Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 3 Camp Badge

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Way to go, camper! Here’s your Session 3 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great third week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus coloring [...]

Stacy Shares: Swimming Games for Beginners

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These creative water-play games are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Stacy Teet. Family fun can be educational, too!  -Stacy                                 One of the items on my summer to do list, right up there [...]

Camp Sunny Patch Session 3: Splish Splash Boom

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Camp Sunny Patch Session 3 is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by Camp Counselor Stacy Teet. It’s hard to believe we are already in to our third week of Camp Sunny Patch! This week also marks the first day of summer and what better way to celebrate then by spending time together, [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 2 Camp Badge

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Well done, camper! Here’s your Session 2 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great second week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus activity: a [...]

Spread the Word: Camp Is in Session!

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Have you heard about Camp Sunny Patch? It’s a summer full of free, printable, do-at-home activities to keep little “campers” moving, creating and having a blast. Our “camp counselors” are some favorite bloggerswe know you’ll love . . . and we’d love to get you involved, too!Share the news about Camp Sunny Patch on your [...]

Parent Watercooler: Have the Best Picnic Ever

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This collection of creative-play picnic tips is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Enjoy the grass between your toes!  -Zina There is something enchanting about picnics. They offer us a chance to “pause” our lives and enjoy the laziness of summer. This is one of my favorite shots [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Camp In!

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Make your next sleepover a camping adventure . . . indoors! Set up a tent and sleeping bags in the living room or playroom, then add special touches to fill your campsite with fun. Add balloons to bounce around the tent, provide flashlights for shadow puppets, pack some trail mix in single-serve baggies . . [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 1 Camp Badge

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Well done, camper! Here’s your Session 1 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great first week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll notice that we’ve included an awesome [...]

Skill Building: 5 Ways to Promote a Happy Team-Sports Activity

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Make a Game Plan. Talk with your child about what to expect: The length of the season and frequency of practice, for instance. Explain that being part of a team is a commitment, and the team will rely on him/her to be there every time. As encouragement, make a chart or checklist where your child [...]