Themes

Theme of the Week – A Bug’s Life

Theme of the Week is a post where we ask readers like you to comment with ideas for a particular theme. What ideas and suggestions do you have? What game, craft, apparel choice, theme meal, evening activity, special event, song, skit, or anything else would you do at camp if your theme was…

A Bug’s Life

Below are five ideas. Leave your suggestions in the comments area below.

  1. Bug bingo.
  2. Name cabin groups; ladybugs, grasshoppers, etc.
  3. Give campers some trivia before meals. For example, an ant can lift 50x its own weight. That’s the equivalent of a 100 pound person lifting 5,000 pounds.
  4. I found the Cootie Bug Race on The Birthday Party Ideas site. Place the pieces of a Cootie bug into balloons, one piece per balloon. The first camper of each team grabs a balloon, runs down to s specified area, pops the balloon to get the piece inside, runs back, and them puts the piece on the Cootie bug body.  The next camper goes and so on.
  5. Web of Friends – The group of campers (or staff) gathers in a circle. The first person holds a ball of string or yarn. He or she tosses it to the person of their choosing (while holding the end of the string or yarn) and says something nice about that person or something they appreciate about them. That camper (or staff member) tosses it to another person (again, while holding their piece of the string or yarn) and does the same thing. This continues until everybody has gotten the string or yarn. Nobody is allowed to toss it to a person who is already holding the string or yarn. Once the ball of string or yarn has gotten around to everyone it should look like a web with each person in the circle holding part of it. The leader then talks about how the group is now connected. The leader then cuts a piece of the string that allows the web to fall and explains that even though the strings that connect them are cut because camp is ending, they are still connected by the experience of camp. This activity is very powerful if done correctly.

2 Comments

  • very interesting theme… lots can be done on this theme depending on the age group targeted …like the tiny tots; learn some gardening lesson, little older once learn the life cycle of insects, classification of insects & bugs etc…

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