Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cooking / Science Camp

We took a break from our summer camps and went on vacation. Much needed.

This week is Science/Cooking Camp!


Food Art
Bubbles Recipe
Rock Candy
Farmer's Market

And as many activities as we can fit in from this website:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Water Safety

We are off to the pool! Found this website with a download study unit on water safety - it's 40 pages but I just printed off a few. I found the safe swimming rules and buoyancy experiment especially useful.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Grass Heads aka Homemade Chia Pets

We made grass heads! A boy and girl with no names, as of yet. Here's how we did it:

1. Eat applesauce, yogurt, or pudding and wash out the containers.

2. Find an old pair of nylons, cut off feet

3. Add about 1 tsp of grass seed to nylon foot

4. Add about 1 cup soil

5. Tie a knot

6. Keep about an inch of the tail and cut off the rest.

7. Work the seeds into the soil a bit (you can see them a little on the top)

8. Fill container half way with water

9. Place grass head on top with tail submerged in the water

10. Decorate, place in a sunny location, and watch them grow!

11. They will need a hair cut from time to time.

Scout Camp

This one has been a little harder for me to plan. I have no experience with scouts, except a faint memory of my brothers repeating the scout motto over and over again. None the less, here are my ideas:

1. Visit the county fair, see all the animals

2. Indoor camp in a new room each night

3. Go on a hike with a map and compass

4. Bike Safety

5. Water safety at the pool

6. Knot Tying

7. Have a Pinewood derby race

8. Geocaching

9. Fire in a can and roasting marshmallows

10. Rock Museum