Grand Slam! Field day has been a favorite of children for years. This year is no exception, and even the cloudy cold weather did not dampen the spirit of the day. I’d have to say the favorite game hands down, created by Dennis Welsh, after consultation with Heidi, his wife, and thorough testing by his children, was the “Bad Paper Delivery” game.
In the first picture all the targets are “up” and kids are taking aim with their papers which are rolled up and secured by strings. The goal is to take out the targets on the porch of the other team, then get the paper in the mailbox in the center. The reset of the game was easy as targets were tethered on hinges, strings, rails and the like. Fabulous Dennis!
To add to the humor of the festive event, there needs to be one game that approaches the border of off color. This one hardly approaches the edge, but here you see TP delivery on scooters with plungers. Don’t miss the seat on the chair of the ones waiting. All drawers stayed in place.
OK, two games may have been on the spectrum. Pet cleanup…..kids had to shuffle the “stuff” from the cat down the track into the goal. It looks like a curling primer in action!
There were several more games also very creative! Ask your kids about the others, there were twelve games in all! Thanks again to the 7th graders who helped run games, all the parent volunteers who managed details, and especially to the Welsh family who created the games. I didn’t know how you would come close to the creativity of last year’s games, Dennis and Heidi, but here we are and you hit another Grand Slam.
Blessed summer to you all.