Mix It Up Monday #12
The sun is shining, the temperatures are hot, and summer is right around the corner. To help keep things campy, we’ve got a sweet treat, a fun activity, and something a little messy and artsy to keep you busy all week long. And because we want to keep everyone’s brains churning, we’ve even added some CHIence this week as a little bonus. So enjoy this Mix It Up Monday and don’t forget to check out the previous Mix It Up Mondays for more activities to keep everyone campy.
Something Tasty: Campfire Cones
Here is a delicious, sweet, fully customizable treat you can make on the grill, in the oven or even over a campfire! The options are endless but oh so tasty!
Ingredients & Supplies:
-12 sugar or waffle cones
-1 bag of mini marshmallows
-12 oz chocolate chips
-Other fun treats you like (butterscotch chips, m&ms, Oreos, sprinkles, peanut butter, etc.
1. Preheat your grill to medium-low or build a small fire in your fire pit. No grill or fire? No problem- preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
2. Fill each cone with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and whatever other treats you want.
3. Wrap it all up in aluminum foil.
4. Place on the grill or in the fire and try to keep away from direct flames, so it gets heated, but doesn’t get scorched. Cook for 7-10 minutes.
5. Unwrap and enjoy! But be careful- it should be nice and hot inside.
Something Artsy & Messy: Water Balloon Splatter Painting
Fill up some water balloons and add in some watered-down liquid watercolor paint. Hang up a poster board or place it on the ground, and now the fun part… throw your balloons at the poster and create some awesome splattered effects. Be sure to pick up all the balloon pieces afterwards.
Something Active: Outdoor Bowling
With bowling alleys still closed, here is a fun way to recreate a fun family favorite outdoors or indoors at home! Grab 10 like items that can be knocked over: water/soda bottles, stuffed animals, whatever you can find… and a ball. Then setup your bowling alley however you want- a straight line, bumpers or obstacles, etc. the choice is yours! You can be as creative as you want and make up your own rules or make each makeshift pin worth different amount of points. The only mandatory rule is to have fun while you play!
Some CHI-ence: Make A Tornado
Many schools are done for the year, and more will end this week. A great thing at camp is that you get to learn in different ways, so we’ve got a little Chi-ence to keep your brains going this week. Here is a link to a really simple and fun science experiment, or as we like to call it Chi-ence experiment! Make your own tornado in a bottle!
-2 One-Ounce Liter Bottles
-Food Coloring (optional)
You can even combine Camryn’s lava lamp tutorial (below) with this fun experiment:
Looking for more ways to keep things campy? Check out previous Mix It Up Mondays as well as Channel J.