Australia Day Preschool Camp

Kangaroo and Joey Themed Lunch

Two of my young nephews are staying at my sister-in-laws house while their parents are on a business trip to Australia. I am hosting 4 sessions of  “Aunt Kathy’s Preschool Camp” at my house. My 12 year old nephew and 14 year old niece are assisting with camp. We planned four different themed days and we worked together to prepare fun and educational activities. Of course I included fun lunches for everyone but I will share some of the lunches in their own post.

This kangaroo quesadilla lunch was served to my 28 month old nephew. I was not sure how much to give to this age. He did not eat the cucumber or cheese “K” but ate everything else.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Fruit: Apple stars with a little cinnamon

Vegetable: Cucumber stars

Kangaroo & Joey: Quesadillas with flour tortillas and mozzarella cheese, face details drawn with food safe marker

Letter “K”: Colby-Jack cheese

Koala and Baby Themed Lunch

I made this Koala and baby themed lunch for my nephew who is almost 5. He ate most of it.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Koala & Baby: Quesadillas with flour tortillas and mozzarella cheese, face details drawn with food safe marker, ears are Colby-Jack cheese, served with Japanese Koala cookies and Colby-Jack “K”

Vegetable: Cucumber stars

Fruit: Apple stars with a little cinnamon

Preschool: Our focus of the day was marsupials and the letter K. I printed many photos of marsupials and hung them up at their level. We decorated a wagon to look like an airplane to transport us to Australia. We listened to Australian music. We played memory using two copies of these cards.

My nephew, niece and I made the crocodile from an egg carton mostly following these directions.

Egg carton Crocodile with Kangaroo

Croc and Kangaroo

My niece made this crocodile puppet by following these directions.

Crocodile Puppet

Crocodile Puppet

We had fun with this koala mask and this kangaroo mask.

Koala and Kangaroo Masks

Koala and Kangaroo Masks

My nephew enjoyed playing kangaroo pretend play with an apron and pocket to hold a joey.

Kangaroo Pretend Play

Kangaroo Pretend Play

My nephews painted a paper plate to make a koala. I found the idea here.

Koala Craft

Koala Paper Plate Craft

My niece made these Kangaroo cups. We used them to serve an afternoon snack of pretzels.

Kangaroo Cups

Kangaroo Snack Cup

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17 Responses to Australia Day Preschool Camp

  1. Mary Lee says:

    Wow – what fun camp! Love the lunches and all the fun activities… who are those masked animals….?!!

  2. mtetar says:

    She’s creative! Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar

  3. micahkunkle says:

    Very creative! Where did u get the ideas?

  4. bentodays says:

    The camp sounds fun! Such great ideas, and the bentos are amazing as usual!

  5. silas says:

    i like the kangaroo cups they are cute.

  6. coconutcraze says:

    Very creative activities…I an sure they had fun!

  7. me says:

    very neat. there must have been so much to do!

  8. How sweet of you,Kathy! Take the strain off your sister-in-law and keep the kids occupied so they don’t dwell on their parents not being there ! Also make them feel connected to their parents in Australia…and teach them something at the same time! Brilliant!!! Bravo!

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