Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Very Special Art Festival

One of our favorite art activities each year is the Very Special Art Festival, a free program for kids with disabilities. As far as I know, it's the only activity they don't have to share with the rest of the school, and a lot of them don't get to go on school-wide field trips.

This year's theme was "A Magical Day." We had six different art activities, including making tissue paper butterflies and beaded necklaces. We took a "magic photo" (a Polaroid!) of each kid with his or her creations, and we followed up with a performance by a wonderful magician, Joseph Harris, and then story telling by staff members.

Here, Allyn helps students makes their own jigsaw puzzles:

Joseph Harris entertains with magic in the LRMA lobby:

Donnelle helps students customize their glittery magicians hats and magic wands:

Tommie reads a story to students from West Jones:

Mandy painted faces for both kids and their helpers:

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