Thursday, June 4, 2009

Take a Break from the Classroom: Backyard Camping

Backyard camping is a great way to take a break from school, books, and the outside world!

Here are some child-friendly steps for camping in the backyard:
  1. Roll a sleeping bag into a sleeping bag holding bag
  2. Prepare a small cooler with sandwiches, drinks, and cooler packs
  3. Pitch a tent in the backyard
  4. Take everything outside
  5. Set up the tent and start camping!

Even very young children can apply their Practical Life and food preparation exercises to this fun real life situation. Let your child figure out what to do and how to do it. That's the benefit of these types of projects!

Did you come up with some fabulous projects for a big backyard or a high rise apartment terrace? Let us know and we will share them with our readers!

National Wildlife Federation's Great American Backyard Campout

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