Our art teacher, Ms. Elisabeth Anziano, came to our third-grade class with the idea to make sock puppets and donate them to kids less fortunate than us. We were all eager to help out.

Ms. Anziano explained that it was for a collection that the doctor who was featured in the movie "Patch Adams," starring Robin Williams, was doing for an orphanage in Russia.

Every third-grade class worked on their sock puppets during their art class for about two weeks.

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Some moms even came in to help the kids get creative with their decorating. We used everything from googly eyes to feathers to make each puppet unique and special for the children.

I hope it put a smile on some kids' faces as it did mine knowing I was helping those who needed it.