The library where I work never uses prefab summer reading programs. In a way, that’s good, because we can be creative and aren’t locked in by what the State chooses. On the other hand, I’m the one who plans the programs. Lots of work. The past three years, we’ve hosted Art Camps, where kids learn about famous artists and then create projects in the styles of those artists. This summer, in honor of Prince Caspian’s release, I’m planning a Camp Narnia.
One small problem: there are no Camp Narnia ideas out there. Believe me, I’ve looked. It’s all “discuss these questions, play freeze tag and go home.” I need to fill an hour and a half with twenty elementary kids. And so I beg to put before you Camp Narnia—bring on the brill ideas!
I already have our t-shirts planned:
Ten Signs You’re a Narnia Fan
10. You randomly knock on the backs of wardrobes
9. Before eating venison, you ask “This isn’t a talking stag, is it?”
8. You’re grounded for calling your mother a dem fine woman
7. You drink Shasta soda just because of the name
6. You always check behind sofas before discussing secret plans
5. You plant toffee in your backyard
4. You never push bracelets above your elbow
3. Every morning, you recite the signs, in order
2. You have a list of words that rhyme with “balmier”
1. You’re not afraid of railway accidents