These were the activities offered during Families in Paradise 2017

1st FLOOR INTERACTIVE AREA

1. STEM Fun Factory with littleBits™by Fision, Fiber Optics by Hotwire
Little makers, inventors, and future electronic engineers can build up their own mini-challenge using littleBits™. Perfect for curious kids who love tinkering and anyone who likes DIY projects. Ages: 5+

Fision Fiber Optics Future Stars On-Camera Interview by Fision, Fiber Optics by Hotwire
It’s your time to be a star! Take a seat in front of the Fision Fiber Optics Future Stars Camera at the Hotwire Communications’ booth, and share your thoughts with us about the Internet! We want to know what the next generation thinks of today’s technology. Once you’ve spoken, we’ll post a short video on our Hotwire Communications social media pages and give your child a chance to shine! Ages: 7+

Hotwire Meet & Greet with Patrick Starfish, Star of Nickelodeon
Come meet Patrick Starfish, star of Nickelodeon’s popular animated series Spongebob Squarepants. Ages: All

2.  Teddy Bear Clinic by Mercy Hospital
It’s time for Teddy Bear’s annual checkup! Mercy Hospital’s kid friendly ER will be hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic to help medical fears disappear. Don’t forget to bring your teddy bear! Ages: 2+

3. The Islander News Community Collage for our Neighbor Pedro Español by The Islander News
Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Let’s all get together and take part in this community collage to wish our neighbor Pedro Español a speedy recovery. Ages: 2+

4. Design Your Custom Pinback Button by Komuns
Design, draw or write your favorite phrase and make a unique pinback button that you can wear. Help your kids create unforgettable moments with them. Ages: 4+

5. Conquer the Waves by Sailboards Miami
Get ready to windsurf with our land simulator. Test your balance on a windsurfing board and see how easy it is to learn with us. “Learn to Windsurf in 2 Hours-Guaranteed!” that’s our motto. Ages: 7+

6. Build Your Dream Home by Padovan Realty
Build a beautiful house with colorful blocks. Then name the neighborhood you want your dream home to be located! Ages: 2+

Mini-Architects by Padovan Realty
Do you love to build? Design your very own popsicle stick house on colorful construction paper. This activity will bring oodles of fun and engagement for everyone. The best part is you can take your masterpiece home with you! Ages: 2+

7. Statement Jewelry Design by Maggie Llansó Jewelry
Add a little sparkle to your life with a new piece of handmade jewelry. Learn the ins and outs of handmade jewelry creation from designer and artist Maggie Llansó a Village of Key Biscayne neighbor. Ages: 5+

8. Funbrain Arcade by VS Educational Services
Boost your brain power with a fun Fit Light activity, a Cogmed working memory and attention demonstration, read some books, play bingo and enjoy a variety of educational board games. All in one place! Ages:3+

9. Giant Angry Birds Game by Sabadell United Bank
Are you an Angry Birds Fan? Come and play a life-size version of Angry Birds. Have fun with your children trying to bring down the pigs and destroying their fortress. Win prizes while having fun and testing your aiming skills. Ages: 3+

10 What are You Grateful For? Video Booth by Mood LifeClub
Are you interested to know what your kids are grateful for? And what you are grateful for? Come with your family and tell us what you are all grateful for. Come create memories! We will record your answers so you can share on your social media or save it via email. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #MoodLifeClub & #FamiliesinParadise. Ages: All

Fit Your Mood by Mood LifeClub
All are welcome to join expert yoga and fitness instructors from Mood LifeClub to enjoy what Mood has to offer and talk about the benefits of exercising and a healthy lifestyle. Ages: All

11. Play Twister Carevenience Edition by Baptist Health South Florida
Spin the Baptist Health Carevenience wheel and place the called-out body part on the called-out color. This is a fun way for the whole family to test their coordination and balance while learning more about Baptist Health’s spectrum of care options. Ages: 3+

12.  Speed Helpers to the Rescue! by Super Restoration
Calling all little helpers! Our space has been damaged with water, fire and mold, we need your help to fix it. How fast can you dress up in a HAZMAT suit? Don’t forget the mask and protective hoodie. Winners will receive a $5 Toys “R” Us gift card. Ages: 4+

13 Fun STEM Challenge by Robotecnica
Whether you are a beginner or advanced robot builder, the engineer in you can practice basic programming, play with LEGOs®, or build a simple robot. Come and show us your cool ideas. Ages: 8+

14. Create Your Own Cookie Masterpiece by The Golden Hog
Get creative decorating your very own cookie with an assortment of decorations, including sprinkles, sugar, and candies. Show your family your masterpiece… and then you can eat it! Ages: 2+

15. Floss, Floss, Dance and Toss by IllustraDENT
Floss, floss, floss your teeth every single day. Gently, gently, gently, gently whisking plaque away. Perfect for inspiring kids to floss regularly. Oversized LEGO® blocks and putty demonstrate how flossing keeps gums healthy. Ages: All

16 Jumbo Jenga Colors by SunTrust Bank
Test your skill and strategy with this jumbo Jenga game. Winners will score fidget spinners and other goodies! Ages: 6+

17. Chocolate Waffles and Cacao Bean Tossing Game by PACARI Chocolates
Stop by and try our choco-wafers made on vintage record players. Enjoy trying natural healthy unique trail mix recipes and sample THE BEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD! Ages: 2+

18. High-Speed Racing at the Village Hall by Corporate Financial, Inc.
Calling all speed devils! Come up with a cool name for one of our speedboats and race it at the turtle fountain to win fun prizes. Ages: 5+

19.  Learn to Fly with Miami Kiteboarding
Come and try the fundamentals of piloting a powerful kite with a real-life simulator. Test your weather knowledge and your safety awareness with interactive fun quizzes and watch videos to understand how easy it can be to learn Kitesurfing. Ages: 5+

