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Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp at Home

Under the Big Top

9 A.M.
COLORING SHEETS
To keep kids busy as campers arrive

9:15 A.M.
BOOKS, SONGS, CIRCLE TIME

9:45 A.M.
ART PROJECT
Make clown hats: Have the kids decorate a piece of construction paper and roll it into a cone. Fasten it with staples, tape a streamer on top, then add elastic thread, for a chinstrap, to hold it on. Another piece of paper can be a big bow. Just have the kids fold it accordion-style, wrap a pipe cleaner around the center, and fan out the sides. Fasten it to their shirts with a paper clip.

10:15 A.M.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Play circus: They can wear their clown hats and bows in a circus parade, walk a tightrope (use sidewalk chalk or masking tape), balance balloons on their noses like seals, and jump through a Hula-Hoop like lions. Light the hoop on fire by hanging red and orange streamers from it.

10:45 A.M.
SNACK IDEA
Cookie carousel: Have the kids frost the bottoms of two oatmeal cookies, then stand up animal crackers on one in a circle. The other cookie goes on top, lightly, with the icing down.

11 A.M.
FREE PLAY

11:30 A.M.
INDOOR ACTIVITY
Pin the Tail on the Lion: Draw a lion on a poster board (you can find a model online) and make one tail for each camper.

12 noon
LUNCH

12:30 P.M.
INDOOR ACTIVITIES/FREE PLAY

1 P.M.
PICKUP

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