• The reason recreational sports are important

    The reason recreational sports are important

  • How to put the spring in Spring Break

    How to put the spring in Spring Break

    Kids home during Spring Break? Don’t let them have a chance to say “I’m bored.” This fun, edible project is just the thing to put the spring back into Spring Break. That’s right, we’re talking about Ice Cream Cupcakes. These can be made with any color and flavor of cake mix and icing. Kids will love experimenting with both, along [...]

  • Valentine Snow Day

    Valentine Snow Day

    What do we do on a snow day? Make Valentine’s Day gifts, that’s what! This year, we decided to make some sweet treats. If you aren’t into candy or food, then check out our candy-free ideas.  These sweet treats are easy to make and fun for the kids. Let them help with both the planning and the making of them. [...]

  • Resolution Solution

    Resolution Solution

    It’s the New Year and with it comes loads of New Year’s resolutions. How many do you make each year? How many do you stick with each year? Well, don’t fret – we can help. Below, we have compiled the most popular resolutions… and how Blue Valley Rec can help you keep them. 1. Lose Weight –  From fitness classes [...]

  • Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

    Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

    Looking to make your own red, white & blue fun this Fourth of July? We’ve included some of our favorite crafts that kids will love. Melting Stars Materials: plastic beads (we used only the red, blue, and clear beads), metal cookie cutter (we used a star), metal baking sheet, oven mitts Instructions: 1. Place a metal cookie cutter on a [...]

 

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/ March 25, 2014 9:42 am

The reason recreational sports are important

/ March 20, 2014 1:43 pm

How to put the spring in Spring Break

Kids home during Spring Break? Don’t let them have a chance to say “I’m bored.” This fun, edible project is just the thing to put the spring back into Spring Break. That’s right, we’re talking about Ice Cream Cupcakes. These can be made with any color and flavor of cake mix and icing. Kids will love experimenting with both, along [...]

/ February 4, 2014 5:44 pm

Valentine Snow Day

What do we do on a snow day? Make Valentine’s Day gifts, that’s what! This year, we decided to make some sweet treats. If you aren’t into candy or food, then check out our candy-free ideas.  These sweet treats are easy to make and fun for the kids. Let them help with both the planning and the making of them. [...]

/ December 31, 2013 8:52 am

Resolution Solution

It’s the New Year and with it comes loads of New Year’s resolutions. How many do you make each year? How many do you stick with each year? Well, don’t fret – we can help. Below, we have compiled the most popular resolutions… and how Blue Valley Rec can help you keep them. 1. Lose Weight –  From fitness classes [...]

/ July 2, 2013 8:22 pm

Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

Looking to make your own red, white & blue fun this Fourth of July? We’ve included some of our favorite crafts that kids will love. Melting Stars Materials: plastic beads (we used only the red, blue, and clear beads), metal cookie cutter (we used a star), metal baking sheet, oven mitts Instructions: 1. Place a metal cookie cutter on a [...]

/ May 30, 2013 8:56 am

Making a Difference

In the book Chicken Soup for the Soul, there is a story about a man walking on the beach tossing starfish back into the ocean. There were thousands of starfish washed up on the beach destined to die from the coming day’s sun exposure. Another person asked the man why he bothered to throw the starfish back; he could not [...]

/ March 29, 2013 9:57 am

Egg-Cellent Easter Basket Ideas

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re all about getting kids active and off the couch. What better way to do that than spring? (If the snow will stay away, that is.) Right now, we’re jazzed about themed things – theme parties, theme publications, themed whatever – so, we put on our thinking egss and came up with some fun and [...]

/ January 28, 2013 10:27 pm

Candy-Free Valentine’s Day at School

With childhood obesity statistics on the rise, Valentine’s Day parties at school presents an opportunity to give creative non-candy treats. Our resourceful instructors offer a few suggestions that are fun for everyone. Kids have fun making the projects and parents can help customize the greetings. Small Play-Doh tubs – just put a sticker on the top and write who it’s [...]

/ December 27, 2012 12:12 pm

Four Sports Parent Resolutions for 2013

Do you have a kid playing sports? Then, this is for you. It’s from our friends at Outside the Lines, part of Sports Signup. 1. I will be a positive sports parent. Far too often we read stories about sports parents getting into fist fights at Little League baseball games or choking out a hockey coach. And even if no [...]

/ March 2, 2012 10:20 am

Building Team Culture

From Proactive Coaching and Bruce Brown/Rob Miller You know you have developed a great team culture when…. * Your best players are the best examples of the covenants * Your upper classmen welcome the new players to the team and get them on board with the team covenants * The longer players are in the program, the better they get [...]