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Chanting Games. EcoBugs. 10+ Active Outdoor Learning Ideas. Geocaching 101. Welcome to the geocaching community!

Geocaching 101

If you still have questions after reviewing this information, we recommend that you search our Help Center or ask a question in the geocaching Forums. The Game Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps: Register for a free Basic Membership. There are many other levels to the game. If you take something from the geocache (or "cache"), leave something of equal or greater value.

The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache, and a Membership. Geocaches can be found all over the world. Yes. It's a very cool story, actually. Getting Started Cache Type: Traditional Difficulty Rating: 1 Cache Size: Regular or Large Inputting Coordinates by Hand Send to GPS. Erupting Art for Kids. Directions: When making geysers with Mentos and soda you want to use a two liter bottle of soda.

Erupting Art for Kids

I wasn't aiming for geysers but rather small eruptions, so I bought 12 oz. bottles of Sprite. I think any clear soda will work. A money saving tip: I only bought one pack of the 12 oz. bottles and bought 2 liter bottles to refill the smaller bottles when we wanted to do the experiment again since the 2 liter bottles are much cheaper. I poured out some of the Sprite from each bottles. I did a few test runs first, and with a full bottle of soda the eruptions were a bit too big for what I was going for. I set out four colors at a time and put the soda bottle directly on top of the paper. One at a time, JZ and J-Bug (4) put Mentos in the Sprite bottles. Then we stepped back and watched as the art eruptions began. This erupting art was so cool and really so simple! We also layered the colors by using one color at a time on the same piece of paper.

Come back tomorrow to see our science with candy. How to Make an Ant Farm. Easy Science Experiments for Summer. Who’s ready for some easy science experiments for summer?

Easy Science Experiments for Summer

Summer is a great time to gather a few supplies and set up some cool science experiments for kids. We love seasonal science and summer gives us so many options: outside, inside, in water, in the garden and so much more. {this post contains affiliate links} Experiments About Insects and Critters Raise caterpillars who turn into butterflies.How to raise butterflies to lay eggs and raise caterpillars and butterflies again and again.Learn all about ants with this fun unit study.The Ladybug Science Experiment from The Educators’ Spin On It. Experiments at the Beach Explore tide pools with Mama’s Little Muse. 7 Beach Science Experiments from Left Brain Craft Brain.Search for habitats at the beach and learn about tides from KCEdventures.

Plants and gardens Here are 10 things you can grow in a container on your patio or deck. Great Outdoor Experiments for Daytime Make solar oven s’mores from What Do We Do All Day? Outdoor Water Game for Kids. When the weather gets hot, we head outside to play.

Outdoor Water Game for Kids

Most of the time, our play includes WATER! This gross motor game is a spin off the classic Duck, Duck, Grey Duck (or Goose!) , but with a cup of water. I can't take credit for creating the game as it was shared with me by a fellow camp counselor 20 years ago! It was a summer camp hit then and still is today. Affiliate links included in this article. Learning objective: The children will learn to follow directions, take turns, and run! *This game is best played in a group of 3 or more children. Materials Needed: Bucket Plastic Cups Directions to Play: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. . * Paper cups will work, but they get soggy fast and you need a lot of them. ** We always had a few kids who did not want to get wet. Beach-Scavenger-Hunt.pdf.