One water tub held water and large sea animals while another had sand and sand toys. The latter was tucked under the loft, behind a fish shower curtain - sort of like being in an aquarium!
One of our other favorite things to do with slime is blow bubbles!
There were several sea captains expertly steering their ships through rough waters. We took a trip to Seattle and another one to Africa! The children enjoyed being in the loft all week long.
There were a variety of ocean puzzles for children to choose from, including a rather challenging jigsaw puzzle. Once we helped with the border, the children completed the inside. They put it together every single day!
Our "Help Yourself" area had some "oceany" collage materials available, and the children know that they can always go to the shelves for anything they want to use in their creations.
We did a 2-step art project Tuesday and Wednesday. Children water colored a piece of paper using blue, and/or green watercolor and then sprinkled salt over it before setting it aside to dry. The next day they stamped fish shadows.
On Friday everyone made an "ocean in a bottle". They mixed water and blue watercolor together, added shells and glitter, and then topped it off with baby oil. Once their lid was taped tightly to the top, they decorated their bottles with stickers.
Our snacks this week included string cheese cut to look like octopuses (the children thought they also looked like jellyfish or squid) with goldfish, shark's teeth (white cheddar cheese cut in triangles), dried seaweed, graham cracker aquariums (crackers with blue frosting) with a fish, an eel, and bubbles (cheerios) and finally on Friday we ate fishing poles (pretzels) with worms or fish dangling from them.
We took some beach balls outside as well.
Along with all of the "Under the Sea" themed toys and activities there were also favorite toys like Legos, blocks and other builders available all week. It was great to see children from different classrooms playing and laughing together!
We hope your children enjoyed camp! Have a WONDERFUL summer!
Teachers Lisa, Candice and Jennifer