Thursday, June 14, 2012

Slide into Summer with Skits, Stories and Songs!

Her Name is Summer
by George Sheringhame, 1918
Get ready for all of those campfire storytelling performances this summer. Some sites chock full of songs, skits, finger plays, chants, jokes, riddles, tongue twister and stories to keep the scouts swinging and swaying.

Flying Pigs Campfire Songbook
This cyber songbook will have your campers and scouts swinging and swaying between stories.

Loowit Campfire Songs
Summer is just around the corner. Get ready for those scouting camp gigs with songs that
will have them merrily singing long.

The Netwoods Virtual Campfire

This site will help you put together a roaring campfire program before you can say, “Pass the s’mores please.” Unfortunately, this site is no longer available but the resources can still be accessed at the Wayback Machine here: )

USScouts – Campfire Skits 


Some sites to help your summer storytelling sizzle!

Summer Legends by Rudolph Baumbach, Translated by Helen B. Dole, c.1888. Twenty-two legends to celebrate the season including The Legend of the Daisy, The Clover Leaf, and more.

Creation of Summer and Winter 

How Glooskap Found the Summer

How the Summer Birds Came – Zuni Folktale – This story is in part of a collection of Zuni folktales. You may find it on page 65 of the text.


The National Parks Service – Links to the Past
Brush up on your park history, cultural resources and programs for your summer venues. The website also offers information on grants and a helpful search engine.

Bees, Birds and Butterlfies - A blog post celebrating spring from April, 2012. Lots of stories that will help you fly through summer!


Crayons, Crafts and Coloring Oh My!

A compilation of crafts categorized by holiday and occasions including summer.

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Karen Chace 2012 ©

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Karen Chace said...

Good morning,

Thank you for your kind comments. On some posts I do use more pictures but I am careful to use only PD pictures or photos I have permission to use. It does take time to find photos to complement the themes sometimes; but great suggestion. Thank you.

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