The fourth annual Fort McCoy Day for Kids sponsored by Child, Youth
& School Services and Army Community Service was held Sept. 19 at
Fort McCoy and provided fun and learning for more than 365
Youth and parents attending the
Day for Kids event at Fort McCoy check out some of the events.
(Photo by Army Community
Children and adults were entertained with song, balloon shapes and
magic by Mr. Steve, The Master Facilitator of Fun.
Fort McCoy police were on hand to fingerprint the children for their
parent’s records, car seats were checked for safety, children had fun
interacting with the crime dogs McGruff and Scruffy, and Sparky, the
fire dog, and sitting in a fire engine.
Families had a great experience working together to accomplish a common
goal in the “Seven Habits Carnival Adventure” and hugs for Soldiers were
created by cutting out hand tracings from children and adults.
The paper hands were attached together with string to be sent in
thank-you cards to deployed Soldiers. Many props were available at the
family photo station with the Merry Christmas from Wisconsin being
Youth enjoy the giant inflatable
slide at the Fort McCoy Day for Kids event. The activity was one
of the many chances to have fun.
(Photo by Army Community Service
The vast resources of My Army OneSource were displayed, and Fort
McCoy 4-H sponsored a magnet-making activity. McDonald’s set up a game
for kids to play and provided Apple Dippers and orange drink for lunch.
Children also had the opportunity to win door prizes from local
sponsors including Game Craze, Ho-Chunk Cinema, Mt. Olympus, Noah’s Ark,
Children’s Museum of La Crosse, and Mathew’s Inc.
No federal endorsement is implied.
Mother Goose attended to read to children, and families worked together
on “Mad Libs.” Each family attending received a book on teaching
children to save and each child received a story book of their choice.
Hot dogs were gobbled up, and saving banks were created.
Fun was had by all on the giant inflatable slide and in the inflatable
Families created “Time Flies Clocks” to be reminded of the importance of
family time, learned the value of Internet safety, had fun playing a
variety of interactive geographical games and viewed Drug and Alcohol
Abuse Prevention resources.
All in all it was a great Day for Kids at Fort McCoy. Plans are already
in the works for the fifth annual Fort McCoy’s Day for Kids to be held
(Story submitted by Army Community Service.)