25 Family Friendly Camping Activities
Campingis the ultimate way to spend time together as a family. We love going as family! Over the years we’ve learned it’s really important to have few activities on hand for the kids. Otherwise you might have a little uprising when a case of boredom hits.
Our family goes camping a few times a year and these activities have created some pretty amazing memories! The best activities for camping are those that can be done with everyone. Whether you're sitting around the campfire, or playing games in the grass, these activities will bring camping to the next level. They are a great way to have some fun and connect with friends and family.
The Best Activities to Get Up & Move
If your kids are like mine, then they don't like to sit still for long. I have 3 very active & competitive boys...These games have caused some serious laughter and maybe a few fights....remember I said I have boys! Haha! Don't worry the laughter and smiles definitely out-weigh all the fighting. These are a few of our favorities!
- Build a Fort
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- Set up a Volleyball Net
- Play Corn-hole
- Play Horse-Shoes
- Play Kickball
- Play Whiffel-ball
- Play Badminton
- Play Catch - Ultimate Frisbee is FuN
Best Activities Around the Campfire
It's not camping unless you have a campfire, am I right? We love to sit around the campfire, talk and tell jokes. It's one of my favorite things about camping. This talking always leads to one of these activities and a lot of laughter!
- Tell Spooky Stories - Kid Friendly - Haha!
- Murder Wink
Murder Wink - Choose someone to be the detective and have them leave the circle for a few minutes. Choose someone to be the murderer and keep it a secret. When the detective is back - talk and keep the conversation going, have the murderer randomly wink at those around the campfire - when you get winked at you die. The detective as to catch on to see who is winking at everyone and catch the murderer.
Telephone - Choose someone to come up with a friendly phrase, whisper it in someones eat and pass it along throughout the circle, only saying it 1 time. It's hilarious to see what the final phrase becomes!
Best Card & Board Games
The weather can be un-predictable! One minute is beautiful and the sun in shining and the next you're in the middle of an afternoon rain storm - I actually really love it when it rains! The fresh smell of rain and listening to it hit the camper is my favorite. I've learned to be prepared for anything! These are few fun games we like to play when it rains or just when we need a little quite time.
- Go Fish
- 5-Second Rule
Best Crafting Activities
My boys aren't really big into crafting - but I do have a daughter that loves it! I've found a few crafts that they all love...1 involves dirt & mud, who wouldn't enjoy that! Crafts while camping need to be super simple. These crafts are just that - super simple and not a lot of supplies!
- Mud Painting - Challenge each other to create forest animals out of mud! Yep! Dirt & Mud can get a bit messy.
- Leaf Rubbing Collage
- Paint Rocks
- Make Camping Necklaces - all you need are string & beads!
There you have it! 25 of our favorite family friendly activities we love to do while camping! Now its your turn! Go connect with your family and create some AMAZING memories! Life is all about the little things! What are your favorite activities to do while camping? Leave them in the comments.
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