Month of Fun at the JCC Children’s Department

Paint a Masterpiece
On Sunday, February 10, nine Jewish children in 3rd-5th grade went to Uptown Art in the Highlands to paint a painting with Jewish stars. They learned about color mixing, techniques to paint on canvas and how to easily fix mistakes they made while painting. Children picked their own colors for the painting and were proud that each of their paintings looked very different. This was a great opportunity for Jewish children to participate in a program together.

Sunday Enrichment Programs
Over 20 elementary school children are involved in Sunday enrichment programs at the JCC. Girl Power, a fitness program for 3rd-5th grade girls, taught them about eating healthy by helping them pick out healthy lunches for the week. They also learned about the muscles in their bodies and how important fitness is by doing many different exercises that strengthen different muscle groups.

In the LEGO Fun with Bricks 4 Kidz class, children built LEGO creations using levers and motors.

The model building gives opportunities for problem-solving and helps kids develop an appreciation for how things work.

Kids Basketball
For 8 weeks, 31 children ages 4-8 years old are learning the fundamentals of basketball every Wednesday at the JCC.  The participants learn how to dribble, spot shoot, passing, lay-ups and more.  The participants are also placed on teams and play in 30-minute timed games with referees.

This great program encourages the participants to learn basketball skills in a fun environment.

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