Backyard Camping Ideas & Activities
Summer is here and the idea of backyard camping is soaring in popularity. Without leaving your own yard, what better way to spend a tech-free day with the kids outside? A fun "camping" experience requires activities, of course. Below, check out some printable activities to get started. The kids will be using their imaginations and you'll be creating family memories together in no time.
Creative Critter Collage
Use nature as inspiration and search for things in your yard to make creative critters. Collect cool leaves, flowers, twigs, weeds, and more to create unique animal faces. All you need is some glue and creativity. Who can make use of the most unique natural materials? Download these printable critters here.
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Get ready for stargazing before it's totally dark by connecting the dots of several famous constellations. Then color them in together, and make them as elaborate or colorful as you'd like. When the stars are visible in the night sky, you can find the constellations together with your newfound knowledge after drawing them. You can download this printable connect-the-dots activity here.
Campfire Storytelling Activity
Have some laughs together by taking turns storytelling based on random story elements. All you need is a single die, the story creation sheet, and your imagination. Each person rolls the die 5 times, circling whichever story elements correspond with the number rolled under each category. You can download this printable storytelling activity here.
5 Senses Scavenger Hunt
Let kids discover the hidden wonders of their own backyard using their 5 senses. Download this printable sensory scavenger hunt here.
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Ice Dragon Head Printable
Feel the icy breath of this mighty dragon, it’s a dance of fire and ice that’ll leave you in awe. Just add your own streamers to create that blast of blustery snow!
Mermaid Tube Craft Printable
Who would dream about the world above the sea when you could dream about the world that is under the sea, where such beautiful creatures like this mermaid must exist! Don't they? I've started your journey of crafting this beautiful sea creature, it's up to you to add magical hair and dress up her fins!
NEW Unicorn Head Tube Craft Printable
This makes my third style change for my super magical unicorn head toilet tube craft! This version truly represents the whimsical nature of these mystical creatures. Add your own colorful streamers to make this easy tube craft printable!