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I’ve partnered with some amazing mom bloggers to bring you the Summer Camp At Home series to inspire and motivate you to create fun learning activities for your children while they’re home for the summer. So stay tuned!
Summer is in full swing and Jay, the tween is out of school. Before summer camp started, we were doing all kinds of things outside of our normal routine to stay cool and have fun.
Jay loves science and everything about animals. She’s torn between becoming a veterinarian and a chef. Thank goodness she still has time to make a decision! I thought broadening her horizons with dinosaur related activities would be super cool. We really had fun playing around with dinosaurs for a few weeks.
If you’re searching for cool dinosaur themed activities for your summer campers this summer, definitely give it a try and let your inner kid be your guide.
Here’s a list of easy, low-cost activities you can do every day, or as your schedule permits. You can select one or two fun activities to do each day, or select a variety based on what your summer campers want to do.
1. Create A Colorful Dinosaur Poster Or Mood Board With Stickers.
We had so much fun creating this mood board because we’re both very creative. It was actually exciting. There were moments of silence because we didn’t know what to put down next. And, there were moments where we’d just laugh out loud because someone would do something silly.
2. Play With Dinosaur Foam.
The best thing about this foam was Jay picked it out at Michaels on clearance, and we spent a few hours putting everything together. Aren’t they super cute?
3. Paint Dinosaurs.
4. Play Dinosaur Memory Game.
5. Color Life Size Dinosaurs. (I’m sure this was meant to be my fav)
6. Go On A Dinosaur Dig.
As you’ve already seen, boys and girls can really have fun with dinosaurs. Give them a chance and you may be surprised.
Jay enjoyed being a book buddy in fourth and fifth grade. She also kept all of her book buddy projects and funny stories about teaching, helping, and reading to the kindergarten through second grade kids. She loved it! And, we found some amazing books! To keep your little campers interested in reading, let them choose books they’d like to read. You can borrow books from the library, or purchase them inexpensively online.
It’s hard for kids to focus on anything important when they’re hungry. So we decided to enjoy a few snacks along the way. It can’t hurt right? The first project my junior chef (Jay) did was make dinosaur chocolate chip cookies. The funny part was that we forgot to add the cute, edible eyes. Lol. We Enjoyed Fresh Kids pretzel stix while we worked on our mood board and baked our eyeless cookies.
2. Jay’s Dinosaur Chocolate Chip Cookies
5. Jay’s Dinosaur Watermelon
Jay officially turned 13 and wasn’t feeling very camera ready. We also had a few EXTRA tween issues, and our watermelon T-Rex fell apart every time we reshaped it. But, we made it. Sigh!
I hope I’ve given you a bit of inspiration as you go into July with your summer campers. I also hope that you’re creative with your dinosaur theme, and any other learning related activities your summer campers are enjoying this summer. Don’t forget to follow our dinosaur activity Pinterest board for more activities.
How do you keep your kids active and happy during their summer break?