First, we brainstormed all of the words we could think of to describe Camping. I created an anchor chart web to display their ideas. Then, I gave them the paper that they were going to use to write about their Camping Adventure. When they finished writing they could illustrate it.
Now it was time for the fun part, which I learned from Tara's blog...the cute little glow stick lanyards. I broke one, and it glowed so brightly. They LOVED using these as they wrote about Camping. My class room has a lot of windows, but we made it as dark as we could, and the little glow sticks were a big hit.
I wanted to make it feel like a real camping day, so I also played some ambient sounds of a campfire crackling owls hooting, crickets chirping, etc... They were so quite! After they had been writing for a while, I decided to make them a little treat too...S'mores! So our campfire lights were not hot enough to roast the marshmallows, but I put them in the microwave for 20 seconds, and they turned out all yummy and gooey! My kids wanted a second one! =)
Camping Day was a huge success.
Enjoy the pictures.
|All ready for some camping fun...|
|34 Glow stick lanyards...|
|So much fun! =)|