20. Test your Recycling Knowledge with Michele & Associates & Waste Management
Are you a recycling genius? Test your recycling knowledge and find out exactly how much you know about conserving the earth’s resources and preserving paradise. Ages: 3+

21. President’s Lemonade Stand by Citi
Test your U.S. Presidents knowledge with a chance to match the president featured on the U.S. currency to the right coin or bill. Use the “money” earned as payment at the Citi Lemonade Stand. Ages: 5+

2nd FLOOR INTERACTIVE AREA


22. Color Your Own Cup by The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
We invite all Ritz Kids to join us for some coloring fun. Put your creativity to work and decorate your own Ritz-Carlton inspired cup. Bring it to the resort when you dine and be recognized as an official Ritz Kid! Ages: All

23.  America’s Next Top Fashion Designer by Faith Connexion
Design-inclined kids can create a high fashion wardrobe full of fabulous designs! Use your talents to create something unique with the guidance of Maria Buccellati and her Faith team. A “Golden Dream” photo book by Douglas Kirkland and a tag T-shirt from Archives of Faith will be raffled during the event. Ages: 4+

24. Where will eXpats Club take you? by eXpats Club
Get to know the city and communities we live in. Spin the wheel and tell us “What is the name of the location where the wheel lands”. Each participant will have two chances to spin the wheel and will receive a clue on the second try for a chance to win a prize. Ages: 5+

25. What is Blood by Dr. Carmen Ortiz by Island Clinic @ Key Biscayne
Using fun items like marshmallows, salt, food coloring and cheerios, find out how each component in our blood works. Ages: 5+

26. See, Build, Draw by Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church School
Choose one of the natural items available at our table and then recreate the item using fun materials (pipe cleaners, clay blocks, etc.) After building your masterpiece, you may want to draw or paint a picture of your temporary work of art to take home. Ages: 2+

27. Close Encounter with Seagrass Creatures by Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Young naturalists will be amazed when they get up close and personal with interesting invertebrates from the seagrass beds right off our beaches. Learn about hermit crabs, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Feel a baby lobster tickle your hand, and if you are brave to hold a spiky sea urchin! Ages 3+

28. Fun Fruit Shapes by Sangría LOLEA
Young foodies will love this interactive food art experience. Shape your favorite fruits into animals and eat as you play. Parents will receive samples of our delicious sangria while kids eat delicious fruits. Ages: 3+

29. Build Your Key Biscayne Community by EWM Realty International
Combine math, art, and engineering for a fun hands-on construction activity. Future builders will design their very own Key Biscayne Community and take
it home with them. Ages: 3+

30. Spin Zambrano Orthodontics Wheel of Fortune by Zambrano Orthodontics
Do you have what it takes to play Wheel of Fortune? Try your luck in this fun and interactive
game hosted by Zambrano Orthodontics and win valuable prizes. Ages: 3+

31. It’s Easy Being Green with Whole Foods Market
Learn 5 ways to become more eco-friendly! From re-growing veggie scraps to cleaning up your eating habits, and fun take home activities for the family. Ages: All

32. Creativity in Motion by Back to Basics
Let the creative artist in you shine! Stop by to make some accessories and creative crafts. Come and learn basic hand sewing techniques and make an emoji plush pillow. This and other activities, such as machine sewing and design, etiquette, accessories, and cooking are just a sample of how much fun our summer camps are! Ages: 2+

33. Ocean Arts and Crafts by Miami Seaquarium
They are squishy, slimy and fun to look at. Visit the Miami Seaquarium space for some sea life arts and crafts and learn more about conservation. Don’t miss their surprise animal appearance and learn more about Camp Seaquarium! Ages: 2+

Families in Paradise Activities Program

OUTDOOR AREA


34. Brickell Motors Scavenger Hunt by Brickell Motors
Tackle a series of challenges in this fun scavenger hunt that will take you inside four vehicles brought in by Brickell Motors. After going through all four vehicles and completing the scavenger hunt checklist participants can collect a prize! Ages: All

35. Tennis Drills and Techniques by Arraya Tennis Academy
Meet Pablo Arraya ATP Champion and his coaches. Get some tips on techniques and participate in some fun tennis drills. Get healthier playing this fun sport. Ages: 3+

36. Brazilian Concert at Sunset! with Jorge Alfano’s Brazilian Quintet
Celebrate the sounds of Rio after Families in Paradise with a free Brazilian concert at sunset by
Jorge Alfano’s Brazilian Quintet. End the night by dancing in the street with the famous Scola do Samba Paulo Gualano’s dancers and drummers! Starting at sunset at the main stage

Stefano’s Lounge
Stop by Stefano’s Lounge for refreshing non-alcoholic beverages or $3 beers. Beginning at 1:00 PM enjoy our exclusive $5 Vodka and Gin cocktails or Prosecco while relaxing to great music. Become part of Stefano’s Lounge Friends and enter a raffle for two passes to the tasting on May 25th “Regions of Bordeaux”, by Alessandra Esteves, Director of the Florida Wine Academy. Stay close to our lounge for a musical surprise at 3:00 PM, as something is always going on at Stefano’s, because at Stefano’s we Care!

FOOD TRUCKS
Marcelo’s Ceviches
Che Grill Argentinean Food
Miami Grilled Cheese Bel-Go
Belgian waffles
Snow Caps
Koffeeology

Families in Paradise event was in Key Biscayne on Sunday, May 21!

This event had six hours of family FUN with 36 hands-on activities, shows, raffles, live music & food!

From 11AM to 5PM at the Village Hall, 88 W McIntyre St. in Key Biscayne followed by a Brazilian Concert.

Tickets were $5 online / $10 at the door