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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Camp At Home: The Rundown

 I have been getting a few request for a rundown of what we are doing this summer and I am more than happy to deliver on that. We have done countdowns in the past for summer and different holidays. I love countdowns! It is always so much fun for my littles and let's be honest, for me too. I was all ready to do one of those again, but then my Sisinlaw and I happen to pin the same thing a few weeks ago on Pinterest. It was a post about doing Summer Camp at home with your littles. You can find the original idea here.We thought it sounded like a lot of fun and we decided to run with the idea. So here is the rundown of what we will be doing, broken up into themes and weeks. We are very excited to start this camp. We even kick started it with a Pajama Breakfast with our friends, which I will be blogging about tomorrow. It was a blast! When doing Summer Camp at home, we plan to do our own things at home during the week and then on Friday's we are getting together for a mega activity day with Holly who is also doing Summer Camp at Home with her littles. I am just putting the themes below and what some of my activity ideas are. Over the next 11 weeks I will be blogging about what we do each week and give you a weekly breakdown. We are pretty dang excited! Now onto our Summer Camp at Home plans for Summer 2012.


Week 1 - Friendship Week
We will check out books from the library, talk about being a good friend,
Scatter Sunshine to a neighbor, have a friendship day with water 
fun and a special pizza treat. Also write letters to a friend
Make Crayon Art

Week 2- Beach/ Under the Sea
We will check out books from the library, learn about different animals under the sea,
have an Under the Sea Mega  Movie Night (Finding Nemo and Little Mermaid) with a special treat and camp out in the living room, make some under the sea art, visit an Aquarium and a pet store to see the fish. Do sand art

Week 3- Outdoor Fun
We will check out books from the library, Have a camp out, Smores Night,
Go for a hike and make a nature bracelet, make outdoor art, paint rocks.
Make a bird feeder. Some of these activities  and Side walk painting

Week 4- Go America!
We will check out books from the library, Fourth of July Celebrations, 
Patriotic Art, Make a USA treat, Pool fun, do a yard sale, go for ice cream.
Canvas art

Week 5- Outer Space
We will check out books from the library, Glow in the dark bubbles outside,
Make a Space ship model plane, make outer space mobile, visit planetarium,
Dessert outside and watch stars and the moon

Week 6- Christmas in July
We will check out books from the library, Blizzard party, Christmas Crafts, 
Start a Christmas Saving Jar, Give toys to a charity, Elf Breakfast
Christmas Movie in the park (put on by our rec center)

Week 7- Pioneer Week
Celebrate Pioneer week at church, make homemade bread and ice cream, make butter,
Check out books form the library, visit Museum, Talks about what a pioneer is.

Week 8- Trains and Transportation
Go on a train ride. Transportation activities like this one, 
Hot Wheels races with friends, Check out books at the library,

Week 9- Dinosaurs
Visit the museum, make a dino model, make dino art (on poster board)
check out books from the library, mudpie dessert

Week 10- Be Creative
Check out books from the library, have a fancy family art show with a fancy dinner for the littles,
 make lots of art to show at the art show, Lots of crafts this week.

Week 11- Sports and Water Play
Visit a new park, end of summer BBQ, Pool play,
"W" Family Olympics, let kids make medals for "W" Family Olympics,
Back to School Shopping and prep work for new school year.

Other things we will be doing this summer:
Visit all the parks within 10 miles of our home, Try new foods, Lots of trips to the $1 theater, local Merry-Go-Round, Bowling, cousin sleepovers, pool days, playdates, and any other family friendly, budget friendly ideas I find. I will keep you all posted!

We have a lot planned and I can't wait to get started. Our summer fun has only just begun. Come back tomorrow to see how we kick started our summer with a pajama breakfast. SO.MUCH.FUN! You so need to have one of your own. Your friends and their littles will thank you!

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  1. Beautiful idea! I love the Christmas in July. We all need a little more Christmas, right? :)

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  2. Oh, as a control freak mom, I love this idea. We're doing an activity calendar this summer because the unknown of a bucket list would drive me crazy. I love the added benefit of themed weeks. Your kids are going to have a blast!

  3. Hello Danielle- How do you link to your fun summer party? thanks a bunch, jen

  4. Wow you are going to be really busy this summer! Thanks for sharing this on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land!!

  5. Sounds like you have some fabulous things planned Danielle!
    Hope all is going well!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I love all the field trips you are taking! What a wonderful summer you have planned!

  7. Sounds like you have a fun summer planned! I found your blog as when I did a image Google search for scattering sunshine, your summer camp graphic came up. Funny thing is is that I am doing a SIP(Service is Painless) Summer Camp. It's a hands on service project each week to teach our little's how to serve others better. You have a cute blog and some fun ideas! See ya soon :)

  8. Such great ideas from you and everyone else! I'm honored that you linked back to my Summer Camp at Home page and that you took ideas from it. I just noticed a lot of traffic coming from here, almost a year later. Guess families are already looking for ideas for the summer ahead. Thanks again!

  9. Best blogs huh… thanks to compile these; it actually helps me a lot.


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