Curbside Camp Videos & Resources

Access all of the Curbside Camp videos with material lists and links to additional resources/instructions.


  • June 1-5: Summer Fun 101
  • June 8-12: Race Through Space
  • June 15-19: Slam Dunk Summer
  • June 22-26: Claws, Paws, and Jaws
  • June 29-July 3: Red, White, and BOOM!
  • July 6-10: Spy Kids
  • July 13-17: “Sense“ational Science
  • July 20-24: Campers in Capes
  • July 27-31: Around the World in 5 Days
  • August 3-7: Tropical Paradise
  • August 10-14: End of Summer Splash

Summer Fun 101

June 1-5, 2020

Tie Dye T-Shirts


Curbside Camp Week 1! Check out our first activity…tie dye with Ms. Jelly!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • white t-shirt
  • bottles
  • tie dye
  • water
  • rubber bands
  • ziplock bag

TIE DYE PATTERNS & INSTRUCTIONS

TIE DYE FOLDING TECHNIQUES

S’mores Bars


Activity number two, S’mores Bars with a surprise guest! Don’t miss out on this delicious activity.

Materials needed for this activity:

  • pan
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • golden grahams
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • vegetable oil

STEM Pool Noodle Castle


It’s Day 3 of Curbside Camp! Learn about engineering and cool off in the water with us today as we make Pool Noodle Castles! Can you make a better castle than Ms. Tulip?!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • tote
  • water
  • pool noodle rings
  • toothpicks

Pudding Slime


Did you know you can make slime out of pudding?! Check out this video with Mr. Goose to learn how!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • bowl
  • spoon
  • vanilla pudding
  • cornstarch
  • water

Leaf Rubbings


Finish up this week of Curbside Camp by learning about trees and doing leaf rubbings with Ms. Panda!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • paper
  • crayons
  • leaves

ISU EXTENSION TREE IDENTIFICATION KEY

ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION TREE GUIDE

Race Through Space

June 8-12, 2020

Moon Sand


Join us for Week 2 of Curbside Camp: Race Through Space! We’ve got a week’s worth of great activities, starting off with Moon Sand!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • bowl
  • flour
  • baby oil


Constellation Viewing Kit


Take a look at the stars with Ms. Panda when we make Constellation Viewing Kits! Which constellation is your favorite?

Materials needed for this activity:

  • white circle paper
  • black circle paper
  • yellow avocado paper
  • brass paper fastener
  • toothpicks
  • pen
  • glue
  • printed constellations
  • toilet paper roll

NASA SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION

Galaxy Bark


Enjoy a sweet treat that’s out of this world today when we make Galaxy Bark!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • pan
  • wax paper
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • dark blue candy melts
  • purple candy melts
  • white candy melts
  • gold sprinkles

Exploding Asteroids


Who doesn’t like explosions? We’ll be making our own explosions today with this super cool science experiment: Exploding Asteroids!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • bowl
  • straw
  • baking soda
  • black washable paint
  • silver glitter
  • warm water
  • vinegar

Paper Plate UFOs


Make your own alien today and fly it into space with a paper plate UFO!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • two paper plates
  • green paper
  • clear plastic cup
  • markers
  • glue
  • tape

Slam Dunk Summer

June 15-19, 2020

Origami Basketballs


Welcome to Week 3 of Curbside Camp: Slam Dunk Summer! We’re starting the week off learning how to do origami basketball with Mr. Goose!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape (optional)


Oreo Baseballs


Knock your sweet tooth out of the park today with Oreo Baseballs!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Ziplock bag
  • Cream cheese
  • Oreos
  • Almond bark
  • Pull apart Twizzlers


Minute To Win It


Check out these Minute to Win It activities with a couple of our favorite counselors!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Cookies
  • Plastic cups
  • Pieces of cardstock
  • Balloons
  • Cotton balls
  • Vaseline
  • Popsicle sticks


Shoebox Fooseball


Have you ever wanted your own foosball table? Make one today out of a shoebox with Ms. Panda!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Shoebox
  • Wooden dowels
  • Clothespins
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ball
  • Beads


Nature Yoga


Become one with nature today as we do Nature Yoga! Listen to Ms. Rad as she tells us the story of how the elephant got its trunk.

