Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SUMMER DAY CAMP-DAY 1!

What a fun day for the kids! It was all about devotion, art, free play, lunch, more free play, art, and more art!

Can you guess what the theme is for this week?

The kids will have a few projects done each day! With a smaller group, it's not so stressful to get it done right away. I think I had the easiest job because I was mainly taking pictures and watching the kids during free play. However, I will spare you the 148 photos that I took! Besides, I need to be really careful of posting pictures of other peoples children without having their permission first.

Here is a group shot of all the kids in the program. You can get an idea of how many were there. It is such a smaller group compared to last year. Much more manageable indeed! After the devotion and worship, they were separated into groups according to their grades.

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First project...paper mache faces! Here is Veronica and her friend Molly, getting messy!! When these dry, they will get to paint them. They also asked me to take close up black and white pictures of all the kids faces because I think they are going to print copies of them and use part of the picture for their masks! I can't wait to see exactly what it is they're going to do!

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Yes, you are seeing empty egg shells that have been rinsed. Don't worry, the eggs were not wasted. They were used for the womens breakfast on Saturday. The kids got to grind the egg shells because they are going to be used for chalk! I learn something new everyday!

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There's Eli on the right!
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Next they made sculpting clay. I missed the main ingredients, but i know that one of them was coffee grinds!! After you sculpt it, you leave it alone, and it eventually gets hard!

Not sure what he ended up making...lol.
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Free play!
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Finally, this is the dough mixture for the last sculpting project! If I remember correctly, Veronica made a heart! Wouldn't you like sink your hands into that gooey mess? Oh, and the lighting in the room is terrible, so that is why some of my pictures came out funky!

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At the end of the week, they will have an "art show" for the parents! How fun is that?

Anyway, I'm pooped and it's only the first day! Next week, the theme will be drama, and then in a couple of more weeks we will have VBS!

28 comments:

Pilar said...

It looks like so much fun!

My girls would have love that!! I would have love that!!!

Denise said...

Wow, looks awesome.

Angelika said...

How amazing ... I'd love to be a kid again and play like that ... great stuff. Your photos are just awesome as they caught the moments of their little faces so intensely enjoying themselves.

Stacy said...

Looks like they are having a great time:)

I know what you mean about taking a lot of pictures..lol. I took pics the last night of VBS and I ended up with over 200...lol.

Beth in NC said...

Oh, looks like so much fun!!!!

Hope said...

I am interested in the eggshell chalk!

Good pictures…have a fun day today.

♥Hope

amanda said...

can i come!!

looks like a blast. and i can bet you're pooped!! i was just looking at the pictures!!

Darcie said...

What a fun filled week! I think it is great when kids explore their artsy side and see what they are capable of. We already know your one son has talent...I bet he is enjoying this camp.

Sawatzky family said...

Looks the good times are rollin' :)
What a great way for the kids to explore their creative side.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Wow! What a great camp! Sounds like lots of fun!

Laura said...

Fun, fun, fun!! I learned some interesting things! Chalk from egg shells?! Crazy! :) Hope the rest of your week goes great!

Sara said...

What a great, fun thing to do to keep the kiddos busy during the summer!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I never knew you could make chalk from egg shells. That's neat!

Susie said...

What a great camp!!

Lauren said...

that looks so FUN!! I wish I was little and could do camp projects again... just need to have some children myself now (then I'll have an excuse!) haha Thanks for sharing such fun pictures!

Kelly said...

It ain't fun unless it's messy!! Have a great week!

a corgi said...

looks like a fun day and a great week ahead! I didn't know that grind egg shells can be made into chalk; I too learned something new today!

hope the rest of the week is a good one!

betty

He And Me + 3 said...

what a fun time. Wow look at all those kids. What a great ministry.

Jennifer said...

How fun! Look at the concentration on all their faces! Gee! That's a great camp! ;-)

Tara said...

I think we all just learned something new...eggshell chalk! Looks like so much fun and I LOVED VBS as a child.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That all looks like so much fun! Egg shells can be used as chalk...who knew!! I'm glad you are having a good time! You are going to be SUPER exhausted by the end of next week!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

It looks like you all had some great projects going on...I like that they are making their art supplies!

McCrakensx4 said...

Looks like so much fun and so messy! My boys would love it for sure!

Stephanie said...

Now that paper mache looks fun...nothing like getting down and dirty!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

All those eggshells look soo cool. I wanna come!!!! ;)

Darcie said...

Alicia,

Is your friends blog open for the public? If so it would be great to follow along with her family.

Dani Joy said...

Wow this is a great idea! I will definitly see if we can do something like this in the future. I wonder if it would go over in Spain. I wonder if we would get any kids?
Have a great week!
Thanks for always coming over to visit!

Night Owl Mama said...

great camp love it looks like they had fun