Tricounty News

Cubs Club Before and After School-Age Program

By Megan Kuechle

The school year is well underway, and here at Cub's Club we are enjoying many fall activities and eagerly anticipating the arrival of Halloween. This year we have about 40 children that come on a regular basis so we're always keeping busy! We've been enjoying the beautiful, and unseasonably warm, October weather and getting our room decorated with spooky decorations.

As the season changes and the autumn leaves fall, we are bustling with activities; some of which you may want to try at home! One of the children's fall favorites was creating footprint ghosts. In this crafty art project the children were allowed to paint their feet; of course, ticklish laughter ensued! Then the children made a scary or friendly face on their ghost and we hung them around the room.

Another great way we learned about the season was through playing a Halloween trivia game! Did you know, U.S. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars! We've also put a new spin on old classics: Pass the Pumpkin (hot potato), Zombie Says (Simon says), monster tag, and pin the face on the jack-o-lantern are a few activities everyone knows and loves.

With all these activities, we surely work up an appetite, so on Fun Friday, each child had the opportunity to make their very own carmeled apple. The kids dipped their apples and then rolled this sweet treat into a topping of their choice, sprinkles and crushed pretzels were a favorite.

Cubs Club is hosting a Halloween party Oct. 29, called the Boo Bash. This Halloween party will have lots of different games and activities for the children to celebrate the holiday with. We will have carnival games and the chance to win prizes, too. The best part is that children get to dress up in their Halloween costumes. There is a pre-registration form that needs to be filled out along with five dollars, if you would like your child to join in on the fun!

If you would like more information on this event, please contact Megan Kuechle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or (320) 398-5425, ext 226, or Suzanne Robben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or (320) 398-5425 ext 227.