Saturday, June 11, 2011

Neighborhood Summer Camp

We live in a fantastic neighborhood where almost every house has kids and they all play together regularly. It is not unusual for us to have as many as twelve kids ranging in ages from 3 to 13 playing together at one time.

So, in order to keep them busy together this summer, we are having a neighborhood summer camp. Every mom took one day of the week and will be hosting the kids for a different activity on her days. The kids will be baking, swimming, watching movies and eating lunch together all summer long.

At our house, they will be doing crafts, games and snacks related to a weekly theme. The themes we settled on are:
  • Pirates (making treasure maps, capture the flag, treasure map cupcakes)
  • Outer Space
  • 70's Revisited (tie-dying shirts, outdoor twister, rainbow cookies)
  • Neighborhood Olympics (3-legged races, obstacle course, hula hoop contest, water balloons)
  • Hawaiian Luau (hula dancing, making leis, fruity drinks)
  • Cowboys/Girls (making stick horses or banjos, homemade trail mix)
I still have to flesh out some of our activities, but J and Miss M are having fun helping me to plan and there are lots of great ideas around the web. I will be sure to post the results of our theme days this summer!

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