Monday, July 11, 2011

Yes, I am a Science Teacher, but everyone needs a little MAGIC sometimes.

This Saturday, in between Rocketry Camp and visiting the amazing Connecticut Science Center, my children and I spent a magical afternoon at the Fairy Wings and Shiny Things Scavenger Hunt at The Sanctuary in Ridgefield, CT.  This event was created and hosted by Wendy McLean and Ellie Kirk, founders of Conscious Parenting Seminars.

My two young boys (4 and7) aren't into fairies in general, but they have a respect and appreciation for nature and, of course, Harry Potter-style wizardry.  So we got into the magical mood by watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Amazon Instant Video, donned wizarding robes and hats and created wands especially for the occasion.

What an amazing afternoon!  They had two scavenger hunts, for older and younger kids, a lovely garden-party snack time, crafts and time to meet and talk to the Fairy Queen.

For grownups, just sitting down and absorbing the beauty of the Sanctuary was worth the participation fee!  Hidden behind the big green gates on North Salem Road is this extraordinary Garden:

Wendy and Ellie have promised to make the Scavenger Hunt an annual or biannual event.  Yay!  See you at the next one next year!

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