We are heading back to the beach for Camp Mama Notes this week – taking fun adventures at sea with mermaids and pirates! In case you missed it you can find all of our Space Week camp activities here and Beach Week camp activities here!
Felt or Fabric
Hot Glue Gun
These were so fun to make and are great for treasure hunts or keeping a look out during imaginative play! The challenge was finding paper rolls of a variety of sizes so you can nest them inside each other. If you can’t find them, you could just use thick cardstock to make the smaller size roll.
2 paper rolls of varying sizes
Paper or paint
Cover the paper rolls in paper or paint and decorate. Nest the smaller one inside of the larger and hot glue together.
We are going to be making a similar version of this egg crate pirate ship this week!
Wooden skewer or paper straws
Cardstock or felt
These were so easy and fun to make! I used egg crates I had leftover from Easter, but you can just paint a 6-egg carton from the grocery store to achieve a similar look.
Hot glue glitter paper and sequins on and voila your own treasure chest!
My girls have been waiting anxiously for their treasure hunt snack since they first saw the treasure boxes! You can do this a few ways depending on your child’s age and interest.
Create an invitation to play with painted shells, mermaid dolls and this simple DIY kinetic sand! It requires only 3 ingredients!
Our sand slime was such a big hit that I knew Piper would be excited to make another batch!
4 ounces of clear school glue
1 tsp baking soda
2-3 tbs saline solution
Food coloring, glitter, mix-ins
There are several variations you can give to this activity – all you need to do is cut out shells from cardboard to start with.
We are practicing lower case letter recognition with my 5 year old, so I taped on upper case and lower case letters onto the shells to have her match. You could also do the same thing with sight words or match numbers with dots to practice counting.
We Are The Pirates song (again, sorry in advance)!!
Mermaid Munch Snack Mix: I made this for Piper’s 3rd birthday party and it was a big hit!
These Pirate Cupcakes are adorable – you could also save a step and get store bought ones to decorate.
This mermaid bark is almost too pretty to eat!