Sunday, April 29, 2012

McDonald's Kiddie Crew 2012


     It was a usual Saturday afternoon in our household. When we were done with our lunch, my kids watched their favorite cartoon on television. I glanced at their faces and realized that they looked bored. The other night, my younger son counted how many more days he has to wait before school starts on our wall calendar. I felt that I have to find a way to make this summer vacation a totally different experience for my children.

     The same night we went to McDonald's Katipunan Branch and I saw the store's announcement for McDonald's Kiddie Crew 2012. It is McDonald's annual summer activity for kids. McDonald's care so much for children and they show it through the  McDonald's Kiddie Crew 2012 program. Wherein they teach children the importance of team work, friendship and cleanliness. At an early age kids will learn how to value hard work while having fun. Registration is until April 30, 2012 in participating McDonald's stores. McDonald's Kiddie Crew 2012 is a 5-day workshop where kids will learn how to greet customers the McDonald's way, on-floor training, art work and serving the customers in the drive-thru and front counter stations. For only P550, kids will experience a meaningful vacation. Registration fee includes free bag, shirt, ID with lace and cap plus free snacks.

     At first, my hubby was hesitant of the idea of enrolling our kids. He was worried that our boys won't participate well but I convinced him eventually to give it a try. And again, it only proves that mothers know best...because our kids enjoyed the workshop so much. Our boys went through the April 20-27, 2012 schedule and trained (or I better say played) for 2 hours per day. 
L-R, my cousin Analee, my younger son Allen and his "Kuya" Ian
Hi Ronald McDonald!

Ian, posing at the front counter station
Good job, Allen!
So sweet...he smiled and said "Thank you for coming, please come again."
     Don't worry parents, before the workshop there will be an orientation. During the orientation, there will be a short tour inside the store, distribution of uniforms and of course a detailed discussion on everything our little kids will do during the workshop.

Orientation on April 21, 2012, Sunday


Distribution of shirt, cap and bag
     On the last day of the workshop is a mini graduation. Kids receive their certificates, eat their favorite McDonald's meal, sing, dance, play and receive special awards.

My sons' certificates:



Ian's special awards:
L-R Best Runner and Best Drive-thru Assembler
Allen's special awards:
L-R Best in Front Counter and Best Drive-thru Assembler



         Kids also sang the Make it Happen song and danced the Ronald McDonald dance. They ate a McChicken meal...
     That's not all! Remember, the last day of the workshop is called the Kiddie Crews' MINI graduation right? That's because McDonald's Kiddie Crew 2012 will be having a GRAND graduation. Yes, a grand graduation! All McDonald's Kiddie Crews will join in one big event where there will be more games, food, songs and dance numbers and... loads of FUN. Tickets for the grand graduation will be given at the McDonald's branch where your kid had his workshop.We're waiting for our tickets. Thank you McDonald's for the happiness you continuously bring to my children.

50 comments:

Aileen said...

It's really one of those worthwhile activities that teach kids good values. At a young age, they are already exposed to the realities of work life.

Maye Domencil said...

This is a nice activity for kids. I will definitively try this on my son once he's on the right age. Thanks for sharing!

Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com)

michi said...

it looks so fun. thanks for sharing this, paglaki ng anak, i will enroll him in this workshop. =)

Jackie Paraiso said...

they're all so cute!

Vernz Daily said...

awesome summer activity for the kids...

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aby said...

I want to do this when I was young. haha

yuuki said...

this is a great summer activity for kids, they can learn how to mingle with other kids and adults...plus eat all those mcdo faves ;)

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

That's a really cool experience for the kids to be able to try out working in Mc Donalds. I'm sure that your kids really enjoyed themselves there.

Jellybelly said...

This is a great experience for kids. They have fun and learn at the same time.

Samantha Lee said...

Looked like they really enjoyed their "work" at McDonalds!

I wanted this for my son, but had to pass up the opportunity as we were requested to go through a special summer program from school. Next year, we'll definitely join in.

Yannie said...

My nephew registered for Kiddie crew last year. But he didn't enjoyed it because most of the kiddie crews are much younger than his age.

But this is a great experience for a kid.Definitely I will register my kid to this kind of summer activity.

Cristine said...

THANK YOU so much to all of you! I am truly glad you liked my McD Kiddie story. Thanks:
Aileen
Mommy Maye
Michi
Jakie
Vernz
aby
yuuki
Dominique
Jellybelly
Samantha Lee
Yannie

Lizzie said...

Good job to everyone. I've seen so many happy faces on those photos. :)

Jessica Cassidy said...

This is so cool an fun thing to do
:-) The kids pretend to work as Mcdo crew :-)

Anonymous said...

Your kid is very grateful for you for giving him the first hand experience to serve as a kiddie crew in McDo. For kind of experience, your kid has gained social skill like catering to the needs of every customer by serving their orders, etc.

grace said...

I always wanted my kids to experience MCDO or Jolibee summer kids crew but they were interested in some other things...

grace said...

