Have you ever been camping?
If you have, you know camping trips always offer up good outdoor fun. However, you don't have to travel far to go on a camping adventure-If you can't leave home, you can always camp out in your yard. or even your bedroom! It just takes some imagination, but it still can be tons of fun!

Today’s Activities

read and write

Listen to ‘A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee‘ and do this worksheet to retell the important parts of the story.

Retell the story. Who are the characters? What is the setting? Was there a problem in the story? Why did the problem occur? Was more than one problem? Was there a solution to the problem? Think about a different ending to the story and write a sentence about it.

Use the template. Remember to put spaces between your words and finish your sentence with the correct punctuation. Sound out words you don’t know–remember use your ears to hear the sounds in the words.

Marshmallow Math

You will need a bag of mini-marshmallows, and 10 regular sized marshmallows and the marshmallow mearsuring template. First, with very clean hands, can you count the number of mini marshmallows? Use this ten frame template to make ten, and when you are done, count by tens to see how many you have in all. Then it is time for some measuring using marshmallows (nonstandard units). Use the Marshmallow Measurement Data Sheet.

Try It!

Watch this video to learn how to make oven Smores. You will need graham crackers, large marshmallows, chocolate/chocolate bar, a baking sheet and a parent to help you with the oven.

Marshmallows are mainly sugar, but air actually makes up more than half their volume. They are made by beating together gelatin or another gel-forming ingredient with a hot sugary syrup. Beating the mixture creates air bubbles, which become trapped as the liquid mixture cools into a gel — creating the spongy texture. Those bubbles are why Peeps explode in the microwave, and flaming marshmallows swell on the end of a toasting fork. Hotter temperatures make the air trapped inside the marshmallow expand and take up more space, forcing the sugary mixture to stretch.


What did camping look like in the past?

Are there things that are similar to today? Why do you think so?

Are there things that would be or could be different today? Why do you think so?

Draw a picture of camping in the past, and camping today, in the present. Label your pictures. What is the same?

Get moving!

Listen to the song, “Going on a Bear Hunt,” learn the words and do the movements and pretend you are going on a bear hunt. Are you afraid?

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