Summer is a time to get outdoors with the family. We love the outdoors and are usually outside in the winter and summer. At least though in the summer, you don’t have to throw on layers. We were so excited this past weekend to host a Sid The Science Backyard Campout Fun. We did have a snafu though as with summer, you do get the unexpected storms. No problem, as we had a plan B. Look how much fun we had and you can join in on the fun as well.
M and L had created movie tickets for all the guests to give them as they arrived.
We started out with a game of softball. My M loves softball and she asked so sweet with those precious eyes if she could pretty please hold a game with all her friends. How can I say no?
The heat was on though so after a few hits at bat, all the kids were ready to dive into the pool to cool off.
This is where we received a call that the severe storms were heading our way, and we needed to seek shelter. No big deal as we just brought the campout fun indoors!
The kids worked up an appetite outdoors, so hot dogs were being served. No campout would be complete without hot dogs right? Since, we had to do them indoors, we were limited BUT look at this cute idea that Sid The Science has for roasting hot dogs outside.
1. Take a hot dog and a knife and make slices from one end to the middle. Make about six slices.
2. Take a clean stick or long fork and insert into the middle of the opening made from the slicing.
3. Cook over the campfire until the hot dog is slightly brown. The different sections made should curl up to resemble a spider.
4. Remove from fire and dip into condiments if desired.
Such a cute idea. Our kids were happy though with our indoor cook-out.
After hot dog fun, the girls were all set to sing some campfire songs to get them in the spirit of almost show time for the big debut of “Sid’s Backyard Campout.”
We roasted the marshmallows in the oven under broil and it was s’mores time!
All the kids gathered their s’mores and moved to our indoor screening area. It was show time folks for the “Sid’s Backyard Campout“. We were so thankful, we were able to do the projector inside since the weather outside was down right frightful. Thanks to the cool i-Go Projector. Everyone was amazed how this little pocket projector was putting out such a clear picture.
Have fun this summer and create your own Sid The Science Backyard family fun as well. Let the backyard fun begin 🙂
Disclosure: Thank you to PBS for sending me the blankets and iGo in order to host this fun campout party. I was not compensated and all thoughts and opinions are of my own.