Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Megan Kuechle,
It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day has come and gone so quickly. It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the New Year, and trying to keep warm amidst frigid temperatures!
Our Valentine's party was a huge success, with approximately 35 children joining us for activities. The children enjoyed guessing how many kisses were in the Jar, there were 75 in case you were wondering. Tori Harren won with a guess of 60 candies. The children made a special treat for their loved ones called "love cocoa". They measured their own amount of cocoa and added in special goodies that included heart marshmallows and cinnamon candies. Afterwards the children enjoyed a licorice relay. They each got one string of a twizzler licorice. Ready, set, go! The relay started. Whoever could eat it the fastest without using their hands won the relay. After our tummies were nice and full, we moved on to Valentine Pictionary and a game called Find Your Heart Mate. Each child was given half of a paper heart. When they heard the word "go" they had to find the other student who had the matching half of their heart. The final activity that the children did was the heart relay. The children divided into two teams and each team had two small hearts. Once the relay started the children had to go through the relay course, only moving by stepping on the hearts that they received. This was the favorite activity of the party, exercising their "hearts". They loved cheering on their teammates!
Besides the Valentine's day party fun, we have been keeping occupied by doing themed Valentine games and art projects. The children showed their creativity by making puffy tissue paper hearts. They also made a heart caterpillar. Each part of the caterpillar's abdomen was a heart. The children then decorated it with different colors and foam shapes. Some other activities that the children enjoyed were heart on a string. Each child had a chance to hide the heart from all the other children. Whoever found the heart first hid it next. Find Your Partner was another game the children played. Each child had a picture of an animal, in order to find your partner you have to make the correct sound that the animal makes.
Our next event to look out for is our St. Patrick's Day Party. Come join us for some more holiday fun and don't forget to wear green. The party starts after school until 4:30 Thursday March 17. We hope to see you there.
To register or find out more information about Cubs Club, feel free to contact Megan Kuechle: E-mail:
, Phone: (320) 398-5425 ext. 226; Suzanne Robben: E-mail
, Phone: (320) 398-5425 ext. 227