PALMDALE – Dozens of children converged on the Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center Thursday for the Tiny Tots Twinkling Stars second annual Spring Fling.
“It’s just a fun way to introduce spring,” said Program Leader and Tiny Tots teacher, Cynthia Nesmith. “The kids get to play games, they’re all winning prizes, they’ve already done their Easter egg hunt outside, they’ve made bunny ears for their heads, and they’re just having a great time!”
The event featured a variety of Easter games, including Punch a Prize, where kids punched through a whole to win a prize; Sticky Eggs, where kids threw little balls that stuck to Velcro bunnies; and Through the Rabbit Hole, where kids threw mini bean bags into “rabbit holes.” The event also featured a Duck Pond, a Wishing Well, a Balloon Lagoon and plenty of Easter snacks and treats.
The room was alive with chatter and squeals of laughter as Tiny Tots, their friends, and family made their way from game to game, with lucky winners nabbing prizes.
“Because other schools are out on their Easter break, we’ve got brothers and sisters visiting too so we’ve probably got about 30 children visiting here today,” Nesmith said.
For Palmdale dad, Maurice Davis, it was a family affair. His wife volunteered to man the games and his daughter and son enjoyed winning prizes, while he tended to his infant son in a stroller.
For teachers, the event was a welcomed break from the usual routine.
“They’re here learning in the class all the time, so it’s a nice break from the usual papers and crayons and pencils,” said Nesmith. “Look at them; they’re taking to it like ducks in a pond!”
More on Tiny Tots
The City of Palmdale’s Tiny Tots program is an early childhood recreation program that offers an educational curriculum for children ages 3 to 5 years. It provides a fun, safe and developmentally appropriate environment that helps children build social skills and independence, while being introduced to the alphabet, numbers, colors and shapes.
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