Saturday, May 29, 2010

Homeschool Picnic

Why just have an end of the year homeschooling picnic, when you can add just a little "something" to make it even more fun?  This year, we added a "field day" aspect to our event.  If you want to do the same, this is what we did - easy, simple, old-school - but the kids (and grown-ups) had a blast!
First, feed the masses:

Then pause to take photo of adorable offspring.
Have something for the kids to do while parents get second helpings...we had a "chalk zone",
and a bubble zone.
Assemble the masses in a big grassy spot...
Here are the events we did:
Ball toss (yes, even the parents were involved - this guy threw it the farthest, so his photo made the blog!),
Waterballoon toss - again, parents involved!!!
Plain old foot race - we did have the kids do all the events in age groups - I think it was ages 2-8, 9 and up, and grownups.  See that little guy in blue?  That's my Lex.
Sack races!
Three legged race!
Full family, four way tug of war! (We borrowed the rope from our youth departement at church - they are an amazing resource!)

Finally, a huge waterballoon fight.   This was by far the best action shot I took - can you see who is about to get nailed??
Although I didn't get photos of it, we had this picnic at a huge park that had an equally huge playground with climbers, sandboxes, swings and tons of slides.  When the organized part of the event was over, the kids got to go play, and the grownups ate (again) and had time to chat.  A fun time was had by all!  Here is Bee and her best friend being silly in the baby swings.

I think this might become an annual event.  We had so much fun together.  How does your school or homeschool celebrate the end of the year?  I'd love some fresh ideas!
Have a beautiful memorial day, and as always, feel free to copy!

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