Under the Sea: Closing Campfire

Thank you for participating in Under the Sea! Download your certificate and post your accomplishments to social media with the hashtag #KTSea

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Thank you for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

We hope you found the week a valuable learning experience for your family. Please post your accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #KTSea.

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Please join us next week for Sports of All Sorts.

Lanette

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 

 

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Under the Sea: Closing Campfire
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire
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Sports of All Sorts.










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Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Spelling You See® is a curriculum produced by Demme Learning and designed to guide students through the developmental stages of spelling. In the phonetic stage, students learn to associate letters and sounds by writing words. In later stages, students learn to spell commonly-used words by copying interesting passages and “chunking” (color-coding) letter combinations. These activities help students commit the correct spellings of words to memory.

 

Today, have your elementary-aged campers choose one of these two passages to read: Seahorses or The Vikings (great sea explorers). 

 

Read the "Seahorses" and "The Vikings" passages from Spelling You See.

 

After your camper has read the chosen passage, help him think of a creative way to present the information to the rest of the family, such as:

  • Writing, directing, and presenting a play
  • Performing a dramatic reading of the passage, with props, if desired
  • Creating a slide show for the passage

 

If you have a younger camper, print out a copy of this activity page [link to preschool page]. Then read the passage to the camper and point out the following words:

  • Seahorses: fish, but, not, neck, grass
  • The Vikings: ships, long, hull, land, had

 

Dictate the words for your camper to write in the letter boxes at the bottom of the activity page. (Note how the shaded boxes help with vowel placement.)

 

Print out a copy of this activity page for your younger camper.

 

Then have your camper draw a picture in the box at the top of the page to illustrate the passage.

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Under the Sea: Opening Ceremony
Under the Sea: App Connections
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire (7/16)

 

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Under the Sea: App Connections

Explore these great apps as we continue through Under the Sea.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Journey Into the Deep

Read KinderTown's review of Journey Into the Deep.

Ever wonder what scientists who are researching our oceans are discovering? Check out the app, Journey into the Deep where scientists’ latest findings are recorded and shared. The app is organized into chapters, and children can explore all eight chapters that include text and interactive areas along with fascinating videos. This app is appropriate for children ages 8 and above. The text in the app is complex and some children may need the assistance of an adult to read all of it, or to understand the information more clearly. Journey Into the Deep is $2.99 and available for iPad.

 

Otter On His Own

Read KinderTown's review of Otter On His Own.

This digital storybook portrays the life of a sea otter and her new baby. Throughout the story, there are interwoven facts about sea otters. The digital story provides options to have it read aloud or to read it myself. The story can be enjoyed by children ages 3-8 and is $2.99.

 

 

 

 

ABC Aquarium

Read KinderTown's review of ABC Aquarium.

ABC Aquarium brings research and discovery to the youngest learners. Traditional encyclopedia-style presentations combined with videos, interactive activities and quality images makes the ABC apps from Peapod Labs truly special. The pictures are captivating and appropriate for young learners. The app is organized with pictures with an ocean theme in ABC order. Your child will be learning letters and words along with interesting facts about ocean animals and plants. ABC Aquarium is appropriate for children ages 3-6, and is $2.99.

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 


Related Blog Posts

Under the Sea: Opening Ceremony
Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire (7/16)

 

Next Series: Sports of All Sorts.


 

 


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Under the Sea: Opening Ceremony

This week’s theme is Under the Sea. Watch the introductory video and download the weekly planner.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

This week’s theme is Under the Sea. Watch the introductory video below, and download the weekly planner.

 

Learn how to make an egg carton coral reef, learn about endangered sea animals, and lots more during our Under the Sea summer camp.

 

 

Remember there is not one right way to conduct camp. Complete as much or as little as you can. We hope your family engages in many of the learning experiences we have laid out for the week, but the key is to do things together!

 

Be sure to post your accomplishments online by using the hashtag #KTSea. We’d love to know what you are up to! Check back on the blog each weekday to see what others have done, app connections, and additional activities.

 

Thanks for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!
Lanette

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Under the Sea: App Connections
Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire (7/16)

 

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No Place Like Home: Closing Campfire

Thank you for participating in No Place Like Home! Download your certificate and post your accomplishments to social media with the hashtag #KTHome

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Thank you for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

We hope you found the week a valuable learning experience for your family. Please post your accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #KTHome.

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Please join us next week for Under the Sea.

Lanette

 

No Place Like Home Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony
No Place Like Home: App Connections
No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day

 

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No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Spelling You See® is a curriculum produced by Demme Learning and designed to guide students through the developmental stages of spelling. In the phonetic stage, students learn to associate letters and sounds by writing words. In later stages, students learn to spell commonly-used words by copying interesting passages and “chunking” (color-coding) letter combinations. These activities help students commit the correct spellings of words to memory.

 

Today, have your elementary-aged campers choose one of these two passages to read: Pioneer Children or The Aztecs.

 

Read the "Pioneer Children" and "Aztecs" passages from Spelling You See.

Both passages focus on the experience of moving to a new home and making a life there. After your camper has read the chosen passage, help him think of a creative way to present the information to the rest of the family, such as:

  • Writing, directing, and presenting a play
  • Performing a dramatic reading of the passage, with props, if desired
  • Creating a slide show for the passage

 

If you have a younger camper, print out a copy of this activity page.

 

Print out a copy of this activity page for your younger camper.

Then read the passage to the camper and point out the following words:

  • Pioneer Children: thing, pack, fill, stuck
  • The Aztecs: land, plant, crops, rich

 

Dictate the words for your camper to write in the letter boxes at the bottom of the activity page. (Note how the shaded boxes help with vowel placement.) Then have your camper draw a picture in the box at the top of the page to illustrate the passage.

