The CML’s Campy Camp focuses on the great outdoors and pretend play. Having turned the classroom into a forest, campers built tents, made s’mores with solar power and crafted their own Sit-Upons so that they could sit around the “camp fire.” These ideas are easy to implement at home and would also make for a great birthday party theme.
To craft your own sit-upons, follow these steps from CML:
❑ Fabric or vinyl cloth-backed tablecloths
❑ Newspaper or carpet padding
❑ Yarn or string
❑ Hole punch
❑ Cut fabric or vinyl tablecloths into 15″x30″ rectangles.
❑ Fold the fabric over to make a 15’x15′ square.
❑ Cut carpet padding into 13″x13″ squares and insert between the fabric or stuff the inside with newspaper.
❑ Use a hole punch to punch holes about every inch on the three sides about a half inch from the edge.
❑ Use yarn or string to sew around. Use an overlay stitch or a straight stitch. You may need to put a piece of tape on the end of your string to make it easier to insert through the holes.
❑ Tie off the yarn or string at the end.