Friday, August 3, 2007

A Formula

Here's a formula for getting kids outside and connected with nature.

Step one: Head to local state or national forest campground with kids, tents, sleeping bags, food, etc.

Step two: After dinner, sit around campfire. Tell kids they need long thin sticks pointed on one end to keep bears away. Send them to find those sticks.

Step three: Bring out a box of graham crackers, bag of marshmallows, and two large hershey bars before tehe kids return.

Step four: Tell kids you are kidding about the bears, and pass out marshmallows.

Step five: Put roasted marshmallow in between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate.

Step six: Eat smores. step 6a, repeat steps five and six.

(secret--can be done wih backyard campfire any night you want.)