Monday, July 12, 2010

Camping With Kids

Hey Liza! Looking for fun?
The Oma kit has the makings for
Fire Power!

~Give each kid a magnifying glass.
~Gather round the cold campfire (or any rocks)
~Each kid makes a tiny pile of twigs and scraps for kindling.

~Position the magnifying glass to catch some rays.
~ Sing "Here Comes the Sun" whenever he peeks out from behind a cloud.
~Coax him with "You are my Sunshine."
~Repeat the magic chant: "Come on baby, light my fire . . ." whenever a ray appears.
~Direct the sun through the magnifying glass onto kindling you've lovingly put together.
~ Watch for smoke wisps above your piece of napkin.

"Hey, I'm thmokin, don't you think?"

~If you are a smokin-hot 2nd grader, that lucky old sun might shine for a second right through your magnifying glass.

~Finally, you scream giddily, "FIRE!!" For you, city slicker that you are, have created fire without a match.

Then, you sleep in the sunshine.


Diane said...

What a fun activity. You are forging strong memories with your grands.

Kay Dennison said...

Cute!!!!!!!! You are the best oma!!!!

Grandma Shelley said...

Brave Oma! I have been afraid to teach this one. It would be like handing a couple of my grands a box of matches! Did the kids keep the magnifying glasses?

I guess a great opportunity to teach safety too! Looks like lots of fun.

Grandma Lizzie said...

How fun, especially singing the hits from the 60's. I would be the only one singing.