A: Each equate to approximately six feet of distance. While you might not be planning to line up livestock to remind fairgoers of appropriate distancing; restrictions and guidelines are everchanging.
Making small adjustments to children’s county fair activities should set up your county Farm Bureau Promotion & Education activities for success no matter the restrictions at the time of your events.
Please consider these general tips:
- Plan for volunteers to individually hand out materials as opposed to help-yourself distribution of flyers, handouts, trinkets or craft supplies, etc.
- Limit activities or displays where objects are handled by numerous individuals throughout the day to avoid cumbersome cleaning responsibilities.
- Prepackage craft supplies or trinkets for children so one child or one family gets a bag of items.
- Seek donations of small packages of crayons (MI Soybean Promotion Committee) to hand out with a coloring page instead of a bin of crayons to be shared by children at the fair.
- Consider using painter’s tape or similar to mark off stations or work spaces for children at activity tables or picnic tables.
- Avoid activities such as sawdust penny hunts, corn boxes, play areas with shared toys, craft supplies, etc.
- Host individual make-and-take craft projects instead of games or activities that involve groups of children using shared materials. (See below.)
- Avoid make-and-take activities involving food such as making butter or ice cream in a bag. Instead consider individually packaged food giveaways such as cheese sticks, small milk cartons or fruit.
- Provide volunteers with cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer so all children sanitize hands before participation and all tables and materials are cleaned following activity.
- Order safety posters from the MFB print shop to remind visitors of proper health and safety protocols.
Questions? Contact Amelia Miller or Katie Eisenberger