Anna June got used to camp at the UAB Rec Center, although she is excited to be going back to school next week.
Week 9: Time Travel Week
This was a fun week, as each day brought the kids to a different decade. The children were supposed to dress appropriately for a costume contest each day, but there was such limited participation that they decided not to do it.
With trips to the thrift store and Dollar Tree, AJ and I planned her outfits for the week.
Monday: 1950s day
I really liked the shape of this skirt for the '50s, so we got it. I should have realized it was a size 8 in women's instead of a size 8 in kids (it was really small - easy to see how the employees would keep it with the kids. It was huge on AJ, so we ran and got her school belt. She pointed out that pictures she had seen in our research included belts, so she was fine. The sunglasses came from the dollar store. The shoes, socks, and scarf were hers already, and the shirt was from her school uniform stash. A high ponytail completed the look.
At camp, they had a little sock hop, where she was partnered with a boy (whose name she still doesn't know). They learned a box step and she had to tell the boy each step: front, side, back when she was going back, side, front.
The crafts were plates made to look as records and a coloring page of a cowboy.
Tuesday: 1960s day
For this look, we didn't have to have anything new. AJ has had the tie-dye since Pre-K. We also had the vest, beads, headband, and bell bottom jeans. We were sort of stumped when it came to shoes, though. We pretty much thought hippies went barefoot but that would be frowned upon at camp, so we came up with her black boots to give it a neutral appearance. Her long flowing hair added to the look.
At craft time, they made friendship bracelets. They also colored this decade-appropriate page.
Wednesday: 1970s day
The halter top was a thrift store find. The jeans and boots with turquoise detail were hers. (Thanks Granny!) I flat-ironed her hair, but it was so humid out, that did not last long.
For craft time, the kids painted pet rocks.
Thursday: 1980s day
At craft time, she colored a Mario Brothers coloring page.
Friday: The Future
Neither AJ nor I can predict how people will dress in the future. But we decided to take a look at it a little differently. Whether it is her immediate future (as in September) or her future far off, like in this commercial, she has baseball in her future! I wouldn't let her wear cleats to the gym, though.
Last day of camp for the summer! Hooray!
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