They had lots of questions and were very proud of themselves when they new the answers to my questions like; how to spell STOP or what was difference about the two street signs I brought, or why we wear bright colored gear. I showed them all of the huge signs I brought and we talked about what they meant and how they should look out their windows at all the signage along the roadways. The I took out the gear I brought and had many volunteers raise their hands to try on everything - hard hats, boots, gloves, safety vests, DPW jacket. I think the most popular thing the kids likes to try on was the orange hard had with attached face shield and ear protection for cutting trees (my son Caleb has it on in the photo below).
Next we did some art projects. Some kids colored construction related pages that I had printed at home and others cut out construction pictures from magazines that I brought and glued them to poster boards. Meanwhile there were kids playing in their indoor sandbox with the mini construction equipment toys my son was brought to share with all his friends. There were a few kids going in circles around all the rooms with the measuring wheel I brought...it was hilarious!
We ended with a few construction related stories and the kids were all given an AWARD for their awesome participation that morning! I was so proud of all of them for being so engaged in everything that we did and their enthusiasm to