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2018 Field Day

Dr. King Elementary 2018 Field Day will take place on Monday, May 21st in and around Dr. King school.  This annual event will include a host of exciting activities for our students to participate in.  We are also looking for parent volunteers to help with this exciting day.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Sheila at (217) 384-3675.  

Students will be participating in water games. Please have them bring extra clothes and wear appropriate shoes for game activities (no flip flops).

A list of activities is below:

FIELD DAY – 2018

Long Jump – (In sand box) K-5 grades:  Form one line one student at a time will stand and jump in the sand  as far as they can then it will be measured to see who jumped the farthest.  

CHICKEN RELAY – (on side walk other side of fence) K-5 Grades:  Form two lines for teams. Put tennis ball between knees and waddle to box.  Student releases knees and drops tennis ball into box then runs back to tag next person in line

WATER SPONGE RELAY – (in court yard) – K-5 grades: Form two lines  on signal (blow a whistle) first student dunks the sponge in the tub of water and passes it down the line last student rings the sponge out in a pail and runs to the front of the line dunks the sponge in the tub of water and passes it down the line till the whistle blows team that has the most water in the tub is the winner

SOCCER BALL RELAY – (in multi purpose room) K-5 grades :  Form two lines for teams. Race down and back kicking soccer ball.

PARACHUTE  – (in gym) K-2 grades:  Put ball on top in center of parachute and raise up and down

TUG-O-WAR –(in gym) 3-5 grades:  Two teams – one on each end of the rope – each team pulls to see which team will cross the center line first

MUSICAL CHAIRS – (in gym) K-5 grades:  One less chair per student.  Play music and when the music stops students sit down.  If you don’t have a chair to sit in, you’re out. Each time the music starts remove a chair.

BASKETBALL TOSS – (on black top) K-5 grades:  Form a line and take turns shotting baskets

POTATO SACK RACES – (on grass by tennis courts) K-5 grades:  Form two lines. The first student in each line puts both feet in the potato sack and hops to the designated spot and returns back to beginning and gives the next student in line the sack.  Continue until all students have finished.

LIMBO – (on black top) K-5 grades:  Form a line. Students will go under the stick.  Once all students have gone under the stick, lower it one notch.  If a student falls, they are out. Repeat until the last student standing clears the stick.

FOOTBALL TOSS – (in grassy field next to black top) K-5 grades:  Form one line. Students will throw three (3) footballs through a hula hoop at different heights.


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