Our theme is "Shhh - Secrets!" and each day we'll be delving into the many facets of secrets with our pens and our paintbrushes (as well as other materials!).
Yesterday we started off thinking up all the different kinds of secrets there are. Here's our list: secret handshake, secret recipe, secret hide-away, secret crush, secret admirer, secret code, secret weapon, secret formula, secret identity.
For our first writing activity, each kid picked a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is a secret that has now become the centerpiece of a story they will work on for several days. Here are the list of secrets that were picked at random - ask your child which one they picked!
I once saw a UFO
I am planning to run away from home.
I have a pet rabbit living in my room, but my parents don't know. (I keep his cage hidden behind my bed and sneak carrots and lettuce in to feed him.)
I once saw an elf living in the trunk of a tree.
I have a twin but he/she was given up for adoption when we were born.
I read my older sister's diary when she isn't home.
I can read people's minds.
I can time travel.
My older brother drove my parents' car while they were on a trip out of town even though he doesn't have a license.
I tell everyone my dad is rich and is always travelling around the world for his job, but really I have never met my Dad.
Sometimes I eat insects.
I cheat on almost every test in math.
We started our first art afternoon of camp by exploring paint mixing colors, stamping and rolling paint to make sketchbooks covers and will finish putting together our sketchbooks tomorrow. We then sketched and watercolored a painting of a building with windows and doors or an interior scene with drawers and cupboards that will be cut out and folded to reveal the secrets inside. We'll finish those today. We have some fun creative art activities planned for the week but Shhh! It's a secret!
Here's our fabulous group:
Braelyn, Anna, and Sophie
Esme and Catherine
Kyra and Xochtl