SteamCampKids.com Spotlight — Camp Olympics 2020.

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.


Here’s the schedule for all of our Steam Camp Kids summer camps — each of which will be taught at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in central Austin (Links: Map / Registration).

June 1-5
9 am – 12 pm Ooey Gooey Science
1 pm – 4 pm I Spy!

June 8-12
9 am – 12 pm We are Superheroes
1 pm – 4 pm Crazy Concoctions

June 15-19
9 am – 12 pm Kitchen Kids
1 pm – 4 pm Magic Tree House Adventures #1 – Dinosaurs Before Dark

June 22-26
9am – 12 pm Food Lab
1 pm – 4 pm Magic Tree House Adventures #2 – Knights at Dawn

June 29-July 3
9am – 12 pm How Sweet It Is!
1 pm – 4 pm Bees, Bugs & Butterflies

July 6-10
9am – 12 pm Camp Olympics 2020
1 pm – 4 pm Ooey Gooey Kitchen

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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…

Salt dough!

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters (circle shape if you’re wanting to make Olympic medals)
  • straw
  • paint
  • ribbon

Directions:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in your bowl and gradually add the water.
  2. 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.)
  3. Too sticky? Add more flour. Too crumbly? Add a bit of water until it holds together.
  4. Once the dough is made, roll it out until it’s 1-2 cm thick.
  5. Use the cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  6. Use your straw to create a hole in each shape. This is where you’ll thread your ribbon through later.
  7. 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.)
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. Now they are ready to paint. We’ll be using our Olympic gold, silver and bronze.
  10. After the paint dries, we are ready to tie on the ribbon.

Now that the Olympic medals are ready, let the games begin!