Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rankin Youth Quest

Our kick off to summer program was the Hawaiian Hulla- baloo theme and we dove right in! Four days full of tropical fun. The students learned a wide variety of Hawaiian traditions. One of which is the Menehunes myths. Menehunes are little men who sneak around and do nice things for people. If you are lucky enough to catch one, they grant you three wishes. Each class took turns secretly being Menehunes. Some Menehunes built beautifully tropical backgrounds in the gym, others built a limbo set for a party and some really sneaky Menehunes toilet papered the gym!

Also, the students learned to cook many Hawaiian foods and tried new fruits from all over the world. They cooked “Hawaiian Stuffing”, Tropical Kabobs, and Haupia — a yummy coconut pudding. The fruits were as unique as their cooking styles. Pineapple, papaya, kiwis, strawberries, coconut, permission, mangos, and horned melon made a great snack for our luau party.

Students also kept cool learning to surf, creating their own surfboards to try their skills. And because we worked so hard to stay cool, we even got out a giant sheet of plastic and made our own slip n’ slide! So much fun at Rankin!