Kids Corner – Summer Fun & Crafts!


Welcome to our most recent edition of Kids Corner. While there is always plenty of activity and friends to keep you busy at your campground, you can never have enough ideas for the kids!

So, with summer is in full swing, here at Kids Corner, with thanks to Nancy and FamilyFun.Go.com, here are some fun activities for you to try.

CampSite Murals

Materials
  • Old bedsheet
  • Tempera paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Sponges
  • Squirt bottles
Instructions
  1. Start by soaking an old sheet in water and then hanging it on a clothesline or draping it over a fence.
  2. Get out various tempera paints and applicators — sponges, paintbrushes, squirt bottles — and go at it, creating pictures, tic-tac-toe grids, or just colorful designs. You can also mute and mix colors with a water-filled spray bottle.
  3. Whenever you don’t like what you see, simply hose down the canvas and start over. For art on a smaller scale, try the same techniques with a pillowcase or an old T-shirt.

Rainy Day Fun

Materials
  • Card stock
  • Washable markers
Instructions
  1. Draw on card stock with washable markers, then place the papers outdoors in the rain until the colors have run.
  2. Bring the paintings back inside and put them on a flat surface to dry.

Camping Pals

 Materials
  • Sticks and twigs
  • Hand pruners (a parent’s tool)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Flat stone
  • Colored pencils
  • Small objects from nature, such as pinecones, pine needles, pieces of bark, acorns, and leaves
  • 8-inch piece of twine (optional)
Instructions
  1. Trim the sticks with the pruners and hot-glue them together to form a body with arms, a torso, and legs.
  2. Draw a face on the stone with colored pencils, then glue it to the torso.
  3. Step 3 - Personalized Nature Pals Glue on the other features, such as pine cone feet, an acorn cap, bark pants, or a pine needle skirt.
  4. Once the glue has set, you can hang your project by tying the twine into a loop, then gluing it to the back.
There you have it. Have fun and until next time…
Happy RVing!

Kids Corner – Get ready for Spring Camping!


Now is the perfect time to get ready for Spring Camping Season! We’re  all looking forward to some sun and outdoor fun,  so here are a few ideas we came up with to get your family excited for your first (or next) camping trip in 2011!

RV Camping Checklist

Camper’s Check List:
This is something easy and fun to do with kids of all ages! Using a sheet of paper, list all the items you will need for your trip,  leaving a space next to each item to be checked off when it’s loaded onto your RV. Use one list for the whole family, or have each person make their own list of what’s important to them so nothing is left behind. Having the lists is a big help, plus  a little teamwork always comes in handy to make sure you have everything for everyone!

Learn-a-Little:Look up your destination
Another thing you can do before heading out on your next trip is to grab an atlas, computer or book  where you can look up information on the places you’re  going to visit.  Have your kids  list all of the things they are interested in doing and seeing,  and try to learn a little about the area you are headed to!

Keep a journal on your tripBring  A Journal:
A great way to document your trip is to bring a journal for each person, or use one for the whole family.  Fill it with sayings from the trip, new or different things learned, photos or pictures drawn, memories of the adventure, and anything else you come across. You’ll find that a journal will be a great conversation piece full of great memories of  your time together that you can enjoy for years to come!

A treat for the road or home!

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share this recipe.

Irish Potatoes Made Easy!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 16-oz box of powdered sugar
  • 2½ cups coconut
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
Directions:
  1. Place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating after each addition. Continue beating until mixture forms a stiff ball.
  3. Stir in coconut.
  4. Roll the mixture to form small potato shapes.
  5. Roll “potatoes” in cinnamon to cover.
  6. Refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
  7. After chilling, roll each ball again in the cinnamon and serve.

Hope you enjoy them!

Until next time… Happy RVing!

Introducing a new feature – Kid’s Corner!


We are excited to begin this new addition to our White Horse RV blog
which will be  devoted to some of our favorite campers..
Kids!

In this first edition we have  some fun “cooking” activities you can enjoy together at home, or on the road to help you celebrate the holidays during your travels. These easy treat recipes will help keep things festive!

Popcorn TreatsA delicious twist to a bag of popcorn!Popcorn

1 large bag microwave popcorn (unbuttered)
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries, sweetened)

  1. Pop popcorn in microwave following instructions on bag.
  2. Melt white chocolate by cooking on high in microwave for 20 seconds, stir, then about 20 more seconds.
  3. Empty popcorn into a large bowl. Add pistachio nuts and craisins and stir. Pour melted white chocolate into the popcorn mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Take out a muffin pan and line with pretty muffin cups (you can buy Christmas ones for Christmas).
  5. Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Place in the fridge and leave for 1 hour.

Holiday WreathsEasy to make anytime!

1/2 cup butter
1 package marshmallows
6 cups Corn flakes cereal
Green food color
Red cinnamon candies

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Then add marshmallows, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows melt. The mixture should get nice and gooey. Remove from stove and add corn flakes. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir until well mixed.
  2. Very quickly make into round wreath shapes on wax paper. If it’s too sticky rub hands with butter. Place red cinnamon candies around the wreaths.

LOL! Holiday Edition

Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
A: Frostbite.

Q: Why is it cold on Christmas?
A: Because it’s in Decembrrrrrrrrr!

Q: What is a parent’s favorite holiday song?
A: Silent Night.

Q.What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
A. Frosted Flakes

Q.What kind of bird can write?
A. A Pen-guin

Hope you’ve enjoyed our first crack at Kids Corner! Feel free to leave suggestions on topics you’d like to see covered in the comments field below. Look for more Kids Corners in the upcoming months.

Until next time… Happy RVing!