Tuesday, June 19, 2012
LeapFrog Summer Camp Weeks 1 + 2
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Remember when I told you about the LeapFrog Summer Camp? Well we have been having so much fun doing activities with the camp. Pierce is really thriving on their printables and crafts - he enjoys having organized activities each day so much. And I'm happy to have a creative and educational way for him to fight boredom! It's not too late to join, so if you have kids age 4-7 check them out - it's free to participate and there are daily activities and even photo contests!
Week 1 of LeapFrog Summer Camp had the theme Out and About. Pierce printed off their Passport and had fun taking it to places like school, the bank, and the grocery store. As one of the crafts, Pierce designed a miniature version of our living room:
He also did several printables off the LeapFrog website. This one had him learning to do the coordinates of a grid. He caught on very quick.
As an excursion, we took a trip to a local berry farm, where we picked blueberries, blackberries, and dewberries. When we returned home, we made yummy treats.
Week 2 of camp had a theme of Caring for Animals. This was perfect for us, as we LOVE animals! In fact, we've been fostering four kittens for a local animal shelter. Pierce helped me change their cage one day, and we talked about the different needs of baby kittens, and why we were helping to care for them until they could be adopted (they have since returned to the adoption shelter, where we are hoping they find loving families!).
We have 5 hens and a rooster right now, so Pierce and I gave them a special treat of some popcorn. The chickens just love popcorn. We talked about why we don't put salt on their popcorn, and how the chickens give back to us by providing us with eggs to eat.
Then we got out Pierce's pony, Harriet. Pierce knows how to do some basic grooming, so I put him to work with the brush.
Then I showed him how to pick her feet so they wouldn't have rocks in them and become sore. Pierce is still getting comfortable with the hoof pick - it's a slight challenge for him.
Pierce practiced leading Harriet. We are working on the right amount of rope, and making sure that the lead rope doesn't drag on the ground. These are basic safety skills when working with a horse - even a gentle, small pony like Harriet.
One of the crafts on the website during the animal week was making a birdhouse out of a milk carton. Pierce had a great time creating a house for our birds - we have many of them!
And finally, we talked about our farm dog, Scooter, who we adopted from a local shelter 2 1/2 years ago. He's only the best dog around, but we're a little partial. Pierce did a fun printable from the website that covered what kinds of things a new puppy would need. We talked about what kinds of things Scooter needed, and how we care for him each day.
This post is sponsored by LeapFrog. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.