On Friday, May 27 military families gathered at the Active Heroes’ Military Family Community Center for Storybook Night. Kids explored the popular children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” with mouse themed games, crafts and snacks.
The evening began with arts and crafts, where children got to explore their creative side through painting with different textures.
“The kids really enjoyed making homemade puff paint and getting to be creatively messy. The parents enjoyed not having to clean it up,” joked Courtney Sheridan, Community Center Program Coordinator.
After the crafts, kids enjoyed the story reading, then giggled their way through a game of “Pin the Chip on the Cookie,” a variation of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” Even the adults got in on the fun, blindly stumbling to place their chip on the over-sized paper cookie on the wall.
“Our children are grown, but my wife and I thought we would come out to meet some other military families. We didn’t realize we were going to be participating right along with the kids and their parents,” said Steve Hamilton, Army veteran, about Storybook Night. “We had a great time and felt like big kids ourselves.”
The next Storybook Night will be held on Friday, June 24 and will feature the book “The Hungry Caterpillar.” For more information about the Storybook Night events, click here.