Last weekend I was able to attend Safe Kids Day new York, a day of fun activities for kids–that taught them how to be safe all at the same time.
I was crazy excited for this because I love when blogger life overlaps with mommy life. I was able to take my kids to this crazy fun event plus cover all the good stuff as a blogger. (Warning: This post is picture heavy!)
Although I had a description of what was going to be happening, I was floored when I actually saw the event with my two eyes. Imagine an indoor carnival for kids–I’m not sure who was more excited, me or the boys!!
The first thing the boys saw was the fire truck outside, it was a really cool one with a dog on top! The boys would actually get to GO on the truck but that wouldn’t be until much later.
The focus of the event was to teach safety to kids while they had fun. There was even a talking carseat! The first place that the boys went was to the huge over sized basketball hoops! The baby was so excited to play with basketballs that are his size 🙂 It was quite hysterical to see him try to manage them!
Next we went over to a large section of building blocks. This was great for the kids to figure out logical sequences.
After that we went old school! There was skeeball, foosball and I even lost my husband to an old school Arcade Pac Man at one point.
After that the boys went to go get fitted for their free helmet! The baby wasn’t too excited but his big brother was a trooper!
The preschooler kept begging me for face paint even though the line was astronomical. I gave him every excuse to get off the line but he was determined. So we waited. For an HOUR. But after seeing this face, it was worth it. (He asked for the ‘stache)
The coolest part of the event? The ballpit. It wasn’t any ole ball pit either it was a ball pit full of blue balls (the 10 year old inside of me giggled when I typed that) and it was really to simulate a pool. The kids had to put on life vests on and since the ball pit was actually a pit, they got to jump in from the edge as if they were jumping in a pool. So fun!
There was free food from the food trucks (yummmmmmmy!) outside and after we ate, the boys got to get on the fire truck. It was definitely the highlight of their day because they still wear the hats around the house daily! (Don’t be fooled by the faces in these pics! :))
Safe Kids Day was a beautiful day that surpassed my expectations and I am so glad that I got to enjoy it with my family. Here are seven tips to help keep your kids safe from Safekids.org: