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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Children's Festival in My City

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One day a year our high school gymnasium is converted into a Children's Festival site.

Today (Saturday) was that day.


Area businesses, schools, and churches set up booths all over the gym.

I took these photos just before the crowds descended.


This was the booth sponsored by our church - - - children could make egg crate caterpillars and sign up to win a handmade quilt.


Most booths offered a game or a craft for children. This green frog face is what kids could make at the library booth.


There was even a desert oasis - - - of sorts.


Once the festival was open for business, the crowds began to descend - - -


And the children got busy crafting their crafts and playing their games.


All kinds of interesting "folk" put in an appearance. Oscar the grouch in his shiny can,


A fairy, a princess, and some kind of imaginary insect creature to name just a few.


Don't forget your veggies and fruit!

I believe a fun day was had by all - - - I only saw a tear or two when crafts didn't "cooperate" with little hands.


Joining Unknown Mami
For Sundays in my City.

My city today is Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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22 comments:

blogitse said...

A fun day for kids and adults! :)
Have a good week ahead!

Jojo said...

That looks like so much fun! I work at a back to school event in a low income community and we hold a celebration where they pick up back packs and get eye exams and other medical/dental services but we don't have enough craft activities. Love the crafts!!

del king said...

Now that looks like a great way to spend your day. I love watching little kids experiment with craft. I especially love when my kids get to do craft in a place where I won't have to clean up all the gluey mess!

Vidya Sury said...

Your Sunday posts are such fun to look forward to. There's always something interesting. The Children's Festival looks like so much fun. We have a fete of sorts here once a year and look forward to it eagerly. :-) Happy Sunday, Keetha!

Wayne W Smith said...

I wonder if that caterpillar was very hungry?

Heather Smith said...

Looks like they did a great job making a fun place for the kids!

Charlotte said...

Looks like a great time for the kids. Have a great week!

Tara R. said...

Is that the Hungry Caterpillar from the Eric Carle books? The festival looks like it was huge success.

Laurie Matherne said...

Not only does it look fun, but it looks like it didn't cost a lot of money, just time, patience and love.

Lori E said...

What a great idea. I love the tongue on the frogs.

La Principessa Errante said...

Love Oscar the Grouch - looks like fun was being had by all!

I got a kick out of your comment about the big eyes. Those were by Margaret Keane - another San Franciscan.

Grace InAZ said...

Well this looks like great fun for the kiddos! I bet you saw a lot of smiling faces!
Huge green hugs & now following you The Thrifty Frog Blog ,too.
Pat

Ann in the UP said...

Looks like good clean fun. How did you get in on this event? Another volunteer opportunity?

Nita Davis said...

Children's festivals are so much fun and it looks like yours was a blast. Loved the oscar costume. Thanks for commenting on my SHS post. I totally agree it is nice to know just what City we are visiting.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Keetha...

Just read your sweet note and came right over! Sure was good hearing from you, my friend! Yes, I have missed visiting with my Sunday Favorite buddies! We'll see..maybe I'll host Sun Fav's again at a later date!

Well...it looks like everyone had lots of fun at the Community Kid's Day! I think that's awesome! I know that I would have loved to particiate...even though I'm a big girl now! Hehe! So happy that you and Cindy were able to meet up again! I'm sure that ya'll had a blast!

Thanks again for stopping by! I always enjoy our visits, sweet lady!

Love ya,
Chari

Chari at Happy To Design said...

ooops...I meant to type "participate"! I can spell...just can't always type! Hehe!

Love ya,
Chari

podso said...

Catching up on your blog after being away. I like both specimen a and b ... And no fooling, the only professional concert I've been to is Peter, Paul, and Mary. So many years ago. So you asked if you could harmonize with him and he said no?

We are also having winter weather again. It's hard to put on the heat now that the summer clothes are out, coz, after all. It was summer. Could be this is an early fall?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You live in such a spirited town. I love this, especially Oscar.

Be well, Keetha.
xoRobyn

Emille said...

Hi Keetha, thanks for the info about my links -it's now 11:35 pm and too tired -so I'll be bound to make a mistake again, so I'll try it again next week!
Your idea for this meme is great though, especially for the city dwellers among us:):)
(You made the comment on the "other" blog than the blog on which the pic I posted -it's my castlestgermain.blogspot blog)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love things like that!
Thanks so much Keetha for inviting Dan and I over after dinner!
Even with busy little Addi along you still opened your home so graciously!
Can't wait to drive up and see those antique stores too!
Oh, and thanks to Greg as well!
Big Hugs friend,
Cindy

CHERI said...

I might have to talk with my church about doing something like this. We always have a Fall Festival (the kids all dress in their Halloween costumes) in our large church gym. The kids love it and hate that it comes only once a year. Saw your picture at Cindy's Applestone Cottage. Sounds like ya'll had a nice visit together and that Addison enjoyed her day too.

Unknown Mami said...

I love me some Oscar the Grouch! Great pics.