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DESCRIPTIONHappy holidays from Spain Park Day Camp!
h p y a H o l
i d a y s
INSIDE What you will find in the
2014 SPDC Holiday Newsletter
from: Spain Park Day Camp
WEVE GOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!
A fun list of holiday recipes
for your campers to do in
the kitchen. Sit back and let Chef School come to you!
PAGE 4 From our craft room
to yours, we have
several DIYs that bring the Christmas
cheer to your home
and to others!
PAGE 6 A list of holiday
town for a fun
PAGES 7-12 Holiday wordsearches,
coloring pages, and
M o v i n G
Dear Parents and Campers,
It is with great excitement that I have the pleasure to share with you
that Spain Park Day Camp is growing beyond our wildest dreams! It
has always been my goal to provide our camp family with the best
camp experience Birmingham has to offer and after several years of
planning and strategizing we believe this is the time to grow our
program into the premiere day camp experience in central Alabama.
Indian Springs School will be our host and Spain Park Day Camp will
now make the transition to CAMP INDIAN SPRINGS located on HWY
119. With these new facilities we will now be able to provide a
traditional camp experience that focuses on the outdoors while still
providing off-campus activities and field trips for our campers at the
same affordable pricing.
Our staff will remain on board as well as many of our counselors as
they return home from college. In the coming months we will have
many announcements about special offers for our returning campers
that you wont want to miss! While we certainly plan to grow, it is our
sincerest hope that you make the move with us as we made this move
with you in mind. Please feel free to email us at
[email protected] with any questions you have!
On behalf of everyone at Spain Park Day Camp we
would like to wish you a joyful holiday season. We
hope you enjoy the activities enclosed to bring SPDC
home for the holidays!
white chocolate popcorn snack
INGREDIENTS 4 Cups popped popcorn
1/2 Cup white chocolate
1/4 Cup Craisins
Pop popcorn and set aside. Over a
double boiler, melt white chocolate.
Immediately stir popcorn into the
melted chocolate, coating evenly.
Spread popcorn onto a piece of
waxed paper and let cool
thoroughly. Toss with Craisins in a
bowl. If you will be eating the
popcorn at a much later time, add
Craisins at that time.
INGREDIENTS Ready-made Pizza dough
Any other toppings you like
Place dough on a well-floured
surface and roll dough to about
1/4 inch thick. Cut out three
different sizes to form each
snowman, by hand or using pastry
cutters. Assemble snowman on
baking pan, attaching "balls" by
pressing together. Add sauce, then
cheese and Snowman decorations.
Cut pepperoni into scarves, piecing
two pieces together, if necessary.
You can make noses by cutting
tiny cheddar triangles. Enjoy!
Reindeer cinnamon buns
INGREDIENTS Stick Pretzels
Red string licorice
Bake your favorite cinnamon rolls
until golden brown! Break one
pretzel stick in half and place as
antlers according to the picture.
Center the two green candies
slightly lower between the pretzel
sticks for eyes. Place raisins to
the opposite sides of the pretzel
sticks for ears. Place craisin or red
candy in the center of the roll
for the nose. Peel one string from
the soft licorice stick and tie in
bow and place at the base of the
roll. Dip in icing!
secret recipe! shhhh SPDC REINDEER FOOD
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2
cup oats, and 2 tbsp. of
glitter together, make a
Christmas wish, and leave
outside for the reindeer!
ARTS & CRAFTS Spain Park Day Camp is bringing arts and crafts to your home to
keep your campers entertained this
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY CARD
Materials Needed Cinnamon stick
Hot glue gun & glue
*For Star you may use jewels, button, or glitter
Cut separate strands of holiday ribbon beginning at 3in. in intervals of half inches down to 1 in. Tie strands in a single knot beginning at the bottom of the cinnamon stick in even intervals so that you finish at
the top with you shortest strand. Fold cardstock/decorative paper in half like a
card. Place cinnamon stick in the center of the card by using a hot glue gun. Once the
tree has been placed and has cooled, place your star of choice on top of the
cinnamon stick attached to the card. Now write a special holiday message to a family
member, friend or neighbor!
CUPCAKE LINER CHRISTMAS TREES
First we will use the cardstock to make the shape of your tree Fold your cardstock into the shape of a cone and secure well with tape Cut the excess cardstock off of the bot-
tom so that the cone can easily stand You may cut as much excess off as you wish but this will deter-mine the height of the tree Once
you have your cone ready, it is now time to cut the bottom (circle) out of each cupcake liner After you have cut all the bottoms out of the liners begin taping each ruffle to the cone beginning on the bottom You may
need to use more than one ruffle per layer to make it all the way aroundSecure each layer with tape Once
your tree is full, you are all finished!
Holiday cupcake liners
Round ornament of your choice!
Markers (colors of choice)
Felt (colors of choice)
Hot glue gun
Have you child first select their ornaments they want to decorate Next, paint childs hand with brush evenly coating the hand
Have the child lay hand flat while you place the ornament in the palm of their hand Have the child lightly grasp the ornament so that all fingers make an even impressionGently let go of ornament while holing it in the center of the child's hand Now lift the ornament from the hand and let dry You may use a blow-dryer or let sit over night Once paint has dried use markers and
felt pieces to decorate each snowman
Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
HOMEMADE GIFTS Ink-blot prints
What you'll need: Medium-weight art
paper, small paintbrushes (optional),
tempera paints, colored cardstock for
backing, picture frame
Make it: Fold paper in half and generously
drizzle or dab paint onto one side of the
paper fold. Fold the other side of the paper
onto the painted side and press down.
Open to reveal design and let dry flat.
Mount print onto colored cardstock and
Jolly java jackets
What you'll need: Old socks, fabric scissors,
buttons, felt, felt stickers, fabric glue
Make it: Cut 4 inches from leg of sock to
form a cup cozy. Add embellishments using
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS IN THE MAGIC CITY
December 18 Elf
December 19 A Christmas Story
December 20 Cartoon Matinee
December 21 White Christmas
December 22 Christmas Vacation
Winter Wonderland at
The McWane Center
Sleigh bells ring.. Are you listening?
It is the sound of Winter Wonderland
at the McWane Science Center.
Bring your family to the most magical place around his holiday season .
Laughter is in the air as children coast down the Ice Slide and take a
whirl across the room on the extended zip line. Climb aboard the
McWane Train and go for a ride or try your luck at ice fishing! Visit
www.mcwane.org for a complete listing of IMAX showings and holiday
camps and attractions that are sure to keep your campers busy this