Sunday, May 17, 2009

Last Field Trip Day - Field Events

We started a fun tradition last year by ending our year with a Field Events Day.  Everyone had so much fun, we decided it should be an annual event.  We held it at the same park with a huge field for games, a covered shelter for a picnic lunch and a playground.


The day started overcast and a little drizzly.  We waited it out and had a blast! 


This is a fun day to do some of those games and events that as homeschoolers, we don't often get the chance to do.  We split the children into several groups by age to do the events.


One group did races - egg and spoon race, 3-legged race, sack race and backwards race.


 Trying to figure out timing on the 3-legged race is always a challenge. 



These two hopped on one foot and kept their tied feet off the group.  Clever - and pretty successful too.







The other group competed in softball throw, broad jump and horseshoes.  This is Christopher throwing the ball.  I think his football is paying off here as he had the longest throw.



 The broad jump.


Horseshoes.




The youngest children had a small area where they could play tee-ball, bean bag toss and races.  They mainly just liked to play which was fine.



Rebecca showed Eliana how to play tee-ball - and she loved it!



 


 


We took some group photos - and some photos of the winners in several catagories.  Here is one that I wanted to share.  Rebecca came in 3rd in the broad jump.   She fell back on her bottom (hurting it) and was short just an inch from 2nd place (her brother - who didn't want to fall backwards and told me that he had the perfect landing).  Love the effort in going up against the bigger guys!  Their effort was great too!



We took a break for lunch and then played a few more games.  First we played "Melt the Ice".  It's a simple game and I loved seeing kids from 4 to 16 playing it!  We divided the group in half.  The goal is to melt the ice the fastest.  You pass the ice around the group trying to melt yours first.  You can't put the ice in your mouth.  We started with 3 ice cubes in each group.  We did a few more the next round. 





We ended the formal games with kickball which is always a hit. 



Once again, I'm thankful for good friends and the ability to share these memory making times with them.


Blessings


Leslie

7 comments:

  1. Love the Pictures :) Thanks for sharing them :)

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  2. Wow what a great idea. Was this your coop that you did this with? I love that- thank you for sharing. Great pictures too. :)

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  3. Sorry forgot to sign my name on my comment.

    -Dusti

    www.kimmelkids4.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fun field day. You all do the greatest field trips. I look forward to planning my own trips next year. Thanks so much for all the advice and examples.

    Blessings,

    Dawn

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  5. healthyhomeschoolMay 20, 2009 at 3:51 AM

    Leslie, it looks like the kids had fun!! I'm so glad.


    I wish we could have made it. I was just too exhausted and it's a good thing I kept Michaela away after all since she ended up sick the next morning. I hope to have things even more organized for the next school year. Thank you for all you do!


    Lynn

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  6. Hi Dusti,


    It's our Five in a Row homeschool group. We do field trips together every other week. I love field trips and this has been the primary focus of the group. It a lot of fun!


    Blessings

    Leslie

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  7. It is a bleesing for you to have a group of women that you can do such awesome activities with in your area.

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