ENACT hops into Spring

A young child is excited about Spring at the annual ENACT Club event

A young child is excited about Spring at the annual ENACT Club event

TOWAMENCIN – Hop Into Spring is one of Enact’s most beloved annual traditions, and it’s been going strong for a few years now! This event took place on April 29. The aim of Hop Into Spring is to educate elementary school-aged children about the environment and sustainability in a way that is fun and engaging for them.

“We had several time slots throughout the day, and families would traverse our three stations in small groups,”ENACT Club Vice President Nicole Mattiacci said. 

Despite the bad weather ENACT Club was able to move the event indoors and host it in the school cafeteria. There were fewer people than last year but the club made sure the people who showed up had a great experience. 

“One of my favorite parts was when…our volunteers joined in the game and played with the family! It was so fun to witness,” Mattiacci explained. 

Every year, the club hosts a storytime that leads into a scavenger hunt in the nature center. Afterwards, they host a game and finish the day off with some fun arts and crafts. All of the activities are centered around Earth Day and Environmental topics that are easy for kids to digest. 

“This year, we read “Greta and the Giants”, which is a children’s book inspired by Greta Thunberg which teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe in,” Mattiacci added. 

The game the children played this year is called “Oh Deer”, which is a Red-Light Green-Light style game in which kids, posing as deer, have to find food, water, or shelter in order to survive. 

For the arts and crafts the kids made bird feeders from pine cones by using sunflower butter and seeds. They also had “seed bombs” available, where kids were able to roll up a ball of soil and flower seeds to throw at the ground when it dries. ENACT club is planning to continue this event in the future.