For campers to do on their own before reporting back to the cabin check-in!
#1 Storytime: The Empty Pot
A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom. The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!" Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.
Watch a read-aloud here!
#2 Outdoor Adventure: Leaf Lab
Go outside and find as many DIFFERENT leaves as you can. (Try to pick them up off the ground instead of picking!) When you get home, look at each and every one and notice the differences. Is it pointy? Or round? Spiky or soft? Fuzzy or shiny? Take notes like a real arborist would, and see if you can figure out which tree each leaf belongs to.