We went to the Awesome Festival on Saturday, the day it opened in Perth. My two bigger kids were selected to review the festival for 720 ABC Perth, so they were able to take a special behind the scenes look, and yours truly tagged along.
Better Beginnings Books-to-go was surprisingly my kids' favorite! They wrote, illustrated, and published their own books. I had to coax my 9 year old son to bring a blank book home to work on it later because he wanted to write a sequel! Great stuff! They loved that a copy of their books were put in the book cubby for other children to enjoy.
Be sure and stop off to make a miniature of yourself for the Festival Parade!
This was a well thought out, wonderfully organized way for the kids to get creatively messy, all the while making a masterpiece suitable for framing!
We were treated to a stage performance of "Kaarla Kaatijin" in The Bird Hide Outdoor Theatre. The show was superb, complete with live music, singing, and puppets. The story was rich with culture and beautifully told. However, it was a good thing the event staff was passing around the sunscreen, because we were in direct sun during the performance, and it was HOT!
|"Play me, I'm yours!"|
We spent an entire day at the festival, and there was still so much more to experience. Maybe we'll just have to go back. Job well done Perth... Awesome!