The nursing students at the college sponsored a Children's Health Education Carnival a few weeks ago. I signed up Erica, Ashlin and Justin to attend. They received goody bags and t-shirts for pre-registering.
First, I took Ashlin and Justin to the health carnival because Erica had volleyball. We arrived at the start of the carnival because I wasn't for sure how long it would take to complete.
|Erica learning about water safety at the YMCA booth.|
The carnival had 15 booths set up and ran by businesses or students from the college. Some of the booths promoted: water safety, pet safety, proper hand washing, fire safety, eating healthy foods, first aid, calling 911, etc.The kids got to listen to a baby's heart beat and to the baby breathing from a nursing student.
Ashlin getting her back checked for scoliosis from a physical therapist.
After completing a game or activity at each booth, you received a ticket and they also marked your map with a star. After stopping at all 15 booths, you then got to enter for prizes. At the end, two clowns were making balloon hats, dogs, and swords. Each child received: a prize, a healthy snack, and a bottle of water for participating. There were also bouncy houses for the kids to enjoy.
|Justin practicing bicycle safety and navigating the course.|