April 27, 2008

Family Outdoor Activity

Yesterday we had a great happy outdoor activity with the preschooler kids and their parents. Since many parents nowadays have little quantity family time, the teachers from the preschool I managed try to organize a family activity day every term. Usually it would take place outdoor.

Last term.....
We organized "FAMILY KITE DAY" and it was successful. We surprised to see and know that all the fathers enjoy Kite Day so much since some of them never had opportunity to play kite anymore (except when they were kids). So.. we're very glad to see their cheerfulness and enthusiasm at teaching their kids how to fly a kite ! At that day we're not only playing kite, but also opened a family competition for painting kites. It was very fun after all.

This term....
that was taking place yesterday, we organized "A Family Healthy Walking Activity" just around the neighborhood. To add their funs we gave each family a pack of plastic straw for an art craft project. They could made any kind of art craft with those straws while they're walking. We had 3 stopping place for them along the way. The first stop was for picking up a pack of straw, the second was taking away snack and drink and the last stop was for collecting their finished art craft projects.
After finished the fun walking, we opened a competition for finger painting. This was for all the family. They had a piece of paper with one set of finger paints. So much fun we founded with those simple activities! We hope they could all learned something about cooperation, togetherness and giving best times for their own family...
We were ending that activity by giving 12 trophy to 6 best straw-art-craft projects and 6 best finger painting pictures.
What about you? What do you usually do with your kids at the weekend, especially for the outdoor activity since window shopping at the mall every weekends is not good at all for your kids?

2 comments:

mumsgather said...

I'm afraid I do window shopping at the malls every weekend. Hahaha!

hennya said...

I do, but not with my kids, hehe... often before I pick up my son from school. With them only once for 2 weeks.