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10 Fun Things for Kids To Do On A
No doubt about it, camping trips are fun. A vacation in
the wild outdoors, fresh air, roughing it can be such a
fun break from the hectic routine of urban and suburban
life. However, a lot of people think they can't enjoy or
even survive a camping trip because of kids.
Children can indeed add enjoyment to anybody’s life,
but to be honest, it can be difficult for the kids on a
camping trip. Imagine having no television or computers
to keep them busy (and quiet). For parents who would
enjoy camping, that could spell disaster.
But you don't need to let this stop you from having a
fun filled family camping vacation. There are many
activities in the outdoors that can keep kids
entertained during a camping trip. Here are ten of
1. Get wet and go splashing. More likely, you
would be able to find a nice swimming spot. Whether a
big lake or a small brook, you are bound to locate a
nice body of water to splash around and have wet fun.
Swimming amidst nature can be so
much more enjoyable
than swimming in a man-made pool. Just be sure that the
swimming hole you find is safe for people, normally
camping parks would tell you which ones are good for
dips and which ones are not. Also, be careful about
diving and never leave your kids swimming alone.
2. Bike together. Most camping sites have great
bike trails. Riding bicycles is fun when the view is
great. It's faster and cooler than just traveling on
foot. Make sure to take a map and plan your trip so that
you won't easily get lost. Don't ride too fast, or you
might leave each other behind.
3. Watch for birds and animals. Most camping
sites and forest parks have primers and leaflets about
the various animals thriving in their area. You can also
take books about wild animals and see if you could spot
Try having a contest – the one who spots
most kinds of animals wins. See the different animals
that come out during the night - compare them to those
that come out during the day. Just keep your children at
a safe distance so that they don't disturb the
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games in the outdoors. It may be the
classic sac race, tug-o-war, or just plain
tag. Nothing beats the time-tested games
when done in the woods. Play games in a
clear area to avoid accidents. Also, avoid
creating so much noise so that you disturb
5. Organize a scavenger hunt. Kids
love to go on quests and adventures.
Scavenger hunts can be a great alternative
to the role playing games kids play these
days, not to mention that it is more
physical, allowing your kids to exercise
rather than just sit in front of the
computer screen all day. Warn your kids
about the many prickly plants that could be
lurking in the woods, such as poison ivy,
oak and sumac.
6. Learn how to read maps and compasses.
The great outdoors is a nice way to teach
your children about navigation. Take out
your map and compass while exploring the
forest. Show your kids where you are on the
map and show them where you are heading.
This can also be done in conjunction with
the scavenger hunt.
7. Light a campfire. Perhaps this is
among the most awaited activities during
camping. This can be the best way to end the
day. Gather around the campfire to sing
songs and tell stories (scary ones if you
would like). Roast marshmallows and hotdogs.
Play riddles and other word games.
8. Watch the stars. This is another
night activity that can be both fun and
educational. You may just simply lie on the
grand and appreciate the free light show in
the sky, or you could use a star chart and
look for famous constellations and other
heavenly bodies. Look for shooting stars and
make your wish.
9. Bathe in the rain. The weather can
be unpredictable in many places. You
cannot expect to have clear and sunny skies
all the time. But do not pout if the rain
does pour. You can have fun playing in the
rain and enjoy mother earth’s natural
shower. Just be careful not to go out when
there is thunder and lightning.
10. Just relax and simply enjoy the
moment. You are in the outdoors for only
a few times in a year (or even in a
lifetime). Enjoy what nature has to offer.
Avoid packing any electronic gadgets and
simply bask in the quiet of the forest. This
is the time to bond and enjoy each other’s
There are hundreds of other activities to do
out doors, these ten are just a fraction of
the many activities you can do with your
kids on a camping trip. The point of it all
is to enjoy spending fun time together as a
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