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Friday, July 27, 2012

What do you do when you camp?

What do you do when you go camping?

When we camp with our friends, we want to do fun things together.  We go for hikes, swim, play games, and eat good food.

We especially want to enjoy the outdoors.  Sometimes we bring our canoe and paddle around the lake.  We also like to hike the nature trails.  We like to watch animals.  We like to be detectives to see what we can learn.

Because Mom likes to take photographs, one of our favorite things to do is to play "scavenger hunt."  First, we learn about the kinds of plants and animals living in the park we visit.  Then Mom makes a list of treasures to find.

The list normally has three or four different things on it.  Then we split into teams and try to take photos of everything on the list.  Sometimes the list has birds on it.  Sometimes the list has plants on it.  Sometimes the list has special kinds of rocks.  Sometimes we have lots of different kinds of things on our list.  Have you ever had a scavenger hunt like ours?

Here's a sample of what we do... when we were in Olympic National Park last year, we had a scavenger hunt.  Our list included taking a photo of a big tree, a pretty flower, and something in the water.  Here's what Mom found:
Dad and me in front of a big tree.
Pretty flowers
Me... in the water!!!
We found some great ideas for camping activities and nature hikes for you to try.  Just click on one of thes sites to start having fun:  

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