Crafting for Camp

I’ve been crafting a lot this past week to make samples for a one-week camp I’m hoping to do at school this summer. The camp is all about exploring and creating, with a nature theme. I’m developing it with a few other teachers for rising K – 5th graders, but whether or not it actually happens depends on enrollment. Hopefully we can entice enough kids to sign up. Here are a few of our ideas…

After a trip to First Landing State Park, we’ll create “nature bugs” like these:naturebugs

Along with bowls made out of sand:sand2

sand3After a trip to the Botanical Gardens, we’ll create flowers using pistachio shells:pistachio1 pistachio2

Along with pom-pom flowers like these made of yarn:yarnpom1 yarnpom2

After a trip to the Hermitage and Chrysler Museum, we’ll create beaded insects like this spider:beadedspider We’ll also spend a day at the zoo, followed by animal-themed crafting. I really hope we get to host the camp this summer! If not, we’ll just aim for summer 2016 instead.

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Relaxing Saturday

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Four and a Half

My girl…4_18a 4_18b 4_18d 4_18c

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Beach Playground

I forgot to share these pictures from our post-bike ride play time at the beach the other day. The kids love that playground. And really, a playground at the oceanfront, what more could a kid ask for?4_12h 4_12i 4_12j 4_12k 4_12l 4_12m 4_12n 4_12o

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Boardwalk Bikes

Sunday was a perfect day for a bike ride at the Boardwalk. I tried to snap a quick picture of the kids. They didn’t give me quite the smiles I was hoping for, but they did make me laugh.4_12a 4_12b 4_12c 4_12d 4_12e 4_12f 4_12g

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Out for a Hike

Nice day to be out amidst the sunshine and Spanish moss…4_6b 4_6e Ben’s less than thrilled about the photo stop. Amelia, however, has no problem breaking out the…somewhat creepy…smile4_6cBetter shot of Ben…not so much for Amelia.4_6d

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Revisiting a Favorite

Saturday was pretty grey and chilly, so I took the kids to the Children’s Museum in Portsmouth. We used to go there a lot but hadn’t been in quite a while. Both kids are still all about hands-on exhibits, so this is a great fit for them.DSC_0010 DSC_0012 DSC_0008 DSC_0015 DSC_0016 DSC_0018 DSC_0021 DSC_0026 DSC_0027 DSC_0028 DSC_0049 DSC_0054

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