this week’s adventure
How have codes been used throughout history to protect secrets and signal for help? Did the Bermuda Triangle really swallow whole ships? Could aliens have built Stonehenge? Find out this week at Camp Kinda, where we’ll be focusing on History’s Mysteries.
By the end of the week, you’ll have built a sundial from scratch. You’ll be communicating in secret codes, and counting using long-lost number systems. You’ll have traveled the globe and gone back and forth in time… all from your home.
While the world’s historians remain divided on some of the greatest mysteries of all time, now you’ll decide for yourself what’s fact or fiction.
what you’ll need
- A computer, tablet, or mobile phone and access to the internet
- Legos, blocks, or old boxes
- Beads, marbles, or small rocks
- A paper plate
- A ruler
- Tape, Silly Putty, or any kind of play-dough (here’s an easy homemade recipe)
- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- A plastic straw
- An old egg carton
weekly family activity
Tie this week’s theme to a family movie night and check out Night at the Museum together, a fantasy-comedy film about what "really happens" inside the Museum of Natural History when visitors aren't watching. (Check out the Commonsense Media review to make sure it’s a good fit for your family.)
this week’s content builder:
Whitney Henderson is an award-winning teacher and school leader who currently serves as EdNavigator’s Navigator-in-Chief. She lives in New Orleans, LA.
Camp Kinda is an exploratory learning experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they're stuck at home. Check out our weekly adventures for hours of on- and offline activities. Nothing boring. We’re talking about exploring the art of graphic novels, unlocking the mysteries of history, or jumping into the world’s craziest sports. Start any time you want. End any time you want. Camp Kinda runs on your schedule.