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Ooey Gooey night fun for area children

Children 5 and under had many opportunities for sensory play during Monday night’s Ooey Gooey Night activity. Holding hands with a parent or grandparent, they followed the chalk signs on the sidewalk from the front of the Frank White Education Center to the grassy area outdoors, where a variety of “hands on” activities were set up and ready for them to explore. With temperatures near 80 degrees, everyone enjoyed being outdoors for this event. “We rarely have the event outside, but with the super warm temps it worked perfectly to have it outside,” Early Childhood Family Manager Sally Kading said. She said around 75 children took part in the messy fun. “I think the event went very well,” she said. “The cars and shaving cream and spaghetti are always big hits, and the fingerpaint table is very popular. We use this event as an open house kickoff event for Early Childhood Family Education once a year.”

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Shaving cream was so much fun to play with it ended up topping Logan Norby's curls. He is 19 months old and returned to the shaving cream table many times throughout the evening. Photos by Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise.

Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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