Girl particpates in health fair event and has snack around her neck

The 39th annual Children’s Day presented by Farmer Boys transformed Loma Linda University Health’s Drayson Center Superfield into a fun-filled learning experience. Hundreds of children aged 3 to 8 and their families participated in the event’s unique blend of interactive activities, animal encounters, and engaging performances on May 8.

One of the highlights was the beloved Teddy Bear Clinic, where children engaged with clinic staff while their stuffed companions underwent "medical examinations," learning valuable insights into the significance of each aspect of the exam.

Throughout the day, children had the opportunity to learn about injury care during hands-on workshops like finger casting, where they crafted colorful casts under the guidance of healthcare professionals.

The Pets Aiding Wellness (PAWS) session provided a heartwarming experience as therapy animals offered comfort and companionship, highlighting the therapeutic benefits of animal-assisted interventions.

The Red Nose Docs brought smiles and laughter to attendees with their caring performances.

Dr. Bill (or William) Hayes’ Venomous Animals exhibit offered a fascinating encounter with some of nature's most intriguing creatures.

At the Petting Zoo, children interacted with friendly animals, learning about responsible pet care and further enriching their understanding of health and wellness.

The annual event aims to educate and empower children, helping them feel more comfortable in healthcare settings and fostering positive attitudes towards healthcare professionals.

Click through the photos below to see some of the fun highlights of the event.