S'MORES AND CAMPFIRE SONGS
Literary experiences and reading routines are at the core of The Reading House philosophy. By infusing reading into everyday experiences, we make learning a natural extension of the activities and errands we do with our children. Helping our children become stronger readers doesn't have to be a chore. We need only be aware of the opportunities that present themselves and then parlay them into meaningful teachable moments.
With that said … who doesn't just absolutely love s'mores around a campfire? If your family is planning a camping trip or enjoys entertaining friends around a bonfire, try incorporating some songs, poems, skits, finger plays, or ghost stories for additional entertainment. This appeals to children of all ages and can be very adaptable according to readiness levels:
- very young learners can be taught songs and finger plays
- fledgling/new readers can begin reading the words to simple skits and songs
- independent readers can perform more challenging skits, invent ghost stories, and teach the group some campfire games
Gather the chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and sticks! Visit some of the sites below for inspiration and have fun!!
campfire songs: http://bussongs.com/
campfire stories and legends: http://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activities/campfire-stories.html
campfire skits: http://www.theaterfunscripts.com/simpleskits.html