For some families, going camping is an age-old tradition
that they look forward to each summer. It is a chance to head out into the
wilderness and enjoy all of the great things that nature has to offer.
But while the great outdoors may provide plenty of
excitement, it is also important to show up prepared with camping activities
and outdoor games to keep everyone entertained. If you head up into the
wilderness this summer, consider these 10 outdoor games and camping activities for
a weekend filled with fun:
1. Scavenger Hunts
For this great camping activity, all you need is a list of
things in nature, and a few hours of daylight. Give copies of the list to different
teams, and head out to search for adventure!
2. Tracking Animals
The wilderness is filled with small animals that make themselves
known through tracks and droppings. Spend some time walking around with your
children, looking to spot different creatures on the trail.
3. Run an Obstacle
At first you may only see a few trees, benches, and even
large rocks, but this can easily turn into an obstacle course outdoor game by
using your imagine. Try hopping over rocks, crawling under benches, and cartwheeling
through fields for a fun outdoor camping activity.
4. Learn About Fire
If your state allows you to build fires in the wilderness,
spend some time with your children learning about fire safety, and how to carefully
build a fire in a designated pit for warmth, comfort, and a place to cook food.
5. Cook Something
Over the Fire
Cooking over a campfire is something that everyone should
experience. And whether you choose marshmallows or hot dogs, or even something
more gourmet, bring along a food that you can roast for a delicious camping snack.
6. Tell Stories
Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions that exists
among humans. And you don’t have to tell ghost stories, but making up tales and
trading them with one another will stretch your imaginations, and bring you
closer together as a family.
7. Create Music
You don’t have to be a music virtuoso to create music in
nature. All you need is your voices and a few campfire songs for your kids to
learn with this great outdoor activity.
8. Play Board Games
A camping trip is the perfect time to get away from the
screen and play board games and other word games with the kids. And for a great
option, bring along Jumbo Bananagrams in your backpack. This is a new
twist on the classic word game, and is sure to keep your kids entertained for
9. Bring Along a Ball
Tossing a ball in the woods is a great way to bond as a
family, all while building strength and coordination within your kids. Grab a
baseball, a football, or any other type of sports ball, and get playing!
10. Take a Hike!
One of the most rewarding things about nature is that it
holds so many secrets about the world that are just around every corner. Head
out on a designated trail with the kids, and enjoy all of the wonders that
nature has to offer!
Play Outdoor Games
and Try New Outdoor Activities
A camping trip can be a wonderful way to spend time together
as a family. So this year, try these 10 great family games and outdoor
activities and head out into the woods together!