What a memorable summer!

green monday said...

that must be full of excitement. i wanted for peachy to take part but she needs to study before the regular school this june.

kat said...

That's a great summer activity for the kids. Good job, mommy!

Gelo said...

Its true, mother knows best. For sure the kids enjoyed those activities.

Gelo said...

For sure the kids enjoyed those activities very much.

Lady Bren said...

My kids would have loved doing that... wish it was around when they were younger.

Jona said...

Interns at a young age. It could be a great experience for kids. I'm just worried that my sons might bring chaos to McDo. Haha!

sanna said...

These are worthwhile,educational activities. I will have my daughter attend something like this when she grows up

Anne Lei said...

what I like at Mcdo is that they really give effort to interact with their customers specially children. I hope they will have this for the coming years.

redamethyst said...

looks fun! this is a nice, worthwhile activity for the summer, too bad I wasn't able to enroll my son.

Mona said...

This is a good way to spend summer vacation at the same time kids are learning.

nelsonRN said...

That's very cool! I'm sure the kids enjoyed their stint at McDonald'S!
Thanks for sharing!

Cristine said...

Lizzie, Jessica Cassidy, grace, green Monday, Sanna, kat, Jona, nelsonRN, Anne Lei, Gelo, Lady Bren and radamethyst, thank you for placing your comments. I hope you enjoyed reading our story as much as I enjoyed seeing my kids' McDo Kiddie Crew adventure.

miekee_18 said...

So interesting..I can see that your kids really had fun.I cant wait to enroll my twins..What age ba dapat? 3years old palang kasi yung twins ko:)

miekee_18 said...

Interesting! I can see that your kids really had fun.
I cant wait for the time that my kids can enroll also..Is there an age limit?

Cristine said...

Hi miekee, It was really a fun experience for the kids. Yes there is an age limit: 5-12 years old :)

(¯`•¸Geca¸•´¯) said...

It looks fun but I'm not a fan of Mcdonald's or any fast food establishments so I don't think I would've signed up my kid to this activity. However, if he knew about this, he'd probably beg me to let him do this.

And by the way, captcha is annoying.

Miss `Chievous said...

This is one way of teaching the kids responsibility.

shadz said...

Oh the kids, they're so cute. Good job to your sons! I remember watching kids in a similar crew at McDo Matalino a couple years back. So adorable. And McDo's program is really commendable. :)

verna said...

I've always wanted to join their kiddie crew, but never got the chance. Now I'm waaaaaay beyond the age limit, I'm just waiting for my daughter to reach the limit. :)

Btw, I'm visiting late for BC Bloggers. Hope you could drop by my page some time. :)

Paula said...

Yes, children should have an experience to learn how to work but make it fun at the same time. Kudos to McDo for this wonderful idea. Hopefully my kid will get to experience this too.

Cristine said...

*Thanks mommy Paula for commenting. *Hi verna, I haven't visited the other blogs too. I'll drop by your page :)
*Thank you shadz for praising my cute kids
*Hi, Miss Chievous Thanks for dropping by.
*Geca, thanks to the link Mommy Paula have in her email I learned what captcha is and what to do about it.

Gaylee said...

I was supposed to enroll my kids last April but totally forgot about it because of my job, huhuhu! So nice to see the kids enjoyed their workshop. Nice one from McDo, hihi! Hopefully next year my boys will get the chance to experience this kind of workshop. Thanks for sharing sis! ;)

Cristine said...

Hi Ms. Gaylee I hope you could enroll your boys next year. It's really fun :) My kids thanked me after the workshop and I felt so happy.

Rosemarie-Pinay Singlemom said...

for sure the kids enjoyed it and nice experience as well..

Cym Marzan said...

They looked like they enjoyed! It's a cool activity!

Cristine said...

Hi Cym Marzan, my kids sure did enjoy it:)

Lalah said...

When Sophia gets bigger I want her to experience this. I think this is humbling experience.

Pearl said...

my youngest daughter also attended the kiddie crew workshop two years ago and she also had a great time. she couldn't forget the day when she was asked to assist in the drive-thru section. :-)

zoan said...

my son haven't tried this kind of activities because we don't have McDos here:( nakakainggit lang ...

MommyLES said...

Next summer I will encourage my little boy to join Kiddie Crew program..the kids will definitely treasure this experience..

Lady Spring said...

I first encountered this kiddie crew in a McDonald branch in Libis. I thought it was cute how the children are being taught how to greet people politely and how to accomplish tasks.

My only reservations on this is that I'm planning on not exposing my future kids to fastfood at an early age. Its been really hard for me to get it out of my system. I don't want my kids to have to go through that :(

Rae said...

Ang galing naman ng mcdo. Siguro kung ako yung bata, I'll never forget the experience. I'll feel like I'm an insider to my fave fastfood joint.

Cristine said...

Hi Rae oo nga my kids still brag about their experience until now.