10 Fun Camping Ideas for Kids Under 10

Summer is the perfect time to head away from noise and pollution of the city and enjoy nature. A weekend camping trip is a perfect family getaway. But you need to plan ahead to keep your kids occupied and direct their energy towards creativity. We have searched the internet to find the 10 best ideas to make camping fun for your little ones.

Kids Camping Kit:

Go ahead and make a camping bag for your kids. To satisfy their curiosity help them explore, your nature exploration kit requires,

  • Binoculars
  • Map of the camping site
  • Magnifying glass
  • Bug catcher
  • A little note book
  • You can also pack pictures of animals and bugs found in the area.

All set, your little explorers are ready to discover the mysteries of nature.

Map Marking:

It is a good idea to pack a simple map of the camping site, both for the purpose of security and your kids can pretend to be explorers. You can also use the map for a scavenger hunt.

Natural Tic Tac Toe:

Use stones, branches or leaves to play a game of tic-tac-toe in the wilderness. It’s an engaging game for both kids and adults.

Bubble Making:

Kids love bubbles and mums hate spills, but at the campsite you can let them make as many bubbles as they want without ever worrying about cleaning a spill.

Cooking Child-Friendly Campsite Meals:

The campsite is a great place to teach kids the tidbits of cooking. You can also let them help you cook. There are some very easy recipes that you can let children make themselves without much assistance – for example, potato boats and roasted banana and chocolate chip cookies.

A camping experience is never complete without golden brown marshmallow toasted on campfire.

Target Practice:

You can use the opportunity to make your children work on their hand-eye coordination. Target practicing will keep them busy and entertained for a whole afternoon. Small variations can add more fun, they can always pretend play robin hood.

Glow In The Dark Ring Toss:

For some night time fun, pack glow in the dark objects, like rings and make a game of tossing rings, you can pass it around too

Story Telling:

No camping activity is as fun and traditional as sitting around campfire, telling stories, singing songs and sharing your experiences.

Playing With Shadows:

Making shadow animals on the tent wall is another night time activity, make animals or thing and make your children guess their names.  They can try and make different shapes.

Stacking Firewood:

Firewood is not just for burning, it makes natural building blocks for your kids. They can make a tower or a house before starting a camp fire.

Camping doesn’t need to be hectic and tiring with kids, keeping them involved and busy with activities will take the pressure of you and you will be able to relax.

Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico is the founder of TakeMeCamping.org, and an avid outdoors fan who loves traveling the world with his family, cooking over an open campfire and all things outdoorsy. When Jim isn't camping, he's running his marketing agency J. Louis.

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