Sunday, August 24, 2014

Frozen Fun Inspired Art & Sensory Camp

"Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle but put me in summer and I'll be....
a happy snowman!"

My kids fell in love with this movie the first time they watched it and I can't deny that I did too. I don't know if I'll ever tire of hearing Idina Mendez sing Let It Go (I'm a huge fan since seeing Wicked on Broadway) and my daughter's version just makes my heart melt. 

Emerson asked me if I would do a camp day themed to her new favorite movie and I couldn't say no.....
Olaf Bean Bag Toss
1 & 4) Do You Want to Build a Snowman? We did two different versions using toilet paper and marshmallows. 
2) Snowball Fizz Melt using baking soda mixed with water left to harden overnight. The kids used vinegar dyed with various shades of blue to spray on the snowball. They loved watching the snowballs fizz down to beautifully colored gems. 
3) Snow Slime using glue, Borax and silver glitter. The mushy/moldable/drippy texture feels amazing and the kids LOVED it!
Knox gelatin left clear and colored with shades of blue and glitter to explore using characters from the movie and a large mirror to reflect the shimmer and their imaginative play.
1) Elsa's Castle Bowling using recycled boxes spray painted white and a big ball.
2) The favorite activity of the day: Gelatin castle molds made from sand castle buckets and Knox gelatin. The kids were given droppers and blue colored water to inject color into the castles. They loved the marble effect it had and were also able to exercise their fine motor skills. 
3) We made our living room cozy with big blankets and pillows and served the kids lemonade and pizza--the perfect recipe for watching their favorite movie.
4) Homemade glittered playdoh with shapes and tools for exploring.
1 & 4) We froze beads and clear gems into various shaped ice structures we made using recyclable bottles and loaf pans. We gave the children salt we colored with powdered tempera and warm water as we discussed how ice melts. 
2 & 3) Snowball Fizz Melt
(Hunter paid homage to one of his favorite characters Marshmallow.)
Digging gems out of the glittered Snow Slime.
The afternoon proved to be lots of fun and I think my kids may love the movie even more!
Just like Olaf, Emerson and her bestie love warm hugs!
 (The dress she begged me to buy her for camp and then claimed it was too itchy to wear....
until she heard Elsa singing Let It Go.)

"The sky's awake, so I'm awake, so we have to play."