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At this years Grandma Camp we entered a Time Machine and traveled back in time. One of our stops was in prehistoric days. When we stepped out of the time machine we were greeted by a mama cave woman who was being pursued by a mad mama dinosaur who wanted her baby back (mama Cave woman had adopted him fair and square). We ran with her to her cave to avoid the crushing feet of the mad dino. Mrs. Cave woman loaned us her furs so we could dress more appropriately for her time. We spent the day in all kinds of prehistoric pursuits ending the day with a dino barbecue (thank goodness we just invented fire!)
The highlight of the day was when each family went on the hunt for dino eggs in a nesting ground. Each family had to search and find a nest labeled for them. They searched through grass, trees and brush and finally found a very large paper mache egg full of all kinds of treats and dinosaur prizes.
What People Ate
We had all those caveman favorites, dino chicken nuggets, saurus sandwiches, guaco swamp and stegasaurus horns (bugles & guacomole), dino mac & cheese, dino eggs (boiled eggs dyed after they were peeled) and dino cookies.
What People Drank
We had swamp punch, a murky green concoction.
Activities / Games
They had to take furs and style costumes for themselves. Some of them were very stylish! After making their spears they competed to see who could throw the farthest and the most accurately. They also collected fossilized rocks and cracked them open to find skeletons inside.
The hunters each received a spear that they decorated with feather, beads and raffia. They put their names on with a wood burner.