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Image shows all kinds of extreme sports: mountain climbing, swimming with sharks, snowboarding, parasailing

Don’t Try This at Home: Daredevils and Thrill Seekers

Have you ever done something scary that also turned out to be really fun? Maybe it was riding a bike for the first time, or jumping off the highest diving board, or getting onstage for a performance. You might remember the feeling: Maybe you were out of breath, your heart was pounding, or your palms were a little sweaty? This week, we’re taking those risks to new heights and exploring the lives of daredevils and thrill seekers—the people who climb mountains without ropes, swim with sharks (yikes!), and dive to the depths of the ocean...without oxygen. We’ll be riding the world’s fastest rollercoasters and learning all about movie stunts and extraordinary athletes. Are you ready? Just remember: Don’t try this at home.

what you’ll need

  • Your Camp Kinda toolkit
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes, including one small, flat brush
  • Chalk
  • Laundry basket or old cardboard box that you can sit in
  • Stopwatch
  • Tin foil
  • Marbles or other small objects you can use to fill up your boat
  • Canvas for painting (optional; paper is also fine)

weekly family activity

Who’s everyone’s favorite solo explorer, ready to head into the unknown to save her family and community? Of course, we’re talking about Moana, and that’s the perfect film to accompany this adventure. This film is rentable on various streaming platforms, including Amazon and YouTube. (Be sure to check the Common Sense Media review to make sure it’s a good fit for your family.)

this week’s content builder:

EdNavigator

This week’s content was compiled by the educators, parents, and armchair tourists at EdNavigator.

More Adventures

Legos and train sets and dolls, oh my! Wherever you go in the world—and for many years back in history—toys, in one form or another, are part of being a kid. But have you ever wondered who thinks up all of these things? Or how they’re designed? Or why some toys are hot for a minute and gone the next? In this Camp Kinda adventure, we’ll dive into the world of play, from the making of toys to toy ideas that, well, didn’t turn out quite as planned.

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image of different kinds of transportation

Over here at Camp Kinda, we have a bad case of cabin fever. After eight months of sticking close to home, we are itching to go somewhere—anywhere. Raise your hand if you’re with us.

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