Do you have a planned camping activity with your kids? Remember to make it fun and interesting! Get creative with these 10 must-do activities to make camping more fun and kid-friendly!
1. Use a blow-up mattress for your kids to sleep on - You won’t need to worry about stones if you tent camp and it takes up very little space once collapsed in the car – making pack-up a breeze.
2. Give your kids a nature bag and tell them to go on a scavenger hunt – This is a great activity to play especially for kids around 8 to 12 years old. Create a list of items that your children can easily find around your campsite.
3. Make campfire cones – A camping activity is not a camp without campfire cones! Don’t end the night without making one of these.
4. Make Shadow Puppets – Put on a great show for your kids to enjoy with DIY puppets using old socks or even with your hands.
5. Make some Oreo S’mores! – Level up your campfire s’mores with Oreos. Instead of graham crackers, use Oreo cookies. Your kids would love you for that.
6. Go Fishing – This is a great activity for campsites with lakes and rivers. Teach them how to catch fish and even let them grill it.
7. Make friendship bracelets – Especially when you tag one of their friends along in your camp. You can make it out of rubber bands, yarns and beads.
8. Catch fireflies or other bugs
9. Tell stories by the fire –Tell stories your parents or grandparents have told you during camping when you were a child. The best campfire stories are the ones passed down from generations to generations.
10. Fly a kite—Show off your colorful kite collection at camp! Campsites are the best areas to fly a kite since you have a lot of space to work with and usually campsites are located in high areas where there is sufficient air for kite flying. It’s fun and safe to enjoy by kids of all ages. Parents can even play a part in the fun.
Camping is one of those family activities that truly make an impact to children especially the young ones. Make sure you turn every camp an adventure for them to remember when they grow up.