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Apron String and Other Things: 5 camping activities for kids with printables

From the bloggers at Apron Strings and Other Things.

Our family enjoys a camping trip now and then to get away from it all. There are generally two schools of thought among the ranks – 1) Let’s do something! All. The. Time. and 2) Ahhhh, let’s sit back and relax and do NOTHING.

The children are usually of the first mindset and Mom is usually of the second. So how does Mom get her rest and relaxation while the kids get their fun-filled vacation?

These 5 camping activities for kids will keep the young ones occupied while mom kicks back and unwinds.

1. Send them on a scavenger hunt. Give them a list of things to find in and around your campsite.

2. Play “Collect and Create”. Have them collect treasures like rocks and pinecones and leaves and twigs (be sure they can identify poison ivy first!) and challenge them to build a sculpture or create a centerpiece for the picnic table using what they’ve found.  Maybe have a contest for most unusual, or a prize for the most elaborate.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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