There's nothing quite like playing hooky on a warm spring day.
The Watson-Brown Foundation played host to Thomson Elementary School's pre-kindergarten classes Thursday morning for a day of Easter activities. The children enjoyed several traditional field-day activities such as an egg-in-the-spoon race, a sack race and parachute games. They also took part in a massive Easter egg hunt with 1,500 eggs hidden all over the Watson-Brown Foundation's back yard by parents and teachers.
"This is the best," said pre-kindergarten teacher Cherie Howard. "We play games at school all the time, but just getting to go somewhere different is nice for a change of scenery. This is the second year we've come here, and the years before that, we used to just have an egg hunt at school and it just wasn't as much fun, so we wanted to find a nice place with pretty scenery to go do some fun activities to make it a little bit more special for the children."
Other activities included a bunny parade - in which children marched around the foundation's back yard before the Easter egg hunt - scarf waving and a picnic lunch.
The children were ecstatic to be outside enjoying the weather and playing games with their friends and teachers.
"I like to go on the Easter hunt," Jackwonna Harris said.
She also added that because she normally enjoys playing outside with her sister, that she was having a great time with her friends and teachers.
"I like the parachute," Cam Swann said. "And I like the Easter egg hunt a lot."
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