Camp Global Groove at Great Explorations

This week our camp children celebrated music and traditions from different cultures and had the opportunity to play and make musical instruments found all over the world. 

Children used their knowledge of different cultures and the influence culture has on art to decorate cloth catch-all baskets. 

During the art with Ms. Celia session, children used clay to trace their hands, and used tools to create designs on the clay before shaping them into bowls and painting them. Celia said, "the campers were really excited to use clay this week and I was equally as excited for them to work with such an expressive medium.  They all came up with such interesting designs for their hands, making each one unique and personal."

Some children needed help to trace their hands in the clay

Some children needed help to trace their hands in the clay

Adding design to our global hand prints!

Adding design to our global hand prints!

Our youngest camp children decorated paper plates using paints, markers, and sticky foam pieces. They then counted out 10 pinto beans and put them inside the paper plate, once they were stapled shut the happy campers put on a parade using their shakers. Our older campers decorated wooden rhythm boards to use as they made music throughout the week.

Decorating wooden rhythm boards!

Decorating wooden rhythm boards!

As dance plays an important part in cultures around the world children decorated their own dance ribbons and explored the art of dance through play both in and out of Great Explorations this week!

These experiences were all made possible with the support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Join us next week as we focus on the United State during our American Adventures camp week!