Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Celebrating the Trickster
The popular trickster character in folktales—from the Ojibwe’s Nanabozho to Africa’s Anansi—was explored through storytelling and mask-making at an after-school program that drew Community Ed staff and children from both Washington and Churchill elementary schools. The group heard tales of the clever prankster who is also a cultural hero around the world. Inspired by the stories, kids created their own tricksters by making masks, and some even took the time to compose a folktale for their tricksters.