Camping with Kids Activities & Crafts

I’ve been wanting to write this, “Camping with Kids Activities & Crafts” article for years now but I’ve never gotten around to it until now.

Here are ways to have fun with your kids while camping. Though I must be honest with you, my kids don’t really need activities to have fun in the wild.  But if this is your first time camping or you really haven’t done it much and feel like you need to ease into camping with some pre-planned activities these have worked wonderfully with my boys and their friends.

Camping with Kids Activities & Crafts

Painting Walking Sticks

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Painting walking sticks was a HUGE hit even the big kids enjoyed this activity.  You can find the details to our walking sticks post here.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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Rock Tic Tac Toe


This is another simple craft using nature!

Campfire S’mores in a Cone  get all the details here.

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This is an edible activity that the kids will love, if they like s’mores.  It’s really easy to assemble and not as messy!

Painting leaves was another one of my favorite, easy activities to do while camping.

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Nature Color Hunt – Get all the details here for this fun activity.  It was by far one of my favorite family activities that we enjoyed in our neighborhood and then took into the wild.

nature color scavenger hunt

Around the Campfire Activities

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  • Sing! Bring a guitar or just sing acapella old campfire favorites or silly songs from your childhood.
  • Tell scary stories or fun stories from your childhood. My kids love to hear stories from our childhood.
  • We have also played Headbanz with the kids.

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Camping Hacks that Save You Time

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