Bunk Activities: Thursday, July 16th

For campers to do on their own before reporting back to the cabin check-in!

#1 Outdoor Adventure

Pollination Relay Race

1 “bee” per person (a puppet, a picture of a bee glued to a stick –– use your imagination)

1 bucket per team

1 “beehive” per team (a basket, a straw hat, etc.)

Construction paper


What to do:

  1. Recruit as many players as you can and divide into two equal teams.

  2. Give each player a bee.

  3. Set a bucket 10 feet in front of each team, another bucket 10 feet away from the first bucket and a beehive 10 feet from the second bucket.

  4. Cut circular coins from construction paper –– half should have the letter P (for pollen) and the other half should have (N) for nectar, and place them in the first bucket. 

  5. Instruct the players to line up. One player from each team goes at a time, pretending to be a bee, and running to the first bucket, grabbing a pollen coin and a nectar coin, and heading to the second bucket to deposit a pollen coin. 

  6. The next teammates do the same until all the pollen coins are deposited. The last person has to take all the pollen and nectar coins to the beehive, run back and line up. Whoever completes the relay race first, wins!

#2 Storytime: The Very Lonely Firefly

By Eric Carle

A lonely firefly goes searching for friends and/or family, and is deceived by a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of an owl, among others, in the night sky. A surprise ending awaits when it finally unites with a group of fireflies.

Watch a read-aloud here!

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