Children’s Village Celebrates 10 years


On Sunday September 22, 2019 a beautiful fall day, Paul Smith’s Children’s Village held their 10th birthday party. Organized by Aaron Sommers, the party was a big success and enjoyed by many kids of all ages. 

The festivities began with interactive storytime that involved the children bouncing tennis balls and using pool noodles as swords. Children were dancing to the story. Next the children were encouraged to grab premade airplanes. Soon colored paper was flying everywhere. 

Activities were scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and included creating a large flower made of strings and coloring in the pavers that create the entrance to the garden with sidewalk chalk. 

As children gathered in the classroom to enjoy the pretzels, animal crackers and lemonade provided as snacks, others played the brightly painted piano.

A drawing contest using sidewalk chalk was held. Whoever could draw the best pickle received a copy of the book “That Pesky Pickle”. Many kids and adults joined in and drew their best pickle on the pavers. 

At the end of the party was a water fight. The employees of the garden filled up tubs with water and handed out water tubes to spray water at the pavers to clean the chalk off of them. Children squealed in pleasure as their parents were quick to run out of the way.  

Paul Smith’s Children’s Village is part of Cheyenne Botanic Gardens located inside of Lions park.The Paul Smith Children’s Village is a must-see children’s garden for all ages, The garden features a wetlands area, sheepherder wagon, a secret garden, farmers windmill, outdoor giant Jenga and more. You can visit the garden Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission but they do accept donations. 

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