Pictures from Camping Day

Well I survived camping day with the girls but I didn’t get much done around the house while they were playing. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.  Here are some pictures I got throughout the day.  I think next week’s theme is going to be Field Day.  I’ve got some ideas already that I’ll share later.

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The girls looking through their binoculars they made.

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Emily using her binoculars to find a bug (pretend) hiding in the bushes.  Can you find it?

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Directions for their Trail Mix snack.

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Snuggling and reading in their tent.

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Some marshmallow sculptures we made.

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Eating fruit kabobs for lunch.  They loved making these.

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Making numbers out of playdoh.

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Counting fireflies to put in her jar.

We also painted rocks but I didn’t get any pictures of that.  It was such a fun day with lots to do.  I think I will start having a themed stay at home day once a week over the summer.  Let me know if you have any ideas.  Become a Facebook Fan of Teaching Two.

Camping Day

We are going camping for the first time with the girls (and as a couple) in a week and the kids are so excited.  I thought I would have a camping day indoors first .  So today while they were resting I planned a whole day of fun activities for Friday.  I took these pictures the night before because I knew I wouldn’ t have time to blog about it tomorrow.  Below is a picture of everything I will need.  Here is what I have planned for them:

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  • After breakfast they will decorate two toilet paper rolls using bug stickers, markers, stamps, etc. to make binoculars.
  • rock painting- I found 4 awesome rocks that I “borrowed” from a distant neighbor. :)
  • creating sculptures using toothpicks and mini marshmallows
  • making numbers using playdoh (not really a camping activity but I found a sheet that had snakes on it)
  • bug hunting in the backyard using their binoculars and bug jars they made at Emily’s b-day party. 
  • making their own “trail mix”- popcorn, peanuts, m&m’s, Cheerios
  • reading in their tent and sleeping bags
  • having an indoor picnic using our picnic basket
  • counting activities with fireflies that I found here

I will let you know how it goes and try to take pictures but I can’t promise anything.  I plan on tackling Emily’s dresser in between activities.

Check out more Friday Showcase crafts here and Kid Friendly Friday ideas here.