WEEK ONE: June13-17 Mother Earth We’ll discover what plants need to grow as we mix soil and plant seedlings, and discover creatures beneath the surface such as worms, ants, and bugs! We will create wooly earthworms and paint plant pots for our seedlings.
WEEK TWO: June20-24 In our Little Garden Bed Time will be spent in the garden weeding, cultivating, and harvesting early crops. We will make a recycled bottle feeder to hang in the garden and one to take home.
WEEK THREE: June 27-July 1 Meadow Folk Who lives in the lower meadow? How do we care for them and share the land? This week we will make birdhouses for our feathered friends.
**July 5-8 There will be no summer camp this week! Happy Fourth of July!**
WEEK FOUR: July11-15 Forest Fowl With stories, songs, and circle-time about the flying creatures of the forest, we’ll explore day and night creatures, friends and foes, and how they live together. We will make a lovely bird mobile.
WEEK FIVE: July 18-22 Water Wonder Although every week includes water play, this week focuses on the creatures of the water and, of course, boats! There will be tales of enchanted fish and adventures beneath the sea. We will construct wooden boats to sail at the brook and take home. The children will also experience a Rainbow Fish puppet play.
WEEK SIX: July25-29 Creatures of Field and Forest This week we get to know Squirrel Nutkin and Chippy the red squirrel. We will visit “The Bear’s Big Woods,” and find evidence of the many creatures who share the forest with us. We will construct simple fairy houses during this week of outdoor exploration.
WEEK SEVEN: August1-5 Flying Things A look up reveals not only the many different birds who live in our playground, but also the variety of seeds and insects passing by. We will have time to use whirly gigs and kites, to make wonderful monster bubbles, and to make ribbon wands to take home.
WEEK EIGHT: August 8-12 Harvest Creations By mid-August some of the foliage is drying and the landscape is just beginning to change. Vegetables are ripening and new harvests make themselves ready. We will weave grasses into dolls and turn vegetables into instruments.
WEEK NINE: August 15-19 All Things Apple This week will focus on the many ways to enjoy apples, from apple art to apple pie. We will harvest, cook, dry, and carve apples, apples, and more apples. The children will create beautiful apple art projects to take home, and hopefully some dried apples as well.