Here are some great games to play while sitting around the campfire Truth or Dare Who hasn’t played this classic game at some point or another? When it is your turn, you ask someone “truth or dare” and they have to choose between the two. If they choose “truth”, you ask them any embarrassing question you want and they have to answer totally honestly. If they choose “dare”, they have to do something embarrassing. It is good to put guidelines […]

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Here some of our favourite campfire songs! Perfect for singing around the campfire or send them to your neighbours and have a neighbourhood choir with everyone singing in their backyards. I Like Bananas This is to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, sort of. (“My eyes have seen the glory …”) I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes! I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes! I like bananas, coconuts and grapes! That’s why they call me (yelling) Tarzan of […]

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This is a recipe I’ve had since I was a child and is still a favourite with kids today. It smells good enough to eat, so be sure to keep an eye on your little ones to make sure they are playing with the playdough not eating it. Ingredients 1 cup Flour 1/4 cup Salt 2 tsp Cream of Tartar 1 cup Water 1 1/2  or 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil ~ I have used both measurements successfully and love how […]

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Go on…..you know you’ve always wanted to HOW TO BUILD A SCARECROW Use straw to stuff the clothes of the scarecrow. Tie arm and leg holes closed with raffia. Use straw to stuff gloves. Tie gloves to the wrist of the jumper. Open material for the head and place enough straw on the material to make the size of a head. Pull the corners of the material together and tie together with raffia. Mould the head into the correct shape. […]

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How to do it! Prep Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 1 Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 8 tablespoons rock salt ice Directions Put milk, sugar and vanilla in a small Ziplock bag and seal well. Fill a large Ziplock bag with ice and add the 8 tablespoons rock salt. Add the small milk-Ziplock bag. Seal well and squish.   Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipeprint.do?rid=124538

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Rustle up some loose parts (clean out the shed, ask neighbours etc) and see what you can build. Will a ball roll all the way through? How long is your construction?  

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Torch Tag -To play this game, choose someone to be “it” and hand him a flashlight. While everyone else hides in the dark house or yard, “it” stands at the base and counts. Once the allotted time is up, “it” has to find people and “tag” them with his flashlight. The first person tagged becomes the next “it” after everyone else is found or has reached base. Ghosts in the graveyard – In this game, everyone stands on home base […]

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