The Kiddie Pool Digest will be back each week with a new fun theme and interesting activities, facts, and bits from around the web for curious kids of all ages.
When in comes to the great outdoors there are two types of people: those who rough it and those who glamp it. But what is summer without a good campout? Nature resets something in all of us that needs slowing. It’s a handy serving size of meditative contemplation and it reminds us what the world looks like on the other side of the window. Every kid needs to sleep in a tent, count the stars, and roast some marshmallows at least once. So, whether you’re a camper or a glamper, this week’s geek campout series is for you.
Watch & Learn
Stella and Sam-Camping Out Music Video
7 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
The Beauty of Mathematics
The Towns that Embrace the Darkness to See Starlight
Jokes for your kids
TAKE A DEEP DIVE
Glow Paint Campfire for the Great Out (or In) Doors
- Red, orange, and blue glow-in-the-dark paint
- Mason jars with lids in various sizes.
- Water and liquid dish soap and bubble wands.
- Black light (optional)
Fill the mason jars with varying levels of water. You want the levels to be different to make the flames more “natural” (as natural as flames made of water and soap and paint can look).
Add 1 tsp of dish soap and one squirt of paint per cup of water to each jar. Use the blue paint in the smaller jars that will be in the center of your fire to mimic the hottest part of the flame. Use red and orange paint for the larger jars which will be the base of your fire.
Stir gently and replace lids. Now circle up your jars, stacking the smallest jars on top and in the middle to resemble a fire.
Turn the lights off if you’re inside and flip on that black light if you’ve got one. If you’re outside, enjoy the chemical ambiance. Sit back and relax.
Covet & Collect
Get your groove on
- “Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver
- “Frog Trouble” by Dwight Yoakam
- “Be the Lake” by Brad Paisley
- “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
- “Heavenly Day” by Patty Griffin
- “The Time of Your Life” by Randy Newman (from A Bug’s Life)
- Down in the Valley” by The Head and the Heart
- “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty
- “The Travelling Kind” by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
- “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay
by Melanie Watt
by Chris Van Dusen
by Loretta Sponsler
LOOK UP THE STARS
Virgo is the second largest constellation and appropriate for all the geeks out there as it makes up the most common astrological sign for the world’s top billionaires according to Forbes. Virgos are known for their intelligence, hard work and practicality.
Find Virgo yourself!
GET SOME STAR-GAZING ASSISTANCE
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