Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fun Fest

Yesterday was the official kickoff for this year's Fun Fest, but we didn't start our participation until today. Today we headed to the "Paleorific Kids Fest" at the mall.

Before we headed to the dinosaur-themed activities, we stopped by Auntie Anne's table. They were letting kids roll out pretzel dough and attempt to shape it.

Sarah can shape a pretzel FAR better than I can

Then we headed to the game section they had set up.

Silliness while waiting in line

As close as I'll ever come to having Instagram probably

For the games they tied kids' arms to their sides. This was to emulate the shortish arms dinosaurs have and make it a bit more challenging and fun.

Natalie actually got a ball in one of the cups

Sarah's shot went completely wild
 Next came a bowling game.

And a bean bag toss.

Okay, allow me just a bit of a proud mama moment. This was a large dinosaur puppet type thing. The line to see it was long. The girls had no interest in standing in line to see a fake dinosaur.

But they spent several minutes at the display set up by the Natural History Museum with real dinosaur items. 

There was a fun "dinosaur dig" set up.

And finally a scavenger hunt: each girl had a chart with dinosaurs to find. They were on pictures hidden in various spots around the mall. Sarah spotted them for us, but I thought it was a great activity for Natalie, having to match the picture and name of dinosaur on the wall with the name and picture on her chart.

All in all, a fun day and a great kickoff to the week.

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