MY FIRST SPORTS DAY
Last week my three year old son had his first Sports Day. It was a super cute afternoon organised by his nursery. He has been attending the school for about four months now and has settled in nicely and has made some new friends.
The event was split into five different activities. When my husband and I arrived at the school, they had already divided the children into smaller groups and they were all waiting in the shade of a large tree in the playground. They all looked gorgeous with their sun hats and water bottles. After a quick explanation of the activities to the adults present, the groups of children were each taken to a different activity and their mums and dads followed behind.
The first activity that my son’s group did was a relay race whereby the main group was split into two smaller groups. Each child had to run a few metres to a mat and put on a high-viz vest, run a little further around a marker, back to the mat to take of the vest and then run back to the start so a team mate could have a go. There was a bit of confusion amongst the little ones as to what they had to do but they were helped by older children from the school and some of the teachers. After one round, they all understood what they had to do and their competitive streak shone through with each child rushing to put on or take off their vest and get to the finish line.
The next event was a throwing game. The children had to throw bean bags into a circle marked out by a hula-hoop. The children proved very good at this and they were gradually moved further and further away to make it a little harder. My son obviously thought the object of the game was to launch the bean bags as hard as he good. As such, he wasn’t very good at getting them in the circle but he hands down beat the other children in the distance he could throw them. 🤣
Once they had all had a few goes, they were moved onto the third activity. This was a balancing race. They had to run/walk to a marker and back again while balancing a cone on their heads. My son took this one very seriously. 😄
The next activity was a tag race. The children had to balance along a bench and then crawl under a hurdle and run back to the beginning to high five the next person.
The final race brought all the children together and involved filling a goldfish bowl with coloured water. The first group to fill the bowl to the top were the winners. My sons group finished second.
The afternoon was finished off with a free ice cream for all the children. The school did a lovely job of organising a super cute afternoon for the children and the Mums and Dads. It’s a shame it happens only once a year as everyone had a great time and we all left feeling very proud of our little ones. ❤❤❤❤❤