Wednesday, July 09, 2014

{4th of July: Primary Bike Parade}

About a month before 4th of July, I woke up one morning and was determined to host a primary bike parade for our primary kiddos on 4th of July.  I always remember being part of parades growing up on the 4th... We would decorate our bikes and our ward would have an 'entry' in the local parade.  Well, Puyallup doesn't do parades on the 4th, so we created our own!  

We picked a route in one of our local neighborhoods, passed out a ton of decorating supplies, secured a very kind police officer in our ward to be our police escort, tried to manage all the safety concerns, & had the cub scouts prep a small flag ceremony,....and it all turned out to be a huge success!  

My kids had a blast decorating their bikes/scooters and we had a huge turn out as well...some from the local community too.  

We snapped a few photos before we took off in the morning for the parade...all decked out in their patriotic gear.  

 And with their decorated bikes (Carson broke two toes just a couple days this was the beginning of 6 weeks in a walking boot :/)  

This is about half of the crew!

We had each family bring a box of donuts and ended up with oodles and oodles!  

It was actually a fairly simple activity to pull off! From start to finish was less than an hour, but people stayed and visited for awhile too.  The weather was perfection!  It was an awesome start to the 4th of July!


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