There are so many fun crafts and activities you can do while camping. I had a lot planned, but in reality, we didn't do much since we were so busy sight seeing. If you are going somewhere you have been before or to just enjoy the wonderful idea of camping, you will probably want a few activities and crafts planned to keep the kids from becoming too crazy!
One activity we did was a Nature Hunt. We checked each item off the list as we took a picture of each object.
Click on the picture above to print our your own copy of the Nature Hunt.
This week, we are working on creating a book with our pictures and what each item represents (water, an animal, etc.) I will share once it is completed. Children love to create books and it helps with reading readiness and word exposure. Preschool children can easily enough "read" their books to siblings and parents.
A few other fun crafts...
Buy a cheap unfinished wood frame. Collect sticks and glue to the frame with craft glue. Let dry overnight.
Collect leafs and glue onto a sturdy white paper shaped into animals, shapes, objects, or abstract art.
Use sturdy white paper and place over anything with texture... rocks, leaves, bark, etc. Gently use crayons and rub back and forth against texture until pattern appears.
Tomorrow I will share the Junior Ranger Program we discovered at Acadia National Park. It is a really neat program and we found the programs are in almost every state and pretty easily accessible no matter where you live (well, probably not Guam!) My son LOVED completing it!
Hopefully this hot weather is bearable in your area!