On Saturday night we enjoyed an evening of games based on the NBC show Minute to Win It. Everyone throughly enjoyed the competition and cheered for their teammates (actually, the intense yelling and screaming could be more accurately described as a deafening roar).
We had five teams of six and children of similar ages competed against each other in each round.
Face the Cookie: pitted our caregivers against each other as they attempted to move a cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands.
Egg Race: had our littlest guys balancing an egg on a spoon and walk back and forth across the kitchen as many times as they could in one minute without dropping the egg.
Three Blind Rice: the contestants were blindfolded as they searched for three safety pins hidden in a bowl of rice.
Don’t Blow the Kings: had the kids using a straw to blow a deck of cards off the table except for the four face-up kings.
Stack Attack: players built a pyramid of fifteen cups and then break it down. If the pyramid collapes or they knocked over a cup in the process, they had to start over.
Noodling Around: our oldest kids picked up straw pieces using only a strand of uncooked spaghetti in their mouths.
Everyone had so much fun we’ll probably do it again soon!
CEFAS school recently hosted Family Day. Twelve of our children, including some who attend other schools, attended and had a blast playing games, eating, having their faces painted and running around with their friends.
CEFAS school recently hosted Family Day. Twelve of our kids, including some who schools other than CEFAS, attended and had a blast playing games, eating, having their faces painted and running around with their friends.
In April Kirsten Zimmerman moved to Love & Hope, having made a two-year committment as our Director of Education. She is overseeing all our educational needs: providing extra tutoring, managing school supply requests, organizing our library, attending parent-teacher conferences and much more.
Welcome Kirsten – we are happy you are here!
Whenever we get the chance, we like to plan fun nights where the kids can experience and learn something new. Recently we took advantage of some of our Salsa-crazed friends to put on a Salsa night. Everyone learned the basic steps and then we tried our best to stay on beat and move our feet in the right directions.
First, we had to get dressed up.
Next, a quick lesson.
At first, the boys weren’t so into it.
But they eventually came around.
Some of them let loose and danced on the tables.
The rest of us stuck to the floor.