There was wizardry and wonder in the air this past weekend when Chestnut Hill was transformed for the Harry Potter Festival!
For two days the neighborhood was into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling and I was able to help out with my friends from Spells Writing Lab!
The Spells Writing Lab offered a “Care of Magical Creatures” class in which participants needed to predict what would possibly hatch from the “eggs” found by Hagrid.
Program Director, Elizabeth Encarcion, as always, did a fantastic job setting the scene and making creative writing come alive.
There were specimen jars for the wizards to examine:
These eggs. Some may see fruit; Philly Spells needed to mask the eggs from well meaning Muggles who would have alerted the authorities had they known a magical, and possibly dangerous (you know Hagrid) creature may hatch from one of these!
There was a huge turnout out! Almost 150 students attended class and completed the writing exercise!
Want to know more about Spells?
Check out my post from when The Bee attended: http://sayitrahshay.com/wordlessish-wednesday-spells-writing-lab/
Also read this post from @mrsrkfj: http://andstarringasherself.com/cooking-mama/
Visit Spells online to volunteer or to check out classes for your young writers.