Camping & Kids - Activities to Do
Written By: Maya Acutt
When camping or glamping, your kids may find themselves at your campsite with nothing to do while you make meals or hang around. In that case, you will need glamping supplies to keep your kids occupied. Here are some ways to keep your kids happy and active:
Bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.
When camping, it can be fun to bring along bikes in case there are some nice bike paths. However, that's not the only use for them. If your campground has an asphalt road along the loop, then the kids can use it for riding around and playing on their bikes, scooters, and skateboards. They can ride down to the camp store (if your campground has one) to get ice cream or cup o’ noodles! However, they will have to be cautious of cars. Of course, it is your decision on whether or not you feel comfortable with them riding on the road.
There are many crafts that don’t require you to bring stuff - rather, your children find materials around the campsite, such as leaves and twigs. With nature, a popular and fun activity is constructing fairy houses. The kids can create little houses made of bark, flowers, or other things they find. The houses can go on a tree stump or rock, or an entirely new location that they discover! This can keep them occupied for a while, especially if they are making a collection of houses or a town. There are so many features they can come up with, like making a bath by collecting water in a flower petal or creating a dining room table out of a piece of wood and stones for the legs. Another fun activity is painting rocks. You can send your kids out for a hunt to find nice, smooth rocks for painting (this will require you to bring paint though).
If your kids are old enough, they can explore the campsite on their own. There may be streams to discover or trees to climb! Make sure to keep them safe, though - whether that means they stay within your line of sight or near the other campsites.