Want to nurture a child’s love of the outdoors? These fun gifts for RVing kids, tweens, and teens are guaranteed to encourage young campers to explore the outdoors any time of year, any place their family RV trips take them. Check out these popular camping-themed books and games we love.
Our Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas for Little RVers
We fast-forwarded into the holiday season, and you might be making a presents list for young children and families who love RV camping. If so, these top-rated gifts for RVing kids are sure to be a hit under the tree. Here’s how to get little RVers outdoors and build their love of nature that will last a lifetime.
Best Books for Outdoorsy Kids
Teach kids and young toddlers their ABCs and all the fun they can have camping. Each colorful page illustrates each letter of the alphabet A-Z, and at 8.5″ x 8.5″, it’s the perfect size for tiny hands to learn about nature, animals, and why the outdoors are so much fun to explore.
Written by the author of “Goodnight Campsite,” this children’s book about camping is ideal for kids 3 to 6 years old. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse tells the story of Thomas Tent-Mouse, a critter who loves tent camping. When RVing cousin Harvey RV-Mouse shows up, the cousins have great adventures together. They also learn that it’s okay to like different things.
Know any kids age 6 to 9? Here’s a way to encourage them to explore the world and learn important wilderness skills too. From building a shelter, to making a compass, tying a bowline knot, to mastering camping basics, many of the projects in this camping activity book are challenging but simple enough for kids to do without adult help.
This book for RVing kids and teens is as helpful for the parents as the reader. Topics covered even apply to staying safe in the city, and include:
- How to play it safe and quickly avoid potential dangers
- Where to find help when lost
- How to defend yourself
- How to build a fire
- How to evade animals
Camping with Kids Cookbook
Homemade camping meals for kids and families doesn’t have to be complicated. This fun cookbook is filled with fast, easy recipes anyone can make in the outdoors. From old campfire food traditions like s’mores and weenier roasts, to grilled fruit kabobs and honey roasted nuts, every recipe is fun to make and tasty to eat. The recipe book also includes a packing list, and outdoor activities for kids to do while their meal is cooking.
Full-time RVers Jason and Abby Epperson know a little something about RVing with kids. The Eppersons have three boys on the road, and recently created this adorable journal for camping and RVing kids ages 6 to 9. All young RVers will enjoy doing the book’s fun activities like playing park trivia games, writing trip logs, and recording what happened on their RV trip for up to four different national park adventures around the country. Makes a great keepsake for kids and parents too.
Best Outdoor Gear Gifts for RVing Kids
Get your little RVer ready for a camping adventure with all the outdoor gear they need for fun. Help them feel like a real explorer with a breathable explorer hat and vest. Go camping to teach kids how to navigate with a compass, catch colorful bugs, or spy on wild animals with kid-friendly binoculars. Made with high quality materials and comes with a 100% money back guarantee.
Indoor / Outdoor Camping Gear for Little RVing Kids
Get into the camping season early with this indoor/outdoor camping gear set for young kids. It’s 41 pieces of imaginary camping fun that includes a camouflage style pop up tent, battery powered light up pretend gas stove, oil lamp, water bottle, binoculars, shovel, 4-in-1 emergency whistle, functions of flashlights, compass, and thermometer. Pretend food is also included (all pieces are non-toxic).
This gift for RVing kids adds more fun to wilderness adventures at home or on RV trips. It’s an adorable, fun, and useful headlamp for children ages 6 and up. Choose from a black bear, grizzly, or panda. Then light up the sky with 3 AAA batteries, and have fun exploring the outdoors with all the realistic animal noises it makes along the way. Headband is adjustable to fit any child’s head size.
From the backyard to your favorite RV campground, all families and kids will enjoy this modern take on an old favorite camping game. This gift for RVing kids teaches them secret handshakes, and shows how to become a Spy Master, Mission, and Base Leader. Activities teach them how to code and decode mystery signals, and also how to communicate over Walkie Talkies in a secret spy language. Suitable for kids ages 8-12.
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course for Kids
Kids eight and older will have so much fun becoming ninja warriors, they won’t even know they’re getting fitter and stronger too! Take this portable jungle gym to your favorite campsite and in just 10 minutes the whole family can have fun with a climbing rope ladder, spinning wheel, monkey bars, gymnastic rings, a swing and a ninja slider. Built to the strictest safety standards, the carabiner and hook system is tested up to 1000 lbs.
Young RVing kids and outdoorsy teens will love this nighttime camping fun game. The Squad Hero rechargeable laser tag set features a 150-foot reach and child-safe infrared lasers. The kit includes four toy laser tag guns (with and four vests (front and back). One charging station for all pieces lets kids play about 8 games per charge. Includes many custom settings, and you can even add more guns and vests as all Squad Hero Laser Tag sets are compatible.