Hey Friends! This is Emily from Hey Friend Design Shop. Last week, my Primary Presidency hosted a Bicycle Rodeo for our Primary kids that was a huge success! The Posters and Invites turned out so awesome, and I knew I needed to share the Printables with all of the Little LDS Idea readers.
Our purpose behind hosting the Bicycle Rodeo was simply to spend time together as a Primary. Our Primary kids attend four different Elementary Schools. So, we wanted to help build a sense of community and help foster friendships. All wards have different dynamics and needs for their Primary kids. I’m sharing this in hopes that it helps a few of you in a similar situation as my Primary.
There are three parts to my Printable for the Bicycle Rodeo.
- Invitation– (Four to a Page) Shared as a Jpeg you can add your own text boxes.(Don’t worry- Sheena has a great step by step post on how to do this!)
- Posters– There are six Station Posters and one First Aid Poster Printable
- Cards– (Eight per Page) Shared as a PDF you can simply print/copy and use.
Bicycle Rodeo Invitations
First up, the Invites. True to my Hey Friend Shop style- these are Black and White Printables! Download the photo below. Then click the link below and follow Sheena’s awesome instructions to customize. I have four to a page, so you’ll need to make four sets of the text boxes. One more tip, I used fonts I had purchased called “ag like a boss” and “ag skinny pants”. For any font junkies like me, you can purchase them here.
You can totally use any simple font in your text boxes for your invite. I totally apologize for not using free fonts- but really any font will work on the invite.
After you follow Sheena’s instructions and add your text to the Invites and finish them up- the rest is much simpler… I promise! 😉
Bicycle Rodeo Posters
Next, the Bicycle Rodeo Posters. Download this file and print out. Easy, Peasy! We planned for six different stations for our Bicycle Rodeo, so there are six Station Posters as well as a much needed/required First Aid Poster. I printed mine on bright colored card stock and taped to the cones and road signs we used.
Bicycle Rodeo Station Ideas
Ideas for Stations could include– Bike Decorating (Crepe Paper, Balloons, & Tape), Bike Wash, a Race of two or three on a short track, Circling (to teach balance, direction, & hand signals), Balancing (following a line at a slow speed), Braking (to teach how to stop quickly), Obstacle Course (full of turns around cones and following arrows), Obstacle Course with a small object (while carrying a small water balloon, trying to not pop it), Bike Safety (helmet use, hand signals, checking for traffic, etc.). These are just a few Station ideas to get you started.
I found that our Local Health Department had resources to share for a Bicycle Rodeo. We borrowed their road signs, stickers, and course outlines. We also borrowed orange traffic cones from our Local Road Department for the Rodeo. The cones worked perfect for all the obstacle course turns and to mark the start and stop of races. (Each city and community is different, but look around and see what resources you have available to help.) We also used regular side walk chalk to draw the turns, start & stop lines, arrows, and courses.
Bicycle Rodeo Punch Cards
Last up, the Bicycle Rodeo Punch Cards. This one just needs printed and cut into eight sections per page. I printed on plain white paper, you could totally copy at the church as well. There are six small boxes per card, one per station. After the Primary kids completed a station, they had their card marked. We used colored sharpies, and drew different designs. You could have a different hole punch, or small stamp at each station as well. Once they had six marks, they swapped their card for a small prize.
Our Bicycle Rodeo was a blast! The kids built friendships and really enjoyed the chance to get to play together. We kept it really simple and didn’t stress too much about difficult courses or fancy decorations- it was about the kids having a great time. I’d love to hear if you use these printables in your own Primary, leave us a comment. Thanks for stopping by!
Side note– I’m slowly getting a blog started, thanks to Sheena’s encouragement. I’ll share more about the “ins and outs” of our Bicycle Rodeo very soon over there.
"As you teach, lead, and love children, you can receive personal revelation that will aid you in creating and arming valiant, sin-resistant children." -Sister Joy D. Jones