Want to expose them to the great outdoors without leaving home?
Pitch your tent, grab some marshmallows and have a fun family campout in your own backyard.
A backyard campout has all of the joys of camping without the cost or time spent traveling. It’s the perfect solution.
In this article I’ll show you how to have a fantastic, adventure-filled campout right in your own backyard.
Why Have a Backyard Campout?
A backyard campout is a quick and simple way to enjoy the fun of camping without some of the hassles. You can take your kids on an outdoor adventure with very little planning, and you never even have to pack the car.
Camping is a great way to bond as a family, talking and telling stories around a campfire. It helps teach kids the value of working together to pitch a tent or cook a meal (or a s’more). And it’s a great way to get kids outdoors, watching the clouds or the stars instead of videos; playing live games instead of video games.
Are they fascinated by the interaction of light and shadow?
Introduce them to the ancient Chinese art of shadow-puppet theater and put on your own family show. It’s easier than you think!
In this article, I’ll show you how to make simple shadow puppets to fit any story your kids can dream of and create your very own Chinese shadow theater to bring the silhouettes to life.
Your family will enjoy poetic evening shows and make lasting memories together.
Why Play With Shadows?
Shadows are mysterious, intriguing and fun. My kids love to play nighttime flashlight games. They enjoy casting shadows on the walls with their bed lamps, creating different shapes and creatures. And they’ve always been puzzled by their stretched shadows in the low light of a summer evening. I bet your kids like shadows, too.
Shadows have a fleeting, poetic quality, and playing with shadows will let your kids’ imaginations soar.
A shadow-puppet play provides everything you need to have a great family experience—it’s artistic, scientific, interactive, fun and easy to put together.