Imagine STEAM as an Olympic event.
In honor of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we’ll design and play our own inventive games. With a balance of art, crafts, and music. We’ll also learn about Olympic origins, events and traditions. Not to mention, the latest Olympic mascots: Kon’nichiwa, Miraitowa and Someith.
9 am – 12 pm Kitchen Kids
1 pm – 4 pm Magic Tree House Adventures #1 – Dinosaurs Before Dark
Looking for a fun, easy and quick-to-clean activity for your kids while they are home from school? At camp, we’ll create Olympic medals with…
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
- 3/4 cup water
- wooden spoon
- rolling pin
- cookie cutters (circle shape if you’re wanting to make Olympic medals)
- Combine the flour and salt in your bowl and gradually add the water.
- Knead the mixture until it has a dough-like consistency. (You’ll notice it feels grainy. It will feel this way because of the high salt content.)
- Too sticky? Add more flour. Too crumbly? Add a bit of water until it holds together.
- Once the dough is made, roll it out until it’s 1-2 cm thick.
- Use the cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Use your straw to create a hole in each shape. This is where you’ll thread your ribbon through later.
- When finished, place on a piece of parchment paper on a baking pan and dry them in the over for 2 hours — around 200° F. (Turn them over after 1 hour.)
- Let cool completely.
- Now they are ready to paint. We’ll be using our Olympic gold, silver and bronze.
- After the paint dries, we are ready to tie on the ribbon.
Now that the Olympic medals are ready, let the games begin!