Camping with Children – downloadable games and activities.
Camping with children can be a wonderful holiday, getting back to basics and enjoying the great outdoors can be both fun and educational for children, as well as providing a cost effective holiday.
Camping can be a great adventure, children can appreciate the birds, animals, trees and wildlife that may go unnoticed on other holidays. It is also a great way to play with other children, make friends and experience new things.
The key to a successful camping trip with children is planning and this is something that can be done as a whole family, to gain their excitement and build anticipation for their forthcoming adventure, you could even do a trial run in the garden putting up the tent and learning to cook outdoors.
In Issue 1 of our magazine we have a guide to some of the local Woolacombe & Mortehoe campsites and all that they can offer you for your holiday.
If you decide to give camping a go, or are a veteran camper, we would love to see some of your photos on our readers gallery, or read about you’re camping highlights, hints and tips. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Games to Play with Children while Camping
Being outside can be an adventure in itself for children, but they are still prone to get bored at times, or need something to keep them occupied. We have developed a few games and ideas for you. Please feel free to download and print some of the following.
A scavenger hunt is a great way for the whole family to enjoy their surroundings while playing a game and being educated. Simply download and print one of the Scavenger Hunt lists, and start looking for the 20 items on each list, the aim is to find as many as possible on each list, the one who finds the most things is deemed the winner. If there are a large group of you doing this you could even have a first, second and third prize.
Bingo is a great way to get to observe things around you. Each person has a bingo card, the person to cross off all the items on their card is the winner. If you want to make this into a shorter version, the winner could be deemed if they get all the items on one horizontal or vertical line.
Outdoor Arts & Crafts
Being outside in natures playground is a wonderful place to let children get to know their environment, and also a great way to spend some time together making new crafts from the things they find. We have listed a few of our ideas, but for many more wonderful craft and outdoor inspirations we think this is a wonderful website to look at before going away http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/download/booklet_play.htm
If you have any ideas of things that you have done on a camping holiday with children, we would love to hear from you, perhaps you would like to send us a photograph, or write a short blog about your recommendations.