Children from third through seventh grades are invited to Webster City area parks to run off energy and have fun with the members of First Baptist Church this summer.
Every Wednesday in June and July, the church will host a “Summer Kids Klub” when kids will be involved in friendly competitive challenges and games. In June the event takes place at the Brewer Creek Park; in July the venue switches to Twin Parks.
“We did (Summer Kids Klub) last summer, and the kids liked it so much they asked us to do it again,” says Pastor Patrick Wiedemeier. “Kids will make their own kites, and we’ll fly them, and they’ll make their own boats, and we’ll float them down the river.”
Kids Klub has four main parts: athletic activity, crafts, question/answer time and snack time.
“We have a lot of excellent bakers in our church that put together wonderful snacks and different drinks,” Wiedemeier says.
He said kite and boat building is a part of the kids’ craft time. Athletic activities include a Frisbee disc golf competition, croquet, kick ball and much more. Surprisingly, Wiedemeier says, the croquet games garner the most competitive competitions.
“In July we will be playing kick ball and croquet. It works really well at (Twin Parks),” Wiedemeier explains. “Once they figured out they had to use more finesse, (croquet) was a phenomenal competition. We had fourth graders beating eighth graders.”
Wiedemeier advises kids to bring “rugged clothing,” a good pair of tennis shoes and Frisbees. The event is completely free of charge and runs from 2 – 4 p.m.
With the variety of things to do, Wiedemeier offered multiple reasons for kids to come join in.
“To be with their friends, to have a lot of fun in crafts and competition and good food. We have a nice Bible story each time,” or, as his daughter puts it, “Learning the answers to life.”
For more information, email the First Baptist Church at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 515-832-9956. On questionable weather days, the Church said attendees can use the contact information to see if activities will be cancelled or moved inside.
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