I love it when my job feels like play.

Recently, I had so much fun playing with Sunflower’s We Love Shakespeare! class. My daughter, Suzie (who’s in the class) and I wrote a couple of video scripts together to promote Sunflower’s upcoming Hop, Skip & a Jump-A-Thon fundraiser. And then I got to spend last Friday afternoon watching the always-up-for-anything Shakespeare players bring our words to life.

I learn so much when I’m around kids– mostly along the lines of be playful, have fun, and don’t take myself too seriously.

For her part, Suzie helps me keep it real. Like when I wrote the line (for part 2 of the video), “film a video of yourself…”  And she gently reminded me, 10-year-old that she is, “Mommy, nobody really knows what film is anymore. Say ‘make a video.'”


I hope you enjoy this video that we made!

And keep reading, below the video, for all you need to know about the Hop, Skip & a Jump-A-Thon. We hope you can join us via virtual donation –or in person at the event on April 12!

Hop, Skip & a Jump-A-Thon is a crazy playful walkathon benefiting Sunflower Creative Arts.

It’s easy to help!

1. HOP on over to our website:

2. SKIP the drama!
No need to stress. Just register your team or donate to Sunflower! Easy peasy.

3. JUMP on your favorite social media site
…and share the fun with your friends! (Tell ’em about your team! Invite them to donate!)

Do your kids like to hop, skip and jump? What if they could do those things as a way to support one of their favorite places to play – Sunflower Creative Arts?

Now they can!

On April 12 at James A. Rutherford Park in Boca Raton, FL, we are hosting our Hop, Skip, & a Jump-A-Thon, a crazy playful walkathon for families of all sizes and ages.

Starting at 9:30 am, families can participate in our PLAY + NATURE + ARTS 1/3 mile walkathon course filled with playfully creative activities including hopscotch, music making, walking like your favorite animal, and more!

Registration is one-size-fits-all – only $35 for a family of up to six members! Once you register, asking friends and family to pledge their support will be an easy click or Facebook post away.

Go here to Register: http://www.crowdrise.com/HopSkipandaJumpAThon

The money pledged will help Sunflower’s programs, but can also benefit you! We will have prize packages for our top pledge-getters: A Stay-cation package for the most money raised by a registered family, and a Family Fun package for the registered family with the highest number of pledges. Stay tuned for prize details!

We can’t wait to hop, skip and jump with you to benefit Sunflower Creative Arts!

Post, video and photo by Jaime Greenberg

Jaime is Communications Director at Sunflower Creative Arts. She’s a mom and proud advocate of play, wonder, and the joys of just being a kid.