Today, we went to North America! Our day begin with some lovely playtime in the garden.
Our garden has continued to flourish this summer. We can't believe how big the hydrangeas are! And it's always exciting to see the beginnings of the vegetables starting to grow.
After our time playing outside, we came in and heard some stories about North America. We found North America on the globe and learned about various animals, people and places.
In honor of the 4th of July coming up next week, our snack today was a version of the American Flag with blueberries, strawberries, cream cheese and rice cakes. The children loved it!
For our art project today, we made Native American vests with stamps just like the Chippewa Indians used (though they used birch bark instead of sponges and decorated moccasins rather than vests).
For our second project, we made dream catchers. According to Native American legend, the dreams float around at night and the bad dreams get caught in the web while the good dreams float down the feather to the sleeping person.
We were very happy that the sun came out long enough for us to have some fun water play in the garden.
A fun time was had by all! Join us Wednesday, July 10 as we travel to South America!
This summer we decided to take our campers around the world! So today, we went to Australia. We started our day with play in the garden.
When we came back inside, we sang the continents song and found Australia on the globe. We then heard some cultural stories about Australia. Our stories were about real people, places, and animals from Australia. The children learned about Uluru/Ayers Rock, artist Davida Allen, what homes in Australia could look like, and about the various biomes in Australia (did you know that there are four different biomes in Australia?).
After our stories, it was time for snack. Our snack today was "Vegemite" (Sunbutter) on rice cakes with sliced bananas and kiwi from New Zealand.
Then, it was time to do some art! Our first activity was to add "wool" to some sheep. Did you know that there are over 160 million sheep in Australia? We also got to feel a real Australian sheepskin. It was amazingly thick and soft!
Our second project was to create Aboriginal dot art and we read a story about this sacred art form in Australia.
Soon, it was time to get ready for water play in the garden.
Before we knew it, it was already time for lunch.
We finished off our fun day dancing to some music from Australia, complete with the sound of a didgeridoo!
A fun time was had by all and we hope to see you next Wednesday. We'll be traveling to North America! We have a few spaces available if you would like to join the fun - register online here
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