I truly can't believe that we're in our final month of Summer Break! Summer just flew by. We just completed our eighth week of Camp Mom and sadly, we only have 2 more weeks left of our scheduled weekly Summer activities.
The final two weeks of Summer Break will be too busy to for any additional activities. Packing for vacation, celebrating Liam's birthday, spending a week at the beach and preparing for back to school will consume those final days of Summer.
Our days are already getting busier as we wrap up Summer and prepare for the school year ahead. This week, we had to cram a few of our kids activities into one day, but we still had fun!
Here's what we did for Camp Mom Week 8!
Sand Foam- Camp Mom Day 36
This was the favorite activity of the week! It was easy to prepare and the kids just loved it! Mix 10-12 cups of sand with a full can of shaving cream in a large container. Sit back and watch as the kids dig in. It has such a neat texture!
Pressed Flower Window Gardens - Camp Mom Day 37
I'm a big fan of simple crafts that older kids can do themselves. Minimal supplies is a plus, too!
I sent the girls on a scavenger hunt to find flowers in our yard. When they returned, I had each of them make a garden on top of a sheet of smoothed-out plastic wrap. Once their garden was arranged, they folded the plastic wrap in half over the flowers and made a frame around the edges with duct tape. We couldn't find our fancy duct tape, so we used regular and I had the girls decorate it with metallic sharpies. Once they were finished, we hung them in a window. They look beautiful with the sunlight shining through!
Sponge Water Bombs - Camp Mom Day 38
Bonus creativity points for moving everything onto the trampoline!
Chocolate Covered Banana Popsicles - Camp Mom Day 39
For this activity, I sat out the ingredients and let my future chefs/bakers do all the work!
- Cut bananas in half and place them on a stick. Popsicle sticks are preferable but we used skewers with straws over them.
- Melt 1 bag of chocolate chips in the microwave with 1/2 cup shortening.
- Dip bananas into the chocolate or drizzle with chocolate.
- Place on a cookie sheet and decorate with sprinkles.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours.
Shaving Cream Play Dough - Camp Mom Day 40
This is a simple sensory play dough recipe using just two ingredients: corn starch and shaving cream! Mix 1 cup of corn starch with 3/4 cups shaving cream. You can add more shaving cream or corn starch as needed until you get a dough-like consistency. Knead with your hands then add in a few drops of food coloring if you prefer colors. This super soft play dough has such a neat texture!
Camp Mom is so much fun that we are going to continue doing at least one weekly activity throughout the school year!
You might also like the kids activities in these posts:
Camp Mom Week One
Camp Mom Week Two
Camp Mom Week Three
Camp Mom Week Four
Camp Mom Week Five
Camp Mom Week Six
Camp Mom Week Seven
What activities do you have planned for the final days of Summer?
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