Archive for category: enrichment

How to put the spring in Spring Break
/ 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 […]

Valentine Snow Day
/ 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. […]

Resolution Solution
/ 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 […]

Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
/ 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 […]

Egg-Cellent Easter Basket Ideas
/ 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 […]

Candy-Free Valentine’s Day at School
/ 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 […]