Friday, May 28, 2010

Field Day----AMAZING!

Today was our 6th annual FIELD DAY! Field day was the only thing my older kids missed about being in school, so I decided to attempt to recreate it for them!

Here are the details.....we had 75 kids show up and participate this year!

Where: Miami Riverview Park Loveland, OH
When: Friday, May 28, 2010. 10:30 AM
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.
RSVP: Laura

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

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.

We started out by dividing the kids onto 3 different teams --one headed by Hannah and Emily (beavcoons), one headed by Chris and Jacob (the winners) and one headed by Grant and Gaige (dragons). 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 the obstacle course (described below) . 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).

This year we made the event even BIGGER and BETTER by adding an OBSTACLE COURSE ! The kids LOVED it and it was hysterical to watch them race through the started with hula hoops (set up like tires, but I figured they would be much safer!), then a cardboard box tunnel, a balance beam, a ramp, hurdles and then weaving through cones! Not too bad of an obstacle course if I do say so myself!

The day ended with a water balloon toss.....thanks to so many amazing parents, we have TONS of balloons and the kids had a blast and enjoyed cooling off!

Winning team was HANNAH and EMILY'S BEAVCOON! Second place was THE WINNERS and last but not least was the DRAGONS!

The day pretty much went off without a hitch, it is so nice to see so many of the parents step forward and offer to help! I could never do it without them!

1 comment:

Edelweiss said...

Wow :) That sounds like ya'll had a great time!