A Menu of Ideas for Kids’ Show Activities
As the Junior Activities Chair for the California Federation, I worked for well over a year with my fellow committee members to compile a “Menu of Kids’ Show Activities and Display Ideas.” At long last, I’m happy to report this is done, and CFMS webmaster Don Ogden has posted it to the CFMS web site. To check it out, go to www.cfmsinc.org and click on “Manuals” at the top of the screen. That will take you to a list of various documents, and the Menu is item 14 on that list.
My thanks especially to Terry McMillin and Susan Chaisson-Walblom for suggestions on how to organize the menu and to June Harris, Ismael Sanchez, and youth leaders across the CFMS for providing suggestions by example. The goal is to provide a list of ready-made, club-tested suggestions for displays and activities for any clubs wishing to increase the variety and number of activities for kids at their next annual show.
The menu is divided into six broad categories:
The suggestions in this menu came from the experiences of the members on the CFMS Junior Activities Committee and from observing the many great kids’ activities clubs are already pursuing at the local level. We felt it was time to “share the wealth” and collect together the best of what we’ve observed. We see this as just the first step of a growing menu. If you and your club have been doing a terrific kids’ activity at your show, we’d love to add it to the list, so email (jbracethroadrunner.com) or call me (805-659-3577) and let me know how you’re educating kids, while having fun!
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