Bunk Activities: Tuesday, August 4th

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

#1 Storytime: The Darkest Dark

By Christ Hadfield

A would-be astronaut discovers the courage to overcome his fear of scary, dark-dwelling monsters, and makes a discovery.

Watch a read-aloud here!

#2 Outdoor Adventure: Record The Earth’s Rotation

What you need:

Paper plate

Pen / Marker / Any straight object

Play dough


What to do:

  1. Crate a mountain of play dough in the middle of the paper plate.

  2. Stick the straight object in the center so it stands up.

  3. Write “N” on the plate where North is.

  4. Have kids mark a line in pencil where the shadow is, and mark down what time you recorded the line. Check hourly and make observations and hypotheses (is there a pattern? Is the distance between the first and second line the same as the distance between the second and third? Can you guess where the 4th line will be?)

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