Archive for May 5th, 2010
Kids can help set up the tent and unload the car and can be trusted to remain nearby without continual supervision. They can help collect wood for your fire and help with the cooking (and clean up).
One important thing to remember when you are packing for your trip; each person must have his/her own flashlight. How else can you make shadows on the tent? And a flashlight will direct the way to the outhouse late at night.
A great evening ritual will be looking for different kinds of insects that they can find. They might even catch frogs and minnows near the lakes and streams. You could let them examine these creatures and return them unharmed to the wild. Also, carry bug jars, nets, and buckets.
Make sure you always have a camera on hand; camping can be a comedy of errors with kids. You can also let your kids carry their own cameras through their travels each day.
You will want to bring a few simple toys with you for quiet time. A set of Backyard Buddy Blocks is a great idea for kids 18 months and up. See these children’s wooden toys on our website, All I Can Imagine.
For more camping fun ideas visit: http://www.greatdad.com/tertiary/72/35/camping-with-kids.html