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Camp holiday party

Today was the Camp AmeriKids annual holiday party and sadly, I missed it due to the big snow. I had put together some plain white cards, a box of envelopes, and a bunch of markers for holiday card making at the arts & crafts table. Emma, my co-a&c counselor, contributed beads and other supplies, and judging by this picture that a camp buddy sent me, a good time was had by all the a&c lovers!

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It’s always the case that there are a load of kids who love arts & crafts, no matter what else is going on at an event.¬†Even when there are lots big happenings, like magicians and jugglers, or swimming and horse rides, there are always some kids who gravitate to the arts & crafts activity. Certain events call for more elaborate projects, but at a party I’ve found it’s best to keep it simple. Any kind of frame to contain work usually makes it easy for kids to jump in and make something. For last year’s party, I brought small white cards, metallic cards for backing, markers, jewels, stickers, and photo squares for mounting, and the kids had fun making tree decorations. Even when there are lots big happenings, like magicians and jugglers, or swimming and horse rides, there are always some kids who gravitate to the arts & crafts activity. Certain events call for more elaborate projects, but at a party I’ve found it’s best to keep it simple. Any kind of frame to contain work usually makes it easy for kids to jump in and make something. For last year’s party, I brought small white cards, metallic cards for backing, markers, jewels, stickers, and photo squares for mounting, and the kids had fun making tree decorations.

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