Group shot of some of the great kids and their great costumes for the Storymob.
Yesterday we participated in a StoryMob. What’s that you ask?
“StoryMobs are where great kids’ books meet flash mobs with a dash of Mardi Gras thrown in. A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of ways. These may include costumes & props, copies of the book, simple choreography, musical instruments and vocal parts.”
I learned of it through our love of Fancy Pants Kids, whose Mompreneur Gretel Meyer Odell is one of the organizers of the StoryMobs in Toronto. We were eager to participate and lucky the timing worked out for us so we could enjoy this family friendly theatre-esque event in Toronto.
I really wish I could have gotten video of the experience itself, but when you’re in the middle of it, as a reader (of two lines I was :-D) and costume changer of the kids, I wasn’t able too. Hopefully down the road a video will be released of it from some of the many other participants so you can see what it is like in true flash mob style. The passers-by who were walking the closed down Queen St for the Beaches Jazz Festival seemed to enjoy the street theatre they happened upon.