By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor
Beaches Resorts (which I’ve had the pleasure to visit) is celebrating their ten years partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. During a luncheon last week, which I attended, they announced the addition of new and exciting activities to the brand’s exclusive Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street® program. With Oscar The Grouch as the newest addition to the furry friends now at all three Beaches Resorts, the resort company will kick-off a year-long celebration in February 2014, featuring reimagined stage shows and parades, exclusive activities, and ‘A WonderFALL Celebration,’ a series of special programming and offers throughout the fall season.
As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street®, Beaches Resorts offers engaging activities with a colorful cast of walk-around characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe, Bert and Ernie, Abby Cadabby, The Count, Big Bird and now, Oscar The Grouch. With so many hands-on activities available, from Baking with Cookie Monster to Story Time with Elmo, there is an ideal activity for every child. We got to spend time at the Beaches Negril Resort in May of 2012 and my children loved interacting with the characters. Check out my review here – https://www.themamamaven.com/2012/06/09/parents-guide-to-beaches-resorts-negril/
New, exciting additions for the upcoming year include:
- Celebrating Friendship Stage Show: A furry cast of characters will grace the stage for an exciting stage show celebrating one of the most important things in life – friendship! Created by the minds behind Sesame Street Live, the new stage show will have everyone up out of their seats, dancing, singing along and, making new friends at Beaches Resorts.
- Sesame Street Carnival Celebration: Beaches Resorts will reinvent its popular Sesame Street® parade to create Sesame Street® Carnival Celebration, a feast for the senses complete with lively Junkanoo music; authentic carnival costuming featuring bright colors, a multitude of textures and elaborate headdresses; and of course, everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street®. Both the young and the young and heart are always eagerly invited to join in the fun for this weekly jamboree. We got a preview of this at our luncheon last week.
- Organic Play: Sesame Workshop has teamed with childhood play experts, Pop-Up Adventure Play, to promote learning through play at Beaches Resorts. Kids Camp counselors will be trained to ask open-ended questions, use descriptive language, follow a child’s pace, and more, to encourage creative discovery and exploration. Children of all ages will explore and investigate their own creative minds as they plan and try out new ideas – boxes become castles, string becomes waterfalls – the sky’s the limit! Beaches Resorts and Sesame Workshop will also bring the programming to local schools in the Caribbean, through the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International.
- Oscar’s From Trash to Treasure Activity: Starring Beaches Resorts’ grouchiest resident, this Beaches Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street® activity will give children a special peak into Oscar’s trash land lifestyle, and allow them the opportunity to turn trash into treasures through playing and creating. Incorporating the philosophy behind Organic Play, children will reuse everyday materials to build castles, cars, mazes, puppets, or anything else that might come to their imaginations!
A WonderFALL Celebration: Next fall, Beaches Resorts will expand its popular WonderFALL season with A WonderFALL Celebration, reveling in an exciting year of partnership between Beaches Resorts and Sesame Workshop. From spectacular fireworks displays and glow band beach parties, to enhanced programming geared towards pre-school age tots, Beaches Resorts will cap off the fall season in style. Families will also be able to participate in exclusive activities from Sesame Workshop including: ‘Making Muppets,’ a limited time Kids Camp program allowing children to create their own muppet character and ‘Sesame Muppet Workshop,’ an exclusive activity for the entire family to enjoy. Run by a Sesame Workshop Puppeteer, the workshop will showcase behind-the-scene stories of one of the most beloved television shows, the art of puppeteering, and of course, expertise on the art of building Muppets. New, exciting add-ons will also be introduced to complement the existing and popular line up of character breakfasts, Night Night, Sleep Tight character tuck-ins, private birthday parties and on resort character photo shoots.
Beaches Gives Back:
Did you know that the Sandals Foundation funds projects in the Caribbean in the areas of education, community and environment? 100% of donations go directly to programs benefitting the Caribbean community.
For more information, please visit www.beaches.com.
Thank you to Beaches Resorts for providing lunch and time with Sesame Street’s Characters.