Carnival for 3rd and 4th grade – Saving a Smurf!!

Something unusual happened recently among the third and fourth grades of the Lutheran elementary school: a record-breaking number of heroes on campus.

The theme of this year’s carnival centered around those fictional little blue people known the world over as Smurfs. The carnival’s goal was to rescue Lazy Smurf from the castle of Gargamel, the Evil Wizard and sworn enemy of the Smurf kingdom.

Students embarked on the rescue mission along with Daddy Smurf, Smurfette, Handsome, Brainy, Clumsy, Jokey, and Chef. Through teamwork, students mastered many difficult tasks, culminating in the rescue of Lazy Smurf.

Heroes were in plentiful supply, including the Hulk, cowboys, shadow fighters, Cinderella’s fairy godmother, Snow White, and various other princesses.

Playing the part of heroes and Smurfs were students from CCE’s bachelor’s-degree program in youth and family ministry. Students planned and executed the entire carnival, including decorating the “Smurf village” and other scenes. They also performed the “Smurf dance”—repeated twice at the request of their youthful audience.

No carnival is complete without masks! Seasoned carnival “experts” served as judges of the mask competition. Evaluating the artistic efforts of the third and fourth graders, judges awarded third place to Avatar; second place to Cowboy; and first place to Signal toothpaste. In addition, special prizes were awarded for a mask depicting candy and another depicting grapes. Congratulations to the winners!

*** See also Carnival for 1th and 2nd grade students had come to Martin ***

This carnival for the children was prepared by students in their 3rd year of the Bachelor’s study program—Missionary Work with Children and Youth. This program is accredited by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Žilina. For more information go to the Department of Religious Studies webpage.
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