of doors. Activities include games, songs, identification, crafts, and listening. All are interactive and hands-on. Children learn that moving and action are part of exploring the world of books as well as the world in which they life. There are more than 30 activities for the children to experience. Patterns and directions are included for ease of using this publication. This hands on program is designed to work in conjunction with Lois Ehlert’s Leaf Man book.

Age Group: Pre-K — 1st
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Letterboxing

Enter the world of Letterboxing. Learn the ethics and rules of letterboxing. Make your own personalized rubber stamp and create your beginning log. Find a letterbox that is hidden and learn how to record your stamp into the permanent log. Letterboxing is an outdoor activity that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. Individual letterboxes usually contain a notebook and a rubber stamp. Waterproof Letterboxes are hidden in places that are publicly-accessible. Locations of letterboxes can be found on line.

Age Group: 3rd grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Oil It Up

In a world that is oil dependent, this program is designed to help children understand where oil comes from, the challenges of removing it from the earth, how it is used, and the harm it can cause the environment when not handled with care.
Age Group: 4th grade — Middle School
Group Size: 15 minimum, 30 maximum
larger groups can make special arrangements
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Only in the Dark

Like to stay up late into the night? This is the program for you! Beginning at 8pm experience the world in the dark. Plan on being outside until 2 or 3 in the morning. Explore your world after dark. Listen and see what is happening without technology. Hike in the dark, play games in the dark, check out the stars. Cook a snack over an open fire and prepare for some inside activities with the technology of electricity. Play cards by Braille, work with Morse Code, play with glow in the dark Frisbees. Crash for a short nights sleep between 2:30 and 3:30 am. Be up and have breakfast by 9 just in time to go home and go back to bed!

Age Group: 4th grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
larger groups can make special arrangements
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Operation: Survival

From the earliest of times in this country young settlers faced the elements, starvation, loneliness, and fear. Operation: Survival is a program designed as a game that addresses survival while children discover new skills, diversity and companionship with others facing the same challenges. Join us for a game of life in 1700 Maine. Youth will be faced with challenges that lead to life-saving skills for the day. Perhaps children will find themselves needing to build a shelter, or making shoes, or household items that would provide light and warmth. Mark a trail so they don’t get lost, cook over an open fire only if they can start the fire with flint and steel, identify edible plants, track an animal, and set a snare. These are all skills they will work on during this day long game of 1700’s survival.

Age Group: 3rd grade — High School
Group Size: 12 minimum, 32 maximum
larger groups can make special arrangements
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Our Native American Friends & Thanksgiving

The settling of America is a story children learn during their lives. Our Native American Friends and Thanksgiving is an opportunity for children to experience the lives of Maine’s Native Americans as well as the early settlers.

This Program brings Native American culture and the settler’s cultures together to help children understand that even though different in color and language, all people need the same things to survive. This is a hands-on day of learning, and experiencing activities that Native American and settler’s children would be engaged in on a daily basis. Crafts, cooking, and survival are all elements of the program. Without the Native Americans, the settlers might not have survived in the new land. Your organization will have the opportunity to choose the focus of the program. Two Crazy Women are able to adapt this program to meet any age requirement.

Age Group: Pre-K — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Outdoor Cooking with Kids

From the earliest of times in this country young settlers faced the elements, starvation, loneliness, and fear. Operation: Survival is a program designed as a game that addresses survival while children discover new skills, diversity and companionship with others facing the same challenges. Join us for a game of life in 1700 Maine. Youth will be faced with challenges that lead to life-saving skills for the day. Perhaps children will find themselves needing to build a shelter, or making shoes, or household items that would provide light and warmth. Mark a trail so they don’t get lost, cook over an open fire only if they can start the fire with flint and steel, identify edible plants, track an animal, and set a snare. These are all skills they will work on during this day long game of 1700’s survival.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
larger groups can make special arrangements
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Project Linus

In this program quilts will be created for children in crisis. Learn the basics of quilting or share your expertise with your friends at this hands-on workshop. This is a 1/2 day week long program with a completed quilt at it's conclusion. All sewing equipment is included.

Age Group: 4rd grade — Adult
Group Size: 12 minimum, 18 maximum
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Puppets

This program engages children's imaginations as they create their own puppets, sets and short plays. Children will have their choice of making 2 puppets; sock, shadow, finger, or marionette.
In small groups children will have the opportunity to create their own script or use a traditional folk tale for their presentation.
Scenery will be created and 5 minute plays presented.

Age Group: Kindergarten — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
Cost: $10.00 per participant plus mileage
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Puzzler

Puzzler is designed to challenge every child at their point of interest. Mazes, puzzles, codes, illusions, games, magic, tangrams, picture and word searches.

Age Group: 2nd grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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Robotics

Lego's Robotics program is the perfect place for beginning designers and engineers to learn and hone their skills. There are no limits to what can be created from a child's imagination. Participants will have the opportunity to design, build and program a structure to move along a designated course. We provide everything, including the computers, except the imagination and creativity of the children!

Age Group: 4th grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 8 minimum, 12 maximum
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Silk Screen

Let your children explore the art of silk screening. Each child will create a drawing, abstract it, cut a template for each color, and print their creation. A lesson in use of knives and knife safety is included in this program. This program is not appropriate for children younger than 9 years of age.

Age Group: 3rd grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum
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Who or What are Bullies?

Bullying is a growing concern for children across America. This program gives children an opportunity to have a voice in what is happening to them every day. By the end of this program children will be able to identify a bully, know how to keep themselves safe, and will have the skills to tell an adult they need help. Activities are interactive followed by short discussions in which children will be encouraged to ask as many questions as they have and give voice to their personal concerns.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 10 minimum, 20 maximum
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Youth Gardening Activities

No one likes to play in the dirt and mud like children do. This program entices, excites, educates, and encourages children to explore the potential of dirt to soil and growing “stuff.” This sampler of activities includes designing indoor gardens, outdoor gardens, working the soil in gardens, using our natural resources to create endless projects to enhance our lives, while learning about the greater world of the outdoors.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
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Zink the Zebra

Zink the Zebra is to promote the understanding and acceptance of human difference through specially created character education programs that help children and adults realize the necessity to respect and show compassion toward others. Understanding the differences in others leads to respecting each other as they are and lessens the temptation to bullying.

Age Group: 1st grade — 6th grade
Group Size: 20 minimum, 40 maximum
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More Information & Special Programs

Visit our Catalog page for Tables of Contents for many of our programs.
For information on programs for your special theme contact us at info@thetwocrazywomen.com