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March 09, 2007

Costa Rica

Childrens' Fair
On our last day in Aranjuez, the village was having a childrens' fair. Kids from schools throughout Puntarenas. came to our small village for a day of games, races, dancing, and a skit by myself and the other 12 volunteers I was with.

It was really hot out that day and shade was hard to find but other than that, it was a great day for a fair. The students wore their uniforms and each school had a sign displaying what village they were from.

They marched around the school and the soccer field and finally settled in front of the stage. They were all excited to see what skit the out-of-towners put together. We did a skit that showed the kids what we were doing at the farm and why. We tried to make it fun and interactive but the language barrier was limiting. Luckily myself and two others knew how to speak a little spanish so we narrated the play while the other volunteers acted it out. The kids seemed to enjoy it, but maybe they were just laughing at our poor acting and small spanish speaking ability.

After our skit the games began! We watched the relay races and kids running around. A few of us joined in on a little soccer game. The kids were adorable.

The day of the fair was the perfect way to end our time in Aranjuez. We were sad to leave but excited to begin the adventure part of our trip.

Posted by kmquinn at March 9, 2007 05:45 PM