Spiders, cats, and super heroes, oh my!
Monday, October 31, the Day Home celebrated our first annual Harvest Festival and the children had a blast!
Our new tradition began with a presentation of costumes. Each class designed their own special outfits to celebrate the season! We were proud to welcome “Pete the Cat,” superheroes, elephants, spiders, oak trees, butterflies, pumpkins, “nocturnal bats,” and owls to our festival.
After clapping and cheering for our talented young artists, the children took turns visiting staff throughout the Day Home and playing games! The administrators on the second and third floors were overjoyed to welcome each class and answer each child’s sweet “Trick-or-treat!” with a healthy snack and a warm smile.
While some classes trick-or-treated, the rest of our silly little cherubs were participating in the carnival on the playground! A special thanks to our wonderfully creative teachers who came up with the concept and designed the activities. The children mini-golfed into ghouls, tossed bean bags at paper-pumpkins, raced to build skeletons, and played hopscotch among real pumpkins. Between activities, the children danced and sang to seasonal music.
Several parents also came out to enjoy the morning and support their children in the activities. Thank you to all who participated in our first annual Harvest Festival and made it such a great experience! We would also like to offer a special thank you to our neighbor, the West Oakland Health Center, for volunteering their time and bringing fun toys for our children!! The Day Home is looking forward to continuing this celebration in the years to come.
For more photos from the Harvest Festival, take a peek at the gallery below!