They played, they painted and they learned
American Family Martial Art’s annual Little Ninja camp finished up last week (July 17-21. 2017). Depending on the day, there were 16 Ninjas playing, painting or learning new things.
They made ninja masks and on superhero day dressed in costume and got a visit from some real super heros!! The Prairieville Fire Department. American Family Martial Arts loves joining the fire department in their mission to educate children how to react in a fire and what a fireman looks like in his full gear. We started this several years and learned that nationwide, fire departments discovered that small children think the firemen are monsters and would hide from them and sadly die. A small group like this gives firefighters a chance to work one on one with the kids and show them their “superhero” costume.
On another day, the American Family Little Ninjas did an obstacle course and learned about CAN DO attitudes! While our Little Ninjas have fun, games like this help build their core strength and coordination. Core strength is surprisingly important for a successful school year. As they begin attending school, our martial arts curriculum teaches them body control and shows them that fitness can be fun!
The American Family Martial Arts ninjas ended their week by showing off their art skills by coloring the outline of themselves in a karate pose. Our postal worker even got in on the fun!