From City of Lubbock:
On October 6, 2012, Nickelodeon will host their 9th Annual Worldwide Day of Play, a whole day dedicated to living a healthy and active lifestyle. It is designed to encourage kids and their parents to turn off the television set and play, especially outdoors! Each year, Nick goes "dark" on their stations from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Central Daylight Time (12-3 pm EDT/PDT), and then scroll events and encouragement across the screen telling kids and parents to get out and play!
For the first time in Lubbock, the City of Lubbock and Parks and Recreation will be hosting a number of family-friendly events as part of the Worldwide Day of Play.
By attending one of these great events, kids and parents will have fun together and get the message that play is important!
Worldwide Day of Play Events
Saturday, October 6
Four Square Challenge – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Bring the family and play one of the most popular youth games in the world! Free!
Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, 767-2705
Twister Dance – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn dance moves while playing Twister to these favorite songs: "Cupid Shuffle," "We Are Who We Are" and "Whip My Hair!" Free!
Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street, 767-3796
Family Balloon Volleyball – 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Bring the grandkids and kids and have fun playing a lively game of Balloon Volleyball! Free!
Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street, 767-2710
Scavenger Hunt in the Gardens – 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Families will enjoy roaming through the arboretum on this fun scavenger hunt! Kids will receive bulbs to set out at their homes that will bloom in the spring! Free!
Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University (little red brick house), 790-3921
Ninja For A Day – 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Learn awesome Ninja skills, tricks and techniques so that you too can be a Ninja for a day! Free!
Simmons Community Center, 2003 Oak Avenue, 767-2700
Minute To Win It! 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Challenge your family and see if you can win it in a minute! Free!
Rawlings Community Center, 214 40th Street, 767-2704
Chicken Noodle Games – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rubber chickens and noodles (swimming, not pasta!) are the game pieces in a variety of games for the whole family! Free!
Hodges Community Center, 4011 University, 767-3706
Sock Hop – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Come learn the coolest dances from the 50's and then dance the afternoon away! $3/person, $5/couple
Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue, 775-3567
Some Fun Safety – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy playing and riding bikes at Safety City, a miniature, kid-size town, while you learn tips on how to be safe! Free!
Safety City, 46th and Avenue U, 767-2712