Welcome to Blue Bird Day’s Weekly Lesson Plans. This week we’re working on the theme Camping! Read below for more themed lesson plans and activities.

Table Time Activity: Bablo and Friends Tracing Pages


Camping Counting Worksheet PDF Download

Skill Check

This activity focuses on math literacy by counting various items found in camping grounds and identifying the number.

Growing My Skills

Cut out the colored campground pieces.

Arrange the pieces into groups.

Count how many of the objects there are in one group.

Have your child place the pieces in the boxes according to how many of each there are and by identifying the number. Start with putting a piece on top of the number.

Floortime Play Activity: Gather Round the Campfire


Pretend food and cookware.

A large blanket or tent.

Animal friends.

Paper towel rolls.

Orange/red/ brown construction paper or tissue paper (for the campfire).


Campfire Craft Instructions.

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to spending time together in a playful, imaginative way. There should be limited structure and a lot of pretending.

Growing My Skills

Create a “campsite” in the living room by bringing a tent or making a fort with a blanket draped over couch cushions.

Build a campfire using “wood” (paper towel rolls or brown construction paper).

Add “fire” with red, yellow, or orange items that can be draped over.

Cook pretend food over the campfire.

For an additional fun element, turn out the lights and use flashlights.

Pretend to look for stars or make shadow puppets.

Relaxation Time Activity: Pete the Cat Goes Camping


Pete the Cat Goes Camping; Read Aloud Book on Youtube

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to slow down and engage quiet time and listening skills during read-aloud activity.

Growing My Skills

Can your child point out the theme of the book? Or ask your child to label their favorite item or character within this video.

Creative Time Activity: Handprint Campfire Craft


Red, orange, yellow, brown construction paper.

Glue stick.


Pencil to trace.

Kiddo’s hand!

Handprint Campfire Craft Printout.

Skill Check

Children and their parents will learn to work together to create a campfire made out of tracing their hands. Take turns tracing each other’s hands as a fun way to strengthen your bond and create a beautiful piece of art!

Growing My Skills

Gather your materials.

Draw and cut out the logs using the brown construction paper. If possible, find a template online!

On one of the red, orange, or yellow construction papers, place your child’s hand on top and trace along his/her hand. Take turns and allow your child to trace your hand!

Cut out your traced handpieces.

Once you have all your campfire pieces, glue them together.

If you’d like to take it one step further, write in some positive traits/skills on each of the fingers as a way to positively affirm each other!

Movement Time Activity: Bear Walk


Yoga mat, pillows or cushions.

Skill Check

The goal of this week is to challenge your core muscles and coordination as you move like a big, strong bear!

Growing My Skills

Try walking forward, backward and sideways.

Add an element of “red light, green light” to challenge holding a static bear position.

Experience with a “fast bear’ vs a “super slow bear.”

Crawl your bear over pillows and blankets.

Try to scratch your ear while you are in bear position, taking one hand off the floor (really hard!).

Mealtime Activity: Campfire Cracker


4 sliced grapes.

4 small pretzel rods.

1 small circle or square crackers.

Low-fat cheddar cheese or apple slices cut into triangles.



Small knife.

Campfire Crackers Recipe.

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to create and share a treat in the shape of a campfire.

Growing My Skills

Have an adult cut and measure the ingredients and assemble the snack.

Child can help place grapes on the cracker or snack on them!

Bring out mini marshmallows for snacking and pretend to “roast” a marshmallow on the end of a pretzel stick over the “fire.”

Sing a campfire song while snacking on the ingredients together.

Language Time Activity: Pretend Camping







2 Toilet Paper Rolls



We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Youtube Video

Skill Check

The goal of this week is to work on receptive language skills of following unfamiliar commands and responding to “wh-” questions as well as expressive language skills of expanding utterances to request wants/needs and discussing attributes of common items.

Growing My Skills

Build a tent inside. Have your child work on problem-solving skills by telling you how to build the tent.

Read preferred books inside tent using a flashlight. Ask your child “wh-” questions about the story and pictures.

Target pretend play skills by pretending to roast marshmallows outside of the tent.

Make binoculars using the materials listed above. Use binoculars to “go on a bear hunt” listen to “Bear Hunt” song.

Bring binoculars outside to search for items or animals. Use describing words to explain things that you see.