Camp Lieb – Day 1 Friendship Day

Day 1 of Camp Lieb was a blast. I planned for our first day to be Friendship Day basing our activities around the book, The Rainbow Fish. It was a great idea except we don’t own the book and I couldn’t find it anywhere. I requested the book from the library a week ago but it still wasn’t available. Luckily I found an online reading of The Rainbow Fish by Ernest Borgnine.

So we started our day with the Rainbow Fish. then we created camp t-shirts using fabric markers. I bought some supplies to tie dye but it seemed too messy with 3 small boys.

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After we designed our shirts we ate rainbow Goldfish for a snack and watched an episode of Daniel Tiger (Friends Help Each Other) on Netflix Streaming. We also played outside and with the LeapFrog LeapReaders for a little free time play.

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Then we had an interactive lunch where they boys made their own pizzas using english muffins for the base. After lunch was quiet time and nap time. The boys read, watched a little TV and played with Legos. Then we wrote letters to our friends and new pen pals.

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Next, we created our own Rainbow fish. I pre-cut paper plates and glued them to look like fish. I also pre-cut scales from construction paper and foil. This allowed for the boys to just assemble the fish using a glue stick.

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I then helped the boys assemble Friendship Snack which is basically a trail mix we created using various snacks we had on hand. I explained to the boys that even though all of the individual snacks were good on their own they were even better together… just like friends. We included rainbow Goldfish, Chex, raisins, chocolate chips and Teddy Grahams.

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We had initially planned to go the pool after Simon woke up from his nap but sleepyhead slept until Joe got home from work and the weather was looking iffy so we just stayed home. We ate dinner (salads with chicken) and then made S’mores for dessert because no day at camp in complete without S’mores.

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The boys had been asking to make S’more all summer and were slightly disappointed that we didn’t roast them over a fire but we didn’t have a good place to make a safe fire for them to roast so I baked them in the oven. Oven S’more are just a tasty. Noah was very surprised at how messy the S’mores were and took a little convincing to get him to pick it up but once he took a bite he was hooked.

Overall, day one of Camp Lieb was a success.

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