Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day -1 Cooking at Sibley Park

This past week I had the opportunity to work with the Youthline Group at the Sibley Recreation Center. We have been having great weather here in the Twin Cities lately and the park was incredibly busy with kids from all over. Everything from soccer to football to baseball to biking and tag were ongoing from the end of the school day past 7:30pm.
At around 5:30pm, the Youthline group headed inside for a cooking day. The kids were required to participate in every part of the cooking process. They figured out the directions, set up the cooking utensils, prepared and cooked the food, and then ate the food…yum, and of course helped with cleanup. I was extremely impressed with the great teamwork that the whole group showed throughout the whole process. We made beef enchiladas, which were tasty and pretty spicy, but everyone loved them and we all had a great time sharing stories and getting to know each other over dinner. They even taught me how to play bumper pool while things were cooking.
We started talking about Cross Country Skiing and I was really excited to see how interested the kids were in giving it a try this winter! Sibley Park has a number of great hills in it. I know that I was always excited to climb up the hills with the fun of going down them afterwards. So I look forward to working with this great group of kids over the year and get them excited about spending as much time as possible outside and staying active!

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