Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mimi's Summer Day Camp, Day Ten --- Caves and Cave Creatures

In week six of summer camp, we're talking about caves and cave creatures!  The girls (mostly KT) created their own cave with chicken wire and paper-mache.  This was VERY messy, but lots of fun.  Grumpy got involved, too. He and KT did most of the work while Joss and I tore up brown paper for them to glue.  We soaked the paper in water and then put it into a mix of clear glue and water.  
 Just lap the paper strips across the wire.

 KT tore some strips to hang on the ceiling of the cave, like stalactites!
 Joss loved her first cave creature - a fluffy brown bat!
 KT did too!
 Next they gathered sticks, twigs, leaves and more to glue around the cave and to put on the floor. Then they added their bats and some big bugs that might live in a cave - beetles, spiders, grasshoppers and some big stretchy centipedes! 

 Joss playing with her stretchy centipede!
 Then, of course, we went to the library to get some books about caves, bats, bugs and anything else that we could find.  The girls really enjoy their time at the library.  By the way, they have some neat new learning kits you can use and even check out for kids to learn colors, counting, and other concepts.  Joss really enjoyed this one that teaches counting to 10.
When we got home Grumpy had the cook stove all fired up outside so that we could cook our hot dogs like the cave men might do - over an open flame on a stick!  KT was very worried about the stick - she wanted to know if Grumpy had washed it first! Lol! We need to get her out and camping more! 

Joss was game and had no problem using a stick!

We did more work on the cave after lunch and swam, but I didn't take any more pictures, unfortunately.  On Thursday we're visiting a real cave!

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