Overcast   81.0F  |  Forecast »

Nursery School Olympics at Elizabeth Park in Trenton

Little kids go tot-to-tot in these friendly, child-sized Olympic Games, happening outdoors on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. And the crowd goes wild!

So, maybe your aspiring athletes are still a wee bit young to be London-bound for the 2012 Olympic Games. But they can still take home a medal this summer – guaranteed, no less! – and make their parents proud in the 21st annual Nursery School Olympics (refreshments and the prizes are all included in this totally free event!).

The fun heads back to Downriver hotspot Elizabeth Park, in Trenton, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

Competitors ages 5 and under are invited to run, jump and roll through the obstacle course, show off their best dribbles (or drools!) in a game of kiddy basketball, and try their little hands at the Marshmallow Shot Put and Paper Plate Discus. Crawling tots can race in the Diaper Derby, while the speedier set can move those legs in the Toddler Trot. And, after long jumps and low (low) hurdles, athletes can spin off in the Big Wheel Grand Prix (be sure to bring along your own a Big Wheel or bike to participate).

Events will commence at 10:30 a.m. Fans are called to gather and cheer on their tiny Olympians in this scenic Wayne County park. Ultimately, it's a noncompetitive event – think of it as a chance to lets small fries get their first taste of trying out physical challenges alongside their peers.

All interested "competitors" can register on site (for free!) on the day of the event. For more information, including the phone number, website and directions for the 2012 Nursery School Olympics in Elizabeth Park in Trenton, be sure to check out the Metro Parent event listing.

Let the games begin!

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in Cooking

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in Cooking

From picking out ingredients to concocting their own culinary creations, here are a few ways to encourage your children to help out in the kitchen.

Family Picnic Recipes and Ideas

Family Picnic Recipes and Ideas

Head to the park or on a hike and make the great outdoors your dinner spot. Here are six ideas to help you plan your meal – from drink to dessert.

Book Review: Three Fun Summer Craft Reads for the Family

Book Review: Three Fun Summer Craft Reads for the Family

Want a few simple, fun sewing ideas for the kids, projects to brighten up their rooms or maybe just tips for DIY tinkering? These authors have you covered.

Dad Claims African Land, Declares Daughter is a Princess

Dad Claims African Land, Declares Daughter is a Princess

A father from Virginia claims a patch of desert in Egypt, calls it the Kingdom of North Sudan – just so his daughter can be the princess of this region.

Spray-on Sunscreen Warnings for Kids: FDA Investigates Safety

Spray-on Sunscreen Warnings for Kids: FDA Investigates Safety

Parents might want to think twice before using this alternative to lotion sunscreen as the Food and Drug Administration investigates its potential risks.

DIY Accessories: Puppets, Sandals, Ninja Turtles and Hoodie

DIY Accessories: Puppets, Sandals, Ninja Turtles and Hoodie

If you're looking for a fun decorative summer vacation family project or two, these four blog picks will get you and your kids off to a great start.

The Importance of Raising Risk-Taking Children

The Importance of Raising Risk-Taking Children

Parents want to protect their kids from failing or getting hurt, but that's impossible. In fact, it's critical to let them take risks. Here's why – and how to raise a risk taker.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement