It’s that time again where we see little kids taking orders by the McDonald’s counter. Now in its 26th year, this annual summer program lets kids 6-12 years old experience all the play- based activities that McDonald’s have in store. These activities allow them to learn more about their capabilities and build their confidence. It is also a good way to be with new friends! Exciting activities such as McDonald’s Cheeseburger making, serving customers with their orders from behind the front counter or in the drive-thru window. The Kiddie Crew Workshop has already started last April 2 but they have more batches to come so It’s not too late to enroll your little ones!
My son Aiden was lucky enough to be given a chance to join the one-day trial of McDonald’s Bajada. Along with other blogger’s kids, he participated in the fun activities that McDonald’s had to offer. Aiden was the youngest in the group since all the other kids were aged 5 and above but that didn’t stop him from being the star of the show! You can really tell that he was happy just by looking at the big smile on his face. We were so worried that he would be too tired and cranky because the activities were done right after his daycare session but I guess the fun never ends when you have the happy McDonald’s crew surrounding you.
What do they do?
There was a good number of kids who attended the one-day trial which made the McDonald’s crew split them into groups of 3. Aiden’s first activity was art in which they decorated their happy meal boxes with different coloring materials. All the McDonald’s crew were so attentive and gave each kid proper assistance during the whole art session. Kids were drawing all sorts of things from Burgers to their favorite fries! This is a great way for the kids to practice their creativity and enjoy playing with their groupmates.
They get to experience unique and exciting activities such as the all-time- favorite McDonald’s Cheeseburger making! My son was able to experience this during their trial and he was just too excited! He was dressed up as a little chef and was able to identify all the ingredients needed to make the McDonald’s Cheeseburger. The instructor was very patient in teaching the kids how to add ketchup, mayonnaise, and all the needed ingredients to make their burger. It was a fun and hands-on activity for the kids acting like little chefs! Older kids were very precise on how much ketchup and mayonnaise they put on their burgers but smaller kids like Aiden made art by adding the ingredients by hand! YUM! After they made their burger, they were thought how to properly wrap the burger with the paper provided. When everyone was satisfied with their work they were asked to put their burgers away in the DIY Kiddie Meal boxes that they made earlier. Unfortunately, Aiden’s burger did not make it to the box because he took a big bite before the instructor could say anything. Oops! I guess he was hungry!
The next part of the workshop was a quick tour of their kitchen. No parents were allowed to follow them into the kitchen but I was told that they were taught about the basic safety precautions when inside a kitchen. The kids’ safety was important to the crew of McDonald’s because they made sure that their hands were hidden behind their backs and were asked to walk in one straight line the whole way. I was concerned about this part of the workshop knowing that there would be hot surfaces in the kitchen but the crew assured me that more than three adults were with them the whole time. While they were in the kitchen the kids were also given the chance to stand by the drive-thru window and greet customers. The older kids were able to take orders from the customers and were also assisted by the crew to prepare the meals. Once they were out of the kitchen they proceeded to the front cashier where each kid was able to assist the McDonald’s crew in taking orders and offering utensils to the customers.
Ending the workshop with a Talent showcase by no other than Ronald McDonald himself! He came over and taught the kiddie crew a new dance for McDonald’s! The kids had so much fun following and dancing with Ronald!
How to enroll?
Enrollment is ongoing in almost every branch of McDonald’s in Davao City. All you have to do is fill out the registration form, visit the preferred McDonald’s store you wish to enroll your child in and pick a workshop date. Next is to submit the registration form with payment at McDonald’s and get your kids ready for a fun-filled summer experience!
When can they start? And how much does it cost?
The Kiddie Crew Workshop has started last April 2 but there are more batches still available listed below.
Weekday Workshop (5- day workshop for 2 hours each) Php695.00
Week 5 APRIL 30- MAY 4
Week 6 MAY 7-11
Week 7 MAY 14-18
Week 8 MAY 21-25
Week 9 MAY 28- JUNE 1
Week 10 JUNE 4-8
Week 11 JUNE 11-15
Week 12 JUNE 18-22
Weekend Workshop (2-day Workshop for 3 hours each) Php595.00
Week 4 APRIL 28-29
Week 5 MAY 5-6
Week 6 MAY 12-13
Week 7 MAY 19-20
Week 8 MAY 26-27
Week 9 JUNE 2-3
Week 10 JUNE 9-10
Week 11 JUNE 16-17
The items below will be given to them upon registration and is inclusive of their payment. Daily meals will be given to all participants as well.
So what are you waiting for? Go to your nearest McDonald’s Restaurant and register your kids for the Kiddie Crew Workshop!
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