Read, Write, and Sew Camp

LadybugSummer is just around the corner! Parents are busy helping their kids find just the right activities for the months off school.

Why not plan an at-home camp to read, write, and sew?

Eight to twelve year olds are excited about creating. They are often called sponges because of their love of learning. Getting together with some friends for a read, write, and sew camp can offer afternoon after afternoon of summer fun, learning, and time with besties.


Week 1 – Have the girls get together to sew something related to reading. Here are a few ideas:

  • A pillowcase for comfy reading
  • Sleep pants or sleep shorts for relaxation
  • A bookmark
  • A book bag with a drawstring closure

Week 2 – Read a book together. This could be a book that is read independently and then discussed as a group. It could also be a book that is read aloud by the leader as the girls gather for “camp.”

Week 3 – Let the creative juices flow through writing. Off the girls fun writing tools (special notebooks, papers, pens, colored pencils, etc.). Give them some guidelines for creating a short story or play, OR explain the parts of a devotional to them. Allow time for them to share their written creations at the end of the week.

Let’s look a little closer at each week’s activities in the coming Saturday posts. Next week, I will post about making a simple, drawstring book bag. Grab a fat quarter (fabric that is 18″ by 22″) and a yard of ribbon to make this sample bag with me. I chose the ladybug fabric with red ribbon that is pictured above.

Many blessings as you plan a full summer for learning with friends!




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