Val’s Crafty Corner: Mini Movie Theater

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This recipe for creative play and building fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy building and exploring with your kids! -Valerie We are experiencing a major heat wave, and one of our favorite ways to escape the heat is to go see a movie. My girls [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 6 Camp Badge!

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Bravo, Campers! Here’s your Session 6 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your July Camp Sunny Patch calendar to give yourself a round of applause. A Bonus for You When you download your Camp Sunny Patch Session 6 Badge you’ll also find a bonus map activity! Enjoy. Enter [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Wish You Were Here!

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Share the fun of your “staycation” with travel-style postcards full of imagination! Here’s how you can make your own, inspired by Melissa & Doug Sticker Collections:  Cut a piece of poster board or cardstock into rectangles. (To send via U.S. Mail at the postcard rate, keep them between 3.5 x 5” and 4.25 x 6” [...]

Honor Counselor Jenae’s Camp Journal: Splish! Splash! Boom!

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Camp Sunny Patch honor counselor Jenae describes her family’s cool experience with our  Session 3 activity, Splish! Splash! Boom!: Hi there! I’m Jenae from ICanTeachMyChild.com and my boys and I have been having a blast following along with all of the fun activities from Camp Sunny Patch! There is nothing like having some wet, soggy fun [...]

Camp Sunny Patch Session 6: Let’s Host a Talent Show!

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Camp Sunny Patch Session 6 is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by Camp Counselor (and Melissa and Doug Blog Ambassador) Stacy Teet. (Click here for a printable version.) We’ve created and crafted, played outdoors and gotten soaked. Now we’ll let our campers really shine! This week we’ll walk you through everything you need to know [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 5 Camp Badge

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Way to go, camper! Here’s your Session 5 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your July Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great 5th week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus [...]

More Ways to Play & Learn: Strike Up the Marching Band!

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Celebrate the spirit of independence by encouraging kids to march to their own beat . . . literally! Bring out maracas, cymbals, xylophones, drums, tone blocks, bells and anything else you can find to equip your kids’ band. (Don’t forget the pots and pans! Just remember: Wooden spoons make big drum sounds; metal spoons make [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Talk About Unique!

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With exciting patterns, tons of color and a huge variety of designs, Beeposh is a cool way to show off personal style! Talking about style choices (like choosing the perfect Beeposh pattern) is also a big-kid-friendly way to discuss the importance of being unique—and standing strong in the face of peer pressure.Encourage independence this Fourth [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: July Activities Printable Poster

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Click Here to download Camp Sunny Patch June Activities Printable Poster WELCOME, CAMPERS! Are you ready for July? Get motivated for family fun with  our  Camp Sunny Patch July Activities printable–your guide to summer-camp fun at home! Be sure to post it where everyone in your “cabin” can see–it’s a sneak peek at the activities [...]