Recently we went on a little camping trip. We didn't have to pack, worry about animals eating our food, and we didn't even sleep in the tent. Real campers reading this might be thinking how can this be any fun! But, for our family it was just right. We never left our backyard but were able to introduce our "new friends" (this is how my daughter lovingly referred to her foster brothers and sister when they arrived 3 1/2 months ago) to something we love to do...CAMP!
Our camping themed afternoon began after naps with the pitching of the tent. The kids piled in the tent and read books with Kyle while I attempted to get a fire going in the fire pit. Surprisingly, I did it after the first try! While the fire burned the kids decorated foam visors to wear on their "camping trip." The kids then cooked their own supper by roasting hot dogs. We brought out the ice activities we started the day before (mentioned in the previous post) for some after dinner entertainment and ended our camping trip with some marshmallow roasting! The kids had a blast and no one burned themselves in the fire so I would say our first "camping trip" was successful! Maybe someday we will pitch the tent and sleep in it. I'm not sure I am ready to leave the backyard just yet though!
|Foam visor activity!|
|The kids were bound and determined to finish finding all the plastic sea creatures in the ice block!|