The force is strong with this camp! Star Wars week is not just about the popular movies, but also focuses on planets and the solar system. DaVinci Day campers are using their imaginations, creating cool art projects and learning fun science.
The first Star Wars movie was released in 1977 and has been a commercial success with over $8.5 billion in box office revenue. The first 8 films have been nominated for Academy Awards and the movies have created a huge franchise industry of video games, comic books, action figures, etc. This popular movie series is a great way to motivate children to learn.
Creative play with hand made light sabers or Star Wars Chewbacca puppets are fun for all ages. Even the Leonardo's Apprentices are enjoying this week!
This week is one of the most popular weeks of DaVinci Day Camp! Besides hands on art and science lessons, campers get free time to explore the museum and play outside at Adventure Quest each day. Included in the camp are healthy snacks in the morning and afternoon.
Next week is Holiday's Around the World. Each day campers will be learning about a different holiday from around the world. Friday, the last day, will be Christmas in July! It is not too late to sign up for next week, but it is a good idea to call to see availability. Call Leonardo's at 580-233-2787.
This week our nation celebrates the 4th of July and it is a great week to highlight all 50 great American states. America is a melting pot of culture and a land with so much variety. Teacher's are using the theme of America to design lesson plans incorporating hands on art and science activities.
Campers learned the history of The Liberty Bell, which is in Pennsylvania at the Independence National Historical park. After hearing the interesting story about the bell, the campers got to recreate their own version complete with a crack down the middle. Also the majestic Bald Eagle, which is the National Bird of the United States was used as an inspiration for art projects.
Campers are enjoying learning all things America and making friends. Each day students get free time to play in Adventure Quest and in the museum as well as educational classes. Healthy snacks are included in the morning and afternoon.
Next week is the popular Star Wars Week. This week will be filled with art, science and STEM projects. Teacher's will focus not only on Star Wars, but the solar system. Check for availability if interested in signing up your children for this fun week or other upcoming weeks by contacting the front desk at 580-233-2787.
Leonardo Da Vinci was talented at many things. He was an artist, a scientist, an engineer, an inventor, an architect and so much more. Children at DaVinci Day camp are exploring all things inspired by Da Vinci this week. Leonardo's Children Museum educator's have pulled all their creative skills together this week to allow the children to use their imaginations.
Campers made their own paint using natural materials then they "tested" the paint. They used the famous painting Mona Lisa as inspiration to make a pop art project. One of the world's most recognizable painting is The Last Supper and camper's are recreating that masterpiece through their age appropriate skills. In the drawing Vitruvian Man, Da Vinci links both science and art together and that is the inspiration of the fun week of camp.
Da Vinci was ahead of his time and is often called a Renaissance Man because he had skills in so many different areas. Campers can experience many things in this week of fun.
Next week DaVinci Day Camp's theme is 50 Great American States. This week children will learn everything America. From the Statue of Liberty to the Liberty Bell, children will learn interesting and unique things that are part of the United States. Camp runs from July 2-5 with no camp on Wednesday, the 4th of July. There may be a few openings for this week so call us at 580-233-2787 if your interested in signing up children for this camp. Enrollment forms are online.
Leonardo's Children's Museum will be open on July 4th from 10 am until 5 pm. Hometown Celebration is a special holiday event sponsored by Bruckner's from 10 am until noon held in Adventure Quest. It is a great way to celebrate the holiday. Special holiday event pricing includes $5. for members, $9. for non members and FREE for active duty military service people. The event includes food, drink, crafts and face painting. For more information on Hometown Celebration look at the event section on the website.
DaVinci Day Camp: Week Three
DaVinci Day Campers this week are focusing on aspects of good health. Children are learning about staying fit and how to make healthy but yummy food. The American Heart Association's statistics are a wake up call to educate our children in healthy living. According to the AHA, 1 in 3 American children are overweight and at risk for serious health problems.
Physical activity should be a part of everyone's day. The AHA recommends children have an hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. The goal is to keep the message positive and encourage good fun physical activities that kids like.
Teachers will instruct campers how to read food labels so they can make good choices about the foods they eat. Reading labels is an activity the whole family can partake in. Campers will also learn the importance of drinking water each day and how much is enough. At the end of the week campers will have assembled a recipe book with easy recipes they can prepare. The AHA has an online cookbook that can be downloaded to help families with healthy eating. Click the link provided to access the cookbook.
Movement is also a great part of a healthy lifestyle and the campers are learning new fun ways to stay healthy. One fun exercise being taught is Tai Chi which has been practiced world wide for a long time and has many health benefits. It has been described as slow but constant motion. Benefits also include strength, flexibility and balance. An instructor was brought into Leonardo's so teachers, apprentices and campers could participate.
Next week , June 25-29 is DaVinci Creation week using art from Leonardo DaVinci to inspire campers. Italian born artist, Leonardo DaVinci lived from 1452-1519 and is considered one of the best Renaissance painters. Davinci is also known for many achievements including being a scientist and inventor. Some spots are still available for next week's camp. The application is online or can be picked up at the front desk. Let your child's inner artist come alive!
Dive into summer with a good book at DaVinci Day Camp! This week campers are on adventures based on the popular children's book series The Magic Tree House books by American author Mary Pope Osborne. She has written more than 100 books and is a huge supporter for children's literacy. Osborne traveled all over the United States as a child of an army family and lived in Oklahoma growing up. Maybe that is where she got the idea for her book Twister on Tuesday, which is Tuesday's theme!
Each day of camp the children get to do hands on activities that are science and art focused. Also campers get to play outside at Adventure Quest, which is Leonardo's outdoor play space. Adventure Quest is the largest community built playground.
Wednesday is Pirates Past Noon and the activities are all things pirate..arrg matey.
Thursday is Vacation Under the Volcano. Campers learn about volcanoes with plenty of science and art activities.
Friday is Fun Activity Day in which teachers have special activities planned and at the end of camp the parent's are invited to see what their children learned all week long. Each child is separated by grade and every classroom has an Oklahoma certified teacher and Apprentices which are teen helpers. Educator's are using their fun creative skills and the children are having a blast.
DaVinci Day camp is open to children who have completed Pre-K through 5th grade. Children can go all day or half days for the week. All day campers should bring a lunch but healthy snacks are included in the morning and afternoon. Next week (June 11-15) the theme is Health, Fitness, Food, and Fun. This is the theme that parents have been asking for. Educators have pulled out all their creativity and planned an awesome week of fun around health. A yoga instructor is being brought in to instruct the campers that week. Also the children will learn to make yummy food with skills that are age appropriate.
Besides learning some cool dance moves, campers do art and science projects during the week. Each day is different. Oklahoma state certified teachers include art and science lessons in planning the week. Weather permitting, the campers get to play outside in Adventure Quest each day and before the camp begins they play in the museum. Healthy snacks are included. For 26 years Leonardo's has been having camps that enrich and inspire children of all ages. DaVinci Day Camp Bodies in Motion is just the first week of eight different weeks of camp for children this summer. Each week has a different theme with activities based on the theme.
Next week, June 11-15 is Magic Tree House Week and will focus on a different book each day including activities about dinosaurs, pirates, volcano's and tornado's.