Kids Camping Fun!

Aug08

Kids Games | Card Games

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Card Games

Depending on the size of your group, you might find that card games are the perfect way to while away the hours.  From smaller group games like gin, gin rummy, king’s corners, war, and old maid to big group games like spoons, a deck of cards can be the answer to your boredom problem.  Challenge the teenagers in your group to learn something tricky like pinochle, bridge, or canasta, or introduce a younger child to the rules of solitaire.  Spoons—a card-game version of musical chairs—is especially good for a group with a little excess energy.

Aug08

Kids Games | Even More Riddles

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Even More Riddles to Stump Your Camp Buddies

Tell these riddles and you'll have everybody scratching their heads!

Aug08

Kids Games | Riddles

Categories // Camping with Kids | Camping with Pre-Schoolers | Car Games | Rainy Day Games | Tweens | Camp Games | Family | Kids Camping Fun! | Games | Kids | Pre-School | Boys | Girls

Riddles to Share with Friends

Stump your friends with these tricky riddles!

Aug06

Create

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camping art

Nature Art and Crafts for Camping Kids

A little imagination and a few simple art and craft supplies are all you need to create special camping memories

 

 

 

Sand or Salt Art

Colored sand or salt

Pine cone mobiles

Wildflowers crowns

Pet rocks / Pebble pets

Driftwood and Seashell frames

Driftwood and seashell mobiles

Twig frames

Coconut Postcards

 

Aug06

Tell a Story

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campfire storytelling   Tell a Story

Gather around the campfire and tell your story.  Learn how to tell a stroy, how to make one up and find all time favorites. Click here to read more.

Aug06

Eat

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kids camping chef
Aug08

Kids Games | Ongoing Riddles

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How to Play the Ongoing Riddle Game

Ongoing riddles are a great way to entertain a group, whether you’re on a hike, in the car, or just milling around camp.  Start one of these puzzles at the beginning of your trip—they’re tough and it might take the whole time to solve it!  These are best for kids aged ten and up. 

Aug08

Kids Games | More Riddles

Categories // Camping with Kids | Camping with Pre-Schoolers | Car Games | Rainy Day Games | Tweens | Camp Games | Family | Kids Camping Fun! | Games | Kids | Pre-School | Boys | Girls

More Riddles to Share with Your Camping Pals

Here are more riddles that you can use to confound your friends.
 

Aug06

Relax

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kids eye-view mountain top

Happy Healthy Kids Through Outdoor Recreation

Teach kids the joy of sitting quietly, listening to the sounds of nature.  Camping can be a great way to help kids unwind from their busy fast-paced schedule of endless activities. 

Helping kids relax:

If camping is new to your child make sure you give them ample opportunity to slooooow down.  Most kids today are rushing from school to soccer practice, eating a quick fast-food meal in the car so they can get home to do there homework and hit the sack, only to get up the next day and do it all over again.  So the slower more relaxed pace of camp may feel strange at first.

 On the way to camp:

Play a CD designed to help you and your child to identify the sounds of the different animals you'll likely hear at camp.  This offers 2 benefits.  First it will help make some of the "scary" new sounds more familiar and it ill provide an activity during your camping vacation.  Once at camp turn it into a game and see who can identify the most animals just by the way they sound.

Bring along age appropriate animal and bird identification books or coloring pages printed from the internet of animals you are likely to see on your trip.

At Camp:

Encourage your kids to tun off the gameboy and tune out the ipod and really listen to the sounds of nature.  Make a game of identifying all the sounds you hear...

  • the wind in the trees
  • the rustle of a chipmunk in the grass
  • a waterfall or stream
  • birds - how many different bird sounds are there?

Other relaxing ideas:

  • fishing
  • skipping stones
  • watching the rhythmic dance of the waves
  • blowing dandelions
  • collecting colorful leaves in the fall
  • sketch wildflowers
  • build rock cairns
  • if you are at the beach build sandcastles or driftwood forts

Before you know it your kids will be kicking back like old pros - they'll mostly have forgotten about the gameboy and the ipod.

 
Aug06

Hike

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family hike with kids

Hiking with Kids

Hiking with kids can be fun for the whole family.  Teaching kids early in life to enjoy and respect is a gift that will last a lifetime.  Read on for tips for planning hikes with your kids.

 

Aug06

Explore

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Kid explorer  Explore nature and wildlife

What is the State bird of Kentucky?  Click here to see all the state birds.

What's the state tree of Colorado?  Click here to find out.

What is the state flower of California?  Find out here.

Introduce your kids to birdwatching with the kidscamping.

Birding Checklist

Introducing kids to baby animals

Wildlife watching tips for kids

Wildlife watching checklist

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