 

No Place Like Home Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony
No Place Like Home: App Connections
No Place Like Home Closing Campfire

 

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No Place Like Home: App Connections

Explore these great apps as we continue through No Place Like Home.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Learning within the theme of “homes” is a natural, easy way for children to relate to others across cultures, try new things, and explore new places via technology.

 

Homes

Read KinderTown's review of Homes.

Homes is a wonderful app from Tinybop, a developer focused on play and the natural curiosity of children. In this app, they have developed interactive homes across the world for kids to play in and discover new facts about other cultures. There are four different homes across the globe represented at the time of this review: United States, Guatemala, Yemen, and Mongolia. Once a location is chosen, a child can begin to explore the house. A sliding window bar allows you to peer inside the home. Tap on areas of the home to zoom in on the room. Once inside the individual rooms, children can play with the objects. For example, a room in a house in Yemen has a musical instrument to play with, tea cups and a pitcher to serve tea, and pillows on the floor to rearrange. The app begs kids to ask questions like “How do others live?” “What makes up a home?” The app can easily be changed to several different languages, encouraging children to listen to other languages and learn new words. When talking with the creators, KinderTown learned about the extensive research that went into creating authenticity in the app. In addition, check out the Homes Handbook, which provides lots of facts and questions to ask your kids. The app is based on free exploration, so children can explore at their own pace and follow their interests as well. This app is a great way to learn about other cultures through the home environment which is familiar to young kids. The app is $3.99 and appropriate for children ages 3-8.

 

My PlayHome

Read KinderTown's review of My PlayHome.

My PlayHome is a digital playhouse that inspires conversation, role playing, and collaborative interaction. Manipulate a variety of character dolls throughout every room in your house. Plenty of interactive elements in each room make the play dynamic and keep this app long-lasting. An excellent app that lets kids take ownership of their play through exploration, storytelling and role playing. My PlayHome does an excellent job of adding rooms and characters with free updates. The app is $3.99 and does not include in-app purchases or advertisement, just lots of fresh ways for your child to create and explore. The app is for iPhone and iPad and is appropriate for children ages 3-6.

 

Duckie Deck Family Photo

Read KinderTown's review of Duckie Deck Family Photo.
Duckie Deck Family Photo is a simple app that young children can easily navigate and create their own family photo within the app.  The app has simple tools to create a portrait of each member of your family individually or together. Children can manipulate expressions, facial features, hair styles, and even earrings. Let your child take creative control, and they can enjoy creating portraits. The app is $2.99 and appropriate for children ages 3-6.

 

No Place Like Home Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony
No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day (7/8)
No Place Like Home Closing Campfire (7/9)

 

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No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony

This week’s theme is No Place Like Home. Watch the introductory video and download the weekly planner.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

This week’s theme is No Place Like Home. Watch the introductory video below, and download the weekly planner.

 

Learn how to make a family coat of arms, practice home safety, and read a book from our suggested reading list during our No Place Like Home summer camp.

 

 

Remember there is not one right way to conduct camp. Complete as much or as little as you can. We hope your family engages in many of the learning experiences we have laid out for the week, but the key is to do things together!

 

Be sure to post your accomplishments online by using the hashtag #KTHome. We’d love to know what you are up to! Check back on the blog each weekday to see what others have done, app connections, and additional activities.

 

Thanks for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!
Lanette

 

No Place Like Home Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: App Connections
No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day (7/8)
No Place Like Home Closing Campfire (7/9)

 

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America: Closing Campfire

Thank you for participating in America! Download your certificate and post your accomplishments to social media with the hashtag #KTAmerica

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Thank you for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

We hope you found the week a valuable learning experience for your family. Please post your accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #KTAmerica.

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Please join us next week for No Place Like Home.

Lanette

 

Crayola Color Alive! Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer/patriotic activity and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTAmerica or upload them below to enter.

 


Related Blog Posts

America: Opening Ceremony (6/26)
America: App Connections (6/29)
America: Demme Learning Day (7/1)

 

Next series: No Place Like Home.

 



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America: Demme Learning Day

Learn about American history and spelling with these printable and instructions.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Spelling You See® is a curriculum produced by Demme Learning and designed to guide students through the developmental stages of spelling. In the phonetic stage, students learn to associate letters and sounds by writing words. In later stages, students learn to spell commonly-used words by copying interesting passages and “chunking” (color-coding) letter combinations. These activities help students commit the correct spellings of words to memory.

 

Today, have your elementary-aged campers choose one of these two passages to read:
The Liberty Bell” or “America the Beautiful.

 

After your camper has read the chosen passage, help him think of a creative way to present the information to the rest of the family, such as:

 

  • Writing, directing, and presenting a play
  • Performing a dramatic reading of the passage, with props, if desired
  • Creating a slide show for the passage

 

If you have a younger camper, print out a copy of this activity page. Then read the passage to the camper and point out the following words:

 

  • The Liberty Bell: bell, stand, rung, crack, fix
  • “America the Beautiful”: top, back, song

 

Dictate the words for your camper to write in the letter boxes at the bottom of the activity page. (Note how the shaded boxes help with vowel placement.) Then have your camper draw a picture in the box at the top of the page to illustrate the passage.

 

Crayola Color Alive! Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer/patriotic activity and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTAmerica or upload them below to enter.

 

America: Opening Ceremony (6/26)
America: App Connections (6/29)
America: Closing Campfire (7/2)

 

Next series: No Place Like Home.

 



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