Our summer science class this year isn’t very outdoorsy. The whole reason I initiated summer science four years ago was that I wanted the Littles to be able to get some Hands-On, Outside, Science Stuff Experience. It has served us well over the years, making summer school seem less like school. And even though it seems just as un-school-like as ever this year, that’s because they’re talking about and playing video games. Screen-time science. Important, I know, if they want to be able to function in today’s world. But how am I to get them outside for some screen-less lessons when we’re studying code?
Well, the perfect solution is a backyard camping trip. We did this last year, and it was so much fun we are still talking about it. We took a Saturday and I set it up like a summer camp, with crafts and activities and a tent set up on the trampoline (because Mama’s back wasn’t up to the cold, hard ground). This year we have a camper we can sleep in for our summer camp because the trampoline may actually have been worse than the ground!
Last year’s itinerary was so fun I thought I’d share my ideas with you.