May 2, 2017

Questions to ask your Old Timey Adventures camper (Tuesday)

If you’re curious about what your child has been up to in camp this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started…

  • We began our Old Timey Adventures with whittling and plant identification Monday morning.  Why were both of these extremely useful skills to have during that time period? Name 1 of the plants you learned to identify. Did you learn anything interesting about the plant?
  • Marbles is a very old game. The group learned how to play marbles and even took a few home to play on their own.  We even learned a little bit of marble lingo.  What does each term mean: lagging, friendlies vs keepsies, shooter, knuckle down?

lagging= shooting to see who goes first usually aimed at a straight line
friendlies vs. keepsies= returning marbles after the game or keeping the marbles you win.
shooter=  large marble that is used to shoot at other marbles

knuckle down= 1 knuckle must remain on the ground while shooting

  • Tuesday we began our day by canoeing and fishing. Which one did you like better?  Why did you like it better?  Was one more challenging than the other?