Hundreds of you have joined Camp Learn & Play this summer and I am so thrilled you will be having a relaxed summer filled with learning. I am waiting for my youngest to get out of school so we can start camp and as I plan our Camp Learn & Play themes I have been searching for the best learning toys and activities to add into the themes. Novelty is a powerful tool for my kids and remember they have done almost all these activities 2, 3, 10 times! The toys below are all things that build on the themes, they aren’t required but they would fit PERFECTLY if they are in your budget.
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Theme: BUILD IT
How cool is this engineering toy? I found it on Jane.com which I love for clothes but they often have rad educational toys too, like these great magnetic blocks, which would be rad on my new light table!
Theme: 4th of July
Theme: Under The Sea
I love these planet blocks because they could be used for SOOO many activities. You could add them to regular blocks to make a space station, you could go on a planet hunt with them… the list goes on. But if you are doing camp with an older child like I am, check out this space activity kit!
OK, this is kinda a bigger toy but it is PERFECT for the Water week theme. It’s not too big so even smaller homes and yards could accommodate this and it’s well under $100 and STURDY, this thing will last! Also, I so want to play with it so I know it will keep your little ones engaged too. Buy it here.
Theme: Fine Art
This famous artist sticker book is a great way to introduce your child to art and the techniques they are learning in Fine Art Week without having to travel the globe and visit countless museums. Buy it here.
This theme is all about conservation and learning about the three Rs so this is the perfect add-on! This recycled robot really works, we have made one, and given many as gifts over the years! Even little ones can enjoy this, they just need a little extra help putting it together.
Theme: Little Chefs