By Dorothy Garretson
While many children will be hunting for Easter eggs this weekend at home, the youngest Lil’ Longhorns at UT Elementary grabbed Easter eggs from among brussel sprouts and caterpillars. The University of Texas’s Kinesiology Club set up Easter egg hunts for UT Elementary’ s kindergarten and pre-K students in the school garden this week.
The students hunted for their eggs with care, as they were careful not to hurt the garden’s plants or insects. Toys and stickers, rather than candy, greeted these Lil’ Longhorns as they opened their eggs.
The University of Texas Kinesiology club is a student organization that volunteers for local health education organizations. Its members have the chance to learn about careers in education, kinesiology, and health education. Vice President Lauren Weatherly explained that partnering with UT Elementary for Easter egg hunts has worked well for their club because “your garden is a perfect place to do an Easter egg hunt!”
Indeed, Ms. Maldonado’s kindergarten class encountered more wonders in the garden during the hunt as they found three caterpillars together on one of the garden’s vegetable beds.
To learn more about the UT Kinesiology Club, visit their website: http://kinclub.snappages.com/home.htm
Ms. Tanco “It was very well organized. The kids loved it: it’s a child-oriented activity.”