Theme-of-the-Day is a daily post where we ask readers to leave their summer camp ideas, using the day’s theme, in the comments section. What ideas and suggestions do you have  for the Theme of the Day? 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…

Music Makers

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

  1. Have the campers do their version of Stomp using trash can lids, sticks and other things. Have cabins come up with their own routines.
  2. Have a drum circle.
  3. Have campers dance blindfolded. Many kids are self-conscious when it comes to dancing. Why? Because they are afraid that other kids will laugh at them. Yet they will dance at home when nobody is watching. Taking campers out to an open area during the day and blindfolding them takes that fear away. Make sure they have plenty of room. Tell them to try and stay where they are. Then play some music, and with the sun in their face and wind in their hair they will eventually let go and dance. Let them know that dancing is all about moving and feeling the music, not trying to impress others.
  4. Give campers the opportunity to play instruments they would not normally have the chance to try out. From a complete drum set to a Reverie Harp. Banjos, Ocarina flute, Ring flute. the musical jug and the Jew’s harp are all fun and different instruments that campers would love to try out.
  5. Make a music video. Check this out.