The Lake Houston Family YMCA is inviting children out to put some play into their days.
Officials also hope to instill some healthy habits in the youngsters.
“The main goal is to have parents bring children for a fun day of activities and an opportunity to learn about healthy living,” Carol Sutton, marketing director for the local YMCAs, said.
The YMCA will be hosting Healthy Kids Day April 12. The Lake Houston Family YMCA will have activities 9 a.m. to noon.
The event will feature fun activities, like moonwalks, face painting and horseback riding, and free healthy snacks.
“Everything is free,” Sutton said.
They also will feature health professionals and vendors offering information, although each YMCA may feature different fields of health care, Sutton explained.
The events also are the first chance children have to sign up for summer programs, like swim lessons, baseball and volleyball and summer camps. There will also be information provided on overnight camps hosted by the Greater Houston YMCAs, Sutton said.
“This is a big kickoff day for summer,” she said, adding the first 100 kids who sign up for day camps will receive a free gift.
The Lake Houston Family YMCA event will feature additional activities, including kayak rides in the pool and a bike safety program.
The bike safety program will include safety tips from Houston Police officers. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes so officers can engrave a number on the bikes to help them be identified if they are ever lost or stolen. The Lake Houston Family YMCA also will be handing out helmets to the first 300 children participating in the bike safety program.
The bike safety program has been a part of Healthy Kids Day for three years. More helmets are available this year because of an increased amount of sponsorship for the program, Sutton said.
Those sponsors include the Kinwood Medical Center, Houston Family YMCA, Keller Williams Realty Northeast, Kingwood Rotary, Edward Jones Kingwood and Kingwood Service Association Safety Committee.
“Just come out for a great morning of fun,” Sutton said.
For more information on Healthy Kids Day, contact Carol Sutton at 281-360-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As seen in the Kingwood Observer.