Preschool Story Time: We’re Going Camping!

Preschool Story Time: We’re Going Camping!

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Summer time isn’t complete without a camp out, even if it is just in the living room.  For this story time, we’re focusing on camping.

Story Time  Camping Theme

The books we originally were hoping to get weren’t available at the library when we needed them, so we did a little improvising!

Books

Camping Theme: Preschool Story Time

We were thinking about using (but couldn’t get):

  • PigPig goes to Camp
  • Fred and Ted go Camping

Songs and Fingerplays

Craft

For the craft, we were hoping to do a campfire CD inspired by Spoonful, but the test craft turned out a bit disastrous.  Turns out, you really need hot glue to get those rocks to stay and we certainly wouldn’t be pulling out the glue guns at story time!

Campfire CD

 

Instead, we went with the tissue paper fire on construction paper, inspired by this picture on Pinterest.  Here’s the run-down.

Camping Preschool Story Time

 

What You Need:

  • Popsicle Craft sticks  (mini ones if possible)
  • Tissue Paper (red, yellow, orange), cut into small squares
  • Construction Paper (preferably black)
  • Glue

What You Do:

Have kids glue their Popsicle sticks (fire wood) into place on their construction paper.

Campfire Craft

 

 

Have them take the squares of tissue paper, squish them up, and then place them on the “fire wood” to create a camp fire.

Preschool Story Time: Camping

When the fire was complete, we had kids put a rock on their picture to let it dry while they played on the nearby playground.

Camping Preschool Story Time

Happy Reading!

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