At Home Summer Camp: 5 Days of Family Fun
The second half of the summer can be hard for families. Kids are bored, it's VERY hot outside, gas is expensive, and you may be starting to think about the new school year. Instead of planning a vacation that may be too expensive or time-consuming, how about having summer camp at home?
Below, you will find five days of themed activities, craft ideas, media, and snacks! All of the decisions are made, so all you have to do is have fun! There are activities and media for all ages. You can choose to do these all in one week, over a couple of weekends, or even each Saturday until school begins again! Your family, your rules!
Each day will have a post on our Facebook page @UAEXFamilyLife with more pictures and content.
Let's get this party started!
|Day 1||Camp Out|
|Day 2||Wet & Wild|
|Day 3||Growing Things|
|Day 4||Let's Cook|
|Day 5||Home Sweet Home|
Welcome to Camp!
Build a fort/tent
Make a friendship bracelet
Going on a Bear Hunt Yoga
Spotify "Camping" Playlist
It's time to beat the heat with some water play!
|Activities||Outdoor water play
Visit a local pool or splash pad
Ocean in a Bottle
Watercolor Camp Room Sign
|Media||Our Planet "Coastal Seas"
"The Water Cycle for Kids"
"Why is Ocean Water Salty"
|Snacks||Golfish or Whales Crackers
Chia Seed House
Build an Herb Garden
|Crafts||Sidewalk chalk silhouettes
Make seed balls
|Media||"How does a seed become a plant?"
"Peep plants a seed"
"Beekeeper answers bee questions from Twitter"
Honey-Bee Friendly Plants & Flowers
"Gardening from the Ground Up"
|Snacks||Veggie Rainbow Roll-Up
Sunflower Seed Mix
|Activities||Make a shopping list and shop for your recipes together
Make a simple recipe together like these:
Play "Grocery Store Bingo"
|Crafts||Decorate an apron or kitchen towel
Make a paper chef's hat
|Media||"The Chemistry of Bread"
"How Your Digestive System Works"
"Molly of Denali-Awesome Info Kids: How to Make Homemade Pasta"
"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: We're Baking Treats"
|Snacks||The treats you make together!
A balanced snack using MyPlate
|Activities||Write postcards to friends or family
Pick up trash in the neighborhood or community
Help a neighbor with yard work or take them a treat
Use sidewalk chalk to write kind messages on the sidewalk or driveway
Call or visit an older family member or friend
|Crafts||Create a yarn art piece to hang on the wall
Craft stick birdhouse
Cardboard box town
|Media||"This is Where I Live"
"Sesame Street Elmo's World: Homes"
"How the Rest of the World Lives"
Dollar Street Website
|Snacks||Build a house or structure with pretzel sticks and cheese cubes
Graham cracker and nut butter houses