Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fish Tales

Today we met for our Camp Read A Lot and I think my campers are up around the 60 book mark!  I'm so thrilled to see them excited about books!

Today my theme was Swimmy, a book about a courageous little fish who solves his problem and gains some new friends in the process.  This is a sweet story with beautiful illustrations.

For lunch I served blue jello with some red swedish fish.  Yum {not so much, but the kids liked it}

Here is Grandma's bookworm:

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
2.  Corduroy
3.  The Story of Ferdinand
4.  The Runaway Bunny
5.  Make Way for Ducklings
6.  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
7.  If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
8.  Doctor De Soto
9.  Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
10.  Goodnight Moon
11.  Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First
12.  Pretty Salma, A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa
13.  Madeline
14.  Thunder Cake
15.  On A Summer Day
16.  Swimmy
17.  Caps For Sale

And here are our campers with their red fish.  If you are not familiar with the book Swimmy, all of the fish that are his size are red, he is black.  They band together and swim together to make a giant red fish to outsmart the other big fish and not get eaten.  Swimmy is the eye.
You can see our red fish with our black Swimmy eye.

Our camping snack today was mini s'mores.  These are good.  You need the new mini graham crackers and mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.  Just place the marshmallows on the cracker and broil them for a minute or two.  It goes fast so keep your eye on them.  Then remove them from the oven and put a chocolate chip on top.  These ARE yummy.  I will make lots more next time.
We gobbled these right up.

After a treat from the treasure chest, they went home and now I have to get busy and think of some more fun activities and some more prizes!

Stay tuned.

Here are the other 2 posts about camp read a lot ~ here and here.


Debbie said...

I'm so ready to have grandchildren! I hope and pray mine are living close to me when I do. This is so fun. I loved so many of the books on your list.

Jen S. said...

SO CUTE! I love the blue jello idea with the fish! Bet the kids loved it! Also, I had no idea they even made mini graham crackers. What a fun snack you made!
I always enjoy reading about and seeing the fun you have with your grandkids....it's so AWESOME!

The Martys said...

Another cute day at Grandma's Camp read alot!! The fish bowl turned out cute. I found those crackers so we will be giving those a shot. Hope you have fun at the cabin.

Justabeachkat said...

I love your idea of having a Grandma's Camp Read A Lot!!! What fun and what memories you are making. Gosh, I wish my grandchildren lived closer.


Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Such great ideas, Sue! I love reading with my oldest grandson and look forward to the day he reads to me!

Justabeachkat said...

Hope all is good. Where are you?