the cars as they were being checked in by the clubbers
Every year our Awana clubs host the Grand Prix, where the clubbers design and build small cars to race. The kids can make their cars to look like...well, cars...or they can come up with a different design altogether. For example, my son chose to make his car look like a wii remote, as seen in the photo below.
The races are divided into three different divisions -- Sparks, which are kindergarten - 2nd graders, T&T, which are 3rd - 6th graders, and Leaders, which are obviously the adult leaders, plus any 7th graders and up that may be working in Awana. The clubbers can place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the design category as well as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the speed category. Will's car placed 3rd in speed in the T&T race, which is kind of funny to us because he wasn't building his car for speed. He was going for design. He was a little sad that his car didn't place in design, but there were several other cars that were really neat. Overall, he was happy to win a trophy!
Below are some pictures of the evening. I hope you enjoy them!
waiting for the race to begin
getting ready to race
waiting for their cars to come down the track...the little fellow
on the right is Will's best friend and his car won 1st in speed
3rd Place in Speed