Thursday, 21 July 2016

Prepping for camping with Sleeping Bag craft activity (wetalkmakaton)


Many kids including those with autism like to know what's going to happen when they go away somewhere.  We have been doing things recently to prepare the kids for a camping holiday and this easy craft activity gets kids set for the idea of sleeping in a sleeping bag.
We used:
  •  Cut out camping bed and pillow
  • A boy in his pyjamas
  • Materials, paper or things to make the sleeping bag
  • Glue stick
If your kids need practice using scissors then they can help cut out the shapes first. Easigrip scissors can sometimes be easier for little hands or ones that need help with the scissor action.  If you are very crafty you can make a bag out of material for your little camper.  Alternatively cut a rectangle larger than the bed and then carefully glue around the edges.  This will mean to can still slip you little kiddie inside their bag. 

It's quite fun and certainly gave at least some of our lot the idea about sleeping bags. Jane is looking forward to her 'special bed' already. What are you doing to prepare for the holidays?

Links
Our blog - Turning fears into fancies on holiday
Our blog - Spring Tree Craft activity
Our blog - The miracle of light through a curtain: Autism and Sleep

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4 comments:

  1. What a lovely little activity - great idea. Hope you have a fab camping trip! #TheList

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  2. Oh and back again from #FTMOB - have you been camping yet? Hope it was awesome xx

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  3. What a great idea. I hope you have a lovey time camping. #ftmob

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  4. That sounds like a great way of preparing little ones for a camping trip and a sleep in a "special bed". Hope you have a good trip and thank you for sharing with #ftmob :-)

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