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

❑ Tape

❑ 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.

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