Color Me Rad, a family dayPosted: July 16, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: body/mind/spirit, Field Trip, large motor skill, playing with our food, sensory | Leave a comment »
I plan a family event for this weekend. It’s not often we do something special, just the four of us. During the week, the house is full of kids. On the weekends, we often are visited or are visiting by friends and family…which is all good.
Sometimes, it needs to be just us.
We all sign up to race in a 5K called Color Me Rad in Boston, MA.
We wake up at 6am to get there in time to park and get bibs, racing numbers.
They give us fake tattoos that say RAD and sunglasses.
We race with the ski goggle clad kids in a double stroller, taking turns pushing.
The race is not timed. There is no pressure to run fast. The plan is to get colorful and have fun.
While running, teams of volunteers unload buckets and shovels full of corn starch colored with food coloring.
This tie dyes everything…the stroller, the kids, our clothes.
The kids are a little skeptical at first, but when the colors fly, they’re laughing.
The last station of the run, the volunteers hand out color packets that you can use yourself.
Little J uses his color packet like a big hairy man with golden chains uses cologne.
He is doused in blue. He calls it, “getting rainbowed.”
We’re so proud of our colors that we stop by a friends house on the way home to show off before we shower it all away.
The kids and I are on a mission to see if we can replicate the colored corn starch to use at home.
I would LOVE to create an obstacle course for the kids in my backyard that combines lots of the fun elements of popular races that are around. Little Warriors, Rainbow Race. This idea is in the brainstorming phase…I’m collecting ideas for obstacles for kids.