Thursday, November 19, 2009

something we think is really fun...

building a "campfire" at line time


Here's our favorite campfire game:

Lying in my sleeping bag, I couldn't fall asleep...
the wind began to blow and the bugs began to creep,
so I roooolled to the left {roll hands and point to the left with thumb}
and I rooooolled to the right {roll hands and point to the right},
and I heard every sound you can hear at night! {we whisper this last part}
{from Chants, Fingerplays, & Stories by Bev Bos}

Then we take turns saying what we've heard
and repeating the sound that whatever we've heard makes.

A sampling of what we've heard:

wolves
bears
the campfire crackling
grasshoppers
mice
volcanoes erupting
deer
tigers
sharks


Our campfire is made out of stones, sticks and tissue paper.
{A flashlight tucked underneath creates the glowing effect.}

Sometimes we lay by the fire and read books like

'Til the Cows Come Home
and
Cowboy Small


Oh, and did I mention it snowed?
A lot?!

{enough said, right?}

9 comments:

  1. Awesome!
    Thanks for sharing. We will try this for sure!

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  2. That is so fun! We have a lot of snow as well.

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  3. Love the campfire! I may be saving this one up my sleeve to surprise the girls with when we get our first snow of the year!!

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  4. That campfire is great! My daughters love to play camping and use their sleeping bags. We will have to make a campfire next time.

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  5. my boys will love this!!! with marshmallows on sticks added in. :)

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  6. great campfire!
    and hope we will get some snow too this year :)

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  7. You have so beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the campfire. What a great idea. We will definitely have to try that at home!

    I have a blog award for you, stop by and pick it up.

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    Casey, The Wonder Years

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