Summer is coming, and it’s time to pack up the car for a camping adventure with the family! Before you head out, make sure that you have everything you need. One of the most important things to bring is activities for kids.
With so much downtime at camp, it can be difficult to keep children entertained without any electronics or internet access. These 15 printable camping activities for kids are perfect for keeping your little ones happy while camping!
Camping is a great way to get in touch with nature, teach your kids how to rough it out in the wild, and have some good old-fashioned family bonding time. If you’re not sure where to start when planning for an outdoor adventure with your children, take a look at these fun camping activities that will keep them busy all weekend long!
Most kids love camping. And of course, they love to learn about camping and all the things that go into it. Why not print these free camping activities for kids and get them excited about the trip?
You can also take the printable activities to the campsite with you so they have something to do during downtime or if it rains – or when you’re busy and need them occupied!
These activities are sure to keep kids engaged and entertained! Here are 20 printable activities for campers of all ages.
Scavenger hunts provide children with the opportunity to explore your destination while playing a game. This interactive experience makes for more meaningful trips and can be created from any list of items, whether it is places you visited or things you would like to see on this trip.
Keep the kids busy this weekend with these fun camping activity printables. This 11-page set includes a page to record their camping memories and 4 bingo cards.
Other Fun Activities for Camping with Kids:
1. Print out a camping themed coloring pages.
2. Make your own “camping creature” from things you find in nature. Glue on some googly eyes to finish him off!
3. Make a bird feeder with a stale bagel, peanut butter, birdseed, and string.
4. Play the classic game of “I spy” outside – one person chooses something in nature, and the other guesses what it is.
5. Make a camping journal. Write about what you did on the first day, and then have kids add to it with their own thoughts or drawings.
6. Have a “camp dance party” using glow sticks as lights and playing music from your phone!
7. Play frisbee.
Camping with kids is a lot of fun and can be made even better by adding some activities that are both entertaining for them, but also educational. I hope you enjoy these printable camping activities with your kids this summer!
Hi there! I'm Melissa Ringstaff. I'm a pastor's wife and mom to five great kids and a camping fanatic!! I love exploring the outdoors with my family. I'm excited to share my favorite camping recipes and tips with you!
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