Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wellness Night This Friday!

Folwell Wellness Night is this coming Friday January 17th, from 6-8 pm.

What is this exactly?  Basically, it is just a fun night for kids of all ages (including parents!) to run off some energy and work your mind and body.

We will have open gym time with basketball, scooters and finally I got these really huge 3 foot balloons (or so it's advertised) that I will let loose in the gym the last half hour.  I probably won't blow them up that big because I'm very squeamish about popping balloons, but if some brave parent wants to help me blow them up that big, I won't complain, as long as I'm not there!

Another cool station this year is make your own "Wreck this Journal."  Kids will pick a book cover (many different colors), put pre-printed pages together, sew the pages together, pick and glue a binder on, decorate the cover and wreck as wanted.  I'll have stickers, markers, crayons, etc. for kids to get started.  You will see in the book directions like--color outside of the lines, poke holes in this page, drip something on this page, just to name a few.  If you are not familiar with "Wreck This Journal," Google or find it on YouTube and you will find many examples.  Amazon sells the journal for $10, but your kids can make one free!

Also new this year-- kids can float balls on air using different sizes and weights of balls to see how they float.  They can also move the air to see if they can control the ball.  Downside of this--it will be noisy!  Bring your own ear plugs!  How does this work?--basically we will have shop vacs in a corner with balls.  The concentration of air coming out of the shop vac will float the ball.  Very simple, but very fun!

And of course, kids will get hungry with all the action at wellness night, so we will have a great snack for them.  Great Harvest Bread is generously donating slices of whole wheat bread for the event.  Yummy!

Hope to see you there!
Betty Kennel

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