Here are some scenes from my final week at summer camp. We read a lot of African folk tales and did art projects that had some kind of tie to African culture.
(Above) This first project is always a favorite: dip-dyed paper squares that resemble a tie-dye look. It's very simple and hard to mess up. The kids love watching the colors mix and unfolding the paper to discovers a lovely design.
(Below) Watercolor birds. Last year I found this pretty painting with an African folk painting bird on it that I had the kids recreate. It went so well I did the project again this year.
Yesterday's project had more to do with traditional African colors and patterns.
These past few weeks of camp have been a delight. It's fun for me to interact with younger kids, and it's good for Magoo to have some job responsibilities. We had a little structure in our days, and now we'll shift into something looser for a couple weeks until Magoo's pottery camp starts.
Since the heat wave is almost over, I won't have to get up at 5:30 to open all the windows and cook, either. That'll be nice.
Have a great weekend!