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.

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