Education 2024

Theme: The Sweetest Things in Life

Director: Jill Noakes
Committee: Valerie Noakes, Eleanor Foy, Karen Battersby

Our division intends to encourage children to participate in the Navan Fair and make them
aware of the agricultural community. We hope that those who take part in this division will
first and foremost have fun! So, gather pencils, paints, pens, crayons, scissors, and your
imagination. We can hardly wait to see what you and your peers create!

Enter in at least 3 out of 5 categories in your grade and receive a special gift when you
bring your entries in. Prizes sponsored by the Nifty Fifty Plus group.

Pre-School (Prize: $1 per entry)

  1. Use any material to make 3 little worms.
  2. Decorate a pinecone.
  3. Make a flower using playdough.
  4. Paint or draw a picture of your favourite farm animal.
  5. Add colour to a print-out of a tractor.

Junior Kindergarten (JK) (Prize: $1 per entry)

  1. Create a piece of art using a maple leaf.
  2. Draw a picture of a plant growing out of a seed.
  3. Make a farm animal using a paper plate.
  4. Make a puffy rain cloud and rain drops.
  5. Glue flowers (real or artificial) to a small piece of wood to make a mini flower garden.

Senior Kindergarten (SK) (Prize: $1 per entry)

  1. Create and label a piece of art that shows the season of Fall.
  2. Draw a picture of a plant or vegetable garden.
  3. Make an animal using a pinecone.
  4. Make a cob of corn out of a paper roll.
  5. Construct a sun with sun rays.

Grade One (Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3)

  1. Create a farm animal using a Kleenex box.
  2. Using pebbles or small stones build a fence approximately 3 cm tall and 8 cm wide.
  3. Build a nest using things found in nature.
  4. Construct a rainbow using bits of coloured paper.
  5. Create a collage of either drawn or cut-out pictures on the topic, “basic needs of trees” (From Ontario Gr 1 Science Curriculum)

Grade Two (Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3)

  1. Create a collage of either drawn or cut out pictures with the topic “The Sweetest Things in Life”.
  2. Build a chicken coop out of a milk carton size box.
  3. Make a flower bouquet out of egg cartons.
  4. Draw a picture of horses in a field.
  5. Make a poster depicting the honeybee’s life cycle (From Ontario Gr 2 Science Curriculum)

Grade Three (Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3)

  1. Build a sugar shack using items found in nature or popsicle sticks
  2. Draw and label (in cursive writing if possible) a vegetable garden.
  3. Create a picture of maple trees being tapped to make maple syrup
  4. Show 3 or more compost layers in a clear container with a lid.
  5. Use any materials (markers, paint, oil pastels and/or found materials) to depict a beekeeping scene (From Ontario Gr 3 Visual Arts Curriculum)

Grade Four (Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3)

  1. Using popsicle sticks, create a picture of a tractor
  2. Draw a design for a fair ride you would like to create.
  3. Create a label that could go on a maple syrup bottle
  4. Construct a 3D standing windmill (no higher than 30 cm)
  5. Make a clay or paper mache honeycomb (From Ontario Gr 4 Visual Arts Curriculum)

Grade Five (Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3)

  1. Draw a picture of a farm scene and cut it into 6 pieces to make a puzzle.
  2. Make a poster describing the 4 grades of maple syrup
  3. Design a driveway farm sign.
  4. Make a small hanging wind chime out of repurposed materials
  5. Create a brochure about how to live more sustainably as a community (From Ontario Gr 5 Social Studies Curriculum)

Grade Six (Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3)

  1. Create a 3D farm using a shoebox.
  2. Sketch a black and white drawing of a barn.
  3. Design and draw or paint a barn quilt.
  4. Make a word search (not computer generated) using maple tree and maple product words
  5. Write a letter to Catherine Kitts, councillor for Orleans-Navan, about what we should be doing to live more sustainably (From Ontario Gr 6 Language Arts/Social Studies Curriculum)

Grades Seven and Eight (Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $9, 3rd: $8, 4th: $7)

  1. Create a hand-drawn poster about your favourite memories of the Navan Fair. (Draw on
    an 8.5″ X 11″ paper and mount on bristol board with 1″ border)
  2. Create a computer-generated poster about your favourite memories of the Navan Fair.
    (Print out on an 8.5″ X 11″ paper and mount on bristol board with 1″ border)

NOTE: Prize money will be available for pickup in the Fair Office after 12 noon on Friday August 9th

Education Division Rules and Regulations:

a. Exhibitors must enter in the grade they completed as of June 2024.
b. No identification marks on the front of the entries.
c. Entries should be registered directly into the AssistExpo site or emailed to: by Tuesday, August 6. Please provide the first and last name of
the child, home address, the grade year they just completed, and the category(s) they are
d. All paintings, drawings, etc. should be created on an 8.5”x11” sheet of paper.
e. Judging will be based on:
· Meeting the criteria of the entry description
· Overall appeal
· Effective use of colour, space, and materials
· Neatness and organization
f. All entries must be the sole work of the exhibitor. Projects completed during the 2023-24 school year are eligible.
g. Exhibits are to be brought to the Exhibit Building (Blue Building) on Wednesday, August 7 th between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
h. Judging will take place on Thursday, August 8th . The building will be closed for judging and will reopen once the judging is finished (approximately 4:00 pm.)
i. Exhibits must be left on display until Sunday, August 11 th and can be picked up after 4:30 pm. The Fair Board is not responsible for items or prizes unclaimed after 6:00 pm on Sunday evening.
j. Prize money will be ready for pick up at the Fair Office any time after 12 noon on Friday, August 9 th .

k. Prizes not claimed by the end of September 2024 will be considered a donation to the Cumberland Township Agricultural Society.