I've participated in our annual Fall Festival in various roles over the years(16 yrs at this school). I started painting faces for the first few years. I really dislike painting faces. Then for many years I did the "Hair Scare" booth...where I sprayed the kids hair with fun colors. I liked it better than painting faces...but worried about the health risks of breathing in that stuff for three hours straight!?!? So I think it was about 4 or 5 yrs ago I switched over to doing a craft/art project. The first couple years they created individual items. Three years ago I switched to doing collaborative projects that parents, grandparents, former students, faculty, and students could all participate in!
This year I decided to do a "Grateful Garland". With the "stuff" going on recently here in the good ol' USA...I thought taking a moment to focus on what we're thankful for would be a great exercise!!!
I had people come in and write/draw things they were thankful for using Sharpies...and then tie it onto the rope I had strung in my room. Still waiting for the faculty to come and create their's before I hang it up!!