Around The World Camp

Around The World Camp

     Come travel with us, around the world while we visit France, Egypt, Mexico, Japan and Greece.  While in each country, we will explore the sites with virtual tours, cook yummy foods, play games, and make crafts  culturally relevant to the regions.    

We know that virtual travel is not the same as actually being in these countries, but we hope the you will learn a little something about the culture and be inspired to visit these places in real life someday.

Some highlights for the week include:  

  • Virtual tours of the Acropolis, the Lourve, Egyptian pyramids, Tokyo Tower, and other cultural sites. 
  • Playing both indoor/ outdoor games that have been played by children in the countries we virtually visit. 
  •  A mini olympic tournament. 
  • Recipes for Crepes, Egyptian Sweet Cookies, Tacos, Sushi, and Loukemades.  

Click the orange links for more info about each activity. 

 

France

Escargot 

Boule   the set can be ordered by clicking the link ) 

Egypt

Mexico 

a Gallinita Ciega – A Game of Tag

  •  blindfold 

“Stealing the Sombrero”.  

  • 1 paper cut out hat to tape to each players back 

Japan 

Hanetsuki

Ancient Greece

Backyard Olympics  (click this link to access instructions for all the games below.) 

Javelin Throw

  • 8 Pool Noodles – 2 a little longer for the pole, 5 for the circles and 1 for the Javelin
  • Duck Tape in blue, black, red, yellow and green
  • Broom handles to hold up the poles

Balance Beam

  • 2 x 4 piece of wood
  • Scrap pieces of wood for ends

Bean Bag Toss

Water Bucket Relay

Discus Throw

 
 

(Bilboquet)
 
  • 1 pack of spaghetti per team
  • 1 pack of large marshmallows per team
    Measuring tape
  • small playing counter (buttons, knick knacks, etc)
  • dice 
 
 
  • Hat
 
Order game cards by clicking the link 
  • blindfold
  • face shape and eyes, nose, lips etc cut out 
The King (“Vasilias”)
Arts/Crafts
Build a Model Chateau (
using your choice of medium)
 
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • a microwave
    to make

  • 3 bowls for molds in different sizes 

  • plastic wrap 
  • acrylic paints 
  • Old Doll or action figure (one you are ok with mummifying .. forever)

  • 1 cup flour

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup glue

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Scissors

  • White paper or cloth (amount relative to the size of your doll)

  • Foam rectangle (relative to the size of your toy)

  • Brown acrylic latex paint 

  • Plastic face mask (from a craft shop)
  • Thick cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Wallpaper paste (or flour and water)
  • Gold paint
  • Cardboard tube
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker pen
  • Dark blue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • 65 lb. 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock (I used two sheets of black, one sheet of white, and one sheet of orange)
  • Two rubberbands — one in size 16 (2.5 inches long) and one in size 18 (3 inches long)
  • Tacky glue
  • Hot glue
  • Two dimes (or small weights)
  • A 7″ piece of wire, tweezers, or a hooked took, such as a crochet hook
  • A way to cut out your paper pieces 
  • The pattern/cut files (available at the website the instructions are linked to.)
 
Other karakul Designs  (available for purchase on etsy)
  • cardstock 
 
  • Construction Paper (we used 12 x 18)
  • Tissue Paper (Dollar Tree)
  • Crepe Streamers (Dollar Tree)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hole Puncher
Food/ Snack 
  •  2 large eggs
  •  3/4 cup milk
  •  1/2 cup water
  •  1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  3 tablespoons salted butter, melted 
 
 
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for dusting)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk (room temperature)
 
Tacos 
Burrito
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 Slices of Your Child’s Favorite Cheese
  • 2 Slices of All-Natural Deli Meat – such as ham turkey, chicken
  • Handful of Fresh Matchstick Carrots
  • Optional: Sesame Seeds for garnish
• 1/2 Lb (230 g) bread flour
• 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk (optional)
• 1 (7g) dry active yeast
• 1 Qt (1lt) sesame oil
• 1 cup (340 g) honey
• 1 tbsp sugar
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
• 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
• 2 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)