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Oh, the Places (We’ll) Go

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.

So this week, we’re heading out, via plane, train, and automobile (not to mention rickshaw, space shuttle, dog sled, and the world’s longest escalator). Pack your carry-on and get ready for an underground, overseas, intergalactic travel adventure aboard some of the world’s wildest and weirdest modes of transportation.

what you’ll need

  • Your Camp Kinda toolkit

  • String
  • Toilet paper rolls (paper towel rolls will work too)
  • Empty tea boxes or other small cardboard boxes
  • Popsicle sticks
  • 2 liter soda bottle
  • 500-700 ml plastic bottle (like a 16 oz soda or water bottle)
  • Craft knife
  • Large paper clips
  • Large rubber bands
  • Silicone sealant
  • Bathtub full of water
  • Measuring cup
  • A few straws
  • 2 pieces of corrugated cardboard (5 inches square)
  • A plastic egg
  • 2 round candies (hard ones with a hole in the middle, such as Lifesavers)
  • 1 round pencil (sharpened)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Ribbon/yard (optional)
  • Drill bit (optional)

weekly family activity

Celebrate getting away from home with a family viewing of The Polar Express, a beautiful film based on the classic children’s book by the same name. And if you have older kids in the house, consider a screening of Apollo 13 instead, a classic nail-biter with plenty of tense moments (“Houston, we have a problem”) and a—spoiler alert, but it’s history—happy ending. As always, search on Common Sense Media to make sure these films are a good fit for your family.

this week’s content builder:

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