I decided to do a blog to put ideas about games, crafts, and other activities out there to help you all get fun ideas to do with your little ones. If you're in need of something to do read my posts and post comments to let me know if you had fun with the activity. Thank all of you for reading my blog!

Monday, January 21, 2013

2013 Family Activity

As you all know, it is now late January and we have kicked off the year 2013! I realize that I didn't do a whole lot of posting in 2012, but this year I will try to post more often. Anyways, a fun family activity to do in January, as it is the beginning of the year, is to decorate a cardboard box (like a shoe box) with fun stickers and doodles and anyhting else you can think of. Be sure to include the curent year somewhere on there. Over the course of the year, fill it with mementos of your family memories in the year. On new years or new years eve next year, open it up and go through it together. It's always fun to remember all of the good times you had!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Pressing Leaves

After a veeeeeerrry long gap, which I apologize for, it is almost Thanksgiving. It's that time of fall where all the leaves have pretty much fallen from the trees and are crisp, crunchy layer coating the ground in an array of warm colors. There's orange, red, yellow, and every color in between. Take an adventure into your yard with your little ones and each of you select a leaf or two (make sure it's a full leaf) and bring the leaves back into the house.

  1. Get a tissue and a  couple pages of newspaper
  2. place the leaves on one page and put the other page on top
  3. place a heavy book on the top
  4. After 24 hours take the leaves out
  5. Iron them onto a piece of wax paper
  6. let them cool 
  7. Cut out each leaf do something creative
    • Back it with construction paper and hang it on the wall
    • Glue it to a card and give/mail it to a friend or loved one
    • Place each one on a different wall in your home
    • or anything else you can think of
Enjoy! Happy Fall and Thanksgiving!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Time, time, precious time

Okay so again I struggled to find a time for day camp that works for everyone. Therefore, I haven't had day camp for nearly two months! Next week I will try as hard as I possibly can to make it work out. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. Here's an idea you can use until I have day camp again. Make a list of things you can find in your outdoor environment, like things in your yard, neighborhood, or any other outdoor area. Give the kids a copy of the list and have them search for every item until they've found all of them. You can also turn it into a competition by giving each kid a copy of the list and have the kids race against each other to see who can find all the items first.

Item Ideas

  • big pinecone 
  • piece of gravel
  • maple tree leaf
  • twig
  • log
  • chunk of moss
  • mushroom
  • unique flower
  • big rock
  • worm
  • frog
  • etc
* If you do have living organisms, such as fungi, animals, or plants, make sure to leave fungi alone, release animals back into their habitat, and leave living plants in their place. This is just so we can protect the environment. 

If you want to try another version of the scavenger hunt, you can hide things (cones, buckets, shovels, toys, etc) around your yard and have the kids find those instead.  


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lack of posts :(

I apologize to everyone for my lack of posts over the past month or so. I got really busy and just didn't have much time to host day camp or come up with activities. But don't worry. I plan to start day camp up again tomorrow or if that ends up not working out, then sometime next week. This means I'll have new ideas for you all really soon :) Thank you for reading and keep checking back for some fun, new activities!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


After a school year full of hard work and learning for everyone, I was ready to start Camp Kt back-up again ASAP and I'm sure the kids were just as ready for fun activities as I was! Therefore, last Friday at 10:30 AM I was ready to go with a fully planned out 2 and a half hour day camp! Friday's participants were as follows...

  • My siblings: Abby, Sam, and Jordan
  • 3 out of 4 of my cousins: Keegan, Delaney, and Maddie 
  • And last but not least... Delaney's friend Jessie
The top three favorite activities of the day were as follows...

Art: Summer Activity Collage
What you need: Crayons or colored pencils and printer paper
What to do: fill the entire printer paper with a bunch of small pictures of summer activities (it doesn't need to be one big picture where everything flows together it should be a bunch mini sections of different drawings.)

