Bring the whole family for a day full of education, games, crafts, food, performances, prizes and more! Your child starts off the festival with their very own Passport. In this passport is a scavenger hunt to the country tables that leads to a treasure chest of prizes!
While touring the tables, the kids will not want to miss the Arab Falconry table. Look for live falcons and historical information on falconry within the Middle East.
Make sure your family doesn’t miss:
11:20am – 12pm: Storytelling with Kay Tarapolsi. You and your child will have an interactive storytelling experience with books, songs and games through traditional Arabic stories.
12:20pm – 12:40pm: Speaking Arabic – a Basic Conversational Workshopwith Sally Brownfield. Learn Arabic from a native speaker through actions! The teacher will model Arabic greetings with actions. At the end of the session, you will understand and be able to say a few Arabic words. This lesson will be fun for both children and adults!
2:00pm – 2:40pm: Anti-Arab Racism Introduction and Theater Performance: “Where Do You Stand” with Teen Council and Therese Saliba: Teen Council Theatre uses playback techniques, forum, improvisation, and scripted plays to address the needs of youth. Through ‘active’ performance, the troupe strives to create peer to peer dialogue about difficult teen issues.
2:55pm – 3:15pm: Dance with your child to Somalian Dance performed by young high school women from the Tri-Cities! This will end with their very own fashion show!
4:35pm – 5:00pm: End the day with the lively Batiste Dabke Dance Team!
Keep your eye out for storytelling at the Bedouin tent with Huda Giddens, a Palestinian who moved to Seattle and served, for twelve years, as an early childhood consultant and teacher trainer in Gaza, in Bedouin communities in the Negev, and at Bethlehem University.
Throughout the day you can join the Children’s Table for crafts! Come make your very own paper dolls with traditional cross-stitch patterns! Come practice Arabic calligraphy and learn your name is Arabic!
Hope to see you there!