Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cold Snap Camping

We set up camp tonight at the library. Campfires were blazing, fish were swimming, stars were twinkling, and the wildlife was something to behold. Families enjoyed some time inside our cozy library, going on a scavenger hunt and having some camping fun with their children. After all of the activities we enjoyed s'mores in our little cafe'. Guess what my theme for storytime will be tomorrow and Friday? I plan to get lots of mileage out of all the work that went into this event.

    The campsite with totally awesome campfire made by our maintenance lady, Elaine. She used a fan, some fabric, and a flashlight, with that wonderful packing paper for stones.

                                         The river with lots of fish to catch and release. I was amazed at how much fun they had doing this very simple game. Paper fish with magnets and dowels with magnets attached to string served as poles. Sand pails were the buckets to put your catch into.

    Then we built campfires with tissue paper and construction paper logs. Add some stones around the fire and voila...campfire.

No camping trip is complete without s'mores  but we only had a pretend campfire, sooooooooooooooo, I put huge marshmallows on a stick and dipped them in melted chocolate, then dipped them in crushed graham crackers.

Then I made some bags for them to take home after we sang camp songs and shared some stories. It was an evening event that really warmed us up during some very cold weather.

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