Call me sappy, but remember when Little Orphan Annie sang, “Let’s go to the movies. Let’s go see the stars?” (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zctRomXTBLk) Maybe I’m dating myself, but that’s the excitement I felt when I visited the movie theater as a child. If you’re anything like me, do you long for the days when going to the movies was the norm? Can’t you just smell the hot buttered popcorn? The anticipation that bubbled up inside of you as the house lights came down. Those were the days! (Sigh)
The year 2020 and the coronavirus temporarily put an end to the movie-going experience not only for us, but for the children as well. That’s why we, at Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids daycare, brought the movies to the children. They deserve to have fond movie memories, too. On Thursday, March 25, 2021, we held a Movie Day for our preschoolers and school-age children.
In two separate showings, they watched “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Of course, what’s watching a movie without popcorn and drinks? That’s why Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids spared no expense to provide each of the attendees with a customized cup with each child’s name on it, Sparkling Cider, and Garrett’s Chicago Mix (whatcha know about that?) popcorn! Mmm Mmm good! Nothing but the best for our children.
Sonic the Hedgehog
And that’s not all! After the second showing, there was a real-life appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog himself!
The children went wild with excitement! Thanks to A Dash of Magic Events for letting Sonic come to hang out with our kids.
Sonic interacted with the children by playing games such as Simon Says and the limbo. The kids even tested their supersonic speed against Sonic himself in a foot race. I wonder who won?
Sonic led the kids in song along with a host of other fun activities.
All had a fun time. But don’t take my word for it. This is what some children stated about the movie day…
Our Event Planner, Sandra Hicks, really outdid herself this time. I wonder what she has in mind for the next event? If you want your children to have fun like the kids at Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, enroll them today. Don’t wait, the next event is coming soon!
By Derik Hicks