We held our second annual back-to-school kids’ carnival last Saturday, August 18. We had hoped we’d have about 30 kids, we had half that number. One lady saw our sign and dropped by with her son, but they took one look around and decided to leave. 😦 Terry got to give a short Gospel presentation to those in attendance, so that was a blessing. God’s Word never returns void! Our carnival wasn’t anything spectacular, no rides or funnel cakes, etc. It was geared for early childhood/elementary school age children. We had games, hot dogs, goody bags, a small wagon for the little ones to ride, and best of all, a dunk tank! Bro. Terry climbed in the dunk tank so everyone had a fun time trying to soak the pastor! 🙂 We had one guy who was dressed up like a sheriff, but he only stayed that way for about five minutes – I didn’t even get a photo! He’s the one who handed out the little mustaches in the photos below. 

A sweet lady in our church offered to do face painting!
All done!  

One of our sweet kiddos at church.

This young lady is in my Sunday school class! 
A young man trying to get the “100”. 

We had a small shooting range in the back of the church. 

A close up of the target. They shot at clay pigeons. 

I caught Leslie’s toss in mid air! 
Our little wagon ride.

I zoomed in to take another picture and Matt turned around just in time!

Behind the church – the wagon is way off in the distance, to your right in the photo above.

Matthew LOVED the wagon/mower! He sat on it even when it wasn’t moving. *aww*

Bro. Terry at the dunk tank!

To see some videos of the dunk tank, click on the following links:
Carnival Video 1 
Carnival Video 2
Carnival Video 3
Carnival Video 4
(Each clip is about 30 seconds to a minute long)

The little ones enjoyed playing on the mower with Matt while the big kids did the dunk tank.
We were blessed with lovely weather, and a lovely time. 


5 thoughts on “Kids’ Carnival

  1. Awesome! Looked like you guys had a lot of fun!!!


  2. Ava Kinsey says:

    That looked like so much fun!

    Gracie would've loved the wagon! She would've been climbing on the mower with Matthew, too! (She loves climbing on them at Home Depot!)


  3. Laurie says:

    Looks like y'all had a great time! I think that's a great idea to have a back to school carnival.
    Have a great day!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for posting the photos. Wish I could have been there.


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