After a week of classes, our young clowns put on a performance for their families. First was the face painting. The kids decorated parents, grandparents, siblings and cousins, using designs they created themselves. Second, there was balloon twisting. It didn't matter some of them couldn't tie their own balloons; it only mattered that they could twist those balloons into dogs, giraffes, mice and hats. Then they demonstrated juggling--first with one ball, then with two, finally with three. None of the kids caught the balls when there were three in their hands but it's the process that counts on this one. The point is--they tried! After that, they performed skits with objects, noises and no words. Those skits lasted all of 30 seconds each. And to finish off the 30-minute program, the young clowns used jokes as more skit material (this time they got to talk). They did great for their demonstration/performance. That's the ticket sometimes--a shorter show, with simpler activities allows the kids to be successful. And our clowns were. (A big thank you to the family members who enthusiastically let their clowns draw on their faces and arms.)

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