Sports Game: World Cup/World Poacher
What you need: a couple of soccer balls, a soccer goal, which can just be a boundary marked off by cones or coats or whatever you have, and at least 3 kids for world poacher and at least 6 for world cup, although it's way more fun with more
What to do: Toss a soccer ball or two (depending on the amount of kids) out into the playing space and the kids have to try to get the ball and score. When you score step off to the side and wait for the next round. The last team/individual to score is out of the cup. In the final round (when there are two teams/individuals left in the cup) the first team to score wins!

Camp Activity: Six Flags
what you need: 12 cones or other objects
What to do: divide the playing space in half and divide the number of kids in half to create two teams. Create an end zone at the back end of each half and place six cones/other objects in each end zone. The object of the game is to get all 12 cones/other objects into your end zone at once. You do this by running into the other team's end zone and taking one cone at a time back to your end zone. Defend the cones in your end zone by tagging the players that run to your side to get them into jail. Once a player is in your end zone, you can't tag them until they come back out. Once a player is in jail, they can't get out until a teammate comes and tags them out (one person at a time).

I encourage all of you to try these activities with your kids because I'm sure they will enjoy them! Feel free to comment on your opinion of these activities. More activities coming soon!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer: So Close...yet so far

Summer is here! Although, it did seem like school dragged on forever... at least it seemed that way to me. I got out last Friday...Thank Goodness! But the last few weeks of school went by so slowly. Teachers were trying to cram every last bit of information into our heads before they released us to freedom! The suspense of summer made all the work seem a lot harder because everyone was ready to be done before our brains could explode! But, the work load slowed to a stop, life is got easier, and summer vacation finally arrived. I don't know if any of your kids feel all this stress or exhaustion, particularly the older ones, but if so I would recommend for them to keep working hard so all the work ends faster and the teachers ease up. My family and I left for Sunriver Resort in Oregon on Saturday and came home today. It was a great vacation! there were all kinds activities, such as hiking, biking, swimming, etc. One particularly cool thing we did was hike through a massive lava cave that was really deep underground. It was formed by a lava flow 100,000 years ago when Newberry Volcano erupted. Another really fun adventure was mountain biking down a volcano while stopping at many spots along the Paulina River. The water was freezing cold!!! But, it was still awesome because we got to swim, jump in, get carried out from under a waterfall by the current, and sliding down rocks with the current into deeper water! The weather there was nice throughout our entire stay :) I highly recommend Sunriver Resort as a place to go! I will be starting Camp Kt back up again really soon so keep checking back for new posts with Camp Kt activity reports.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring is in Bloom

Well, it's April. There's rain, there's sun, there's strong winds, and refreshing breezes that whistle and whoosh through the tree branches. Trees and flowers are in full bloom. Beautiful white and pink blossoms are sprouting on the trees and flowers are popping up every which way. Everything from hand planted plants to weeds seem to be everywhere you look, in the grass, in the dirt, in the house, in the forest, etc. Speaking of flowers here's a fun flowery craft to do with your little ones...

Tissue Paper Flowers

Things You'll Need:
  • Tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • A miniature flower pot per participant
  • Crayola Washable Paint 
  • Possibly paintbrushes 
  • Green pipe cleaners
What to do
  1. Use the Crayola Washable Paint to paint the kids' hands or fingers
  2. The kids then can put hand prints and finger prints all over the outside of their pot
  3. Make sure to throughly wash the hands before touching or continuing the project
  4. You can also just paint the pots one solid color with paint brushes if you don't want to use the hand and finger print method. (strips, polka-dots, etc work too).
  5. Let the paint dry completely 
  6. Meanwhile, have the kids choose a few different colors of tissue paper
  7. Have them take a couple pieces of one or more colors and hold all the pieces together at the bottom
  8. Twist them together to form a swirly flower shape
  9. Take a green pipe cleaner and wrap and tie it around the center of the swirl to create a stem for the flower
  10. Repeat a few times
  11. Twist all the stems together at the bottom 
  12. Put the whole thing into the pot when the pot has dried entirely
  13. Place the pots on a windowsill for a decoration
This would be a good May Day project or Mother's Day Gift!