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Yoga mat


Claws, Paws, and Jaws

June 22-26, 2020

Salt Dough Animal Tracks


This week Claws, Paws, and Jaws! We’re starting off by learning about animal tracks and making our own out of salt dough!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • bowl
  • spoon
  • flour
  • salt
  • water
  • popsicle stick
  • wax paper


Puppy Chow


This puppy chow is not for dogs! Today we’re making one of our favorite sweet treats!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • bowl
  • spoon/spatula
  • rice chex
  • chocolate chips
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla
  • marshmallows
  • powdered sugar
  • gallon size ziplock bag


Animal Habitat Comparisons


Who doesn’t love learning about animals? We’re going to be learning about a couple animals and their habitats today as we make Animal Habitats!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • box
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • cotton balls
  • white stuffing
  • grass
  • moss
  • leaves
  • rocks
  • seashells


Ocean Animal Suncatchers


Catch some rays today with Ms. Tulip as we make Ocean Animal Suncatchers!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • black construction paper
  • coffee filters
  • markers
  • water
  • straw
  • scissors
  • tape/glue


Hungry Birds


Learn about bird beaks and adaptations as we play Hungry Birds with Ms. Roo!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • assorted beaks (spoon, spatula, chopsticks, tongs)
  • assorted food (pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, pom pom balls, foam stickers)


Red, White, and BOOM!

June 29-July 3, 2020

Elephant Toothpaste


This science experiment is booming with fun! Check out Elephant Toothpaste with Ms. Tulip!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Empty bottle
  • Food coloring
  • Yeast
  • Warm water
  • Hydrogen peroxide


Sharpie Tie Dye


Don’t miss one of our favorite camp activities today, with a twist! We’ll be making sharpie tie dye t-shirts!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • White t-shirt
  • Red and blue sharpies
  • Rubbing alcohol


Patriotic Bird Feeder


Feed your imagination with this Patriotic Bird Feeder!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • 2 liter bottle
  • String
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Birdseed


Skittle Science


Today’s activity is…. Skittle Science! Come learn the science behind it and get to enjoy a sweet treat!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • White styrofoam plate
  • Red, white, and blue Skittles
  • Warm water


Patriotic Potato Chip Candy


Have you ever had potato chip candy? Enjoy this sweet and salty snack when we make it today with Mr. Goose!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Wax paper
  • Potato chips
  • Almond bark
  • Marshmallows
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles


Spy Kids

July 6-10, 2020

Escape Room


This week’s theme is Spy Kids and we’re starting off with an Escape Room! Do you have what it takes to escape?!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Escape room clues
  • Fingerprint comparison
  • Pigpen cipher
  • Watercolor paints
  • Pen and paper
  • Red string


Camouflage


Wait, where’d you go?! Test out your sleuthing skills today when we make camouflage with Ms. Panda!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Large white sheet of paper
  • Mask outline
  • Pom poms
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glitter glue
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String


DIY ISpy Bottle


We have a couple of special guests with us today when we make DIY ISpy bottles! ISpy a rubber duck, do you see it?

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Empty bottle
  • Uncooked rice
  • Assortment of small items (slinky, rubber duck, feather, popsicle stick, anything that can fit inside your bottle)


Periscopes


We’re making a super cool spy tool today, periscopes! Don’t miss out a tutorial with Mr. Goose!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Thin cardboard
  • Periscope template
  • Two-inch mirrors (x2)
  • Tape
  • Scissors


Decoder Cookies


Can you read our secret message? Make these tasty decoder cookies to uncover the clue!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Red Jolly Ranchers
  • Pan
  • Parchment paper


“Sense“ational Science

July 13-17, 2020

Foamy Slime


Our activities this week are sensational! We’ll be using our five senses and doing some cool science experiments, starting off with foamy slime!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Shaving cream
  • Glue
  • Saline solution
  • Airtight container
  • Bowl
  • Stirring utensil


Sensory Bottles


Check out our special guest today, all the way from South Carolina! Join Ms. Cupcake when she makes sensory bottles!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Empty bottle
  • Clear glue
  • Warm water
  • Glitter
  • Food coloring


What Is It?


Join us for a two-part video today! Can you guess what the mystery items are?

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Blindfold
  • Smell items (vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, garlic powder, cinnamon)
  • Feel items (oats, rotini noodles, coconut, popcorn)
  • Taste items (dried apricot, seaweed, ginger candy, salt and vinegar chip)


Ice Cream In A Bag


Get out of the heat and enjoy a cool treat! Today we’ll be making our own ice cream in a bag! Don’t miss this delicious activity with Ms. Panda!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Small ziplock
  • Large ziplock
  • Half and half
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Ice


Sound Spinners


Do you hear that? Ms. Jelly will be making sound spinners today with this awesome activity!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Jumbo popsicle sticks
  • Wide rubber bands
  • Foam sheets
  • String
  • Notecards
  • Markers


Campers in Capes

July 20-24, 2020

Superhero Flower Pots


We’re kicking off this week of Curbside Camp, Campers in Capes, with Superhero Flower Pots! Learn how to make a Batman flower pot or design your own!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Flowerpot
  • Soil
  • Seeds
  • Black, yellow, grey, and white paint
  • Paint brushes


