Saturday, 29 August 2009

Quarterly Activity #1. Check!

Today was our first Quarterly Activity since being called to Primary. One of the counsellors did the lion-share of the work getting it all together - and man, what a job! It was a lot of fun though. I was surprised when it was all over how exhausted I was though!

We called our activity Journey to the Temple. Everything was outside. Here's what we did:
  • MapQuest: they had to identify different temples

  • Roadblocks: this was a game made on the sidewalk out of sidewalk chalk that was about things that stop us from progressing to being ready to go to the temple, and things we can do to prepare

  • Water Relay that was a race to fill up buckets of water, and a

  • Refueling Station where we had watermelon eating contests
We asked the kids to bring their bikes or scooters or roller-blades. We brought a bunch of things for them to decorate the bikes with. We had set up a little route with a bike jump, an arch to ride through, and cones to ride around....and when the parents arrived we had a bike parade. I wasn't quite prepared for the range of bike-riding skills and soon realized we needed to separate the older kids from the little Sunbeams that just putter along. Oops!! We only had a few mishaps. I think next time we'll ask the Scouts to set up a First Aid station when we do something like that.

All in all, it was a lot of fun. I hope they enjoyed learning about the temple is a fun and active way! I did.

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