Week of July 20, 2020
Y KIDS NEWS
When school's out, the Y is in! We hope you enjoy this edition of Y Kids News, a newsletter with games and activities you can do from home!
THIS WEEK'S THEME:
Aloha! Let's get tropical this week as we explore the island life.
How low can you go?! Find some fun limbo music and challenge your family to a limbo contest! If you touch the limbo bar, you have to do 10 jumping jacks!
Looking for more healthy fun?! Dance along to a song from Lilo and Stitch.
A lei can be given to someone for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, these reasons include peace, love, honor or friendship for another person. Spread the aloha spirit and make a paper lei for a friend or family member!
Materials:Yarn or string, colored paper, straws, scissors
- Cut your string or yarn to the length you want for your lei.
- Use the colored paper to cut out different flowers.
- Cut the straws into smaller pieces. These will go in between your flowers.
- String it all together!
FRUIT PALM TREES
Ingredients: Banana, kiwi, cuties
- Peel the banana and cut it in half.
- Place the banana on the plate and cut into smaller pieces to make the trunk of the trees.
- Cut off the peel of kiwi and cut into small pieces to create the palm leaves of the tree.
- Peel and pull apart the cutie and place at the bottom of the banana to make the sand.
- You've made a palm tree. Enjoy!
- In Hawaiian, what does the word "Aloha" mean?
- When you go to a luau, what might you see being cooked in the ground?
- How many islands make up the state of Hawaii?
See answers below.
- What did one volcano say to the other volcano?
- What is a short, quiet Hawaiian laugh?
See answers below.
DRAW YOUR DREAM HOME SYDNEY
Sydney from Ryan Family YMCA will lead us in a creative activity. Grab a paper and a writing utensil and let's draw our dream home! Listen and take good notes! You could be featured on our social media channels when you share your picture or video!
LUAU WORD SEARCH
See if you can find all of the words in this luau word search.
LEARN SOME HAWAIIAN WORDS
- ALOHA: Hello and/or Goodbye
- MAHALO: Thank You
- E KOMO MAI: Welcome
- FAMILY: Family
- KEIKI: Child
CREATE YOUR OWN LAVA LAMP
Materials: Empty water bottle or any sort of clear container, water, oil (clear baby oil or vegetable oil), food coloring, antacid tablets
- Fill your container with ⅔ water and ⅓ oil. Leave a couple inches of space at the top.
- Add a couple drops of food coloring — it is fun to watch the food coloring go through the oil and then into the water.
- Once ready, add the antacid tablet to the solution and watch what happens.
- Why do you think it reacted that way?
MORE FAMILY FUN:
FAMILY WORD WORKOUTS
Our Y families are staying active and having fun with Family Word Workouts. Each letter of the alphabet represents a different exercise! This week, we're challenging you to a safari-themed workout every day:
- Monday: ALOHA
- Tuesday: MAHALO
- Wednesday: HAWAII
- Thursday: OHANA
- Friday: UKULELE
Also, check our social channels (@YMCASANDIEGO) throughout the week for more get-you-moving words. Download your alphabet workout sheet.
FLIP FOR GYMNASTICS!
Y Kids are having fun learning gymnastics tricks and practicing skills with coaches from our branches through our new YMCA of San Diego Gymnastics Facebook group. You can get in on the fun, too! Note: A Facebook account is required to participate in this private group.
JOKE AND TRIVIA ANSWERS
- I lava you
- Hello and/or Goodbye
- Kalua Pork (A pig)
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