Hawkeye Hanger Bows


We’re going to be doing a camp favorite today, archery! Check out these Hawkeye Hanger Bows!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Plastic clothes hanger
  • Washi tape
  • Extra-wide rubber band
  • Wooden dowel
  • Pom pom
  • Feather
  • Glue
  • Paper plate
  • Markers


Hulk Fudge


Ms. Cupcake is back and today she’ll be making Hulk Fudge! Don’t ‘miss out on today’s delicious superhero activity!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet condensed milk
  • Purple and green food coloring
  • White sprinkles


Aquaman STEM Challenge


Can you save the day? Team up with Aquaman for this deep-sea STEM rescue!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Toy car
  • Bin or tub
  • Water
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foam squares
  • Rubber bands
  • String


Superhero Wrist Cuffs


What superhero are you? Design your own superhero wrist cuffs today in our final Campers in Capes activity of the week!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glitter glue
  • Gems
  • Foam sheets


Around the World in 5 Days

July 27-31, 2020

Candy Sushi


Konnichiwa! Welcome to Around the World in 5 Days! Join Ms Tulip today to make some awesome candy sushi

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sour Straws
  • Fruit By the Foot
  • Green frosting
  • Red coconut
  • Chopsticks


Crayon Batik


Ms. Panda’s making Crayon Batik in today’s activity! Learn about this super cool dying technique from Indonesia!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • White paper
  • Crayons
  • Black paint
  • Two small sponges
  • Construction paper


Paper Lanterns


Create your own lantern festival when we make paper lanterns during today’s activity!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Construction paper
  • White paper
  • Markers
  • Rhinestones
  • Glitter glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue stick


DIY Mancala Board


Check out our special guest, Ms. Me, as she teaches us how to make our own mancala boards in today’s activity!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Bowl
  • Cornstarch
  • White glue
  • Baby oil
  • Lotion
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Mancala pieces


Sprout Pyramid


Ms. Jelly’s showing up how to make our very own sprout pyramids! Design your pyramid and watch it grow!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Sponges
  • Toothpicks
  • Aluminum tin
  • Chia seeds
  • Water


Tropical Paradise

August 3-7, 2020

Water Balloon Activities


Our theme this week is Tropical Paradise and we’re starting off with Water Balloon Activities! Grab a towel and join Ms. French Fry and Ms. Sequoia outside!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Water balloons
  • Hose/water spout
  • A buddy!
  • Music


Ocean Pudding Cups


We’re heading to the beach today and making Ocean Pudding Cups! This sweet treat tastes just as good as it looks!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Clear plastic cups
  • Vanilla wafer cookies
  • Assorted ocean gummies
  • Cool whip
  • Milk
  • Vanilla pudding mix
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon


Tissue Paper Leis


Grab your Hawaiian shirt and get ready for a luau today when Ms. Jelly makes Tissue Paper Leis!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Multiple colors of tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • String


STEM Water Slide


Woo hoo! Who doesn’t love water slides? Create your very own during today’s activity, STEM Water Slides!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Tub with water
  • Toilet paper/paper towel rolls
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper cups
  • Straws
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Small toy or object


Sea Shell Mosaics


Can you hear the ocean? Check out this awesome Sea Shell Mosaic activity with Ms. Panda!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Seashells
  • Sea glass
  • Construction paper
  • Glue


End of Summer Splash

August 10-14, 2020

Cold S’mores


Who doesn’t love s’mores?! Normally s’mores are served hot over a fire, but today we’re mixing it up and making Cold S’mores! Don’t miss this delicious (and chilly) treat!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cool whip
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Graham crackers


Watermelon Canvas Art


Join Ms. Tulip today for our very own painting class! We’ll be making some fun Watermelon Canvas Art that looks good enough to eat!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Canvas
  • Sponge paint brushes
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Blue, green, pink, black, and white paint
  • Paper plate


Straw Weaving


We’re making some awesome friendship bracelets today with Ms. Jelly! Join us for Straw Weaving!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Straws
  • Yarn


Bubble Snake


Hang out with Ms. Tulip today when she makes a Bubble Snake!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Empty water bottle
  • A sock
  • Dish soap
  • Water


Nature Suncatcher Windchimes


Don’t miss our last Curbside Camp 2020 activity! Ms. Jelly will be making Nature Suncatcher Windchimes to finish out our summer!

Materials needed for this activity:

  • Mason jar lids
  • Contact paper
  • String
  • A stick
  • Assorted items from nature
  • Scissors


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