It’s School Carnival Time, RMT’ers!

A few Fridays ago (yeah, oops, sorry… I’m a tad behind on our day-to-day reports all because of a little trip called London), T’s school held its annual carnival!

T's school carnival was a whole lot of fun, Friday or not!

T’s school carnival was a whole lot of fun, and it would have been whether held on a Friday or not!

T and his buddy from his class at their school carnival.

T and his buddy from his class at their school carnival.

This carnival really put the fun into “Fun Friday”! That’s what a regular Friday is called at T’s school (well, in his TK class anyway!), but the carnival really kicked that up a few notches. There were tons of jumps, games, and activities for kids of all ages. At no time did T feel left out because he couldn’t participate due to height or age minimums, which just goes to show the effort our carnival committee really put into making this an all-school event (helpful to make a note here that T’s school is grades TK-8, not just all elementary).

T tossing tic-tac-toe at his school carnival.

T tossing tic-tac-toe at his school carnival.

The carnival ring toss scored T a lot of school tokens!

The carnival ring toss scored T a lot of school tokens!

These portable skee-ball games were a great addition at T's school carnival.

These portable skee-ball games were a great addition at T’s school carnival.

I’m not sure which part T liked best, but I know he really liked the games. I think it’s because for prizes, the gamekeepers chose to dispense school cash tokens as the prizes. You know, like the fun money they can use at the end of the year to get the reward of their own choice. This was way WAY better than any plastic tchotchkes they could have earned, and that also kept the game booths bustling, too.

T waiting in line for one of the jumps at the school carnival.

T waiting in line for one of the jumps at the school carnival.

T climbing one of the maze walls of a jump at his school carnival. This one was crazy crowded!

T climbing one of the maze walls of a jump at his school carnival. This one was crazy crowded!

T and his buddy sliding at their school carnival.

T and his buddy sliding at their school carnival.

Whee!

Whee!

T also enjoyed the jumps. But is there any jump T doesn’t like really?! There were slides and mazes, and these, too, were quite busy. And crazy!

T in the "hamster ball" at his school carnival. Great fun for all-ages (thank goodness because I honestly though he might not get to participate in this one!).

T in the “hamster ball” at his school carnival. Great fun for all-ages (thank goodness because I honestly though he might not get to participate in this one!).

T (left) and his frend (right) hamstering together at their school carnival.

T (left) and his friend (right) hamster ball-ing together at their school carnival.

I think though the best draw at the school carnival overall were the “hamster balls.” Yes, those are life-size, inflatable balls that people get into to either just run around or race against each other. T and his friend were lucky enough to get in at the same time, but they weren’t racing. They were just happy to be on the “ride” together.

T got tattooed at his school carnival!

T got tattooed at his school carnival!

Kids with their tats at their school carnival!

Kids with their tats at their school carnival!

I am glad our first school carnival was a fun experience for us both. I was hesitant to attend because of not knowing exactly what would be there that T might like, but it turns out there wasn’t much he didn’t like. It also didn’t matter if there weren’t your typical carnival rides and such; sometimes simple is best, especially when it comes to kids.

T making a sand craft at his school carnival.

T making a sand craft at his school carnival.

T's first time across the monkey bars was on the school playground during carnival. Yay!

T’s first time all the way across the monkey bars without stopping was on the school playground during carnival. Yay!

T did 30-something jumping jacks in 30 seconds, meeting the 25-count challenge at the school carnival. Go T go!

T did 30-something jumping jacks in 30 seconds, meeting the 25-count challenge at the school carnival. Go T go!

The afternoon was also extremely affordable. T was able to do four jumps, make and take a craft, get tattooed, meet a fitness challenge, play about half-dozen games, and get a lemonade and snack all for under $20. I can’t say I know of any other carnival where we’ve ever done that, and we definitely haven’t attended a carnival for that price AND given back to a worthy cause (his school). Now that’s something worth jumping around about, RMT’ers.

RMT’ers did your kids have a school carnival this year? What was their favorite part? Yours?

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