Camp Scugog

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Camp Scugog has brought the fun of camp to you this Spring Break! Although we can't see you in person, enjoy some of the fun crafts, snacks and activities we had planned in the News Feed below.

Our recreational sport partner, Sportball, will be offering FREE live virtual classes on April 13 and April 15. Use the links provided under FREE Sportball Virtual Classes to pre-register to ensure you have a spot.

Don't forget to leave a message or post a picture of the activity you enjoyed below under Stories!

Please note: Children should always ask permission and be supervised by a parent/guardian before starting any activities.

Camp Scugog has brought the fun of camp to you this Spring Break! Although we can't see you in person, enjoy some of the fun crafts, snacks and activities we had planned in the News Feed below.

Our recreational sport partner, Sportball, will be offering FREE live virtual classes on April 13 and April 15. Use the links provided under FREE Sportball Virtual Classes to pre-register to ensure you have a spot.

Don't forget to leave a message or post a picture of the activity you enjoyed below under Stories!

Please note: Children should always ask permission and be supervised by a parent/guardian before starting any activities.

  • Static Butterfly Craft

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    Materials

    • Construction paper
    • Tissue paper
    • Glue
    • Googly eyes
    • Balloon

    Instructions

    1. Cut out a body shape for your butterfly out of construction paper
    2. Cut out two wings from the tissue paper
    3. Glue only the sides of the wings to your butterfly body
    4. Decorate your butterfly
    5. Blow up your balloon and rub on your head, clothes or carpet then wave over the wings
    6. The butterfly wings will start to flap
  • Paper Tie Dye

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    Materials

    • White paper
    • Shaving cream (foam)
    • Food colouring
    • Paper plate (or container for mixing)
    • Popsicle stick (for mixing)
    • Gloves

    Instructions

    1. Put on gloves
    2. Put shaving cream on your plate and spread it out flat on your plate
    3. Add a few drops of each colour of food colouring
    4. Mix around with your popsicle stick to create a marble effect
    5. Put your white piece of paper on top and press down
    6. Lift paper off and with a clean popscile stick drag all the shaving cream off the paper to reveal the design
  • Slime

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    Materials

    • Activator (Borax, contact solution, etc)
    • Water
    • Food colouring
    • Bowls
    • Measuring cups
    • White glue

    Instructions

    1. Mix 1 cup of warm water and 1 tsp of Borax
    2. Add food colouring to the water until it is the colour you want
    3. Pour glue into separate bowl, use however much you want for how much slime you want
    4. Slowly add the water and borax mixture to the glue while mixing until your reach your desired slime consistency
  • Lava Lamp Craft

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    Materials

    • Clean plastic bottle
    • Water
    • Vegetable oil
    • Fizzing tablet (Alka Seltzer)
    • Food colouring

    Instructions

    1. Fill bottle 1/4 full with water
    2. Pour in vegetable oil until bottle is halfway full
    3. Add a few drops of food colouring (watch as colour sinks through the oil)
    4. Break fizz tablet in half and drop in part of it, see the bubbly blobs
    5. Put a flashlight underneath and turn lights off for more excitement

    How does it work?

    The oil floats on top of the water because it is less dense or lighter than water. The food coloring has the same density as the water so it sink through the oil and mixes with the water. When you add the tablet it sinks to the bottom then starts to dissolve. As it dissolves it makes gas, carbon dioxide. Gas or air, is lighter than water so it floats to the top. The air bubbles bring some colored water with them to the top. When the air comes out of the colored water blob, the water gets heavy again and sinks. It does this over and over again until the tablet is completely dissolved.

  • Snow Play-Doh

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    Materials

    • 2 and 1/2 cups of baking soda
    • 1/2 cup of conditioner
    • Sparkles
    • Bowl
    • Spoon

    Instructions

    1. Pour baking soda and conditioner into a large bowl
    2. Mix together until combined
    3. Add sparkles
    4. Play and create!
  • Balloon Hovercraft

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    Materials

    • CD/DVD
    • Balloon
    • Pop-top cap from a liquid soap bottle
    • Hot glue

    Instructions

    1. Glue the bottle cap on top of the CD hole
    2. Blow up the balloon and place on top of the cap
    3. Let go and let it hover

    How does it work?

    The air flow created by the balloon causes a cushion of moving air between the disc and the surface. This lifts the CD and reduces the friction which allows the disc to hover freely. Large scale hovercraft are capable of traveling over land, snow and water.

  • Wheel of Fit Craft

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    Materials

    • Paper plate
    • Construction paper
    • Thumb tack
    • Markers/pencil crayons

    Instructions

    1. Draw lines across the paper plate to split into six (6) sections
    2. Colour each section
    3. Label each section with an exercise you enjoy
    4. Cut out an arrow and pin it in the middle (not too tight!)
    5. Spin the wheel and do the activity the arrow lands on
  • No Spill Polymer Experiment

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    Materials

    • Ziploc bag
    • Water
    • Sharpened pencils/pencil crayons

    Instructions

    1. Fill Ziploc bag with water
    2. Seal the top
    3. Hold bag over a sink/bathtub/outside so not to spill water
    4. Push pencil through bag straight and fast

    Why does this happen?

    No water spills out of the holes because ziploc bags are made of a polymer. When you poke the sharp pencil into the plastic the pencil point slides in between the chain of molecules that make up the polymer. The molecule chains "hug" the pencil, making a seal around the pencil that won't let the water out.

  • Rice Krispie Monsters

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    Materials

    • Candy melts
    • Cooking Oil
    • Rice Krispie Treats
    • Sprinkles, icing, etc. for decorating

    Instructions

    1. Put candy melts in separate bowls and microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Take out, stir and repeat until candy melts are completely melted
    2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cooking oil per 1/2 cup of candy melts to thin the consistency
    3. Dip in your Rice Krispie treat so only the top gets covered in candy melt
    4. Place the treat on parchment paper to harden
    5. Let sit for 40 minutes then decorate
  • Basketball Snack Cup

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    Materials

    • Paper cup
    • Paper
    • Marker
    • Scissors

    Instructions

    1. Decorate the paper cup to look like a basketball net
    2. Draw and cut out the backboard and cut two slits in the bottom. Slide onto the back of the cup
    3. Add your snack of choice (cheese puff, grapes, blueberries, etc.) and enjoy!


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