Our club has always loved to play games after doing a project . We have quite a few young kids and they always love to run around after sitting quietly working on a craft project or making a recipe. We are the Dairyclub, and we always have this rule. Milk is the only drink we will have at our meetings . No soda,or juice. “Cows Rule” is our club motto. Our kids know how healthy milk is for you.
Our club was given a chance this year to be involved with the Choose Health project . The President and Vice-president took the role of health officers with one being in charge of the game and one being in charge of the snack. We have had a lot of fun with the games and talking about the benefits of the healthy snack ideas. Our kids are so active already with farm chores and many are on sports. This project helped them to see the health benefits of various foods and keep track of how much time they were spending in movement.
I believe this project has also given the officers an even bigger and better leadership role. The officers prepared the games and snacks and had to speak in front of the group . They were actually being teachers and I saw them grow over this year. We still have May and June to look forward to!
This month was our dairy foods month, so we came up with a healthy dairy recipe that the kids made other than the snack in the book, but used the game in the book. They loved balance tag. They were all out of breath and sweaty when we were done.