This past summer GoodGrandma℠ held a dinosaur themed Grandma’s Camp for grandson, Rife. It was four full days and three nights of dinosaur fun!
- PRE-CAMP IDEAS: Start by creating an agenda or itinerary. Once plans are in place, print the schedule on themed dinosaur paper. When considering camp projects, activities, and gifts, I can’t help of think of the quote, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” All projects and themed gifts have a place, inside a personalized canvas tote. I had my mom, Grandma Connie, personalize the tote, as well as a pillowcase for Rife. Both made for great camp souvenirs. To go along with the pillowcase, I found glow in the dark dinosaur pajamas. Last, but not least, I purchased a Jurassic Park shirt as his camp shirt.
- DINOSAUR CAMP IDEAS: Rife wrote in his dinosaur journal each day. We learned interesting facts about dinosaurs in Weird But True! Dinosaurs book. We played Uno Jurassic World, colored free printable dinosaur pictures, and made funny Make-a-Face Sticker dinosaurs. One of the highlights of the camp was the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit. Rife loved digging for his own fossils. Rife enjoyed having Papa Rich and my attention all to himself. Especially when we went swimming, played Wii Just Dance, and visited the local dinosaur museum.
- POST CAMP IDEAS: Of course, lots of pictures were taken during Rife’s Grandma’s Camp. I printed the photos and arranged them in a dinosaur photo album. This IDEA gives Rife a way to remember all of the fun we had together.
- RECA(M)P IDEAS: To recap the dinosaur camp, one change would be the length of the camp. Rife wanted to attend for two weeks, but we settled on four days. For Papa and me, I think a three days is best. Also, although there’s an itinerary, we did not do everything listed. In fact, I over planned. It’s important to remember to be flexible. Two other important IDEAS when holding a camp, sleeping and eating are two items you stick to the schedule. Hangry grandchildren is not a good IDEA!
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