summer camp

One of my favorite activities to set up for the kids while we’re camping is a Giant Yarn Spider Web! It’s super simple to do and lasts the whole weekend of our camping trip! All you need is a ball of yarn! Nothing fancy needed. But I do love the variegated color yarn, making it easy […]

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This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to celebrate, so we love to pay our tribute to the sun with a day of […]

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Summer Camp guest post by Amy of Teach Mama. It has been hot, hot, hot here in the Nation’s Capital, so aside from spending time in the comfort of our air conditioned home, we’ve been doing a lot with water lately.  Washing bikes, watering flowers, running through the sprinkler or washing toys, for the last […]

Summer Camp guest post by Steph of Modern Parent Messy Kids The God’s Eye is a quintessential summertime project.  Whenever I see one it sends me straight back to my childhood summers spent at Camp Roganunda crafting and exploring nature.  I love the idea of passing down this tradition to today’s generation.  And while we’re […]

Summer Camp guest post by Marisa of MakeHappy My kids love scavenger hunts. I love scavenger hunts, too, because it can turn a mundane walk to the grocery store into a fun outing. (I live in a teeny tiny town, you see, and we walk everywhere. The grocery store, the library, the post office, school, […]

Summer Camp guest post by Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids Welcome to Camp! Yeah, it’s Summer Camp here at Make and Takes. But at our house? We’ve been having Toy Camp! And just what is Toy Camp? And what do do we do there? Well, let’s have a look around, shall we? First, we’ll begin with […]

Summer Camp guest post by Melissa of The Chocolate Muffin Tree We’ve been working with Kool Aid lately for many art projects! We’ve made Microwave Kool Aid Play Dough and we have made Kool Aid paintings! We are even planning to have a Kool Aid stand some time over this Summer. So today we decided to […]

Summer Camp guest post by Vanessa of I Never Grew Up From the title of the post you can already tell I have a house full of girls.  There are plenty of tea parties, dressing up and making up dances over here. I thought a Fancy Fan would be the perfect addition to all of […]

Summer Camp guest post by Christie of Childhood 101 Puppets are a staple play item in our home. As a teacher and a mama, I love that puppets have the capacity for so much playful learning; promoting language skills, imagination, creativity, social awareness, they are even excellent for building confidence and self esteem. Puppets are […]

Summer means spending time outside enjoying the nice weather and hanging out with friends. Sit down and make these fun frisbees from paper plates, and even on days when it’s too hot, you can play a summertime game! Because these frisbees are made from paper plates, they are reasonably safe to use inside and are […]

Summer Camp guest post by Tonya of Create-Celebrate-Explore With two little ones who absolutely love the water, finding a variety of water activities for them over the summer is high on our priorities. There are only so many times they can swim in the pool or go to the beach before it quickly becomes just […]

Summer Camp guest post by Jenae of I Can Teach my Child. Nothing says “summer” like fishing.  And who says you can’t learn a little while going fishin’?  That’s why this activity is so fun much fun for kids of all ages.  The best thing about it is that it can be used over and […]

We needed a few toys to take with us to the beach, so we looked to our recycle bin (a great place to look for crafts for the Summer Camp for Kids). So we brought along a couple of plastic containers to build, pour, and store our findings at the beach. These Lunchable containers were […]

To start off our M&T Summer Camp for Kids series this week, we’ve been playing outdoors, getting creative with nature. After eating a popsicle or two out on the grass, our popsicle sticks were just laying around. My girls were asking what they could do, so to help encourage their play, giving them just a […]

I’m super excited to announce a new series coming your way this summer to Make and Takes! It’s a Summer Camp for Kids. We’ll be sharing all kinds of crafts, activities, and recipes to help keep you busy this summer. I’ve asked some of my favorite kid craft bloggers to join the fun in sharing […]

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