Friday, May 29, 2009

Field Day

Come join us for a great day of fun with fellow homeschoolers! Themore the merrier!

When: Friday, May 29, 2009 10:30 AM - 2 PM
Where: Miami Riverview Park Loveland, OH
RSVP: Laura
What to bring: Lunch, water bottles (can be refilled in restroom) and sunscreen, a bag of NON-CHOCOLATE and NUT FREE candy to be used for prizes at the end of the event, a stopwatch (if you happen to have one!). There are no vending machines in the park and fast food is a couple of miles away so be sure to pack something for your family to eat.

Join us for a day of fun and games! Participants will be divided onto teams and compete in fun events like relay races and twisted t-ball.Please wear gym shoes as some games may involve running or jumping.Open to ALL ages! We created this day to replicate the field day my children enjoyed so much when they attended school (it was the ONLY thing they missed about being in school!)

ALL ages are invited, but some may be too young for some of the games.Any children that are too young to participate can take advantage of the wonderful playground and HUGE sandbox. Plenty of shaded areas to keep out of the sun. CLEAN restrooms with running water. We have the shelter reserved just for our group! We are guaranteed the use of the shelter and the picnic tables!

Directions: Take I-275 to exit #52 (Loveland/Indian Hill) and turn LEFT at the bottom of the exit ramp. Follow to the first road on the right (Hopewell) and turn RIGHT onto HOPEWELL. Follow about .3 mile to Branch Hill-Loveland Rd (you should see a small brown sign on the right hand side of the road pointing to the park) and turn LEFT onto BRANCH HILL-LOVELAND RD. Follow about 1.5 miles to the park entrance on your RIGHT. MIAMI RIVERVIEW PARK. We will meet near the playground,most likely in the large shelter behind the playground.

We had a GREAT turnout! The weather was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Around 70 children attend this event. We started out by dividing the kids onto 3 different teams, Hannah, Emily and Chris were each in charge of a team. Hannah's team was the Blue Dolphins, Chris's team was the Ninjas and Emily's team was the Exterminators! We started the day with 4 events: skateboard race(where the kids sit on the skateboard and do a relay race), dizzy t-ball, soccer goal kick and tire roll. After each team completed each of those activities we had lunch. After lunch we did 3 more activities where the kids competed head to head: sack races, shoe relay (where everyone takes off their shoes, puts them in a pile,races to pick their shoes up and put them back on) and a tunnel relay (where they had to go under the legs of everyone from front to back and when the first person gets back to the front the race is over). We ended the event with a water balloon toss to help cool everyone off!

Next year we hope to make the event even BIGGER and BETTER by adding an OBSTACLE COURSE as part of the event. This is going to take some planning and forethought (not necessarily my strong point!) but I think we can pull it off! We already have a couple of families willing to work on pulling it together!

Thanks to everyone who helped my pull of this very special day for the kids!

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