Summer went by so quickly and we enjoyed the warm summer mornings with crafts, car washes, kid washes, and slip n' slides. I love summer as a time to break out some of the ideas that have been in the back of my mind and just do them. Summer winds up being a time to test out different projects and crafts and perhaps bring that with me into the school year. And all the colors! My brain unwinds enough to gain new inspiration. Even though it is such a hot time of year, and generally my least favorite season, our time in summer camp makes it my favorite time for gathering new ideas. I hope the children enjoyed it as much as I did!
Pirate ships and outdoor concerts were a popular theme in their outdoor play. There were some unique songs of "I'm gonna rock and roll all day and party all night long". We painted with ice on big drop cloths, and pipettes on handkerchiefs. We made some pancakes outside during our "Three Boy Week". Popsicles were never forgotten, thanks to the children's unique inner popsicle timers. And the guinea pigs were fed lavishly from our bean tee pees, from which the children loved finding the purple pole beans.
Inside, once the morning heat was too much to bear, we would have a cool-down snack and play for awhile. Many "campsites" were built and stories of the beach or underwater gardens were told.