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Camping Fun With Buddy T
i friends! Summer is here and I’m ready to go camping with my family. When I camp, I love to play fun
games, eat fun-to-make food and go exploring. Even if you don’t camp, these are all things you can do
with your family in your own backyard any time. So have fun!
This game is fun for
everyone. Take this list
and give everyone 30
minutes to see who ﬁnds
the most! The only rule
is if it’s a plant, you can
only describe where you
saw it or take a photo —
we want to leave nature
the way we found it.
Try to ﬁnd a:
• red leaf
• yellow leaf
• ﬂying insect
• animal tracks
• squirrel or rabbit
Buddy’s Burrito S’Mores
To make these, you will need:
For each s’more, spoon two tablespoons of chocolate chips and 12 miniature marshmallows into the
center of the ﬂour tortilla.
Roll the tortilla up, wrap it in foil and
set it on the campﬁre coals for about
4 minutes or on a hot grill for about 8
minutes, turning over about halfway
through cooking time. Use tongs to
ﬂip and remove from heat.
When foil is cool enough to
handle, fold foil down on one end.
Be sure the ﬁlling is cool enough to
eat before taking a big bite. Enjoy!
How to make a simple compass
To make this, you will need:
• A needle or some other wire-like piece of steel (such
as a straightened paper clip, for example)
• Something that ﬂoats, such as the bottom of a
foam coffee cup or the cap from a milk jug
• A pie plate, 9 to 12 inches in diameter with
about an inch of water in it
First, you must turn the needle into a magnet. The
easiest way to do this is with another magnet — rub
a magnet along the needle 20 to 25 times. (The magnet on a can opener works well for this.)
Place your ﬂoat (the foam or milk lid) in the middle
of the water. Center your magnetized needle on the
ﬂoat. It very slowly will point toward north!
Online camping lantern project
Make your own lantern from a plastic peanut butter
jar at www.tiny.cc/6c7pww. (Get Dad or Mom
hand at my
word watch. It’s easy.
I’ll list three words for
you to ﬁnd. Read the
stories in Rural Missouri
and look for the words.
When you ﬁnd them,
send me a note telling
me the stories where
you found the words,
what each word means
as it’s used in the story and your age.
If you get all the words right, your name
goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy
Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to ﬁve
winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch
P. O. Box 1645
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Entries must be received by June 13.
Kids, please wait a month before re-entering
— and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15.
Entries must be written by the youth, please.
Can you ﬁnd this month’s words?
accolades, hinterland and nuptials
Congratulations to last month’s
Word Watch winners:
Kylie Brunkhorst, Gaby Romandia,
Carly Egan and Lindsey Tabor
Want to camp but afraid of the dark?
Use a couple of glow sticks for a
soft, glowing night light!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - June 2013
Rural Missouri - June 2013
Table of Contents
Back to the land
Full steam ahead
Out of the Way Eats
Where shall I thee wed?
Missouri Snapshots contest
Hearth and Home
Missouri’s forgotten war
Plant during summer’s sizzle
Rural Missouri - June 2013