Are you heading camping anytime soon?  Here are 15 Camping Activities and Games Your Kids Will Love.

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Camping Activities for Kids

Summertime is here and for many people that means it is time to get out of the heat and head to the mountains.  If you are heading out camping with kids in tow, make sure to have some of these camping activities on hand.  

Our favorite camping activities involve getting out and exploring nature.  This Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt makes any hike more fun as kids see who can be the first to spot certain items in nature. I love that this includes pictures so even the smallest explorers can get involved in the fun!

Nature scavenger hunt

Click here for free printable: Eye Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt

I also love to take along a Nature Explorer Kit so that the kids feel like official explorers.  These can be put together for just a few dollars and make camping even more exciting.

Nature Explorer Kits

Free camping activities:

Searching for Animal Tracks from Learn, Create, Love

Cloud Inspecting from The Techy Teacher

Find That Tree from A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Camping Scavenger Hunt from Creative Homemakers

Camping Games

We also love playing games.  Camping Charades is a fun way to get the entire family, young and old, together for some fun.  Your kids will love watching you act out pitching a tent or building a camp fire.

Camping Charades

If you like to play cards with your kids, this DIY Card holder from Umbrella Tree Cafe is so simple to make and perfect for little hands!

And this Camping Tic Tac Toe game is so simple and free.

And one of my favorite camping games is Kick the Can and Coffee Cups and Crayons explains the rules in a way that is easy to understand.

This Firewood Camping Game looks like something my boys would love.  We’ll have to try it on our next camping trip.

Nighttime Camping Activities

And if you go camping then you can’t forget to plan some activities for after the sun goes down.

You can light up the night with this Glow in the Dark Ring Toss from Momma Did it,

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Or Glow in the Dark Bowling!  That looks like so much fun!

Your kids will love learning about Astronomy with these Astronomy Activities from My Kids’ Adventures.

I also love all of these Things To Do At Night While Camping from Hydrangea Hippo.

Camping Made Easy!

I love camping. I love spending quality time with my family. I love that we’re free from the distractions of daily life. I love campfires. I love s’mores. But…I hate getting ready for camping.  There’s just so much to remember! Packing everything from the food to essential tools to ways to keep the kids busy makes for a stressful day, but I think we’re finally going to get outside and camp more because I found this really useful camping printable pack from The Dating Divas. Their Family Camping Trip Kit is going to make it so much easier to get everyone and everything ready for some family bonding in the great outdoors!


Family Camping Kit

 

The Family Camping Trip Kit includes fun family camping activities, meal plans, packing checklists and more to make preparing for your next camping trip a piece of cake!

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One of the best things about camping is that it’s an inexpensive getaway for anyone. So if you’re ready to plan a stress-free trip for your family, grab the Family Camping Trip Kit today!

Or just stay in and camp at home because how adorable is this felt campfire!  I love all of the food you can buy with it.  So stinkin’ cute!

Felt campfire

I hope these Camping Activities make your next camping trip the best one yet!

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What are your favorite camping activities or games to do with your kids?

Want to get your kids involved in the camp planning?  Check out this fun idea: Camping Cash.

And if you don’t want to make your own camping activities, here are a few classics that everyone in the family will love:

 Lawn Darts Ladderball Game Ring Toss Game for Kid Rubber Horseshoe Set CornHole Bean Bag Toss

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If you are still looking for some more camping activities for kids, I recommend these books that are full of great ideas:

 Kids Camp!: Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness The 175 Best Camp Games: A Handbook for Leaders The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids The Kids Campfire Book: Book of Campfire Fun

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And one of the best parts of camping, is the FOOD! It doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out these Fast, Easy Camping Meals that your family will love!

Quick and Easy Camping Meals