Chomp, chomp go the Baby Shark and Mama Shark as mom Sam Bill teases her daughter, Charlotte, 5, with the clothespin sharks they made together at the “Under the Sea” outreach night.
Chomp, chomp go the Baby Shark and Mama Shark as mom Sam Bill teases her daughter, Charlotte, 5, with the clothespin sharks they made together at the “Under the Sea” outreach night.

   Though snow and ice seemed determined to stay, Ripon families decided to cut loose and catch a wave to a night of tropical fun.

   BRAVE and 4-year-old preschool hosted an “Under the Sea”-themed outreach night last week Tuesday at the Barlow Park Elementary/Journey Charter schools, offering crafts at each table in the cafeteria.

   Crafts ranged from painting a puffer fish by rolling a spiky rubber ball in paint and dotting a piece of paper to creating a clothespin shark that mimicked eating a baby fish each time it was squeezed open and shut.

   And if the youngsters got hungry after making a few of their masterpieces? They could chomp on their own fish by slathering blue frosting onto a graham cracker and topping it with goldfish crackers and green sprinkles. After the night was over, the families left with all their fins still intact.

   See more photos in the March 14, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.