I don’t know about you but my kids’ and their friends are in Summer Camps of all kinds this summer. Although fun, not many are educational. How about your kids?
If you are looking for a fun and educational Summer Camp that doesn’t require coordination efforts of dropping and picking kids up at various places and schedules, Leap Frog Summer Camp is for you! In fact, this camp is FREE and can be done at home, while on vacation, or anywhere! It is not only educational but lots of fun. Kids ages 4-7 will have fun learning geography, writing, science, art, and more through fun activities, projects, and printables.
LeapFrog Summer Camp In Progress
My kids have had 2 full weeks of Summer Break. We have had tons of fun at the pool, playing outside, and learning with LeapFrog Summer Camp.
LeapFrog Summer Camp Week 1
The first week was all about geography. My kids learned about mapping, famous places in the USA, and about directions of North, East, South, and West. They had fun with the printables that I was able to print right from the LeapFrog website.[slickr-flickr tag=weekonesummercamp]
Their favorite activity was their Passport. Throughout the week, we would visit various places like the library, store, bank, park, etc. After we visited the places, they would write down something they learned or why those places are important to the community. It offered an educational time of understanding how each place relates to the community and a fun chance to practice writing.
LeapFrog Summer Camp Week 2
The second week of LeapFrog Summer Camp was about Animals and taking care of them. My kids loved this because they love nature and all animals. Their favorite activity was making their own bird feeder. My kids have made plenty of bird feeder crafts before, but this one was different. It involved using various ingredients mixed together and then frozen inside of a small paper dixie cup. Then, we tore the paper off and hung it with the twine that was frozen through the bird feeder. Elizabeth had fun mixing all of the ingredients.[slickr-flickr tag=elizabethbirdfeeder]
Elijah had a better idea for his bird feeder craft. He didn’t want to follow the program’s instructions. He had a big idea that he had to put into place. Learning is all about discovery and that is exactly what I let him do. He took an empty box and made it his own bird feeding station. In the bottom, he lured the birds in with a beautiful picture of a bird. Then, he taped his dixie cup to the side of the box and filled it with bird seed. Next, he drew an adorable picture of a bird eating from the dixie cup. All I can say is that it was Adorable! We propped it up against our bird feeder stand. No birds came that evening but something took the seed and moved the box by the next morning![slickr-flickr tag=elijahbirdfeeder]
How to Make Ooze
We got a heads up on a science experiment on How to Make Ooze. This was a HUGE hit with my kids, as I’m sure it would be for yours as well. Plus, kids get to learn about how Ooze is a suspension because it feels like a solid but looks like a liquid.
Ooze Recipe Ingredients
- 2-1/2 Cups Corn Starch
- 1 Cup Water
- Food Coloring
Ooze Recipe Directions
- Mix together 2-1/2 cups corn starch with 1 cup water
- Add food coloring of your choice
- Have fun!
- When finished with Ooze, discard in a plastic bag in the garbage. Do not pour down your drain or it will clog it!
Your LeapFrog Summer Camp Experience
Now it is time for your kids to start their LeapFrog Summer Camp Experience. You can either jump right into Week 4 on Monday or backtrack to Week 1.
- Week 4: June 25-July 1 Art & Music—Let your creativity run wild as you experiment with a range of media, including handmade instruments, crafts and a home art gallery!
- Week 5: July 2-8 Writing That’s Real—Explore fascinating nonfiction topics and try your hand at investigative writing.
- Week 6: July 9-15 Storytelling—Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, music, art, drama and pretend play!
- Week 7: July 16-22 Science Adventures—Observe, ask questions and draw conclusions as you explore and investigate the world around you.
- Week 8: July 23-29 Friendship Week—Get ready for school and International Friendship Day by exploring what it means to be friends.
LeapFrog Summer Camp Deal, Contest and Sweepstakes
You can enter weekly to win $50 worth of games and books, plus enter to win the grand prize worth $500. Plus, you can get 15% off select LeapFrog products all summer long.
Attend the FREE LeapFrog Summer Camp
If you have kids ages 4-7, you gotta take advantage of the FREE LeapFrog Summer Camp. Sign up for the FREE camp now.