It is now that time... the kids are in their jammies, 'Smores galore have been eaten, and we are all ready to rough it tonight. Here are the deets from our daytime campout!
|First we watched the new Sid episode, "Sid's Backyard Campout", and thus inspired, we all went outside to have fun.|
|Here is Violet, ready to rough it in our paved backyard wilderness.|
|We all made Reese's 'Smores, which means we substituted Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the chocolate, and I have to say it was FANTASTIC.|
|Since we do live in the desert and this is Vegas, there may or may not have also been a dead body involved.|
|After the 'Smores, I passed out Nature Journals and a pencil to all the kids (I used Composition notebooks, $1 ea. at Target). Then we went on a Nature Scavenger Hunt!|
|First on the scavenger hunt was to look for 3 different kinds of insects and draw them in our journals.|
|The next task was to find different kinds of animals and draw the ones you found. The bad news: no one found a desert kangaroo. The good news: No one found a scorpion, either.|
|The final task on our Nature Scavenger Hunt was to observe a flower or leaf and draw it in the journal, leaving it untouched in its habitat, just as Sid tells us to do.|
|Here is Violet, post-'Smores, drawing in her nature journal in the tent.|
Be sure to watch tomorrow's episode at 11am on Vegas PBS and plan your own easy, fun backyard campout. I promise your kids will love it, and all it requires from you is: 1) 'Smores, 2) a Nature Scavenger Hunt, and the optional #3) a tent!
Here are the details on the new Sid episode:
Premier episode: June 20th at 11AM on Vegas PBS 10 and 710 Cox Cable 10.1
Encore broadcasts: June 24th, July 12th, July 27th and August 19th.