The cliché is: if your children have the sense, you have that too. For me at least a cliché that’s true. We involve our boys all the preparations: in the map or Google Maps to show where we are going and how we are going to ride. They can each assemble a bag or crate with toys they would like to carry. They cannot stop us anyway blame that we have forgotten their Lego and toy cars. Prepare tent (look for tents for sale), utensils and individual items, and then let’s go for a camping trip. Follow are my first top 10 fun activities to do with children in and around the camp.
1. Treasure hunt
Make a list of treasures you have to find, as a pine cone, an anthill, a sheet of a certain tree, horse poo. If you have slightly older children, they nicely with their mobile phone to take a picture of the judge as evidence.
Almost all campsites are surrounded by nature. From the campsite you walk in a forest or nature. What I like is that animals and plants that do not stand out to me or that I think “I know them well or” just my children do receive full attention. So by my children I look differently to nature. You can make it more challenging by walking on a compass. And who knows, in the vicinity of the camp site or off GPS routes. I say go for it! And then take the road for a picnic basket and a blanket with you so you can plop down and munch your sandwich.
3. Make Campfire
Not allowed on each campsite, but hopefully you got lucky enough to stay at the ‘good’ camp. First find a nice and safe place and put extinguishing material (water or sand). Then you go with your children to collect firewood and kindling. Then you need flammable material, such as dried grass, down feathers and dry pine cones. When you have searched all together that you can get started. If you are going to tell stories, it is more exciting in the dark.
4. Marshmallows or bread toast
If the fire still burns, make your own snack. Prick marshmallows or sausages on a stick and roast them over the fire. It is best if the fire is not as high, but it has to smolder. What goes perfect is baking a bun. Make sure you have dough, make it clear and let the dough rise. If it has risen enough, you make a ball of dough and prick it with a stick. Now quietly turning around over the fire, wait and enjoy!
5. Water balloons Battle
Hopefully you will have a nice temperature and the sun playing games with water is always good. You can, of course, in pairs throwing water balloons, but with a whole bunch of water balloons hold a fight is much more fun.
6. Nice balls
Children do not like the whole day sitting on the chair. So if they do not go to the club and be entertained there by others, you yourself must be active. But that’s really not a punishment. Because it’s just really fun to play table tennis with them, badminton, beach balls or bocce. Nice spend quality time with your kids and stay in good shape.
But of course you do not have all day and night by being active. You have vacation, so do not forget to relax. For example, lie on the floor on a mat or towel with your children, and look at the stars. The Great Bear or the Dipper in clear weather can often be found quickly. In your smartphone, you also have fun apps to look for stars such as Star tracker. This allows you to look for something more focused. Whatever is more lovely than lying in the grass and look at the shape of passing clouds and there with delicious dream.
In fact, you can make this list endless. My request to you is: do it once. Let me know what you take with your kids or and around the campsite. Then I use your tips this summer into practice immediately, see more tips at Recreation Space.