Green Science Aventure Camp 2013: Week 1, Day 1

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their first day of camp as much as I did. Since today was garden day I, Libby the Ladybug, will be reporting from the garden!

The Green Peppers started their day off in the garden kitchen making bean dip and homemade pita chips. But before anyone got to start you all learned a cool hand-washing rap.

Ms. Kathe and Ms. Kayla lead the group of Red Peppers in the Hand-washing rap

Hand-washing Rap

You gotta wash your hands,
You gotta wash them right,
Don’t give into germs without a fight.
Use water that’s warm
And lots of soapy bubbles
These are your weapons to prevent germ troubles.
Don’t cut your time short,
Your fingers- get between,
It takes twenty seconds to make sure their clean.
Gotta wash, gotta wash,
Gotta wash, gotta wash,
Gotta wash your hands.

Now that everyone’s hands are clean we get to prepare the food! The little peppers started by mixing up the toppings for the pita bread so Ms. Kayla could put it in the oven. While the pita bread was cooking, Ms. Kathe and Ms. Kayla helped the peppers chop up their corn, onions, and tomatoes so they could add them to the beans. After the dip was ready, the peppers learned about composting from Ms. Rachel while they waited for their pita chips to be done.

Ms. Rachel teaches the Green Peppers the importance of composting.

Ms. Rachel teaches the Green Peppers the importance of composting.

Once the pita chips were done Mr. Alan helped show Liam how to cut up the pita chips safely. Everyone loved the pita chips so much!

Liam learns how to safely cut up pita chips

Liam learns how to safely cut up pita chips

Next we went for our hayride out to the field to play icebreakers and the peppers proudly displayed their flags that they made when they first arrived.

Hayride

We learned about the air and how it gets trapped under the parachute to make a BIG bubble over everyone.

Parachute

We even played another game called People-to-People where we paired up and one person made the rest of the group do silly things!

People to people

After the hayride it was time to eat lunch and hang out with all our new friends we made.

Ms. Mandy is so silly!

Ms. Mandy is so silly!

After lunch we had music time with Ms. Lauren and we learned fun songs about plants and rain. One song Ms. Lauren taught the peppers was called oats, peas, beans, and barley. The peppers had a great time singing along as she played her ukulele.

music

The Children’s Garden is full of cool plants that I love to spend time on! During the scavenger hunt the peppers got to explore the garden and learn about the unique plants that are in it. They got to smell plants that smelled like lemons, limes, and popcorn.

Scavenger Hunt

Yellow Peppers take time to smell the plant that smells like lemon

It was finally the best time of the day! When all the peppers got to come out to the garden and plant corn with me, Libby the Ladybug. The peppers picked their seeds then planted and watered them so they can grow big and tall.

Two Yellow Peppers plant seeds

Two Yellow Peppers plant seeds

For the afternoon garden kitchen snack the peppers got to make a rainbow salad complete with different fruits and veggies. Everyone was so good about making sure to try all the different ingredients. Some peppers even found out that they liked some new things!

Evan grates a carrot for the Rainbow Salad

Evan grates a carrot for the Rainbow Salad

Today was an extra special day at camp because it was Ms. Sarah’s birthday. So before everyone left we sat down and sang happy birthday while we enjoyed some chilly popsicles.

The Peppers gather to sing Happy Birthday

The Peppers gather to sing Happy Birthday

I hope everyone is excited for chicken day tomorrow! So make sure you get a good night’s rest so you’re ready to have lots of fun tomorrow!

Libby the Ladybug

Monday Green Science Adventure Camp: Week One, Day One Recipes

Bean Dip
1 can Black Eyed Peas (rinsed & drained)
1 can Navy Beans (rinsed & drained)
1 can Whole Kernel Corn (rinsed & drained)
1 can Tomatoes
½ cup Purple Onion diced
2-3 Green Onions (white & green)
1 small bottle Fat Free Zesty Italian Dressing
Salt & Pepper to taste
-can opener
-strainer
-knife to cut tomatoes, onions

Homemade Pita Chips
For the pita chips, brush some pita rounds with olive oil & spices, sprinkle on sea salt, slice, and bake for 10 minutes.
for the chips:
4 whole wheat pita rounds
1/2 c olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp oregano
sea salt, to taste
-brush for the oil
-toaster oven
-knife to slice the pita rounds
To make the chips: Mix olive oil and spices. Brush on pita rounds and sprinkle on sea salt. Slice each pita round into 12 pieces and arrange on baking sheet. Bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes. Halfway through flip chips over.

Rainbow of Colors Salad
Beets
Different Colored Tomatoes
Lettuce
Different Colored Peppers
Strawberries
Mandarin Oranges
Blueberries
-knife to chop the beets, tomatoes, lettuce, colored peppers, and strawberries
-can opener for the mandarin oranges

After Care Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 very ripe banana

1/2 C. honey vanilla yogurt

1/2-1 C. ice cubes

½ cup of ripe strawberries

Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth – drink up!!

 

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