Ardmore Baptist Preschool Fall Festival
The Ardmore Baptist Preschool held its 8th annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 28th. The hallways were filled with princesses, superheroes, firemen, kitty cats – even a hungry caterpillar! Parents were invited to attend and engage with their children in each of five classes that the children could rotate through during the festival.
The first was Art and Exploration where they were invited to decorate pumpkins, search for creepy crawlies in the sensory table, play with pumpkin spice play dough, build with blocks, snuggle up with a book or practice hammering golf tees into a big pumpkin!
The children then headed off to Music Class where they sang fun fall songs and tried out various instruments such as tambourines, wood blocks, and rhythm sticks.
Then it was time for the Snack Station! Volunteers helped the kids make a Halloween trail mix.
Once those bellies were full, it was time to head outside to Story Time! A volunteer and Preschool grandmother, Mrs. Julie Whitaker, read spooky stories to the kids and even had a few puppets that helped tell the story!
While outside, the kids got to take a hayride with Mr. Tim Tucker! The big orange tractor took them on a short ride up Irving Street.
Finally, the kids got to visit with a few of the animals from the Sugg Farm! Oreo and Lucy Grey the goats, were joined by their friends, Mr. Turkey, a few chickens, the duck, and Chad the rabbit.
The Fall Festival is a fun day where our families can get to know each other and the preschool staff better, and they get to engage with their children in a day of preschool. One of the teachers said that her favorite part of the festival was watching the kids with their parents – how the kids were leading them and showing them all the fun activities!
Those formative first years of your child’s life are so precious. They’re a time to foster a child’s relationship with family, their bond to Jesus Christ, and their love of learning about and exploring the world around them. Fall Festival is one way we encourage this to take place.