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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Preschool Camping

"A camping we will go, a camping we will go. Hi ho the cherry-o, a camping we will go". Last week our theme was camping. On Friday, we strapped on our backpacks and paraded around the center on a nature hike. We found an orange tree, beautiful leaves for rubbings, pine cones, twigs, and logs for our indoor campfire. Since it was so hot outside it didn't take long for them get tired and long for the comfort of our classroom and a cool drink.



Once we settled in, we discussed the dangers of being outside, the sun, bug bites, scrapes, etc. I passed out plastic baggies, gloves, band-aids and alcohol pads for the kids to create their own first aid kit. While they worked at getting the items in the bag and securing it closed (great fine motor skill activity). I printed labels to place on their bags. I taped each label on with clear box tape.


After lunch, we sat around our campfire to sing songs and listen to a spooky story. We ended the afternoon with smores of course!

Happy Trails,


  1. I love the sticks - how cool is that?

  2. I think these "talking about our day" posts are my favorite. You really set the mood for immersion into each topic. :D

  3. Thanks for your feedback:) I rarely get to hear which part of my blog my reader enjoy most. I shy away from "talking about our day" since I think most Early Childhood bloggers do it and I'm afraid of being "too" wordy. Thanks again!!

  4. @Deb...we actually put the marshmallows on the sticks and stuck in my toaster oven to make our smores...yes the sticks were cool...quite an adventure for us to find ones long enough for each of us:)

  5. Haha - that is too funny:) I think you should blog about your day - there really isn't that many bloggers sharing this kind of information - it is just you see them because of your connection to it. Just think, millions of early childhood educators and parents and yet only a handful of bloggers really:)

  6. Such a great idea for the kids to make their own first aid kits... must remember this one!