On Sunday, Conserve School students made their way to the Northwoods Children’s Museum in Eagle River to volunteer at their Easter Bunny Sunday event. Sixteen students spent their afternoon operating a number of different spring-themed activities for young children, and the coordinator of the event said “they couldn’t have done it without us.”
Our volunteers rotated through stations throughout the afternoon. They played tic-tac-toe with children, offering high fives to their opponents when the children won. They called games of Bunny Bingo, marked with jelly beans. They helped children put together puzzles and unscramble words such as “RASETE” or “ERHAY ADY.” They looked on as kids sorted Skittles by color, used pizza boxes to blow plastic eggs across the floor, rolled eggs along a track using their noses, and did the ring toss. They helped little ones fashion their own pair of bunny ears to wear, and color baskets to carry eggs and other goodies around with them. They blindfolded participants in Pin the Tail on the Bunny and operated the music for the Cake Walk. They handed out prizes, stickers, and smiles. Their presence at the Children’s Museum helped to make the event a great success and provide a fun-filled day for hundreds of kids in the Northwoods!
Eve Smallwood, Graduate Fellow