Halloween weekend at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children includes all of the usual decorations, costumes, and sweet treats. It also includes the game of I Spy. An elaborate display is planned and executed by Sonja Carey, Executive Assistant, in the foyer of Kurn Hattin’s Mathey Center. The children with their cottage mates enter at a specified time and are given a list of things ‘to spy’ on their own or as many choose to, in groups. It’s all fun—no pressure, no contest.
This tried and true game has many benefits, including boosting memory, improving visual learning, and building social skills. This year’s themes depicted ‘Under the Sea and ‘The Farm’. A couple of the items to spy were: a bike, a saddle, and two treasure chests.
“For most of the kids, this game is very calming and mindful as it requires them to focus on finding the items. I especially love the creative process and the joy on people’s faces,” remarked Sonja.
Photos by Kristie Lisai