Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mother and Son Activity

1-          We held our very first Mother and Son Activity in May.   We wanted the boys and moms to have a chance to work together as partners and have a FUN time together creating memories. 
         CAKE COMPETITION:  The boys each made a cake with their moms.  They were challenged to make a cake that represented a shared interest or something that represented their relationship with each other.  Each mom and each son were allowed to vote for their SECOND favorite cake.  We told them that we knew that their own was their favorite and that we would go ahead and count a vote for their own cake they brought.  We asked them to select the cake they liked best that they did not make!  :) 

                      Minute to Win It Game: 

        Each mother and son pair competed in 13 different one minute competitions in round robin fashion.  At the end of the evening, we announced the winner in each category.   

              ELBOW FISHING:  Hold the fishing rod in the crook of your elbow.  You may not use your hands to catch or release fish! How many magnetic fish can you catch together in one minute ?

1-      BOWL FULL OF BALLS- Mother stands on line holding the bowl on her head.  Son tosses as many balls in bowl as he can while standing on other line. 
               M&M CHALLENGE-Use the straws (no hands allowed on the M&Ms, but you can hold the straw with your hands) and suck up M&Ms with the straw and move to the second bowl . 

P     PASTA PICKUP-Pick up as many pieces of pasta as you can using your mouth and spaghetti noodle.  (no hands allowed)

1-      BARREL OF MONKEYS- How long of a monkey chain can you make in one minute using ONLY monkeys to pick up other monkeys?
1-      LEAPIN LIZARDS-Flip lizards using your thumbs into the bucket

1-      PAPER CHAINS –Make the longest paper chain you can using staplers and links.

1-      PUZZLE PIECES -How many pieces of the puzzle can you put together in one minute?

1-      CHOCOLATE UNICORN -- Stack as many Oreos on your partner’s forehead as possible.
2-      ACHOO! ---Empty a tissue box out one tissue at a time.  Each partner uses one hand.
3-      STARBURST –Work together to open as many Starburst as possible in one minute using only one hand each, both of you wearing a glove on that one hand.

4-      TOWER of TERROR-Working together make the highest tower of blocks you can make without it falling over.

1-      WORD MANIA -Roll the letter dice (from the game Scategories) and come up with as many words as you can think of together hat start with that letter.   (Write on the back of this paper) 

1-      CLOTHESPIN DROP – Drop the clothespins from forehead with you standing above the jar.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Blue and Gold Banquet 2011

Our theme for the 2011 Blue and Gold Banquet was Knights of The Round Table.  

The Webelos made the castle backdrop for the stage. 

The Wolves painted these castles for the centerpieces. 

The Bears and their leaders worked on these awesome dragon centerpieces.

Each of the boys created his own family crest.

As a gathering activity, the boys and their families colored pictures related to our theme.

The Bear's skit was called "The King's Important Papers."

The Webelos Skit

The Society for Creative Anachronism and members of the FHA Fencing Team did a demonstration at our banquet. 

One of our dads made these awesome wooden swords for each of the boys!  We knighted each cub when we handed him his awards. 

The Wolves skit video is here. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pinewood Derby 2011

I don't have as many pics as usual, because my camera was being used at the finish line so we could have a "photo finish" to prove winners in case it was too close to call.  (Thank you sooo much, Courtney)! But despite the lack of pics, we still had a great time!  We ate yummy doughnuts and fruit.  Made signs to cheer on our favorite racer and of course RACED!  The boys' cars were amazing!  They get better every year!  Congrats to our top 3 winners Jonathan D, David, and Kyle!  (If any families have pics they took, please share and I will add them)!

Pinewood Derby Clinic

Each year we hold a Parent/Son Derby clinic a few days before the derby to let them check the weight of their cars and add more weight if needed. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fall 2010 Den Meeting Fun

Sorry to be sooo far behind in posting pics.  I thought I would put them all in one post and start fresh.  Enjoy!